100% Design inspiration!

The 100% Design Exhibition in London is the largest and longest running contemporary design event for industry professionals in the UK, and last week, our Year 11 Product Design class, accompanied by their teacher Mr Maier, went there to explore the latest new trends and technologies.

Students used the opportunity to talk to design experts about their products and to discover what is happening at the forefront of the design world. The group took a moment to sit and listen in the Beatnik Sound Station Chair by Slovenia Design, picked up some innovative drawing boards at The Straight Lines Trading Company, and relaxed in the colourful and beautiful Buzzi Space picnic area.

They left inspired, having learned a lot, and with new ideas buzzing around their heads.

2015 School tours

If you wish to see the school during a ‘normal school day there will be school tours on the following days:

  • Tuesday 29 September – 9am
  • Friday 2 October – 9am
  • Tuesday 6 October – 9am
  • Friday 9 October – 9am
  • Tuesday 13 October – 9am
  • Thursday 15 October – 9am
  • Thursday 22 October – 9am

Visits last no longer than an hour and a half. Children are most welcome to attend. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Stoneley, to book your visit on her direct line: 01444 883214.

Year 10 GCSE Information evening

Parents of year 10 students are warmly invited to attend the Year 10 GCSE information evening. This event will be held on Wednesday 30 September 2015 at 7.00 pm in the hall. Year 10 students are also welcome to attend.

Included in the evening will be a number of short presentations and an opportunity to ask questions.  Presentations will include guidance on how to achieve success at Key Stage 4, as well as outlining how the college and parents can work together to support their child.  The evening will also include some important information about the structure of assessment, monitoring student progress and reporting to parents. The evening is expected to last a little over an hour.

Post 16 Information and Advice

Following the recent Post 16 Opportunities Evening, students in year 11 should be planning their choices for continuing their education after their final year at Oathall.  Booklets containing advice and information about colleges, qualifications, apprenticeships and the application process are available under ‘Work Related Learning’.

Students are advised to check course information and entry requirements on the colleges’ websites as prospectuses are printed some time before and details do change.  This is particularly relevant to the changes being made to A levels over the next three years.  

The deadline for all applications is MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2015.  All college applications must be brought to Ms Hart in the Careers Office (the exceptions being St Paul’s and Collyer’s as their application process is completed online).

If you are unsure about anything connected with this process please speak to Ms Hart.