Enrichment, 6th Form
Spring and Summer 2020 Enrichment at Montsaye Sixth Form
We have a busy couple of terms coming up for our Sixth Form students. While Year 13 focus on preparing for their final exams (and, of course, look forward to their annual Leavers Lunch!) we will be starting to focus on moving our Year 12 students onto the next stage.
We are hosting our Annual Alumni Event at Easter, where we invite ex-Montsaye students into the school to talk to our current Year 12 about what they have been up to since they left us. We try to invite a wide a range of students as possible, so that our current students have the opportunity to hear about a variety of different pathways and options. Last year we heard from a Neo-natal Nurse, Shoe Design Technologist and Astrophysicist to name but a few! We also heard from students currently at university, to give Montsaye students a real-life idea of what university is like. If you are an ex-Montsaye student, and would like to share your experiences, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Following this, we have two university trips to look forward to. The first one, in April, is the UCAS HE Convention at Derby University, where students have the chance to talk to representatives from universities from all across the UK. The second visit will take place in either June or July, to Nottingham Trent University for their ‘Campus and Student Life Experience’. This trip will allow students to look around the campus and attend a ‘student life’ and ‘personal statement’ workshop.
It’s not all about universities though! We will be hosting an Apprenticeship Workshop for all students to attend. We realise that many students are now considering an apprenticeship as an alternative to university, particularly those apprenticeships at a higher-level and are linked to degrees.
Art, Design and Photography students are very much looking forward to their four-day residential to Barcelona, which will be taking place in March. Planning will also soon be underway for our Year 12 ERA Day, which will take place in the summer term.
So, as you can see, we have lots to look forward to over the next six months!
Please click here to see the 2019 Berlin trip video.
Montsaye Sixth Form takes third place at the CIPFA Management Games
On the 12th June, seven Year 12 students took part in the annual Management Games, organised and ran by CIPFA (the Charted Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy). The event was held at De Montfort University, Leicester.
The game saw the team acting out the roles of the Management Team of the fictional ‘Lyechester Borough Council’. During the day, the Management Team faced a number of tasks including preparing press releases, dealing with Trade Union representatives, and giving a major presentation to the Board of Councillors. They also had to deal with the impact of funding cuts and they had to decide how best to allocate resources to different schemes across the borough.
The students were delighted at the end of the event to find out that they had been awarded third place. The Montsaye team included Alex, Beth, Emma, Katy, Lucie, Matthew and Matthew. Katy, who took on the role of the Director of Adult and Social Care, won a £10 Amazon voucher as she was nominated as the team’s ‘Star Performer’.
The students were a credit to the Academy, putting in a considerable amount of effort during the day and working exceptionally well as team. All students agreed it was an enjoyable, but challenging day. One student commented that it was ‘a very interesting day that was a lot of fun and a great experience’. Well done everyone!