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  • 2018 Island Environmental Conference 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 ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2018, 01:01 by N Nelson
  • Cyber Security Class 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 ...
    Posted 18 Jul 2018, 05:13 by N Nelson
  • Harvard Club of the UK Award 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 ...
    Posted 11 Jul 2018, 00:06 by N Nelson
  • Team building 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 ...
    Posted 13 Jun 2018, 04:00 by N Nelson
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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.

 


6th Form Engineers

posted 27 Apr 2018, 05:58 by N Nelson

On Thursday 26th April, 6th Form students were at GKN presenting to a panel of engineering experts with their ideas on how GKN can improve productivity with the use of robotics. The day was part of the Engineering Education scheme which is an opportunity for students to take part in learning about project management, working as a team and developing ideas for real world solutions for a local company.

Not only did they do a great presentation they also won the  choice award, voted by all the other students, teachers and mentors!

 


6th Form - Employment rights workshop

posted 24 Apr 2018, 02:11 by N Nelson

6th Form students had a visit from the Citizens Advice Bureau on Monday. They were told about their employment rights and responsibilities, including entitlements to sick pay, holidays, rest breaks and the minimum wage. 

Citizens Advice holds drop-ins sessions in Ryde and offices in Newport. They can provide a whole host of advice and support. should you need any advice you can find their details here: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/isle-of-wight/contact-us/  

They will be coming back to visit the 6th Form again with more info on part time working and zero hour contracts.

Learning Performance Workshop

posted 7 Feb 2018, 07:48 by N Nelson   [ updated 7 Feb 2018, 07:52 ]

The Year 12's took part in a fantastic Learning Performance Workshop on Monday morning. They learnt about independent study skills, mind maps, note taking, chunking, effective reading and lots more ideas of how to maximise their study time and memory skills.



Egg Parents!

posted 15 Jan 2018, 04:54 by N Nelson

Mrs Robert's Year 12s and 13s have become parents ... egg parents! All in the name of Psychology.

They are working on an attachment project and will need to look after their eggs as if they were newborns for the next few weeks. They have got off to a "cracking" start! 



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.


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