Post 16 Applications Year 11

Remember the deadline for both UCAS progress and Bosworth Academy paper forms is December 12th. You must fill in both the paper form and the online UCAS progress application if you want to stay on at Bosworth. You must also ensure all the sections of your online profile on UCAS progress are completed and saved as completed for your tutor to be able to send your application.

Any problems, contact your tutor or myself

Madame Delâge-Martin

Appeal for Tombola Items for Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 12th December 2014 – In aid of Save The Children.

Do you have any items you could donate that would be suitable for a Tombola Stall ? All donations would be generously received – please being them to:

B1 at Tutor Times,

Andrew Collingwood’s Office in the Oaks,

Or find a member of 12 ACW.

Thanks in anticipation of your generosity.

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 12th December 2014 – In aid of Save The Children.

How could you be Enterprising on this day ?

Contact Charlotte Crawford via email in school at ccrawford@bosworthacademy.org.uk

More details to follow……

Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 29th 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. Thanks for your comments. Keep them coming !

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

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 29th November:

Programme

Day

Time

Programme Number

Channel

Comment

The   Apprentice

Wed

9.00-10.00   pm

9/12

BBC1

The return of the classic…..

Watchdog

Thurs

8.00-9.00 pm

8/8

BBC1

Topical business and consumer programme.

Martin Lewis Money Show

Fri

8.00 – 8.30 pm

2/9

ITV1

Money expect gives lots of hints and tips on saving   consumers money. Incorporates lots of business law.

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.

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

Book of the Week

the last wild

Kester! Help!

Whoever is speaking has a very deep voice – it’s not a kid’s voice at all, or even a man’s – it rasps and echoes, like a rock rattling down a metal pipe . . . 

In a future world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester leads a miserable life in a children’s home.   Unable to speak after losing his mother,  he thinks he must be going mad when he realises  a cockroach is talking to him.  He escapes the home with a flock of talking pigeons who lead him to the last surviving creatures.  Can he help them find a cure for the deadly “red-eye” disease before they too are wiped out?

This is the first book in a trilogy by Piers Torday.  The second “The Dark Wild” has just won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

 

Bosworth Christmas Charity Appeal

24th November – Bosworth Christmas Charity Appeal

The ‘V’ in our Achieve ethos stands for values.  One of the key values we want Bosworth Academy to be known for is that we are a community who supports and cares for those who are less well off.  Last year you demonstrated incredible generosity in our Christmas Charity Appeal. Again this year we will be supporting the work of Open Hands a local Leicester based charity.  We are going to do this by collecting food and toiletries listed below:

Food:Tinned: meals /fish /vegetables /fruit, small boxes of cereals, tea bags, coffee, small UHT milk, pasta, rice, couscous, chocolates, biscuits, small bag of sugar

Toiletries:Deodorant, shampoo, face clothes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap

For more information about Open Hands – look at the website below.  http://www.openhandsleicester.org.uk/index.php

Question of the Week – How can you help those less fortunate than yourself?

Quotes of the week:

‘Treat others how you would like to be treated.’  Jesus

‘Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.’ The Dalai Lama

Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 22nd November

Sorry for no listing last week. To make up for it this week, we have a bumper week !

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. Thanks for your comments. Keep them coming !

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

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 22nd November:

Programme

Day

Time

Programme Number

Channel

Comment

The   Apprentice

Tues

9.00-10.00   pm

8/12

BBC1

The return of the classic…..

Watchdog

Thurs

8.00-9.00 pm

7/8

BBC1

Topical business and consumer programme.

Martin Lewis Money Show

Fri

8.00 – 8.30 pm

1/9

ITV1

Money expect gives lots of hints and tips on saving consumers money. Incorporates lots of business law.

Panorama

Mon

8.30 – 9.00 pm

1/1

BBC1

Considers the closing of businesses as a consequence   of bank inaction.

Tonight

Thurs

7.30 – 8.00 pm

1/1

ITV1

Considers who owns a range of Britain’s top companies –   with many surprises.

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.

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

Book of the Week

hate

He was there when they attacked Rosie.  This new boy, this Anthony Broad, had stood and watched while they beat Rosie and Paul to the ground.  He’d done nothing to help them.  He was one of the ones who’d watched.

The night Rosie died.

Rosie’s sister, Eve, cannot believe that Anthony is now at her school and her best friend, Jess, is falling for him.  Why doesn’t Eve have the courage to tell him what she thinks of him?

Anthony relives that night day after day and struggles with the guilt he feels.

Jess’s brother, Oli, has just come out – “I’m explaining who I am” – but now faces homophobic comments and  threats.

This is a hard-hitting story, distressing but powerful.  It is about standing up to prejudice and believing in who you are, it is about making the moral choice instead of following the crowd.

It will make you ask yourself “What would I do?”

Alan Gibbons was inspired to write this story by the real life murder of Sophie Lancaster.  She was the victim of a hate crime because she dared to dress differently – in “Goth” clothing.

“There was some banter’ then it started to get ugly.”