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Monday 25th March

Final practical exams at Southam.
All those activities being performed ‘Live’ will be assessed.

Friday 12th April

External practical exams with the moderator at Rugby School.
This will involve all the following activities and they will be performed ‘Live’ in front of the external moderator.

Football, Rugby, Badminton, Basketball, Netball & Table tennis.

Engineering Product Development Apprentice


The role will offer successful candidates the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of engineering process within the rotating machines industry. Machine shop activities, generator/motor build, mechanical fitting, electrical testing, CAD and engineering design are all areas in which you will gain experience and find your place.


BBC Production Apprenticeships

Do you want to help shape the media industry of the future? Do you want to help the BBC tell all kinds of stories to all kinds of audiences via all kinds of platforms (on TV, on radio, online)? If your answer to those questions is ‘yes’ then we really want to hear from you.
Our Production Apprentice Scheme could be your first step towards a career in media.

Mindful Monday

Monday 4th March

Open to All Year 11 Students

If you want to learn some strategies to help you unwind, relax and become in control of your anxieties and emotions, come along and join Mrs Godfrey in a mindfulness and meditation session on Monday lunchtime in Drama 2.

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National Citizenship Service

The National Citizenship Service are running 2 lunchtime stands next Wednesday 6th March and Friday 8th March to answer any questions students have about this fantastic opportunity this summer and receive any application forms. If you haven’t had a chance to find out about this yet, please make sure that you visit the stand.

Mr MacGibbon

Head of Year 11 – Southam College

Culture of Rock

Southam College’s Global Virtues week presents a culture of rock
Come along to our culture of rock workshop on Friday 15th March
Choose your country and present this culture on a rock
12:30pm start in p1
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Year 11 Maths PPEs

Wednesday 27th Feb – Paper 1: Non-calculator
Monday 4th March – Paper 2: Calculator
Wednesday 6th March – Paper 3: Calculator

Can all students please bring all the necessary equipment –

  • Pencil
  • Black Pen
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Pair of compasses
  • Protractor
  • Scientific Calculator (recommended Casio fx series)
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Southam College’s Global Virtues week presents their very own clubbercise class for staff and students
Thursday 14th March 2019
School gym
12:30pm start
Sign up via your Head of House
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Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme – September 2019

Network Rail

Our Apprenticeship programme runs across a range of engineering specialisms including Track, Electrification & Plant, Signalling, Telecoms and Overhead Line. During your first 21 weeks you’ll be living and learning at Network Rail’s training centre in the Midlands. For the remainder of the 3 year programme you will work out of your local depot.


Modern Engineering Apprenticeship (Apprentice Battery Testing & Characterisation Technician)

University of Warwick

An opportunity to join a highly innovative University department on a four year modern apprenticeship where you will be part of one of Europe’s largest energy research facilities with the scope to build on your academic studies through your College course; and then enhance your skills and knowledge by joining an exciting technical team.


House Competition

Southam College are running a HOUSE competition as part of our celebrations during Global Virtues week. We would like all students to enter at least one picture they have taken which illustrates a ‘celebration of our lives’.

All entries receive HAPS and the winning polaroid wins family tickets to the Belgrade Theatre to see ‘In the Willows’.

We must receive all entries by Wednesday 27th February.

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Philosophy and Ethics

Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics students make sure you know exactly what you will need to revise in preparation for your next round of PPE’s. You will need to revise both Paper 1 and Paper 2 content.

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Year 11 Food Prep and Nutrition

Mrs James and Ms Washbrook are really proud of the work produced by all the Year 11 Food prep and nutrition students this week in their 3 hour practical exam.
Lots of fantastic work was produced.
Big thank you to all students and their parents for their effort and support.
We cannot share photos unfortunately due to exam restrictions but the food looked and tasted amazing.
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Year 11 GCSE History students

Today’s revision resource is a ‘quiz generator’ PowerPoint for the Conflict and Upheaval unit.  The PowerPoint will flash through a range of key words / people / dates when you put it on presentation mode.  You can stop it to randomly pick a slide – can you test yourself on this topic?  You can use this resource to make sure you are comfortable describing each key feature.  Happy History revision!

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Year 11 GCSE History students

Today we are starting the next round of ‘a resource a day’ to support your preparation for the upcoming PPEs after half term.  This week will focus on the Conflict and Upheaval unit, with next week moving onto Germany in Transition.  Today’s document is a key words list with suggested revision activities included.  This would be a good place to start to audit what you are / are not confident with and will help you to quickly categorise key words into themes / topics / time periods.

Happy History revision!

Key words glossary and revision activity

For parents of GCSE History students

We have added a general info leaflet and the revision schedule to our website to help with revision resource information and general enquiries about exam dates and revision opportunities.
You are also welcome to contact us at school should you have any questions or if there is anything we can help with in supporting revision at home.
Many thanks, Mrs Gough.

