Sixth Form News

Shadow Day 2018 - posted 21st Mar

An important reason on why Sharnbrook Academy (SA) encourage all prospective students to take up the offer of a shadow day, is that in 2018, 81% of students believed it helped them to make informed decisions about their A level/BTEC course choices. In 2017 the figure was 70%. Without question, shadow days play an important role in the post 16 decision making process. 

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Great Ormond Street Hospital for a day - posted 21st Feb

For my work experience I went to the Human Resources department at Great Ormond Street Hospital for a day. This was not an area of work that I was familiar with but in October I ‘took over’ the learning and development branch of HR as part of takeover day which I really enjoyed. Although I only did a day’s work experience during the week I have done multiple other days at GOSH over the last couple of years including taking over the pharmacy and learning and development (as mentioned previously) and going to a life skills day at Morgan Stanley.

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Biology trip to Sheringham - posted 30th Jan

I was expecting the biology trip to Sheringham to be a tedious excursion filled with dull fieldwork and statistical analysis. However, it turned out to be full of thrills and memories that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Even the gruelling statistical analysis was fun, and we had a few chuckles as we drew up the graphs.

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My NCS Journey: - posted 9th Jan

My name is Amy Tyley and I am writing this article to inform you of my amazing NCS journey. It all started this summer before my exams when I signed up for a four week NCS programme in order to have something to look forward to and help me to get through the much dreaded exam season.

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Homerton College in Cambridge - posted 13th Dec

I attended a week long summer school at Homerton College in Cambridge. It was a fantastic experience that I would thoroughly recommend to anybody wanting to experience life at a university. It involved experiencing a variety of lectures covering a multitude of subjects within the ‘arts and humanities’ range that the summer school was focused on. This included a fascinating lecture on espionage in WWII for history, as well as things such as Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, which is much more interesting than it may sound.

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Chemistry Masterclass - posted 8th Dec

I recently attended a chemistry masterclass at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The focus of the day was to give potential applicants to Cambridge an idea of what studying at Cambridge would be like, as well as giving us advice on how to provide a competitive application.

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Master Cadet - posted 31st Oct

On the 22nd -27th of October, I attended the most physically and mentally demanding course in the ACF (Army Cadet Force), the Master Cadet course. Before I dive into my experience on Master Cadet, let me give you some background information on Master Cadet and the ACF. The ACF is a youth organisation for people between 12-18 years of age. There is a whole host of activities that we do, from climbing mountains to kayaking, shooting live rounds on a range, going on exchanges to Canada, physical training, drill, and many more, including the Master Cadet course. Master Cadet is simply the most advanced course within the ACF, which you do when nearing the end of your career in the ACF. There are currently 44000 cadets in the ACF, and only about 1% of them a year will ever qualify to go on Master Cadet, and only half will be accepted. It is run by regular serving soldiers.

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