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20/06/19

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Music Tour hoodies - last day to sign up! £17 payable on parent pay. Please add your name to the list in Music if you would like one ...

20/06/19

Tickets are selling fast for this year's Summer Prom. Tickets available on ParentPay https://t.co/Y20zAHjIWr https://t.co/TpJPC48a6m

20/06/19

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We are hiring! Looking for a new opportunity for September? Scholars have teaching and support vacancies available for the new academic year https://t.co/pISrCNglw3 . https://t.co/rA7PnQIa8R

20/06/19

Reminder: Students wishing to cycle to school are required to have a Bicycle Permit https://t.co/ypRV2aC588 The school strongly recommends that all cyclist should wear a properly fitted and suitable cycle helmet https://t.co/sHwm1eTnI2

20/06/19

Our Year 12 students have the opportunity to hear from and speak to UCAS experts and universities today at UCAS Convention. Providing students with the knowledge to support their future

19/06/19

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Litter awareness week - year 7 litter pick. The winners are Ryder and Hepworth https://t.co/mZeWd3nHwX

19/06/19

Diary reminder: Y7 visit to Swaminarayan Mandir Friday, 21 June 2019 bringing students' learning to life. https://t.co/7tE32kpsIY

19/06/19

Volunteer. Helping others will help you too https://t.co/wZb3RatJsT

18/06/19

Lost property? We have a number of water bottles, please remind students that Lost Property is in Reception. Students should remember to name all property to enable swift return. Any unclaimed bottles will be disposed of after Friday, 21 June 2019. https://t.co/xzK1JEXHnU

18/06/19

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Some fantastic poster entries from year 7 and 8 on the Women’s Suffrage Movement https://t.co/jfhdLffmoN

17/06/19

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Sportswoman of the Year: Lucy Davis! Congratulations on an incredible year, you thoroughly deserve your moment in the spotlight https://t.co/rSa95f1VIG

17/06/19

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Sportsman of the Year: Harvey Welch! A true sporting all rounder and a great role model, you have had an incredible year. https://t.co/EeHX8VLFD8

17/06/19

Congratulations to both our worthy winners! https://t.co/rAQKgcynID

17/06/19

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We should be back at SJL at 4.15pm

17/06/19

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Year 8 students preparing for their visit into the local primary schools to teach some French. https://t.co/5qwyv2lTTc

17/06/19

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Very last visit at the snail farm - en route to Calais https://t.co/ETTp7D54Qf

17/06/19

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Au revoir Château du Broutel! https://t.co/voqXTycH6x

17/06/19

Thought for the Week: How can we be co-operative? https://t.co/u1MWQVh5Vr

16/06/19

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Sunday fun time on the beach 🌞🏖 https://t.co/9AZ1KqAB50

16/06/19

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Enjoying croissants and pains au chocolat in the medieval dining hall https://t.co/imAdTTJ56Q

16/06/19

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Happy Father’s Day from the market town of Saint Valery! https://t.co/6lx2SZ1Iw3

15/06/19

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Competition time : mayonnaise making! https://t.co/3hVl44jy9k

14/06/19

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Safely arrived in France. Having a tour of the chateau. The sun is shinning ☀️

14/06/19

We’ll have to try this next time! https://t.co/OfviZe2pHL

14/06/19

Please note: Year 10 examinations will go ahead as per timetable. https://t.co/T0mSgP3iAH

14/06/19

Diary reminder: Sports Awards Monday, 17 June 2019. Reception from 5.45pm. Good luck to all students receiving their half and full colours for their outstanding sporting contributions and also the prestigious Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year https://t.co/YNFxTJPreI

14/06/19

Diary reminder: Twilight INSET Tuesday, 18 June. School closes at 12.30pm https://t.co/TPwMbQCLds

14/06/19

This week's newsletter out today on the school website... https://t.co/1n7FyXXOR8 https://t.co/gYMoNvwUpe

13/06/19

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It’s raining but it did not stop us harvesting radishes today and our garden is blooming! https://t.co/W8jQLmJdS9

13/06/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

BRONZE MEDALISTS 🥉Year 10 Boys - Relay 🥉Maddie McDonough - High Jump 🥉Jessie Poulter - Javelin 🥉Alyson Roberts - Hurdles

13/06/19

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SILVER MEDALISTS 🥈Yr 8 Boys - Relay 🥈David Nartey - Long Jump 🥈Adam Farnham - Long Jump 🥈Felix Heightman - Pole Vault 🥈Tiana McKenzie David- Long Jump 🥈Hannah Brooke- Hurdles 🥈Katie Savage- 800m 🥈Tasmin Martin- 200m 🥈Lily Norwood- Long Jump 🥈Sasha Bowler- Javelin

