22:59 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 students on the WW1 Battlefields visit are due to arrive back to school at around 23:45. The staff would like to thank the students for an excellent visit.

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1192888430499434497

19:35 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 Battlefields visit. Students have paid their respects to the soldiers who fought in the Great War and explored important sites linked to their study of the experiences of WW1. The students have been a real credit to the school. https://t.co/ig6F9l9GRs

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189566127560691713

15:34 PM - 30 Oct 2019

Fantastic final day in Berlin. Students enjoyed the visits to the panorama 360 Berlin Wall exhibition and the Stasi museum. https://t.co/U7dxJW78vJ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189262748938575872

19:28 PM - 29 Oct 2019

Lovely end to day two with a yummy evening meal and bowling 🎳 https://t.co/AREXdZivy6

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189228978286006272

17:14 PM - 29 Oct 2019

A poignant and compelling visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp this morning followed by an enlightening walking tour of Berlin this afternoon https://t.co/gzehF2Vhmx

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188922857205764096

20:57 PM - 28 Oct 2019

Quick stop at the Brandenburg Gate before our visit to the Reichstag this evening 🇩🇪 https://t.co/fe6xto3rxl

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188873134323195906

17:40 PM - 28 Oct 2019

Lovely afternoon stroll down at the East Side Gallery. Fantastic to bring learning in the classroom to life 📚👨‍🏫 https://t.co/xQRnAFXRqZ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188766456235905024

10:36 AM - 28 Oct 2019

Year 11 history students have arrived safely in Berlin. First stop: Olympiastadion 🇩🇪 ⚽️ https://t.co/eRuKPR6KDY

13:43 PM - 11 Oct 2019

The Marchants Hill Visit is ready to depart with tired but happy students. It is on schedule to arrive at school for 2.30pm pick up. Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm from the north playground - please note that you will not be able to collect before this time.

14:53 PM - 10 Oct 2019

Another exciting day was had by all at Marchants Hill today. Students are in great spirits and have been working together and overcoming new challenges! All are tired but happy and looking forward to the disco evening tonight. The estimated time of arrival back tomorrow 2.30pm.

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

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.