Warwickshire Schools Cross-Country Championships, Moreton Morrell

A massive congratulations to our hardy runners who represented the school at the Warwickshire School Cross-Country Championships. The weather was a little damp and cold, but our runners battled on, producing some excellent results and many will now go on to represent Warwick at the English Schools Championships in Leeds and Prestwold Hall.

Performance of the day came from Madeleine Jacks (Yr 8), who tore away from the field on the second lap to win comfortably. Madeleine was running against Yr 9 students and still has another year in this year group, making her win all the more impressive! Elspeth Unitt suffered a fall during the race, but recovered well to finish 14th, and Poppy Lister (22nd) and Mae Quinney (31st) completed the Southam Junior Girls team.

Other runners to gain selection for the Warwickshire teams were: Oliver Wetherall – 6th in the Minor Boys (Yr7), Emily and Ana Lovett finished 5th & 6th respectively in the Inter Girls (Yr10/11), & Georgina Hurt was 8th in the Senior Girls (Yr 12/13).

We also had a number of runner finishing just outside the top 8, who will be reserves for the Warwickshire Teams. Our other runners, who all competed fantastically were: Zoe Sayer (13th), Scarlett Sanders (20th) & Elsie Palmer-Boyd (34th) in the Minor Girls, James Eatough (16th) in the Minor Boys, Sam Hobbs (28th) in the Junior Boys, Rositsa Gugutkova (10th) in the Inter Girls, and Sam lambert (13th) in the Inter Boys.

Well done again to everyone and good luck to all our runners in the National Championships in March.

Mr MacGibbon


Year 11 GCSE History students

Today we are publishing exam board style reports for the most recent PPEs. These cover a range of advice connected to what people did well and what could be improved upon. They also include colour-coded and labelled exemplar answers to help you see how a full marks answer could be put together. You can use these documents to help support your revision for exam skills and techniques.
Happy History revision!

Year 11 GCSE History students

You are invited to our History GCSE revision conference on Thursday 24th January in the Core, 3.45 – 5.15pm.

This is followed by a parents’ briefing at 5.30pm.

This will be a great opportunity to learn valuable revision skills that you can use across all the History units.

Please see your teacher if you have any questions.  Happy History revision!

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Year 11 French, German and Spanish Students

Year 11 French, German and Spanish students have the opportunity to buy the the AQA GCSE revision workbook through Southam College at a reduced price of £2.49.  This is an excellent resource containing lots of revision material on all GCSE topics.  This is a reminder that payments should be made through Parent Pay and reply slips returned by Monday 10th December.

Apprenticeships – Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

The Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police apprentice project looks to provide a variety of people with experience in policing whilst studying for a professional qualification. It provides them with a wide range of workplace skills, and enables the staff members supporting them to build on their supervisory and mentoring experience.




Manufacturing Advanced Apprenticeship

Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Ltd

Our award-winning graduate and apprentice programmes have been designed to be just as inspiring as the next generation of vehicles you’ll help produce. With opportunities right across our business, you’ll use your creativity to bring new ideas to life, develop specialist, commercial and project skills and push the boundaries of your potential.


Yr 11 Mindfulness and Relaxation Session

Many thanks to Mrs Elkerton for running a short relaxation session on Friday lunch time, giving students some helpful exercises to relieve any exam stresses and worries. We hope to run some more sessions after Christmas for all the year group to benefit from.

Year 11 GCSE History students

We are pleased to introduce the History Revision area of our website!

Today we are uploading a range of documents to support your revision, for example: Progress Overview sheets for each unit, which you can use to check and audit your notes, and Core Exam Advice sheets to help your revision of exam skills and structure. Resources will be added here on a regular basis in the run up to your PPEs, so keeping checking to see what’s new.
Happy History revision!

Islamic revision conference

Southam College are looking forward to hosting their Islamic revision conference for Year 11 today.

This conference will be led by Umar Nasser from the Leamington Islamic outreach programme and will support students revision for their up and coming PPE on Wednesday 21st November.

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Mrs Bishop’s 11B1 German class

There will be German intervention sessions on Wednesday 7th November, Thursday 8th November, Wednesday 14th November and Thursday 15th November from 3.45-4.45 in ML6.
The focus of these sessions is preparation and extra support for the Writing papers.
All students are welcome!


Well done for a solid start to Year 11. The weeks are flying by, so make the most of all the learning opportunities you have!

The first set of PPE’s are in November, so prepare well and you’ll reap the benefits come the big exams in the summer.

Stay safe and ‘recharge your batteries’ for an important half-term to come.

11B2 German (Mrs French)

Students are invited to take part in intervention sessions leading up to the PPEs in Reading, Listening and Writing Wednesdays after school 3.45-4.45 in ML1.
The sessions will be aimed at students sitting foundation and higher.

