6th Form

Here you will find news, photos and information about life at Ryde Academy as a 6th Former. 


We are holding taster days on 3rd, 4th & 5th July 2017. You will have the chance to try a range of subjects and experience life in our 6th form. Please contact Fiona Clarke for more information on 01983 567 331 or fclarke@rydeacademy.org

Recent Announcements

  • Mock Interviews Well done to all Year 13 students who took part in the mock interviews this week. Our guest panel were very impressed with the knowledge and attitude of students that ...
    Posted 10 Nov 2017, 03:40 by Nat Admin
  • 6th Form Student Council We are very excited to present our new 6th form council! Working alongside students and staff to deliver a voice for the 6th form community. Congratulations to Jim and Kaitlyn ...
    Posted 23 Oct 2017, 05:31 by N Nelson
  • STEM Engineering Education Scheme In October Year 12 students attended the induction day for the Engineering Education Scheme at Southampton University. This was an amazing opportunity for students to take part in learning about ...
    Posted 23 Oct 2017, 02:55 by N Nelson
  • 6th Form Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Well done to all the 6th formers and staff who baked and bought cake for MacMillan's Biggest Coffee morning. Students organised it and raised £101.23. Elisha was crowned ...
    Posted 3 Oct 2017, 23:17 by Nat Admin
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6th Form Committee

We have a strong 6th Form committee of students who meet regularly to represent student views and share ideas. We enjoy working as part of a student - teacher team and feel it is valuable opportunity to promote young leaders within our school community.

The 6th Form Committee helps students to develop confidence and to contribute to the running of the 6th Form in a professional and responsible manner. They are able to raise areas of concern and suggest solutions to issues that face them.  It also provides students with an opportunity to be an active citizen and to help us to promote the aims of the 6th Form at Ryde Academy.

Last year the student committee was actively engaged in:

  • Reviewing the dress code for 6th Form students.
  • Selecting charity initiatives to support and organising events.
  • Suggesting reward trips and social events.
  • Looking at resource requirements for the new 6th Form Campus.
  • Discussing PHSE activities and the Tutor support programme.

Mock Interviews

posted 10 Nov 2017, 03:34 by Nat Admin   [ updated 10 Nov 2017, 03:40 ]

Well done to all Year 13 students who took part in the mock interviews this week. Our guest panel were very impressed with the knowledge and attitude of students that took part. Our students were described as 'a credit to the school' and 'a delight to interview'.

Thank you to everyone that volunteered their time to come in and talk to our students. It was very valuable experience that gives students the experience of an interview with good quality feedback.


6th Form Student Council

posted 23 Oct 2017, 05:31 by N Nelson

We are very excited to present our new 6th form council! Working alongside students and staff to deliver a voice for the 6th form community. Congratulations to Jim and Kaitlyn on becoming Head Boy and Head Girl and Oli and Julia for being chosen as Deputy Head Boy Deputy Head Girl in 6th form.



STEM Engineering Education Scheme

posted 23 Oct 2017, 02:55 by N Nelson

In October Year 12 students attended the induction day for the Engineering Education Scheme at Southampton University. This was an amazing opportunity for students to take part in learning about project management, working as a team and developing ideas for a real world solution for a local company.

The students also had an opportunity for a tour of Southampton University and sample what university life is like on campus.

Students will be mentored by and working with GKN Aerospace over the next 6 months on a project that will help GKN’s production process to save time and potentially money, using robotics.

Students were told of the importance of STEM career choices and how the UK economy will depend on our students in the future.

The team building exercise in the afternoon, asked the students to work in their project groups and create a rollercoaster that allowed a marble to roll. The winning group was the team that could keep the marble rolling the longest. The team quickly discovered that making the track as long as possible would allow this. Valuable lessons were learnt on using time effectively and planning ahead before diving straight into their project ideas.

6th Form Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

posted 3 Oct 2017, 23:17 by Nat Admin

Well done to all the 6th formers and staff who baked and bought cake for MacMillan's Biggest Coffee morning.

Students organised it and raised £101.23. Elisha was crowned ‘Star Baker’ with the pink cake and Max was second with his Oreo cake. Well done they look amazing!

 


6th Form Enrolment

posted 18 Jul 2017, 22:29 by Nat Admin   [ updated 18 Jul 2017, 22:32 ]

Enrolment dates for our 6th Form are as follows:

Friday 25th August 10am - 3pm
Tuesday 29th August 10am - 12.30 pm
Monday 4th September 10am - 2pm

Please bring your GCSE results slip and some identification such as a passport and or birth certificate.

If you have any queries please email us on contactus@rydeacademy.org

6th Form Alumni day and CPR training event

posted 13 Jul 2017, 07:03 by Nat Admin

The 6th formers had a great day on Friday 7th July. Alumni visited the school for careers talks in the morning. We had Lucy Garrett (Barrister), Holly Jolliffe (Photographer), Daisy Coulam (Script Writer), Dr Anna Garrett (Clinical Psychologist) and Hannah Rochell (Fashion Writer).

In the afternoon Portsmouth University and NHS staff came in to deliver CPR training and careers advice. Thank you to all that came in, our students really enjoyed it.

Young Enterprise Finalists!

posted 30 May 2017, 05:41 by Nat Admin   [ updated 30 May 2017, 05:43 ]

Well done to the Young Enterprise team who won ‘Company of the Year’ and went through to the regional finals which were held in May. They received the award for best trade stand, and Katie won the individual entrepreneur award for the Isle of Wight!

The team, Multi-ply, worked really hard on designing, producing and marketing their desk tidy products, including holding trade stalls at Tesco and on Wightlink car ferry. Well done to all of you.


        

Psychology

posted 15 Mar 2017, 03:45 by Nat Admin

Psychology was brought to life in class. A student stormed in demanding to know what an electrical synapse was. The nerve! #psychologybanter #NotMyJoke!





Work Experience

posted 6 Feb 2017, 02:42 by Nat Admin   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 02:43 ]

It looks like our 6th Formers had a great time during their work experience and gained some useful skills. Students were placed in a variety of organisations including Cats Protection, DNN Signs, Fired Art, Nettlestone Primary,     A R Ball Engineering, Briddlesford Farm and Caterpillar Music. 

Thank you to everyone that participated. We couldn't have done it without you and the students really appreciated it.








6th Formers Health Promotion Campaign

posted 6 Dec 2016, 02:24 by Nat Admin

Thank you to the Year 13 Double Award Health & Social Care class for sending us information about work they have been doing as part of their Public Health unit.  They investigated various health promotion campaigns as well as delivering their own campaign.

The students carried out a Sugar Smart campaign about the dangers of sugar and how to live a healthier lifestyle by changing sugar habits. They went to four Year 7 form groups to deliver a presentation about sugar and work on activities which involved the children matching the food products to the amount of sugar they thought was in them. This has expanded their knowledge of sugar, helped them to make healthier choices and shocked them when they found out about the hidden sugars that are in foods they eat on a day-to-day basis. The 6th formers also put up a display board in the canteen promoting the Sugar Swap and Sugar Smart campaigns from Change 4 Life.

One of the form tutors who saw their sugar campaign said "Good introduction with questions included to engage students with the class. Really good presentation and important choice of topic, thank you".

The students said "we think we have helped to change the opinions of these children, as they were all really shocked by the sheer amount of sugar in some foods. The before and after questionnaires also showed how much they had learnt about sugar and the guidelines surrounding sugar".

Yi Chin, Lauren Long, Lauren Battman, Chloe Churches and Chloe Connolly

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