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Year 12 Notices

This page will be updated regularly with notices whilst you are working from home. 

We will try to keep you informed of online events run by universities, as well as opportunities from any organisation that will support you in your current studies, or in your next steps.  You'll also notice that there is a section on wellbeing that will be added to - but remember that we are here for you if you need further support.



Friday Assembly - please make sure you log in at 8:50am.

Wednesday 'check in' with tutors. Do say hello!




An Introduction to Virtual Work Experience - free webinar with the Changing Education Group. Thursday 28th January, 15:30 - 16:15.  Book here.


'UK University & Apprenticeship Search' Virtual Fair  - Wednesday 27th January, 12-6pm

This free virtual event for students in years 11, 12 and 13, will feature a diverse range of exhibitors and vital webinars. You can register here:

Meet the Russell Group Virtual Event - Wednesday 10 February 

A joint event with the Russell Group Universities on February 10th from 12 to 7pm. This spring's event will see all 24 universities once again, as well as a new line-up of webinars and virtual tours from each university. Sign up here:


Staffordshire are offering a range of free events and masterclasses - well worth a look for some of these subject areas... great to add to your personal statement!

Holocaust Memorial Day - Archaeologist Reflections - 27 January at 11:00am - click here for more information and to book.


Virtual Festival of Masterclasses (London Campus) - 27 January at 2:00pm
Hosted by academics at our London Campus this event for Post 16 learners includes sessions on:
• Computer Games Design
• Computer Science
• Concept Art for Games & Film
• Cyber Security
• Esports
• Games PR & Community Management

Click here for more information and to book.


Conspiracy Theories and Current Events - 9 February at 2:00pm
This session for Post 16 students, will be looking at the psychology of conspiracy theories and how they affect our behaviour. Click here for more information and to book.


Policing Virtual Recruitment Event - 11 February at 4:00pm
Are you interested in a future in policing?  
This event will help them find out more about the routes available, talk to experts in police recruitment and policing education, and ask any questions they may have about the recruitment process. Click here for more information and to book.



These hour-long sessions will be hosted by experts in their field at the University of Birmingham and will cover a wide range of subject areas. The programme is designed to enrich the learning of students from Year 10 to 13 and started on 18th January.

Designed to provide pupils with insights into what it's like to study at a selective university, the masterclasses cover a wide selection of subjects including:

  • Medicine
  • English Literature
  • Dentistry
  • Academic Writing
  • Politics
  • Art History
  • Maths

If you are interested, please look at their website for the course you would like to attend. Please be aware that the school will need to book these courses, so you will need to contact Miss Smith if you are interested in anything in particular.


Motivational Monday Masterclasses – subject-specific events. Taking place each Monday at 6pm, these sessions cover a wide range of subject areas, supporting students to continue their HE research from their own homes. With topics including, ‘An Introduction to Forensic Science’ , ‘Knife Crime and Policing’ and ‘Focus on: Reading a Script’, these free and interactive sessions will give students a real insight into studying a particular subject at University.

Click here to look at the list of courses and dates available.



Check back here for more details closer to the time!




Keep an eye out on emails for invites to Teams sessions on wellbeing. We will also update this as we receive more information.  Please remember to complete the google forms we send out as well.

If you are feeling anxious or you are struggling, the NHS website has some good links nad suggestions: click here.

The Mind website has a wealth of supportive ideas and resources as well:

The Old Vic have put our a series of videos to help with physical wellbeing exercises.  They say.  The videos are made by Choreographer & Movement Director Lizzi Gee and Voice Coach Charlie Hughes-D’Aeth.  They share some practical tips that help build body awareness, develop confidence, connect to our bodies and breath to promote mindfulness and wellbeing.  Click here for the page.