Sixth Form Bulletin

Sixth Form Bulletin

Welcome Back

Hopefully, you’ve all had a restful and productive holiday.  The remaining weeks of the term will pass quickly.  Make sure you stay on top of things so that you can fully enjoy the summer.

House Captains

Come to SF2 for an extraordinary meeting on Thursday at 1 p.m.

Advance Warning – UCAS Prep Day and Independence Day

UCAS Prep Day will take place on 18/6 and Independence Day will be held on 27/6.  These are organised for the benefit of Y12 Students who must ALL attend.  A few people have already asked about attending Open Days etc. on these dates.  This will not be permitted; do not make plans to be away on these days when all Year 12s are required to be in school.

IB Mock Oral Exams

Mock oral exams for Year 12 IB students will take place during the first week of July, starting on Monday 1st. Please ensure that you are aware of the time for your exam, and that you turn up in good time for your preparation slot at the English Office! Check with your teacher, or see the list on the English Office door. Please inform Mrs Warde as soon as possible if there is an issue with your allotted time.

Mockbridge Question

“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.”  How far do you agree with this statement?

ToK Talk

Real Life Situation:

“For Jeremy Bentham, the sole determinant of the value of a life, or indeed the value of an event or action, was the amount of pleasure contained in that life, or the amount of pleasure produced as a result of that event or action. Bentham is thus a hedonistic utilitarian.”

Oh, well…err…this is embarrassing. I appear to have quoted my own textbook! Did I ever mention this? If not, did you miss the posters advertising it in the P&AE Corridor and my classroom? Awks. – Dr Dimmock

Related Knowledge Question:

Can claims to ethical knowledge be justified in the same way as claims to scientific knowledge [empirically]?

Ms Wright-Watson’s Tip of the Week – NOW WITH ADDED TEA!

Here’s another tip to get you to stop wasting time and just get on with things (a favourite tip of mine to you all!) and it comes from Seth’s Blog. Seth has some great recommendations (https://seths.blog). He says that ‘Snooze is a trap. There’s a button on my email program that allows me to postpone an incoming email to a future day. Sort of like a snooze button. The snooze button is a trap. It’s a trap because not only do you have to decide later, but you just expended time and energy deciding to decide later. Do it once; move on. ‘Decide once’ is a magical productivity commitment. […] In or out, yes or no, on to the next thing. Snooze is not for you.” Words of wisdom.

So, time to decide once again on the tea you’ll be trying this week. Fruity or herby? If you’ve chosen fruity, I’d recommend a nice raspberry infusion: tangy but not overly sweet. If you’ve chosen herby, a refreshing mint tea will calm the stomach, but awaken the senses. Choose quickly!

Word of the Week

argonaut

NOUN

A small floating octopus, the female of which has webbed sail-like arms and secretes a thin coiled papery shell in which the eggs are laid.

The argonaut (also known as a Paper nautilus) derives its name from Greek mythology.  The original Argonauts were the heroes who sailed with Jason aboard the Argo were cleverly called Argonauts or, sailors of the Argo.  In a wildly unexpected turn of etymological events, the Argo was named after its builder, Argus.

(definition courtesy of oxforddictionaries.com)

Tutor Resources

A set of resources are available for tutors to use as they see fit.  These presentations are aimed at fostering independence and critical thinking.  They cover a wide range of areas.  Feel free to adapt them as you wish.

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