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  • Essay Writing Advice For Sixth Formers

    Published 09/04/18

    Essay writing is an essential skill needed to prosper on a number of A Level courses. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many students struggle to master. Honing your essay writing abilities will have benefits beyond sixth form and into university.

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  • A new take on 'Carmen' - 6th Form impressions

    Published 12/03/18

    6th Form students enjoy a unique live performance of Bizet's Carmen

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  • Do people still go to the library?

    Published 12/03/18

    Cambridge is home to a number of amazing libraries, Cambridge University Library being one of them. Unfortunately, modern day libraries are underappreciated by many. There are many reasons to visit your local library. Modern libraries are much more than books and quiet reading. As well as giving you access to countless books, videos and other materials for free, libraries are community hubs. From book clubs and literary discussions to celebrations marking national holidays and appearances by lecturers, poets, novelists and other experts, even the smallest library hosts an array of exciting local events.

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  • French play 'ART' review

    Published 07/03/18

    SPF staff and students share their thoughts having watched French comedy 'ART'

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  • An inspiring day of Classics lectures

    Published 22/02/18

    Our Year 11 and L6 students travelled to London for an engrossing day of talks and lectures designed to enrich their Classics learning experience. Read the thoughts of two of our students below.

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  • The benefits of volunteering

    Published 19/02/18

    With Student Volunteering Week approaching –  Monday 19th February 2018 – we thought we’d take a closer look at the power of volunteering. Volunteering after all unlocks a number of opportunities not just for the organisations and individuals being helped but the people participating.

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  • 'Jeeves and Wooster' & 'Six Dead Queens -The Sixth Form Play

    Published 29/01/18

    The Sixth Form Play - a double bill of comedy ready to light up the foundation!

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  • London universities inspire SPF 6th Form students 

    Published 29/01/18

    Student Benedict Russell reports on the visit and guidance from London universities this January

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  • Field trips: learning outside the classroom

    Published 22/01/18

    Participating in field trips is a great way to enjoy a unique learning experience outside a classroom environment. Field trips are not only good fun, they allow students to absorb, interact and immerse themselves in a practical way.

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  • Arts in the Community

    Published 10/01/18

    From Disney murals to a playground theatre, SPF students put their artistic skills to work for the local community.

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  • Walking in the footsteps of rebels...

    Published 15/12/17

    6th Form students take a historic walking tour on a wintry day.

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  • Art meets science through the Protein Data Bank

    Published 13/12/17

    6th Form student sees her artwork selected for the PDBe's 2018 calendar

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  • Why Is Homework So Important?

    Published 11/12/17

    According to a study of more than 3,000 students over the past 15 years, spending at least two hours a night doing homework is connected to accomplishing better grades in English, Maths and Science. The Department of Education has said that spending any time doing homework has benefits, but that the effects were much greater to those students who put in two to three hours each night.

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  • What are the benefits of attending an Open day?

    Published 06/11/17

    Deciding what’s next for you and your academic career is one thing that may be playing on your mind. Open days provide a vital insight into those next steps, helping you to find the place where you’ll be  studying over the coming years. In this blog post, we take a closer look at just some of the benefits that go hand-in-hand with open events.

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    That first day at college is just as daunting as any first, but with the knowledge gathered at an open day students are given the confidence and clarity they need to thrive from day one. Open days provide all you need to know about student life at your new college.

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  • Equestrian success at the NSEA Championships

    Published 01/11/17

    Congratulations are in order for Anna and Casper at the NSEA Championships.

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  • Writing with The Guardian

    Published 20/10/17

    The Guardian Newspaper Day on 17th October saw students step into a journalist's shoes.

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  • Silver Duke of Edinburgh adventure

    Published 18/10/17

    Early on on a Tuesday morning, we gathered at Latham Road ready for three long days of walking in the Peak District. The minibuses were loaded up with all our kit and we were off! Three hours later, we had arrived in the Peaks and were greeted with the cold winds of the North. We had each brought items of food for the trip and were carrying them along with two tents, two trangia stoves and the methylated spirit shared between the six of us.

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  • Starting your final year of A Levels?

    Published 02/10/17

    How to make the most out of your last year at school

    Year 13 is a very important time in your academic life. Most students buckle down to work, and make plans for the future. In this post, we’ve put together 7 things that will help you make the most of your last year of school - and prepare you for university.

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