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South West Secondary
School of the Year 2019

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 653756
Sixth Form Absence Line: 01803 653 761

South West Secondary School of the Year 2019

Sixth Form Student Notices

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 Examinations Guide 2019

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SIXTH FORM NOTICES – Wednesday 22nd May




Year 12 Critical Thinking

Dartmoor Field Trip Friday 24th May.  Reminder please will all students attending be in the Bus Bay by 8.45am ready to depart. Thank you

Update. Please will all CT students check their school emails by the end of Thursday for further details about the Dartmoor Trip and a general update about the course.


Mr Charlwood


Year 12

Oxbridge. Please will all students note in their diary that there will be compulsory seminar for all students still con-sidering Oxbridge on Tuesday 2ndJuly from 12.45-3.45pm.  I’ll be meeting with you all briefly after Half Term when I’ll give further details but basically the afternoon will look at Oxbridge Personal Statements; References; choice of subject, University & College; Admissions Tests and tasks for the summer holidays. We will be joined by a guest speaker who will also do some work with you on presenting well at the interview. Thanks, Mr Charlwood


Results of the Quiz this half term 

12.2 - 235

12.5 - 204

12.4 – 202

12.3 – 184

12.6 – 173

12.1 – 142

A prize will go to the winners after half term.


Dear students, 

In the past, for at least 10 years, the majority of the school’s fund-raising has gone to Impresa school in Kenya, a cause we all feel strongly about and have been proud to be a part of. Last year, in total we sent about £16,000.00 there – an incredible achievement.

We want to review this approach because although many of us love the cause, it is a lot of money over many years going to one place, and there are many who feel strongly about other issues. For example, only this week students have approached me about an epilepsy charity and a climate one.


So, what is going to happen:-


1.       On Thursday 6th June, you are invited to pitch on behalf of a charity to a committee made up of Head-Girls from Upper and Lower school/members of the key Stage 4 committee/ 3 staff. You would be expected to give us details about the charity – why you think it will appeal to the wider school community and why you think the school should support it.

2.       The pitch cannot be more than 7 minutes long, and power-point facilities will be available if you need it. Otherwise it is up to you to make your pitches interesting and persuasive. No pitching team can be made up of more than 3 people.


3.       Should staff/governors want to pitch, they too are welcome to do so, but this opportunity is limited to pre-sent staff, governors, teachers or students.

4.       After the pitches, a short-list will be drawn up and then the best pitches will be shown to year 7-10 (and in-terested Yr 12 students) in an assembly who will then vote. A proportion of money will also be given to the 2nd and 3rd charity cause.


If you are interested in pitching on behalf of a charity, then you need to have e-mailed Mr. Gregory by 2.00 on Friday 24th May – no late entries will be accepted. In this e-mail you need to include very brief details of your cause and its name, and the names of your speakers.

If you want to discuss any aspect of this, then please see me during registration any morning – please do not e-mail.  

Thank you

Mr. Gregory



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