Rossett News Update – 17 March 2017
Next week we will be welcoming two Professors from Oxford and Cambridge who will speak to Year 11 AMA students regarding universities in general and Oxbridge in particular and to Year 12 students about Oxbridge and personal statements. Former student, Lauren Dolman, who is currently studying at Oxford, is also hoping to attend.
Red Nose Day – Friday 24 March 2017
Red Nose Day is on Friday 24 March and students are invited to come to school in non-uniform for a donation of £2 to the Comic Relief Fund. The Student Council will be selling red noses at £1 during next week..
RKA Science Olympiad
Today eight of our Year 9 talented scientists will take part in the second RKA Science Olympiad. The day will include a variety of STEM activities designed to engage and challenge our young scientists and will also include a talk by two leading science academics.
Helping Young People with their Learning Options
We have been made aware that parents of Year 9 students have received communication from Pete Dwyer, Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services at NYCC. This correspondence highlights information on the local UTCs (University Technical Colleges) which are currently based in Scarborough and Leeds for any student aged 14. Anyone requiring details for UTC Leeds should apply direct to them and for UTC Scarborough apply through NYCC:
A Level Geography Field Trip
Our A level Geography students head off on a four day residential next week with Mrs Martin and Miss Horsfall. As part of their preparation for their AS Geography exam students will spend a day in Hornsea collecting data for two separate studies. One is to examine the impact of coastal management and the other to consider how endogenous factors have influenced the character of the town. They will stay in Beverley from where they will visit places along the Holderness coastline collecting data for their individual studies based upon theory from their units of study coastal systems and changing places. It is always a fantastic week for research, consolidation of learning and giving students the opportunity to see Geography in action.
First Aid update
- The Year 9 and 10 Vocational Studies groups have been taking part in the St. John Ambulance CPR Award. Well done to the students who took part and who can now save a life!
- The senior first aid team members have been taking part in the Paediatric First Aid and Babysitting Award (ROSSKA) and will be completing their assessments over the next two weeks.
DofE Training Day – Saturday 25 March 2017
This Training Day introduces students to camp-craft, map reading, safety and equipment and will take place at Rossett School. The timings are:
9.00am-4.00pm with a Q&A session for parents at 3.00pm
9.30am-4.00pm with a Q&A session for parents at 3.30pm
Literacy tip – reading non-fiction texts
Please click the link for the latest tip on reading non-fiction texts.
Music Department: Acoustic Night
Next Thursday 23 March is the Acoustic Evening in the main hall, with many talented performers lining up to entertain you, including our award-winning Saxophonists and Singing group. There will also be a bar available throughout the evening and tickets can be obtained from the Finance Office at just £3 each.
Sixth Form Calendar Dates
|Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 and Friday 7 April 2017||Aspire Igen Careers interviews
Ten Careers Advisors from Aspire Igen will be in school for three days to conduct one hour career appointments with every Year 12 student at Rossett.
|15 May – 26 May (2 weeks)||Year 12 Study Leave|
|Wednesday 24 May – period 3||Year 13 Leavers’ Assembly
Period 3 in main hall followed by refreshments in the Sixth Form Centre. Study leave commences.
|Monday 5 June||Year 12 return from Study Leave
Year 12 teachers prepare students for mock exam week.
|Monday 12 – Friday 16 June||Mock exams week
Student sit mock exams in subjects which they have not already sat as an AS exam. Exams will be during normal lesson periods.
|Monday 19 – Friday 23 June||Mock exam feedback / A2 course introduction|
|Monday 26 June – Friday 30 June||Next Steps week
Monday: Community enrichment day
Tuesday: University options in school
Wednesday: UCAS convention Leeds Beckett
Thursday: Aspire Igen (Future Jobs event) and Careers Day Friday – York University trip / Apprenticeship day
What’s happening next week …
Monday 20 March – Thursday 24 March: A Level Geography field trip
Tuesday 21 March
- read@rossett – 3.15pm in the Resource Centre – open to all KS3 students
- DofE Bronze route planning training (main hall and blue dining hall 3.15-4.15pm)
Wednesday 22 March
- Oxbridge talks to Year 11 and Year 12 AMA students
- A Level Theatre trip to Harrogate Theatre
Thursday 23 March
- Acoustic Night
Friday 24 March
- Red Nose Day – students should bring in a donation of £2 to wear non-uniform
- wellread@rossett – 3.15pm in the Resource Centre – open to all students from KS4 and KS5
Saturday 25 March
- DofE Silver and Bronze Award training day at Rossett (9.30am-4pm in the Sixth Form Centre)