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  • Top tips for university application success

    Published 15/10/19

    On paper, it is very difficult to identify the top applicants – there are too many people with the very best grades and with amazing work experience who have also done marvellous things as part of their school careers. Think about what you have done or could do that makes your passion stand out and then what you have done to pursue your goal. Universities are looking for students with motivation and can demonstrate they are an independent learner. This is why we encourage you to embrace opportunities from day one of Year 12.

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  • Tips for writing a successful personal statement

    Published 30/09/19

    Personal statements receive mixed publicity and frequently conflicting opinions on their importance.

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  • How to apply for university

    Published 09/09/19
    Having made subject choices it is necessary to complete the UCAS application online at Students are linked to the sixth form UCAS account through a unique “buzzword” which is given to them in May. It is also given to post qu
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  • Choosing the right course and university for you

    Published 02/09/19

    For some choosing a course or university can seem impossibly hard. For others, it is a straightforward choice. Some of our students arrive at the sixth form knowing precisely what they wish to do and others have no idea. Both are fine, we simply encourage you to have an open mind and let us help guide you as needed. 

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  • Applying for university: Should I study A-Levels or the IB?

    Published 01/06/19
    Studying IB There may be some truth in the point that IB students may be more likely to get offers for many highly competitive courses than A Level students. University admissions tutors are attracted by this rigorous course requiring the independ
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  • Could cleaning your room help you concentrate?

    Published 14/01/19

    Many of us remember being told to clean our rooms when we were children. Yet that favourite of parents everywhere, “Tidy room, tidy mind”,  might be a saying with a grain of truth to it.

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  • The pros and cons of the school uniform

    Published 31/12/18

    The school uniform market is big business in the UK. A recent summary report estimated the sector to be worth £450 million annually. There may be no legislation regarding the use of school uniforms in primary and secondary education, but the vast majority of UK schools choose to enforce uniform policies on their pupils. This has made the school uniform an integral part of British culture. In the United States, schools take a much more relaxed approach, with uniforms in public schools virtually unheard of.

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  • Does skipping breakfast really affect learning

    Published 24/12/18

    People often underestimate the profound effect of skipping breakfast, especially its impact on our learning abilities. Eating breakfast provides the vital sustenance you need to not only function in the morning but for the rest of the day. Breakfast has also been proven to influence behaviour and academic performance, two areas that are integral to progression in any educational setting.

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  • 5 Alternative Study Methods That Really Work

    Published 05/11/18

    Studying doesn’t have to be boring. Even if you’re learning a core theory for an important exam, you should try to make it fun. Procrastination is a huge problem for students at all stages, but with these alternative study methods you can flip the way you learn on its head, reignite your passion for a particular subject, and even retain information at a quicker rate.

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  • L6 insight afternoon at AstraZeneca

    Published 15/06/18

    L6 insight afternoon at AstraZeneca 

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  • Stepping up: Tips to take you from Year 12 to 13

    Published 04/06/18

    Progressing from Year 12 to Year 13 is just as much of a step up as going from secondary school to sixth form college. Students face increasing pressure to study and perform in exams. There are also dilemmas over selecting which subject to drop, and composing the all-important personal statements as part of university applications.

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  • Huntington's Disease Association charity cookbook

    Published 14/05/18

    A group of our 6th Form students have designed and printed a charity cookbook to raise money for Huntington's Disease Association

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  • How could a Liberal Arts degree benefit you?

    Published 01/05/18

    Dr Rosa Andujar provided an intriguing insight into the world of Liberal Arts, a degree choice increasing in popularity in the past five years in the UK.

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  • Peace and safety for all - Bessie meets Klara

    Published 01/05/18

    We learn more about what we can do to help support the UN's Global Goal #16 when Bessie the traveling bear meets 6th Form student and CamMUN leader Klara Spark.

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  • Should pain relief be a human right?

    Published 30/04/18

    Dr Rajesh Munglani fascinated Stephen Perse students, staff and parents alike when he gave a talk about the ethics of pain management and pain relief.

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  • Autism talk and Q&A with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

    Published 26/04/18

    Leading autism expert Simon Baron-Cohen talks to the Stephen Perse Foundation about his latest research.

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  • German exchange - celebrating 25 years of partnership!

    Published 17/04/18

    Read the thoughts of Mrs Freeman, Director of Modern Languages, on the recent Year 10 German Exchange and Year 12 Work Experience Trip to Munich, Germany.

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  • Essay Writing Advice For Sixth Formers

    Published 09/04/18

    Essay writing is an essential skill needed to prosper on a number of A Level courses. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many students struggle to master. Honing your essay writing abilities will have benefits beyond sixth form and into university.

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