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.
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.
Year 11 support your revision for the Philosophy and Ethics PPE’s with a sample exam paper and questions for Paper 2 Themes A, B, D and E:
11V1 and 11V3 Philosophy and Ethics students are taking part in our live pro-choice vs pro-life debate today with @Lifecharity @humanistUK
P3 in the CORE.
We are continuing to run our Philosophy and Ethics Boost classes every Monday – Thursday lunchtimes in P1, 12:30PM start
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.
Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics students, here is our second weekly quiz on Christian Practices.
Make sure you revise key Christian beliefs and practices for Paper 1 PPE.
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.
Ensure your February half term revision packs are completed in time for your PPE’s.
We would like you to complete revision PIE’s for Christianity and Islam and quizzes for Theme A, B, D and E.
See your Philosophy and Ethics teacher for a copy:
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!
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!
Click to view or download
Thursday 31st January at 3:45pm is the final revision session for Year 11 Health and Social Care students in ALS. We will be focusing on Q4,Q5,Q6. All are welcome!
3.45pm until 8pm Wednesday 30th January and Wednesday 6th February.
All Year 11 Resistant materials and Textiles students are welcome.
We will be focusing on exam content and technique ready for the next round of PPE
Half-term Discovery Days
“Have a go” at something new for your future
Monday 18 February 2019 10:00 – 15:00
Do you have an interest in any of the below virtues and are you keen to make a difference to the society in which you live?
First meeting is on Wednesday 23rd January in P1 at 12:30.
See Mrs Thomas for more details.
Come and find out more about our Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship. Hear from our tutors and existing apprentices, take a tour of our amazing facilities and watch demonstrations of the cutting edge technology in use.
Register online at the-amtc.co.uk/apprenticeships/open-evenings
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are pleased to introduce the History Revision area of our website!
Wednesday 14th November 2018
Please arrive by 15.40 at your chosen revision areas for your first activity.
Refreshments will be provided
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.
Find out more
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.
Make sure your October half term revision pack is completed over half term ready for your November PPE.
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.
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)
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!
Whether you are a graduate, school leaver or looking for the opportunity to change your career, our new talent schemes could kick start your passion into a job that you love.
Anyone interested in an engineering apprenticeship is welcome to come along to one of our below Open Events. You will have the opportunity to talk to our teams, take a tour of our Technical Centres and discover everything you need to know about what an apprenticeship involves, including the range of companies that we work in partnership with.
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.
Monday 15th October with Mrs Sharpe in Lab 2 after school
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!
Pilot Careers Live is europes largest independent flight training exhibition
Boost your CONFIDENCE, knowledge, understanding and exam technique ready for your November PPE
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in P1 at 12:45pm
Reward: A philosophical and chocolate boost
All Year 11 students welcome
See your Philosopher and Ethics teacher for more information
A fantastic first evening of netball for the year 10 and 11 league night.
The year 11s played 3 games, first game against a strong Kenilworth team. Some fantastic shooting from Maddie Smith and Cara Andrews and outstanding feeding from Katie Morby led the girls to win 11-6.
Second game saw the girls come up against Kings High, the defensive unit of Alice Dillon, Lily Fraser-Pope and Lucy Parker kept the score low finishing at 12-5.
Final game of the evening saw us face Aylsford the girls played some scrappy netball but Cerys James continued to feed Maddie and Cara to see the end result 18-6 to Southam.
A great start to the league with 3 wins, well done girls.
All students taking part in the German Exchange 10th-17th October should attend a short meeting on Tuesday 9th October at 12.45 in ML1.
Danke Frau French
Biology revision for 11A4 and 11A5 is on in lab 2 this Wednesday (day 3) afterschool.
Meet at the bus bays at 8.45am
Bus lists will be up by student office for the week – please check which bus you are on
Non-uniform for the whole day
Bring some money or food for your lunch
Make sure you go round Alton Towers in groups of no less than three people
Return to Southam College approx. 7pm
Student volunteers needed!
Our annual charity food bank collection will be starting next week, please see the poster for more details.
Students who are interested in helping and leading on activities in years 7-11 please come along to S2 on Thursday 4th October to sign up, 12:30 prompt start.
It’s that time of year again – Dance Production 2018 is back!
This year we are hosting the ‘Greatest Show’ yet with a celebration of all styles of dance.
If you want to be a part of the show, sign up for auditions outside the gym from Monday.
One day to go until our first Year 11 Success Evening! We look forward to welcoming parents and students between 5pm and 7pm in the Hall and Core on Thursday evening. Tickets have been distributed today in registers to all those who requested a seat at the Elevate Parents’ Seminar, starting at 7pm in the Core.
We are taking part in the world’s biggest coffee morning on Friday 28th September.
We need staff and students to support this event by baking the cakes.
The cakes will be sold during break time and lunchtime on Friday with all money going to Macmillan cancer trust.
See Mrs Thomas for more details.
Read the write up from Ryan in Year 11 describing his amazing work experience placement at Aston Martin. Well done Ryan for taking the time to share your Student Success Story.
Both the Life Skills and Careers department have been hugely impressed with the passion, drive and hard work students have put into the whole topic area. The feedback that we are receiving from companies is fabulous and students should be proud of themselves. There will be an awards assembly in the near future and certificates for your efforts. There will also be a trophy for the overall highest scoring student during this topic.
On Wednesday the 19th September 2018 the Year 11 Netball Team took part in the Central Area Netball Tournament.
They played outstanding Netball and as a result they won all the games they played.
(Southam vs NLS – 9 -5; Southam vs Campion – 8-2; Southam vs Aylesford – 20-0; Southam vs Myton – 11-5 and finally Southam vs Kingsley -14-12).
The team spirit and work ethic for every single match was amazing!
A well deserved win! Thank you to all the girls who played; Cerys James; Kacie Morby; Madison Smith; Alice Dillon; Cara Andrews; Lucy Parker; Ruby Cole and Lily Fraser-Pope.
As always you make me so proud! Well done Miss Evans!
All students are welcome to our first Global Virtues meeting on Monday 17th September 2018 in P1 at 12:30pm. We will be discussing how we can implement these key virtues across the academy.