End of Term Arrangements

The last day of term is Friday 22 July..  As is our usual practice, students will be dismissed early following an end of term assembly. School will finish at approximately 13:00 hrs.  School bus times will be altered to reflect this change.

Monday 5 September 2016 is an INSET day and the college will be closed. Term starts again at the usual time on Tuesday 6 September 2016 for Years 7, 10 and 11 and Wednesday 7 September 2016 for Years 8 and 9.

Collecting 2016 GCSE Results

Results will be available for collection from the sports hall on Thursday 25 August 2016 from 10am until 11am.  Students need to enter the sports hall via the doors by the boys PE changing rooms.  If you wish any other person (including family members) to collect your results on your behalf, you must give your written authorisation to school before results day (aaldridge@oathall.org).  Oathall Community College teaching staff will be available on results day should you need post-results advice.

Candidates who do not collect their results on 25 August will receive notification through the normal post.  Letters will be posted on 25 August and not before.

Year 10 Work Related Learning Week

Students in year 10 have recently participated in a week of work-related activities aimed at broadening their experiences and helping to inform future career choices.

There were visits to the University of Sussex, Crawley College and Plumpton College, where students toured the campuses, learned about what life would be like as a student there and participated in subject taster sessions.   There was also a trip to the Big Bang Fair, an event focusing on career opportunities linked with science, technology, engineering and maths.

With the kind help of business volunteers acting as interviewers, students participated in formal mock interviews to help prepare them for college and job interviews in the future.  This is always a successful event, enjoyed by students and employers alike.   The business volunteers were very impressed by our students, one stating: ‘You have amazing talented students; hopefully I may even recruit some of them one day!  It’s an honour to support such a great school.’

We were very pleased to welcome back some former students of Oathall, who came into lessons to talk to students about their career paths and experiences of the world of work.  We would like to thank Thomas Woerndl, David Amor, Emily Hughes, Joshua Ayres and Yasmine Bettine for giving up their time and providing such interesting and informative presentations.  They are all members of the Oathall Alumni Association, which allows us to keep in touch with our former students.

The week culminated in students undertaking a work observation day, where students visited a work place to give them some experience of the world of work and an insight into what might await them following their post 16 and post 18 educational pathway.

 

Velocity Dance Festival

Velocity Dance Festival pic

On 4 July Oathall’s GCSE Dance students took part in the Velocity Dance Festival at Central Sussex College.  The students participated in two inspiring classes, one in the style of Lyrical Commercial and the other in Contemporary.  The students had a fantastic time and were able to build upon their movement material, as well as learning some new skills in both the dance styles.