Year 11/12 G Students Post 16 applications

You will soon get your user name and password via your tutor to access the post 16 application online form on UCAS progress. Do not self register, wait for your user name and password in tutor time.

The deadline for applying is December 12th. If you are applying to stay on at Bosworth, you will also need to fill in a very short paper application. You will get this via your tutor as well and the deadline is also December 12th.

Once the system is up and running , you will be able to access your application form at school and at home.

Finally, there are lots of useful info on our careers zone website to help you.

You can access it on the Bosworth Academy cloud.

Madame Delâge-Martin

November is International Enterprise Month.

We are a very Enterprising school.

The fact that many small groups of students are often organising activities from Fashion Shows to Cake Bakes, shows the “will” that exists to raise money for good causes.

I’m looking for all tutor groups during November to undertake an activity of their choice which links the principles of Enterprise with raising money for a nominated cause that each group can choose.

It does not matter how simple your idea is, as long as it aims to meet the ideas of this communication.

It would be great if each tutor group looked to raise a minimum of £50 each, setting a grand total of £2,500 for the whole school.

In the 1st week of December I would like each group to complete a simple questionnaire to advise me on what you did, how much you raised and who for. It would be a nice idea to have some photos of the things you do as well.

I am really looking forward to seeing all of your ideas in practice and wish you luck in raising a lot of money for many good causes.

 

Andrew Collingwood

Academy Enterprise Co-ordinator

Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 1st November

In the table below are a few suggested ports of call particularly to students Of Business and Economics (but don’t let this exclude you if you’re interested) to help improve your general knowledge of the subjects.

I would be interested in your comments at andrewc81@bosworthacademy.org.uk. I have had a number of positive comments and conversations with students who have watched some of the listed programmes.

An addendum – I also tweet about Business and Economics – Check out “MountsorrelAndy” at Twitter.

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 1st November:

Programme

Day

Time

Programme Number

Channel

Comment

The   Apprentice

Tues and   Wed

9.00-10.00   pm

5/12

BBC1

The return of the classic…..

Watchdog

Thurs

8.00-9.00 pm

4/8

BBC1

Topical business and consumer programme.

The Bottom Line

Sat

5.30 – 6.00 pm

Weekly

Radio 4

Topical business debate.

Podcast available.

Wake Up To Money

Mon to Fri

5.15-6.00 am

Daily

Radio 5

Excellent daily digest of business and economics news.  

Podcast available.

File on 4

Tues

8.00-8.40 pm

Weekly

Radio 4

One-off programme on Redundancies.

Podcast available.

Money Box

Sat

12.04-12.30 pm

Weekly

Radio 4

Topical consumer and business news.

Podcast available.

This is only a selection of the excellent BBC broadcasts. For a full listing check out the following web page – http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/genre/factual/money

Your personal ticket to fame, riches and success?

OK – maybe not fame and riches for everyone – but maybe at least one of these might come your way with choosing A level Geography (no promises – but top Unis like it as a bridging subject, and Geographers consistently top polls for workplace skills and graduate employability in many areas)

A reminder to visit the Geography stall at Post16 evening on Thursday night this week – the evening runs from 5.30pm-8.30pm. Come and look at what we do, where we go, and why Geography is a fantastic A level to choose. Meet current A level students, have a go at using fieldwork equipment, do Geography banter (what?!)
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or see – Mr White, Mr Blackmore and Mrs Dennett

Book of the Week

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“Where can we get eight pints of blood, Camille?”

Camille wants to find the “perfect” boy, with an athlete’s body and a poet’s brain.  Can any boy alive measure up?  Enter new friend, Zoe (strange but brilliant), who takes Biology homework to a whole new level.

This is a modern twist on the Frankenstein story; funny, touching, lots of gore and just right for Halloween!

Question of the Week

How can we be healthy?

‘To keep the body in good health is a duty..otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind string and clear.’  Buddha

‘It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.’  Mahatma Gandhi

 

Book of the Week

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On the morning of its first birthday, a baby was found floating in a cello case in the middle of the English Channel.

Everyone thinks Sophie is an orphan, one of the few survivors of a shipwreck in the English Channel.  She lives a happy, if unconventional, life with her eccentric guardian Charles, but now she is twelve, she often thinks of her mother and is sure she survived the shipwreck too. Despite being told this is almost impossible she and Charles set off to Paris to find her mother because you should never ignore a possible.”

With the help of her new friends, the daring “rooftoppers”,  her quest becomes a race against time across the rooftops of Paris as the authorities close in.

See the author talking about her book here:

Katherine Rundell

 

Virtual Stock Exchange Game launch…..

Have you got the skills to invest £100,000 of virtual money into an online stock market?

If so, you could do it with 300,000 other students nationwide in this interactive online share trading game. We hope that you become part of one of these teams this year.

If you win you will earn £2000 for the school, and get your team an all-expenses paid week in New York as well as £200 spending money for each participant. You and up to three others can join in and play on Monday lunch times (late lunch – 13.25 to 2.05) in Room B1.

For more information there are leaflets available in the Compass, see the notice outside of B1 or talk to Hannah Banks and Brandon Cox of 12ACW.

Question of the Week

How can we be lights in our community? (Diwali – Thursday 23rd October)

Diwali is a Hindu and Sikh festival.  Leicester has the biggest Diwali celebration of any city outside India.  Diwali is referred to as the Festival of Light.  The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

‘Let your light shine before others so that they see your good works.’   Jesus

‘And as we let our own light shine we give other people permission to do the same.’  Nelson Mandela