http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1267829282895585289

15:43 PM - 2 Jun 2020

Like a puzzle and keeping fit at the same time? Sign up to Operation Bletchley. Solve 10 codes and walk 50 miles (or 100 if you really want) in the month of July to raise money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity. Sign up as a family, or a group of friends. Enter before 1st July! https://t.co/VS4C7DmSiw

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1267817449572818944

14:56 PM - 2 Jun 2020

“June is Pride month, and we will be celebrating this in school in the next few weeks. Our multi-coloured logo on Twitter represents the pride we have in diversity at HWS. Next week's community challenge is to help celebrate pride and diversity at HWS. Watch this space. https://t.co/vEs0pyU5xJ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1267420752392880128

12:40 PM - 1 Jun 2020

“In 1st place, Oscar in Y7’s piece showing the positive of more family meals enjoyed together during lockdown” https://t.co/c46iQ11LOd

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1267417323167789056

12:26 PM - 1 Jun 2020

“In 2nd place, Mr Bartlett’s back garden flower and bee combination” https://t.co/uJHzEgl6g7

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1267416603425148929

12:24 PM - 1 Jun 2020

“In 3rd place, Christian in Y8’s garden and football composition” https://t.co/mBRYEiet4M

11:52 AM - 1 Jun 2020

“Well done to everyone who entered our lockdown photography competition. All the shortlisted entries were anonymised and judged by a panel of 3 photographers and the results were…”

10:12 AM - 1 Jun 2020

"This is the link to this week’s assembly on Kindness (including Saying Something Nice Day) by Miss Macdonald" https://t.co/uBFII78Str

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1267382259012833283

10:07 AM - 1 Jun 2020

“Good morning and welcome back after half-term. We hope you all had a great break. At 12.00 today we’ll be announcing the winners of the photography competition. In the meantime here is a last minute entry from Lauren in Y9 which was accidentally missed off the montage!” https://t.co/F229OU6LV4

13:18 PM - 29 May 2020

'We're nearly there! We are now only 1692 flights of stairs away from Mount Everest and £170 off our fundraising target. Keep it up HWS, you've done amazing so far, one last push!'

UNI & FUTURES INFO

Oxbridge Programme

Hinchley Wood Sixth Form runs a comprehensive Oxbridge Programme for Years 12 and 13. 

Students with the relevant academic profile are invited to join at the start of Year 12.  The group meets fortnightly to:

  • Discuss ideas to develop their ability to think, problem solve and reason effectively in areas beyond the curriculum
  • Deliver Presentations on an area of their specialist subject that they have independently researched
  • Practice past entrance exam papers.
  • Receive guidance on the application and selection process, additional reading, lectures, master classes, summer schools and other activities to thoroughly prepare them for their application.

OMS (Oxford Mentoring Scheme) is an online mentoring scheme which all candidates are encouraged to apply for.  This provides regular online meetings with a current Oxford Undergraduate in the students’ specialist subject and 2 or 3 students from other schools. The Undergrad facilitates discussions, sets tasks and answers questions on the academic subject, admissions process and interviews.

Mock interviews are undertaken with all candidates often including external subject experts.

Enrichment Tutorials are offered to applicants from the group covering 8 weekly sessions delivered by two Oxford graduates on the history of thought, from The Enlightenment to Postmodernism, and include consideration of politics, art, literature, music and philosophy, culminating with an individual tutorial.

Subject Specialist Tutorials are offered by teachers at the school and replicate Oxbridge tutorials and interviews, challenging students to question and think more deeply about their chosen subject.

Visits:

  • We take students to Oxford for a day’s visit which includes two subject lectures and tour of the Colleges.
  • A representative from Oxford visits to speak to the group about admissions, interviews, the application process and life at Oxford.
  • Hinchley Wood Alumnae, studying at Oxford, return to the school to talk to the group about their experiences.

University Applications (UNIFROG access)

Please see below links to information that will help when making a university application.  If you need help at any stage of the process please see Mrs Brandon or one of the sixth form team.

1.Website address: https://www.unifrog.org

2. Click on Sign In button top right hand corner

3. Click on Been Given a Form Code? > Sign in for the first time

4. On the page that opens up enter the code: parentshinchley

5. Enter your details and create your own password

6. Click Sign Up

You will now have access to the platform.

If you have any queries or concerns please contact Mrs Brandon via abrandon@hinchleywoodschool.co.uk or 020 8398 7161.

  • See UCAS Widget (left) for quick help

Apprenticeship Applications

Apprenticeships are an excellent alternative to University: Apprentices are paid from day one and have work experience in the career of their choice, as well as studying for a qualification up to, and including, degree level.

The process of application is quite demanding, however, if you are successful your employer will be investing a considerable amount of time and money in you whilst you are training for your qualification.

Gone are the days when apprenticeships used to only be in low level qualifications; degree apprenticeships are abundant – please use the guide and links below to explore the options.

Guide to applying for Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Opportunities with major companies

 

Mrs Brandon and the sixth form team are available if you have any questions or need help.

Work Experience

Year 12 students are expected to undertake a work experience placement during the last week of the summer term.