ENGLISH REVISION SESSIONS – AFTER EASTER

Please see details of Literature & Language revision sessions for after the Easter holidays. These sessions will be hosted after school (unless stated otherwise) in the Core. For further revision over the holidays, please use the resources on the school website and Seneca Learning.

 

Have a lovely Easter break, from The English Department.

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Sport Apprenticeships

Kits Academy are an ever growing Company with Sports and Performing Arts Instructors throughout the midlands making up our fantastic team. With the ever expanding market within Schools and Nurseries we are always looking for new Instructors to join us. We take huge pride in our team and also offer apprenticeships, work experience and a number of training opportunities within the wider community.

https://www.kitsacademy.com/careers

GCSE Computer Science Revision Timetable Activities

To keep your revision organised for papers 1 & 2 (13th & 16th May) you have 14 individual assignments set up on Seneca Learning (www.senecalearning.com).  At the moment all 14 assignments are visible but the first one will be disabled/disappear on Monday 15th May. Then, 2 days later, the next one will be disabled/disappear, and this will continue every 2 days up to 11th May.

This process is to ensure you are doing little bits of revision regularly by revisiting each topic every 48 hours.

If you know you will not be able to complete an assignment in time (due to other commitments) then please complete it before the deadline and get ahead of yourself.

Obviously this is in addition to your own revision strategies.

Any problems please speak to your teacher

GCSE German Revision session Monday 15th April

All Year 11 German students are warmly invited to attend a revision session in ML1 with Mrs French.

 
Foundation- am
Higher- pm
 
Students wishing to attend should bring their Speaking General Conversation and Speaking- Role Play and picture cards booklet, as speaking will be the focus for the first session for each tier in preparation for the Speaking Exam after Easter.

Year 11 GCSE History students

Remember to use the History department revision page and the YouTube videos to support your independent revision for the Walking Talking Mock on Friday.  This will be on the Germany in Transition unit, potentially covering everything apart from the foreign policy section.  If you have any questions, or you are not sure whether you are doing the exam P1 or P5, make sure you see your teacher or Mrs Gough before Friday.  Happy History revision!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzseKsCxRtsxAyBjt72HBgA

Dear Year 11 Parents

We are finalising our orders and planning for the Yearbook, Leaver’s Hoodies and Prom. Please could you make any final payments by the Easter break.
If this is an issue, please let us know and we’ll be happy to speak to you individually to talk about making individual payment plans.
 
Many thanks,
 
Mr MacGibbon
Head of Year 11 – Southam College

Calling all Year 11 Parents

Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics quiz of the week

Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics quiz of the week focuses on Theme A: Family

Please use this to support your revision for the up and coming exams

  1. Define the term cohabitation (1 mark)
  2. Explain one Christian view on marriage? (1 mark)
  3. Identify one quote which supports procreation (1 mark)
  4. Explain one Christian view on divorce (1 mark)
  5. Identify one quote which explains Christian views on gender equality (1 mark)

Administration Apprentice

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

As an Apprentice Administrator, you will perform a vital function as part of the Trust in ensuring that all administration functions run smoothly. You will need to be highly motivated, enthusiastic and organised, with good verbal and written communication skills, having the ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues.

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/1000001435

Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics students

Don’t forget on Thursday 4th April you are completing your walking, talking mock in preparation for the external exams.

See the student bulletin for more details of when your class is taking part.

Don’t forget to bring your class book with you.

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Year 11 Drama

The Drama department wish a warm “break a leg” to our Year 11 students doing their performance exams on 2nd and 3rd April.
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Y11 Food Preparation and Nutrition

Year 11 students have now completed the NE1 and NEA2 part of their GCSE course.

 
Student are now making great use of all the revision resources that have been provided in preparation for their written exam. 
 
Mrs James
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Philosophy and Ethics boost revision sessions

Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics boost revision sessions are on every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in p1 until Friday 10th May. This week’s focus is on the Islamic belief of Sunni and Shi’a.

All students receive a Boost for attending.

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Engineering Apprenticeship – Advanced (Level 3)

Cummins Engine Company Ltd

 
Engineering apprenticeship at Cummins; a worldwide manufacturing leader. The opportunity to earn while you learn; join a dedicated team who are there to support you; work on innovative and cutting edge projects; be supported through education up to a degree level; guaranteed a full-time role at the end.
 

Netball Tour

Year 8 and 11 Team

Wow! Such an amazing morning for both the Year 8 team, winning three out of the four games and Year 11 team winning all four. Ellie M; Millie H; Holly H and Abbie M; Kacie M; Alice D; Cerys J; Ruby C and Madison S all achieving ‘player of the match for the four games played.
Can’t wait for tomorrow! Proud of every single member of each team! You have all been absolutely superb. Well done so far.


Miss Evans

HS2 Apprenticeships

Cyber Security:

https://hs2.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000240&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

Project Management:

https://hs2.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000235&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

Finance:

https://hs2.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000225&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

Public Relations:

https://hs2.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000233&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

GCSE PE EXAMS

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

QUARTZELEC LTD

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.

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-398659

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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CLUBBERCISE CLASS

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.

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-384203

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.

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-388370

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

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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.

 

https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/44812/Apprentice-schemes

 

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.

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-364716

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.