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Sixth Form Latest News

All the latest news and information with regards to our Sixth Form

For the latest letters and newsletters sent to parents and carers, please view our letters page

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  • The Great Jubilee Bake Off and Cake Sale

    Published 18/05/22

    On Friday 27 May, NLS are celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    We would love for students to create a jubilee style cake which will be judged and then sold at break time to raise money for The Prince’s Trust. The minimum donation will be 50p.

    All students should bring their entries to the Year Lead Office (C037) before P1 on Friday 27 May.

    We look forward to seeing what the students create!

    Any questions, students should see Mr Butler or Miss Murphy.

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  • Welfare and Fuel support for families in Warwickshire

    Published 20/05/22

    If you or your family need some support to pay your bills, manage your money or access food, Warwickshire County Council has different services available. 

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  • Is your child struggling with stress/anxiety?

    Published 16/05/22

    Is your child struggling to cope with exams or feeling anxious about school life? We have lots of different support available to help your child at NLS.

    Stef Parkins, our mental health lead and other members of our student engagement team are always available to talk to or listen to students about any difficulties they may be facing- Lulu, our school dog is also ready to support young people who are feeling anxious.

    We also have a range of organisations that can provide advice and guidance to both students and parents/carers - view our mental health pages for more information.

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  • Sixth Form Update - Spring 2

    Published 01/04/22

    Our Sixth Formers have had a busy few weeks this half-term. 

    University UK Fair

    On Friday 11 March our Year 12 students enjoyed their morning at the UK University Search Fair at Edgbaston relishing the opportunity to meet and chat with a number of universities and gather information as part of their post 18 planning. Not only were they happy with their freebies and swag bags, students commented on how it’s given them the drive to get researching for their future, and others with how it’s thrown more possibilities into their choices!


    International Women’s Day

    On 8 March Sixth Form students appreciated International Women’s Day with some departments sending students information of women who have inspired and influenced their subjects over the years. In assembly, we discussed IWD in relation to the women in Ukraine and how they are showing their strength through fighting for their country and supporting their families. This year's theme was #breakthebias with students and teachers showing their support.

    Physics Olympiad

    On 4 March, some Year 12 students took part in the Physics Olympiad Senior Physics Challenge.  The paper was very demanding, stretching the problem-solving skills of pupils beyond even the A Level course.  We are delighted what they students achieved with a particular mention to Thomas for achieving Gold, the highest award, putting him in the top 8.9% of the candidates entered nationally.

    It really is testament to the aspirations and quality of the students that so many entered in the first place; they should all be proud. It really was a very demanding challenge.

    Gold: Thomas A

    Bronze 1: Adam S

    Bronze 2: Tom LB, Shahmeer, Bede

    Commendation: Jodie C, Will C, Henry F, Oliver L, Oliver T, Tanisha T, Henri T


    Ukraine support and fundraiser

    As promised in last week’s letter, below is the picture of the Sixth Form students coming together to make the Ukrainian flag in their support for Ukraine. Donations have totalled £462.75 so far which will be donated to the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee - Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal). The students also requested to do a minute silence for those who have lost their life in the conflict and to reflect.

    Further thanks for the donations that have been brought to the Sixth Form office in support of a neighbour of one of our students shortly taking in two sisters and their three young children (a boy aged 9, and girls 6 years & 14 months) from Ukraine which we are supporting alongside the whole school appeal. Any items that you might wish to donate to help these families we will be pleased to receive in the Sixth Form office.

    NLS Sixth Form Culture Day

    Our Diversity & Equality Assistant Student Leader and friends organised and ran a successful Culture Awareness Day on Thursday 31 March, where students brought in a variety of food from their culture or heritage. It was a great success, with students enjoying the delicious array of food at break time. We followed this up in assembly explaining the benefits of cultural diversity, how to celebrate others' cultures and why it is so important. Thank you to everyone who brought in food, to the students and parents who made it (it was delicious!) and for all the students who got involved. Special thanks to Pradeeptaa in Year 13.

    Year 11 Sixth Form Interviews

    It has been lovely meeting current and external Year 11 students for the Sixth Form Interviews over the last few weeks. Having the opportunity to talk about how they spend their time outside of school with some incredibly impressive extra-curricular activities or learning about their aspirations for the future was a rewarding experience for all those involved. All students were polite and were really strong representatives for their Year group.
    We are excited to have you in the Sixth Form in September 2022!


