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29/02/24

School of Rock - SOLD OUT! Thank you for all your support of our performance of School of Rock this week, tickets are now sold out for the last show on Friday night.

29/02/24

Some Year 12 and Year 13 students took part in online interviews with recruitment experts from to help strengthen their employability. All Year 12 students will be taking part in an Interview Skills Day in early July. Look out for further information. pic.twitter.com/w0dtk4x0YQ

29/02/24

Wishing our Year 9 and Year 10 German Studies students a fantastic trip to Alzey, Germany as part of our exchange programme. Students will join exchange partners in lessons and experiencing a day in school, following a town trail around Alzey and meeting the town mayor. pic.twitter.com/ZAVb9iQMyZ

28/02/24

Such an inspiring apprenticeship event this evening-thank you so much to the employers, Anna from Amazing Apprenticeships and our wonderful alumni Ben, Mo and Amelie for sharing their experiences with our students. pic.twitter.com/F7icNbB4WD

28/02/24

Such an inspiring apprenticeship event this evening-thank you so much to the employers, Anna from Amazing Apprenticeships and our wonderful alumni Ben, Mo and Amelie for sharing their experiences with our students. pic.twitter.com/F7icNbB4WD

28/02/24

Our growing season began today. We sowed wildflowers seeds and staked our loganberry bush. We picked and placed daffodils on reception to create some spring cheer. pic.twitter.com/e45xm9xVAY

28/02/24

Our growing season began today. We sowed wildflowers seeds and staked our loganberry bush. We picked and placed daffodils on reception to create some spring cheer. pic.twitter.com/e45xm9xVAY

28/02/24

Year 8 Netball🏐Well done to the year 8 netball players for their performance in a friendly game against Roundwood Park this afternoon. Great teamwork and movement around the court resulted in a win. Well done girls and good luck in the District Netball Tournament next week 🤞🏼 pic.twitter.com/2j4vO6gouK

28/02/24

Year 8 Netball🏐Well done to the year 8 netball players for their performance in a friendly game against Roundwood Park this afternoon. Great teamwork and movement around the court resulted in a win. Well done girls and good luck in the District Netball Tournament next week 🤞🏼 pic.twitter.com/2j4vO6gouK

28/02/24

Reminder - Apprenticeship Evening tonight starting at 6.30pm in the Sports Hall.Please enter the school via the tennis courts or the staff car park on Manland Way. The Apprenticeship Evening is open to students who have previously registered for the event. pic.twitter.com/vHP58XWYbB

28/02/24

Parents’ Evening for Year 8 will take place on Wednesday 20 March 2024 online via SchoolCloud. Further information about SchoolCloud and how to book your appointments will be sent home. pic.twitter.com/CR1Nj8nqPJ

28/02/24

For their history studies, Year 7 were challenged to design a diagram or model of a Medieval castle - aiming to make it as secure as possible using at least three methods of defence, using materials only available at that time. What amazing designs! pic.twitter.com/dXsgA05BWi

27/02/24

Students in years 11-13 might be interested in this summer school about working in Allied Health Professions. https://t.co/DE9khaK3DQ.

27/02/24

It's showtime!! - our students have been working really hard in rehearsals and they can't wait to perform School of Rock!Performances tonight, Wednesday and Friday this week. Tickets available on ParentPay. pic.twitter.com/JaWVuriJOi

27/02/24

Lots of students enjoying our quiz! pic.twitter.com/dJfsJTdLd4

27/02/24

Amazing - well done Elizabeth!! https://t.co/KPBOwuTLzn

27/02/24

Lots of students enjoying our quiz! pic.twitter.com/dJfsJTdLd4

26/02/24

Students in years 11-13 might be interested in this summer school about working in Allied Health Professions. https://t.co/DE9khaK3DQ.