13/06/19

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GOLD MEDALISTS 🥇Toby Cherry - High Jump 🥇Jack Gibbs - 100m 🥇Harvey Welch - Shot 🥇Alfie Carberry - Long Jump 🥇James Gardner - Triple Jump 🥇Tiana McKenzie David - 100m 🥇Yr 9 Girls - Relay 🥇Victoria Schelhase - Javelin

13/06/19

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SPECIAL MENTIONS 🥇🥇 Double Gold Medalist 🥇🥇 Arya Ariasa-Surrey - Hurdles & Triple Jump 🥇 Gold Medalist and RECORD BREAKER🥇 Lily Norwood - 100m in 12.6s beating a record that stood for 30 years! Her collection of District records now up to 3 all in the 100m!

13/06/19

Well done to all the SJL atheletes. Wow! https://t.co/hSxrjvz1G5

13/06/19

Hot off the press! Summer Prom concert tickets are now available to buy on ParentPay https://t.co/bksAtBoYRq The Summer Prom is a celebratory climax to the academic year, not to be missed https://t.co/RFQhsyQSDd

13/06/19

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Our Prefect team have planning underway for Year 12 induction in September. https://t.co/wNbZ5Ha2aF

13/06/19

Diary reminder: wishing our Y7 students a fun and memorable trip to Rue, France https://t.co/byrJxSiWnw

13/06/19

Prefects’ Conference underway with some traditional team building activities! https://t.co/0HIvzqC7Tv

12/06/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

***REMINDER TO ATHLETES*** Meeting time for tomorrow morning between 8-8.15 on the courts. Bring plenty food, water and warm/waterproof clothing. Most importantly...bring your A game!

12/06/19

Good luck to all our athletes competing in tomorrow's District Athletics Championships

Oxbridge

Sixth Form Oxbridge Successes

 

Sir John Lawes has a highly successful Oxbridge programme. Please follow the link for a list of student destinations and courses.

Successful Oxbridgers

We recommend the advice from The Russell Group summarized in their Informed Choices booklet.
 
 

MASt and G&T - Applying to Oxford and Cambridge Universities

Trips are organized to Oxford and Cambridge colleges from Year 10 onwards in order to provide MASt students with orientation as to what constitutes an Oxbridge degree and the nature of collegiate life. Currently, SJL is twinned with Gonville and Caius, Cambridge, which had Professor Stephen Hawking as a fellow and counts John Venn and Francis Crick as alumni. SJL is also twinned with Balliol College, Oxford, and several of our Year 12 students have been enrolled on their inaugural access programme more details of which are available at:
 

Floreat access programme

 

Cambridge Year 10 MASt Trip

Lewis Poulter: Firstly, we visited the constituent Churchill College in the University of Cambridge. Where we met Dr Matt Bullimore, a prestigious member of the college, and a participation officer there; Then Dr Bullimore then went on to explain, in front of us and various other schools, the importance of the subjects that we choose to take at A levels and GCSE’s, and how they will give us a better opportunity, to make it into such a distinguished university as that of Cambridge.  After that we went on a tour of the college, with a current undergraduate of law, she gave us an extremely helpful insight into what life is like in the college for students, how much time she spends studying, how she copes with her finances whilst at the university etc. Furthermore, she was grateful enough to show us round her student accommodation, and further explain how she coped with the pressures of her degree. After a quick stop for lunch, another undergraduate, this time a computer science student, accompanied us as we went to king’s college, yet again another highly respected college. Once in the college we had a brief look at the café, and then we looked at the famous and very impressive king’s college chapel. Finally, we walked back through the beautiful city and witnessed the punting that can be seen throughout the city.

Fleur Butler-Wright: We visited Cambridge University today and I wasn't sure what to expect as this was my first university visit. First of all, we were spoken to by Dr. Matt Bullimore about the university, what it has to offer and what it expects of us as students. He also went into some detail about our choices for A-Level; I found this extremely useful as I have not yet decided what route I would like to take in the future. An undergraduate then gave us a tour of Churchill College where she talked to us about life at the college and the accommodation their newest block. I found this helpful because at Cambridge you decide yourself which college you would like to be accommodated in and where you would feel most comfortable, so an inside look around really helped us to get the feel of Churchill. After we ate lunch in the Hall, we headed to an older style college which was Kings College. After looking around, I decided this was my favourite as the buildings and the teaching style were more traditional. At Kings, you are taught to respect your tutors and this appealed to me. Overall, I thought our trip to Cambridge University really helped me to understand what I am working towards and how to pick my A-Levels in order to prepare for University.