    Student Leadership Opportunities.

    As our Year 13s turn their full concentration to their summer exams we would like to thank the Senior Student Leadership team for their hard work this year. The new events they have inspired will be on our calendar for years to come and their help and support will not be forgotten. Thank you to Jai and Chloe for leading the team, and thanks to the team; Millie, Reyaan, Leo, Jess, Sophie, Nicole, Anya, Joe, Issy, Milly & Niall. 

    This opens the doors to the next group of students to take the mantel. Applications for the leadership roles will open after Easter, with two Senior Student Leader roles and a group of Assistant Senior Student Leaders to support them and to develop further areas within the Sixth Form, NLS and the wider community. More info to come!


    Student Spotlight

    Part of our aims for NLS Sixth Form are to support the development of each student holistically and for them to be world-ready individuals who are intellectually and emotionally intelligent. We encourage students to develop their skills for the ever-changing world, achieving their individual potential.

    We would like to ‘turn the spotlight on’ some of our students who are achieving this and developing themselves in and outside of school. We have so many impressive students, so we will introduce you to a couple each bulletin!#


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  • Sixth Form Update- Spring 1

    Published 06/02/22

    I would like to start our first half of Spring term Sixth Form newsletter saying a huge well done to students for completing their mock exams. It can be a stressful time for students (and their families!) and I was proud to see the focus, determination and resilience our Sixth Formers showed. These mock exams served as a good practice to students, getting a feel for what it will be like in a few months for Year 13 and next year for Year 12.

    The results for the mock exams will be released in a formal fashion on Friday 4 March 2022 at break time in the theatre. Students will need to arrive promptly and will collect their results once instructed. Well done to all and good luck with your results.

    The Y13 year group photo will also be taking place on Monday 28 February during P2.


    Oxbridge Success! 

    Huge congratulations to our Year 13 students who have been successful in their Oxbridge applications.Two students have secured offers; Alysia to study English Language & Literature and Sophie to study Natural Sciences with Biology. Well done! We were also very proud of our nine other applicants, three of which were additionally successful to interview stage.



    We are delighted that across the cohort, students have been successfully receiving a variety of university offers with 25% of our applicants having already received offers from all five of their university choices. These offers include Russell Group and Top 40 universities and cover a diverse range of courses. Some courses have required an interview, and again it is great to see offers made to students post interview.

    We were happy to share information during National Apprenticeship week (7-11 February) for those students who wish to follow a non-university route post A levels and we will continue to support with opportunities that we aware of, so students should check the weekly notices via tutor time.


    John Dobai - Holocaust survivor talk

    In our January extended PSHE session, we were honoured to receive a talk from John Dobai, a Holocaust survivor. He talked about his life from early childhood throughout the war and how he and his family were treated living in Hungary as a Jew.

    Students and staff were captivated by his words. Here are a few of the student’s reflections:

    “It was interesting hearing about his life and how he was personally affected. Particularly from someone who wasn’t in a concentration camp, but the experiences he had building up to the war and during.”

    “It was nice hearing directly from a person who has experienced it rather than from a book or a teacher.”

    “Some of the facts were shocking, even after hearing a lot about the Holocaust before. It really brought it to life and made you think about how it would have been for him.”

    Thank you John for sharing your story with us.


    Wear Red for British Heart Foundation on Valentine's Day 

    British Heart Foundation income fell 40% after charity shop closures

    On Monday 14 February NLS Sixth Form supported the British Heart Foundation to show love for our hearts! Sixth Formers wore red and donated money which raised £115. During tutor time, students were informed about the British Heart Foundation, what they do and how people can protect themselves and help others. In conjunction, Mr Schofield has arranged for CPR skills to be taught to Sixth Formers over the course of the next half-term.

    We are looking forward to meeting the internal and external applicants for interviews to NLS Sixth Form over the next half-term. You’ll be contacted soon with arrangements for these. Have a well-deserved half-term break!

    Miss Hase

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  • Key Dates 2021-22

    Published 14/10/21
    Date Event Year Group 8/10/21 Friday SRE Session P5 – STIs  Year 12 & 13 – in the Theatre  13/10/21 School Deadline for Early UCAS applications  Year 13 &ndash
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