Romeo and Juliet
Congratulations to everyone involved in the Romeo and Juliet performance. This is the first school production we have been to and were amazed at the very high standard of acting, live music, costumes and set. The performance from all of the actors was outstanding and they should be very proud of themselves.
Song choices and performances from all the cast where fantastic, and hats off to the orchestra, who I felt should have come forward and taken a bow at the end also, as your contribution to the atmosphere of the play was fantastic, the standing aviation at the end was deserved to all.I can honestly say you have all converted me.
20 January 2017
January is a demanding and crucial month for staff and students at Thurston Community College.
Students in Years 11 and 13 are preparing in earnest for their forthcoming GCSE and Advanced Level examinations. The next fortnight provides an opportunity for them to demonstrate the outcomes of their hard work as they experience the reality of exam conditions during Mock Exam Season. Year 11 students will receive their results on Friday 3 March, gaining invaluable feedback on their current performance, thereby helping them to determine their ambitions for next year. I wish all Year 11 and Year 13 students every success in their forthcoming examinations.
The national deadline for University applications was Sunday 15 January. 86% of our Year 13 students have applied to continue their studies at University, after they complete their Advanced Level courses at Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus. I am delighted to report that the majority of students have already had offers from their selected universities! Furthermore, many offers of places have been “unconditional” on the Advanced Level grades attained, a sign of eagerness on behalf of the University to enrol our students.
This year, we are particularly pleased to report that many of our students have received offers to study at some of the world’s most renowned and prestigious university establishments. These include Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford, Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Speech Therapy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Midwifery and Law, just to mention a few. I congratulate all of our students for their incredible hard work and determination in their preparation and execution of the application and interview processes. I would also like to thank all those who support our students; staff, parents and wider family members.
Students in Years 9, 11 and 13 are currently considering their future, as they make GCSE, Advanced Level and University applications respectively. Our Careers Team which is led by an Assistant Principal and comprises two Careers Advisors and a Careers and Work Experience Coordinator, have been working hard to support students as they make these important choices. All students can access further advice and guidance from the Careers Team at Break and Lunchtime Drop-in Sessions each day in the Careers Hub at the Thurston Campus, or by speaking with their Academic Tutor who will refer them for a 1:1 Careers Appointment at either campus.
Year 10 students are currently in the process of organising their Work Experience for July and the deadline for this is soon approaching! These students can also access targeted support from the Careers Hub during drop-in sessions where Miss Price will be able to advise on appropriate placements and to support students with the application process where needed.
Have a great week!