Young Enterprise at WWEA

A Young Enterprise competition was held recently at the Mander Centre in Wolverhampton, where our team ‘We are WWEA!’ competed against other schools from around the Midlands. We set up our own store full with personalised Christmas cards, jewellery, book markers and confectionary. We managed to sell many cards on the day and now need to come up with a single idea for our product to sell at the main trade fair in March 2013. Overall, the day gave us an insight into what competition is Continue reading →

Keele University Information Day

On 7th December Mrs Jones, Mr Marshall & Mrs Eaton accompanied 45 of our Year 12 students on ‘an amazing’ Information Day trip to Keele University. Following a campus tour and finance talk, students experienced a number of masterclass lecture sessions that offered a taste of university style learning. “I found the day at Keele University very interesting because it gave me a good experience of how university life would be. The talk about university costs helped me out and I now feel that I Continue reading →

A-level History Student Conference #1

This week History teacher Mr Jackson and a group of 9 Post-16 students went to an informative A-level Student Conference at the Carrs Lane Centre in Birmingham. Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London, gave a carefully researched and detailed discourse on the very challenging question as to whether Nazi policies towards women were reactionary rather than revolutionary; a very challenging lecture indeed! Dr Frank McDonough, University of Liverpool, delivered anaddress on how and why Hitler was able to achieve a legal revolution between 1933 and 1934; a Continue reading →

Post-16 Work Experience Placement

Hi, I’m Year 13 student Katie Wells and I want to share with you some of the details of my recent work experience.  To help me with my ambition to become a teacher, I went to Delves Infant School once a week for 7 individual sessions. During my time on placement, I supported teachers with their reception classes. The average age of the children I helped was 5 and I was involved in a range of activities such as: 25 minute maths, reading, Fred groups (a way of teaching reading) Continue reading →

Post-16 Head Student Notices

Congratulations to our new Deputy Head Students! – After an election earlier this week, it was announced in assembly that Carrie Lunt and Ali Hiader will be our new Deputy Head Students for 2012 – 2013.  Ali and Carrie are expected to become our Head Students for next year once our present ones leave at the end of this academic year. Well done to our new Form Representatives! – This week, Post-16 forms elected a member of their form to represent them in meetings with Continue reading →

Student Finance England visits Post-16

On Thursday 10th of October, Post-16 students were given an informative presentation by a representative from SFE, Student Finance England. After the significant controversy and subsequent protests surrounding the raising of tuition fees in 2010, the presentation set out to dispel some of the common myths behind student finance. Students learned how although they may be paying up to £9,000 a year for their tuition, the loans they take out to pay for their fees only need to be paid once they are earning more than £21,000 a Continue reading →