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  • Year 12 Philosophy Trip On Saturday 6th April, a group of Year 12 students visited the British Museum in London as part of their Philosophy course. They had a look around ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2019, 04:08 by N Nelson
  • Remembrance The 6th Form created a beautiful and poignant display for Remembrance day.
    Posted 11 Nov 2018, 23:27 by N Nelson
  • 6th Form Open Evening - 14th November
    Posted 16 Oct 2018, 23:57 by N Nelson
  • 6th Form Coffee Morning Well done to all the students and staff who baked lots and lots of cakes for Macmillan's Coffee Morning on Friday. They raised £162. Well done to the Star ...
    Posted 3 Oct 2018, 00:08 by N Nelson
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Year 12 Philosophy Trip

posted 11 Apr 2019, 04:05 by N Nelson   [ updated 11 Apr 2019, 04:08 ]

On Saturday 6th April, a group of Year 12 students visited the British Museum in London as part of their Philosophy course. They had a look around and had a chance to speak to a Professor who introduced them to Biblical history.

As well as the Museum, they also visited the Southbank and Westminster.

Mr Porter and Miss Warren said the students were brilliant and embraced the challenge of being in London on a busy day. They are both very proud of them all.


posted 11 Nov 2018, 23:27 by N Nelson

The 6th Form created a beautiful and poignant display for Remembrance day.

6th Form Open Evening - 14th November

posted 16 Oct 2018, 23:57 by N Nelson

6th Form Coffee Morning

posted 3 Oct 2018, 00:08 by N Nelson

Well done to all the students and staff who baked lots and lots of cakes for Macmillan's Coffee Morning on Friday. They raised £162. Well done to the Star Bakers; Ameerah Evans,

Maks Fedosjeva, Sade Tims and Ellie-Jane Wilford.

National Citizen Service

posted 21 Sep 2018, 05:25 by N Nelson

Dear Parents/Guardians

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once in a lifetime opportunity open to all 16 to 17 year olds in the country. NCS is a part-residential experience focused around fun and discovery and takes place outside of term-time in the Autumn half-term break. 

If your Young Person takes part, they will be building skills for work and life, taking on exciting challenges, making new friends, and contributing to their community. Due to government funding the cost of the programme is £35 (with bursaries available if this cost is too high).  This represents great value for money as all activities and food are included.

NCS is something that is recognised by employers and UCAS as a way to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills and is a great use of the Autumn half-term break.

The Programme:

Phase 1 – Friday 19th October until Monday 22nd October Residential

Phase 2 – Tuesday 23rd October until Thursday 25th October

Phase 3 – Friday 26th October and Saturday 27th October

Phase 4 – Saturday 3rd November and Sunday 4th November

Phase 1: For four days, your Young Person will stay away from their local area and take on outward bound challenges, participating in activities such as kayaking, archery and rock climbing in their teams – with the focus on developing confidence and team building.

Phase 2: For three days, your Young Person will travel to and from UKSA. They will attend workshops which will, build independence, cooking for them-selves and budgeting, developing new skills and finding out more about the needs of their local community.

Phase 3-4: Your Young Person is back at home but continues to work in their team to give something back to their community by planning and delivering a social action project. They will pitch for funding to kick-start their chosen project and host fundraising events.

Graduation: You and your Young Person will be invited to a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements and receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister. As part of the NCS Graduate Programme graduates get access to unique opportunities to continue volunteering and stay connected to each other and their local community.

To sign up online go to www.ncsyes.co.uk or contact Lisa on the details below for an application form.  If filling out an application form payment can then be made by cheque (made payable to UKSA) or by card by calling 01983 203037.

If you would like more information either about the programme, or how to sign your Young Person up, please contact Lisa on 01983 294941 or email lisa.mcginty@uksa.org

Yours faithfully,

Lisa McGinty

NCS Coordinator, UKSA


01983 294941

2018 Island Environmental Conference

posted 25 Jul 2018, 01:01 by N Nelson

At the end of the last term 6th Form students attended the 2018 Island Environmental Conference held at Cowes Yacht Club.

The event was held to bring together Island Councillors, Students, Businesses and leaders in the subject of ecology to discuss and introduce ideas for a more eco friendly island. Activities included keynotes and workshops focused on subjects such as Biodiversity, Energy, Regeneration and a plastic free island.

Stand out keynotes included a talk from Professor Matthew Cragoe who discussed the concept of the Isle of Wight as a biosphere. Biospheres are communities centred around conservation areas, these conservation areas benefit the community with natural spaces, but also tourism and business growth. A document was signed to approve the island for nomination to be the UK’s next biosphere.

Professor AbuBakr led a discussion on Energy consumption on the Isle of Wight. He highlighted evidence that his team had collected that showed how many rooftops in Cowes could be used to generate solar power. The statistics shows that the island could easily generate large amounts of power that it needed.

Dr Phil Morley from APS Produce Ltd, formally Wight Salads discussed their amazing facilities. They are very eco friendly in their growing methods and compost their own waste, they also produce a large amount of the islands electricity from their plants. A very green way to produce energy from vegetable matter.

The workshops involved island students collaborating with business mentors. Ideas included free bus passes to encourage young people to use public transport, shared community makerspaces and reward schemes for recycling.

An informative and inspiring conference for all, with high praise given to the students taking part.

Cyber Security Class

posted 18 Jul 2018, 05:13 by N Nelson

David Hill from Portsmouth University visited us last week to introduce Year 12 Computer Science students to Cyber Security.

They learnt how easy it is to recover data, gain entry to computers and how ethical hacking is a wise career choice that can help many companies remain secure.

Students were given a hacking challenge, where they accessed a real website, running a Python program to gain more information about it’s structure, then using that information to find hidden pages. These hidden pages contained clues and a breadcrumb trail that led students to a hidden ciphertext. Once this text was deciphered they were able to find a login page. SQL Injection techniques, which involve using code to manipulate a hidden database which then allowed them to login and gain access to the private information.

A very engaging activity which showed 6th Form students some of the University Degree options they may not have considered. At the end of the session pupils were able to try out some virtual reality equipment, which David kindly brought along.


Harvard Club of the UK Award

posted 11 Jul 2018, 00:06 by N Nelson

Congratulations to Aaron in the 6th Form who is this years winner of the Harvard club of the UK award.  

The award is presented to students in their penultimate year of study who are academically outstanding and who also make a wider contribution to the school community. It is funded by Harvard university. 

Aaron was presented with a book called Enlightenment, described by Bill Gates as his new favourite book. Aaron couldn’t attend our Awards evening so was given his award by AET’s Chief Executive Julian Drinkall who himself has a degree from Harvard. 

Team building

posted 13 Jun 2018, 04:00 by N Nelson

We were really pleased to welcome new students to Ryde 6th Form from Sandown Bay Academy on Monday for their Y13 studies.

We had a great day team building with a pallet furniture challenge - it was good to see all the students working together and we were really impressed with what they managed to make in the limited time they had. We definitely have some future upcyclers in our midst.


Higher Education Fair

posted 3 May 2018, 01:18 by N Nelson

On Thursday 26th April Year 12 students from Ryde and Sandown Bay Academy went to Winchester University for the annual UCAS Higher Education Fair.

This is one of the early steps in considering university and allowed students talk to representatives from universities from across the UK. It was a really enjoyable trip and it was really pleasing to see so many students thinking seriously about their future options.


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