Another successful Young Musician of the Year competition was organised and hosted by the Year 13 Music class. They organised impartial judges from external companies who were able to view for themselves what wonderful students we have at Headlands School. The winners were Elizabeth Ibbotson, Kira Walker and Tabatha Askew. Congratulations to all who participated.
As part of the Sixth Form enrichment programme at the end of the Christmas holidays a group of 7 Sixth Form students undertook a 2 day intensive TEFL course. This gives them the ability to teach English abroad should they wish to take a year out or work abroad in the future. They all thoroughly enjoyed the course and passed with flying colours!
On 18th October Year 12 students took part in the national Restart a Heart Day organised by the British Heart Foundation. All students learnt this life saving skill under supervision of local volunteers from the emergency services. Our thanks go to them for giving up their time to teach our students this vital life skill.
Headlands School has secured its best ever A’ Level results. Year on year our 6th Form has demonstrated our relentless commitment to outstanding teaching and learning and this again has translated into excellent student results.
Sixth Form Parents' Evening
During the week commencing 10 July we are offering students the opportunity to take part in Work Experience.
We are writing to inform you about the National Citizen Service (NCS), a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that is available to young people between the ages of 15 (turning 16 by 31 August) and 17, in your area. NCS has become the country’s fastest growing youth movement with over 200,000 graduates to date.
Well done to Megan Sharp in year 12 who has been offered a CREST Gold award placement at the University of Hull for 4 weeks beginning on the 25th of July 2016. The project will be in the Department of Physics and Mathematics with Professor Brad Gibson, Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics. Megan hopes to go on to study Physics at Oxford university in the future and this will be brilliant to write about on her University application.
Elana is delighted to have been offered a place on the very competitive Durham University Sutton Trust Summer School to study English. We offer her our sincere and well deserved congratulations. As part of the programme she will receive monthly support from the University from now on and through year 13.
Brandon Timothy and Elana Robson have been selected to receive support from York University in the process of applying to University which includes mentoring, visit days and a residential programme all free of charge including transport costs.
33 students in total have completed an EPQ this year. It is a very worthwhile qualification as not only does it give students valuable UCAS points but also provides students with the means to help them develop independence and academic skills. One year 12 student already has the promise of a reduced offer next year if she completes EPQ to grade B. We encourage all year 12 students to complete an EPQ to show further breadth to their A Level study in the Sixth Form.
Well done to Harry Pickering for successfully securing a Higher Level Apprenticeship with BAE Systems in Brough. Harry is studying A Levels in Maths, Physics and Geography and had secured offers from prestigious Russell Group Universities. He did his work experience at BAE at the end of year 12 and really enjoyed the week so when the opportunity for an apprenticeship came up he decided to try for it. Applications for Higher Level apprenticeships are really competitive, 100’s of applicants per place, so he has done brilliantly. He will continue to gain qualifications right up to degree level through the programme. BAE will fund his education and training and he will get paid as well. Well done Harry!
Higher Level Apprenticeships are an excellent route after Sixth Form and from next year students will be able to apply for them though UCAS.