15:00 PM - 16 Oct 2020

“Year 7 have made such a fantastic start to life at Hinchley Wood and it’s been my pleasure to be their Head of Learning. Parents/Carers of Y7 please see the link below for a short video message from me. Mr Jacks” https://t.co/W6X7N1aaRQ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1317102149092974593

14:56 PM - 16 Oct 2020

"Great to see some excellent model globes from our year 7 students, with some students finding impressively creative ways to display them!" https://t.co/A2xm18wbpR

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1317005563016994816

08:32 AM - 16 Oct 2020

'Mr Dutton spent yesterday afternoon registration delivering Year 8 end of half term prizes. Well done to the students below!' https://t.co/HSPkOcTvFw

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1316028145317949440

15:48 PM - 13 Oct 2020

"Mr Poole spent afternoon registration delivering Year 9 Star of the Week Awards. Well done to the students below!" https://t.co/vYVqusVzEC

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1309077014025056261

11:27 AM - 24 Sep 2020

During PSHCE this week students have been looking at their mental health and what can affect it. Here are some helpful tips for them to incorporate into their daily routine. https://t.co/oG3wGdzRkh

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1308761561809510400

14:34 PM - 23 Sep 2020

Please see the link below which will take you directly to the Hinchley Wood School Virtual Open Evening 2020 Presentations and films available for viewing from 7.00pm https://t.co/D8cdQYUXW7 https://t.co/CkNyKcMEjm

15:46 PM - 22 Sep 2020

Please log on to our website at 7pm Wednesday 23 September to view our Virtual Open Evening: Headteacher Speech, Student Interviews, Admissions FAQs and much more! https://t.co/eOOk7dT7Ht

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1306492166680834048

08:16 AM - 17 Sep 2020

Having looked at equality and diversity in PSHCE students were reminded to THINK before they speak https://t.co/fRDtIjxXoI

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1304317315337654272

08:14 AM - 11 Sep 2020

September's Calendar from the team at is all about taking care of yourself. Take some time for look after yourself and each other with this great daily tool. https://t.co/GgZg0QqA52

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.