Lucy Dixon: Today, my peers and I visited Cambridge University, in particular Churchill College and King’s College. First, we visited the Churchill College and had a talk with Dr Bullimore and he explained very compelling reasons why to attend Cambridge. I have learnt that I need to focus more on subjects that will aid my chosen degree. It also inspired me as there aren’t many women in the STEM sector at Churchill, which is very sad. We then had a small tour of the campus from a undergraduate, which was very helpful as we got her views on life at University. She highlighted the importance of the libraries at University and how much time we should spend there to complete further research or just read up on our chosen area. Additionally, she explained the supervision sessions we would get weekly, in which we work closely with an academic. I believe this would be very helpful to solidify understanding and further knowledge. We then walked to King’s College, which enabled us to see the beauty of Cambridge. King’s College was far more traditional and we saw the differences between the two. Overall, this experience has made me realise that my GCSE’s do matter and that if I would like to reach a prestigious university, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Durham or another Russel Group university, then I must work extremely hard and do further reading and extra work too make sure I achieve excellent results in both my GCSE’s and my A-Levels.

Emilie  Baudot:   On Tuesday 5th February, we went to visit two Cambridge colleges - Churchill College and Kings College. Churchill College was much more modern and more relaxed whereas Kings College was old, traditional and fairly formal. I preferred Churchill College because I prefer how modern it is but Kings College is more practical because of its location in the centre of town. It was interesting to see the differences between a secondary school and an university and it was also interesting to see the differences between a modern college and a more traditional 15th century college. It was nice to see the inside of one of the students rooms and hear their opinions on university life. Looking inside the church situated on Kings College grounds was fascinating because of the size and detail that went into the building of it. Shortly after our arrival, Dr. Matt Bullimore (who works in the Admissions Office of Churchill College) gave us a talk about Cambridge University in general, Churchill College specifically, and also what we need to do to be able to get into Cambridge (or another high level) University. He showed us a list of what kind of things the college looks for when choosing who attends Churchill College. Sharing the aims of Churchill College was also interesting and the list contained things such as a supportive environment for students to grow and learn and to help people to find employment after graduating. I really enjoyed this trip and found it really interesting and helpful. Thank you for the opportunity to see two Cambridge colleges today.

Oliver Murat: Yesterday, on our trip to Churchill and Kings College, Cambridge, I learnt many new and interesting things. Firstly, after arriving we entered into Churchill College and sat in an assembly led by one of the senior members of the college. He then led us through a talk, detailing what the process would be for us to apply and the grades needed. This also consisted of an explanation into the intercollegiate system it utilizes. Out of all the things we learnt yesterday, this was probably the most confusing to understand. At the end of this talk, we were introduced to four or five undergraduates, one of whom was 'JQ'. She then led us around different parts of the college such as the dining hall and the playing fields before we all visited her room. That was a very interesting part as before I could not really imagine what a university room would look like despite hearing many stories from my family. After this, we were taken to have lunch before being introduced to another student. He then took us through the city to Kings College. It was here where we saw the more traditional aspects of Cambridge University, seeing buildings, which had been around since the 1400s. This was very different to what we had already seen as modern buildings dominated Churchill College. The chapel at Kings was probably the most visual and interesting thing we saw that day. The roof was high in the sky, meticulously sculpted and adjourned with tapestries and stained glass windows. After visiting here, we began our walk back, passing the famous shunting boats in the river before arriving back at Churchill and bidding our farewell. 

Charlotte Evans: A group of Year 10 students were given a fantastic opportunity to visit both Churchill and King’s College at Cambridge University. We met students and staff and gained an insight into what university life is like there. The morning started with a talk on admissions highlighting what universities look for in applications and advice on the steps we should take to pursue certain courses. Afterwards, a second year law student, who showed us the facilities available and answered our questions about her experience at Cambridge, took us on a tour of Churchill College. After lunch, we visited King’s College, which was much more traditional and had a different feel to Churchill. Overall, a very valuable trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all and helped us to consider our options for the future.

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Year 12 Oxbridge Visits

Many Year 12s who are predicted A grades at AS visit a variety of Oxbridge colleges and faculties.

SJL is building up a bank of reading lists recommended for wider reading by prospective applicants and these are given to individuals students to guide their reading as well as being used to augment the SJL Library. We are also building our bank of Oxford past entrance papers as these become more readily available online supplemented by our own resources. We recommend the school's JSTOR account for further wider reading.

These hard copy resources are used in the first term especially of year 13 to tutor where possible prospective candidates for the Oxford and Cambridge entrance exams which take place at the beginning of November. Additionally, we help provide interview practice to successful Oxbridge and Russell Group candidates.

Sixth Form university applications guidance

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