26/02/24

School of Rock school production - last few tickets remaining!Performances on Tuesday 27 Feb, Wednesday 28 Feb and Friday 1 March at 6pm in the school hall. Tickets available on ParentPay.Excitement is at an all time high and we can’t wait for you to see the show! pic.twitter.com/IFowSTzBVN

26/02/24

Year 9 reminder: The deadline to return the GCSE Options Form is tomorrow - Tuesday 27 February. Thank you to those who have sent them back already. pic.twitter.com/6LSbMvzOYS

26/02/24

Year 11 and Year 13 hoodies can still be ordered on ParentPay . Deadline is Tuesday 27 February. All proceeds go to the Hospice of St Francis. Many Thanks from the Year 12 Dragons’ Apprentice Team.

26/02/24

Congratulations to our yr13 students who have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge. pic.twitter.com/HWRLqUxEqT

24/02/24

Ski Trip update: we are now on our way back to school. If you can leave the bus spaces free so the coach can park. If parents can arrive at school for 4.30pm and we will be arriving soon after. If there are any changes, I’ll update on here

24/02/24

Ski Trip update: delays at border control has meant we are on a later ferry. Will let you know the timings once we have crossed and have arrived in Dover.

23/02/24

Ski Trip update: our final day on the slopes and now we are en route home 🇨🇭⛷️ pic.twitter.com/LXFCvG1KlW

JSTOR

Here at Sir John Lawes, we believe scholastic excellence is achieved in part through access to the best academic materials available. Thus, we have introduced JSTOR to every computer desktop — a peerless academic resource which revolutionizes student wider reading and research whilst complementing our school Library.

JSTOR is a shared digital library created in 1995 to help university and college libraries free up space on their shelves, save costs, and provide greater levels of access to more content than ever before. JSTOR currently includes a vast range of academic journals, dating back to the first volume ever published, along with thousands of other materials relevant for education.

The JSTOR Schools Collection exposes secondary school students to peer-reviewed scholarly research for the first time. It also helps teachers enrich their classrooms with key scholarly literature across more than 50 disciplines.

Aimed at Key Stage 5 and 4 students primarily, the JSTOR Schools Collection takes student research to a new level enabling them to access material in their subjects as well as ones they may be deciding to study at university. Students can use JSTOR for class work, homework, Controlled Assessments, coursework, wider reading outside the curriculum, Extended Project Qualifications (EPQs), UCAS preparation, Oxbridge, and university entrance interviews.

Students log in to the site with a user name and password.  They can save JSTOR documents to their accounts and print them. In learning to use such a valuable site, which is hosted by most universities, students are also taught how to include citations from JSTOR and not unwittingly or deliberately fall into plagiarism.

Over 200 UK higher education institutions, and all Russell Group universities, subscribe to JSTOR and it is considered to be a core resource for a broad range of subject areas - from literature and history to biology and mathematics.  It was also named "best overall database" by Library Journal in 2013. The JSTOR Secondary Schools Collection offers access to the full text of over 1,800 leading archival journals - a total of over 50 million pages! All four JSTOR primary source collections (including 19th Century British Pamphlets) are also part of the package. These collections include pamphlets, manuscripts, letters, oral histories, government documents, images, 3-D models, spatial data, type specimens, drawings, paintings, and more. Offering a clear and intuitive interface, and a wide range of search and personalisation options, the JSTOR Secondary Schools Collection is also a treasure trove of high quality citations and references.

“The content is so good! There’s a reason why every graduate student and most every undergraduate knows JSTOR if they know any research database, and its content. But now I can also say that the database will become known for its ease of use in searching, finding, and manipulating records.” Library Journal

The following websites give further information:

http://about.jstor.org/

http://www.plagiarism.org/

JSTOR tutorials are widely available on YouTube such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoGx2uxHWD4

We are planning to create our own.

JSTOR Daily - a new online magazine that offers a fresh take on our world. It draws connections between the stories you read about in your favorite news publications and the material housed on JSTOR.

http://daily.jstor.org/

Student testimonials:

“JSTOR has already , in a few weeks of Year 13, proved invaluable in all my subjects.”

“JSTOR is the greatest aid for detailed study and has vastly improved my subject knowledge and understanding.”

“JSTOR has helped me to find a wealth of information freely and conveniently. It has been, and will continue to be, a great aid for all of my subjects.”

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