http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1375361785587437569

08:19 AM - 26 Mar 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Part 2.. Well done to everyone involved! https://t.co/pEyZIjGo8Z

11:50 AM - 18 Mar 2021

The latest House Newsletter can be viewed at: https://t.co/bPe7UjAkXn

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1372116976156487681

09:25 AM - 17 Mar 2021

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Check out some of the brilliant entries from our KS3 house music competition. Part 1.. https://t.co/c8FKtTq280

09:25 AM - 17 Mar 2021

All of our Year 7 students have taken part in a virtual theatre performance and workshop this morning on the topic of Pedestrian Safety – a very enjoyable show! Thank you to the company Performance In Education for organising this session for us. https://t.co/FcteQcJc4I

14:01 PM - 15 Mar 2021

PART TIME SCHOOL CLEANER VACANCY - We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic cleaner with a positive ‘can do’ attitude to join our friendly premises team: https://t.co/KND5uRTLlP

15:00 PM - 1 Mar 2021

CONGRATULATIONS to Edward in Year 9 who won first prize in a Languages Competition run by the British Academy, which brings together researchers from universities across the UK to run outreach events to encourage the study of languages. https://t.co/iJbtp038Bw

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1356268657484177410

15:50 PM - 1 Feb 2021

"Another amazing piece of 'lockdown poetry' by Amelia in Year 11" https://t.co/EW3bcCdHVy

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1355127070788120577

12:14 PM - 29 Jan 2021

"An amazing piece of work form a student who would like to remain anonymous!" https://t.co/6vN7X04Nbh

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351881111538982913

13:15 PM - 20 Jan 2021

"The Wear Something Festive fundraiser at the end of last term raised £871.50 which was split between the 5 year group charities - Thank You!" https://t.co/sWYmrVolO1

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1351848562276114434

11:06 AM - 20 Jan 2021

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Our first House Challenges of 2021 are now live! You have two weeks to complete both of these challenges..Good Luck! https://t.co/lJddizRBXD

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.