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17/09/21

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/i2X1Uqlijp https://t.co/aWowpuIJKW

16/09/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

We are excited to announce a whole school musical production of Oliver to be staged in the school hall at the end of February! Auditions are on Monday 27th sept for KS3 and Monday 4th Oct for KS 4 &5! Consider yourself part of the SJL performing arts family!#theatreinschools https://t.co/Qtn5qT8k1a

16/09/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Really Looking forward to our devising workshop with theatre de complicite on weds 29th September 1.30 - 4.30pm which is essential for all A level drama students!#theatreinschools https://t.co/YjlFSRs44x

16/09/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

2/2: our very own teacher Mr Morton won the award for 'weirdest chilli' and jointly won "bravest chilli eater' with Toren in Yr 11! And from the look of this photo Mr Atkins was just very happy to be there! 😀 https://t.co/Dl5tCAX4yb

16/09/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

1/2: We had loads of fun today in the judging the chillies grown by staff. Our new Yr7s also got a tour of the & we installed a new bird feeder donated to us by Mrs Richardson! Thank you everyone! https://t.co/b6lCiIV0MT

16/09/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Great to have our first LGB Chairs’ meeting of the year this evening. Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of our students!

16/09/21

Retweeted From Alban Teaching School Hub

Free information event for school governors on the statutory changes for Early Career Teachers from September 2021 on Tuesday September 21st To book a place click here https://t.co/b1vVEtiBWv

16/09/21

This week’s Book of the Week is in honour of Hobbit Day on 22nd September, the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins! https://t.co/MTrAJCmAS3

15/09/21

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Geography Club started today! First activity making erupting volcanoes and seismographs to record earthquakes! 🌍🌋 https://t.co/KifMCYsdwd

15/09/21

Vacancy: we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive and efficient colleague who enjoys working with and supporting our Sixth Form students in a busy school environment. Apply now https://t.co/QSRgZIhnTe https://t.co/1hFBatTq2Z

15/09/21

Term dates: school term dates can now be found on the school website. Please note full calendar events will be uploaded in due course. https://t.co/hOiPXvt6IT Autumn term INSET day Tuesday 12 October 2021, school will be closed to students. https://t.co/SRS38JP6PK

14/09/21

SJL Open Evening notice: school will close early to students on the day of the SJL Open Evening, Wednesday 6 October, and open slightly later the following day, Thursday 7 October. Thank you for your support. https://t.co/rPDgGpceoO

14/09/21

Year 12 Parents' Information Evening presentations are now available on the Sixth Form pages of the school website https://t.co/FE5NgNlgVY https://t.co/RAtyb4zbL3

14/09/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Great turnout for first Junior Choir rehearsal 🙌 https://t.co/J0CZBXIOBS

13/09/21

Thought for the week: being part of a community. What makes SJL a community? https://t.co/io0ErsuxST

10/09/21

Secondary Transfer Open Evening - Wednesday, 6 October 2021 Further information coming soon https://t.co/8AzNGRDLSD

10/09/21

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/7MF2T9DRBJ https://t.co/FYz06VtS11

10/09/21

Good luck to our students past and present performing in tonight's Jazz Evening. Attendees are kindly reminded to undertake a lateral flow test for the event, thank you for helping to keep our community safe https://t.co/BMVthu7RB2

09/09/21

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday 11th Sept 2021. SJL v Dame Alice Owen’s All KOs 9.30am. Yr7 & Yr10 AWAY meet SJL at 8.30am Yr8 & Yr9 HOME meet SJL at 9.00am

09/09/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancies: we are excited to have a number of opportunities to join our trust, with teaching and support vacancies available. Join an expanding inspirational trust, apply now https://t.co/sINtrn3hAj https://t.co/bl6Gv589zS

09/09/21

Vacancy: we are seeking an enthusiastic Art and Textiles Teacher to join our successful Art Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/RKCVq2EyOj https://t.co/R6bVAFMHwH

09/09/21

Year 12 reminder: we look forward to welcoming parents to our virtual Year 12 Parents' Information Evening tonight. Introduction from Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form from 6pm. https://t.co/5a2hO1UZrr

08/09/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Introducing Year 10 to the different staging configurations in Drama with building blocks. https://t.co/b3hxsDBNiK

07/09/21

Retweeted From stem4

Wow, this is fantastic to see!☀️ Thank you so much to everyone at Sir John Lawes for participating in being a school!

07/09/21

During form time today students participated in a variety of activities as part of Young Mental Health Day in conjunction with . Wonderful to see students actively engaging in form discussions https://t.co/iI07ZonpfJ

07/09/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Looking for a new opportunity? We are currently recruiting for the following at SRA: ✏️ Admin Assistant ✏️ Trips Coordinator/Admin Assistant ⚗️ Science Technician ✏️ Learning Support Officer To find out more about the roles on offer, please visit https://t.co/nU6VaFnVJQ https://t.co/qcV2AXvW5t

07/09/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

4 days until Jazz Evening … don’t forget to buy your tickets on Parentpay! Refreshments available from our fabulous parent support group so remember your cash … 💰

06/09/21

Thought for the Week is an additional way in which students at SJL are encouraged to engage in thinking beyond the everyday matters to ideas of local, national or global concern, and often asks students to focus on issues relating to citizenship and relationships https://t.co/bllZq9v89u

06/09/21

We are proud to be supporting for Helping to promote positive mental health in our young people https://t.co/fpMjvmdJef

06/09/21

Year 7 are continuing with their induction programme today, getting to know the school and each other before beginning lessons later this week. A reminder that tomorrow students will need to bring in their PE kit as they take part in their first PE session. https://t.co/EFA53rNLVC

06/09/21

Our thanks to Kevin Shaw who presented to Year 7 on Friday, for the climax of their first week at SJL "The Life and Times of Sir John Lawes" https://t.co/ltxvUNyD8q

05/09/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Launching a year of great music with our legendary Jazz night - rescheduled from May 2020! With performances from students past and present, what better way to kick the year off?! This Friday, 7pm. Limited tickets https://t.co/zD0CGd9eGS

02/09/21

Year 7 enjoying the outdoor space at lunchtime, having sole use of the field and courts before Years 8-11 return tomorrow. https://t.co/h9yPtImVz3

02/09/21

Year 7 enjoying The Oasis at breaktime, catching up with new friends and making first purchases from the canteen. https://t.co/eOrouUnRsu

02/09/21

Year 7 have been spending the morning with their tutor groups learning about the SJL ACE and writing letters to themselves in 5 years time https://t.co/jiC3Z6yMJP

01/09/21

SJL test centre all set and ready for our first students, today is Year 7, 12, and 13 testing. https://t.co/TT0kDZ79A1

01/09/21

Reminder of the return to school dates, including testing dates. https://t.co/2PbLASeJT0

01/09/21

We look forward to welcoming our students back to school for the 2021 - 2022 academic year. Let's make this a phenomenal year and remember make yourself proud! https://t.co/qEwQPkDjOD

31/08/21

Retweeted From Crabtree Junior School

Wishing our Year 6 leavers all the best at their new secondary schools.Your new schools are lucky to have you😊.Have fun & keep demonstrating that Crabtree determination & resilience!You’re all stars ⭐️ https://t.co/oheSqyMqeg

28/08/21

Retweeted From Michelle Heys

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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.

YES outside college

 

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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