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New Year Sixth Form Special Newsletter

UCAS Applications

The end of the first term in any Sixth Form is always super busy with applications to universities, and this was no different for Trinity this year. In October, we had a flurry of applications for those students who are aspiring to be medics and those hoping to attend Oxbridge colleges. Our ‘Aspiring Medics’, Glen Cheeran, Ayub Mohamed (Our Head and Deputy Head boys), Sofia Kontelidou and Rose Hashemi, ably supported by Dr Alnuamaani, are currently in the cycle of interviews and visits to a variety of different medical schools, including Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield. We wish them all the very best of luck for the future.

The rest of the Year 13s have had longer to apply and we are delighted that so many of our students have already received offers to study at a range of geographically diverse universities, including Durham, Liverpool, Warwick, Kings College London, Nottingham and Bristol. The students now know exactly how much hard work is required for them to achieve the grades to secure these places. We have faith in our learners and will support them the best way we can to help them achieve success!

 

Learning to Drive!

In November, the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service visited Trinity with a driving simulator. This equipment gave Sixth Formers, many of whom are already either driving or taking lessons, the chance to try out what it can really be like on the nation’s roads. The simulator gave them the opportunity to experience driving with hazards on the roads, to understand how different it is to control a car when you are under the influence of alcohol, as well as how speed can hinder your judgement when driving.

 

 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award

This summer two groups of sixth formers from Trinity completed their expedition component of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. The 4 day expeditions took place in the mountains of Snowdonia  and the Derwent and Langdale Valleys in the Lake District. In addition to completing the expedition students have been working throughout the year in a range of long term volunteering placements including positions in local schools and hospitals. As well as working towards the award this has given the candidates plenty of opportunity to add to the life experiences that they have been able to talk about during interviews and applications.

 

Community Involvement

The Sixth Formers were actively involved in the distribution of our Harvest Collection by taking all the collected food to Cornerstone. Cornerstone is a day centre, providing services to vulnerable and disadvantaged adults. They help people facing a wide range of social issues.

As well as playing an active part in the collection of the tins through the house system, the Sixth Form also delivered the tins. Cornerstone thanked us greatly and said that our contributions will go towards feeding 2000 people this year. A wonderful achievement.

 

A Business in Books

Our Year 13 Business Studies students ran a very successful book Fair in the LRB this December. The events was organised and ran by the students as part of their  academic studies and was a great success and very much enjoyed by the students in the younger years.

 

Christmas Events

It was wonderful to see so many Sixth Formers involved in our Christmas concerts this year. Not only were there students involved in the Christmas assemblies in school, but in the St Ann’s and Cathedral services. Some highlights were Xabier Wilson playing the saxophone and Gift Evbuomwan singing a beautiful solo in “O Holy Night”.

Other festive activities included a special Christmas lunch in the Sixth Form Centre and participation in the school’s Christmas Jumper Day.

 

A wise word from students who understand

This year before the year 11 mock examinations all Trinity Sixth Formers signed an individual good luck card for our Year 11 students. They wanted to share some words of  wisdom about sitting GCSE’s and encourage them to try their best in the upcoming exams.

 

The cards were very well received and Year 11 students said that they were delighted to have positive thoughts from the students. Trinity Sixth Form students are currently sitting their own mock examinations and we wish them all the very best and hope they listen to their own advice and try their best!

 

And finally

…we wish all of our current and future Sixth Formers an OUTSTANDING 2019!

New Year Sixth Form Special Newsletter