Engineering Technician Apprentice Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc

On this pathway you would primarily work on all stages of product creation and modification. You will produce components and prototypes using a wide range of hand fitting techniques, produce assemblies and rigs using a range of materials and use mechanical, electrical and electronic testing devices and equipment.


Year 11 Netball Make it a Hatrick

Year 11 girls took part in the second league night.
Their first game was against North Leam. The team played some great team netball playing the ball around the court well. Some great interceptions by GD Olivia Constable and WD Kacie Morby saw the play turned on several occasions which then saw the ball brought down the court with great composure by C Cerys James and some great feeds into the shooting duo of GA Madison Smith and GS Charlotte Wain seeing the girls win the first game 17-3.
The girls second game saw them face Myton. With past games between these two teams being very competitive and results very close the girls knew they had to continue the play from the first game. They did just this. GK Lucy Parker had a great game keeping the GS out of the game. Again the girls played some excellent netball passing the ball around the court well with the shooters scoring on top form. Myton struggled to keep up with the pace and excellent passing which saw the girls win an impressive 18-6.
The last game was Kingsley. Again we knew this would be a competitive game. The girls started off well with some great defensive interceptions again by GD Olivia Constable . All the girls had to work hard as the pace and passing from Kingsley was quick and accurate. C Cerys James ensured Southam kept possession of the ball with WA Cara Andrews feeding some great balls into the circle. With a switch in positions in the circle GA Charlotte Wain and GS Madison Smith worked well together ensuring the goals went in. A very close fought game saw the girls win their final game 10-9.
A big thank you to Olivia Constable and Charlotte Wain for playing up a year group.
Well done to all of you, it was a great team effort and you played some fantastic netball.
Thanks for a great evening.
Mrs Smith.

Year 10/11 Rugby

Southam V Harris

Southam make hay against a spirited Harris Team.

A combined Yr 10 and 11 Team took on an inexperienced, but spirited combined team from Harris Academy. Though it quickly became clear that there was a mismatch between the 2 teams, as we ran in 7 unanswered first half tries, our opponents never dropped their heads and kept battling away, at times threatening our line and only kept out with some determined Southam defence.

As Harris were only able to come with 10 players, some Southam students showed their sportsmanship and maturity by playing for them. My great thanks go to Josh B., Josh R., Dom G., Daniel T., Sam W. and especially to Luke C., who played for both halves with fantastic credit and performance.

In the end Southam ran in 14 unanswered tries, but in the real winners were both teams who played the game in a way that the RFU and their Core Values of Teamwork, Respect, Sportsmanship, Discipline and Enjoyment, would celebrate.

For the record the scorers were: Harry W. (4), Josh P. (3), Alfie P. (2), Ryan A., Dom G., Daniel T., Joe C., and Josh L.

The next Yr 10 fixture is on Monday against AGS (away)

German Exchange

On Monday Exchange students explored Blenheim Palace in the footsteps of Winston Churchill. Despite the weather we persevered and found the” whomping willow tree”featured in the Harry Potter films. The visit was concluded with a fabulous farewell party where Leila Scott surprised with a brilliant video put together from previous Exchange visits. It came as no surprise that Lucas Evans took over the role of putting on tunes and the family Talue  provided us with fabulous food- dauphinoise potatoes and chocolate tart.  All in all, Southam students and families  did themselves justice in repaying their guests’   hospitality with the fantastic dishes they brought and a great time was had.

Bis zum nächsten Jahr und gute Heimfahrt!

Philosophy and Ethics

The Philosophy and Ethics department have launched their October half term revision packs on ‘Everything you need to know about Christianity and Islam’

See your Philosophy and Ethics teacher for a pack.

In your pack you will find key beliefs and practices for each religion, revision activities and key words lists for both religions.

Both packs will support your revision for the November PPE on Wednesday 21st November.

October half term revision by numbers Christianity and Islam

OCT Islam2 everything you need to know

OCT Everything you need to know about Christianity

Islam beliefs and practices KEY WORDS

Christian beliefs and practices KEY WORDS


German Exchange

Day Trip to Stratford
Southam and Hölderlin students experienced a Shakespearean lesson in the actual schoolroom were the Bard of Avon himself was taught once as a boy. The students made gains in Latin and enjoyed their quill skills. We discovered that Mr Holfelder looks a little like Professor Snape in an Elizabethan school teacher’s dress. A day in Stratford would not be complete without a stroll to the RSC and Shakespeare’s birth place, and the Exchange would not be complete without Mrs Martin, who nurtured German and English relations successfully for years. Much fun was had in the evening at ten pin bowling.
Ein schönes Wochenende!

Year 11 Netball

Year 11 have their second Netball League night on Thursday 18th October 2018.
Please see ECA noticeboard in the gym for the Team sheet and further details.
If you can not play please see Miss Evans ASAP.