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A big week for STEM at W6

Last week sixth formers from SRWA sixth form, W6, hosted an evening at world renowned engineering firm Ricardo in Shoreham for Year 10 students.

The purpose of the event was to promote and showcase the many and varied career paths leading from studying STEM subjects. The sixth formers co-managed the event and spoke to the Year 10 students and their families about the study options and benefits of further study in STEM. There were many fantastic examples of engineering excellence on display. No cameras were allowed into the top secret inner sanctum of Ricardo’s projects in development but tours and talks were given in small groups sworn to secrecy (with tape put over mobiles phones to block photos).

The same week more STEM recognition came in the form of accolades at the Big Bang South East (a festival celebrating young people’s achievements in science and engineering). SRWA picked up two prizes for sixth former Jonty Orford’s project “Antioxidant capacity and anthocyanin levels in blueberry and cranberry juices before, during and after gut processes to look at possible effect as a urinary tract infection treatment.”

He won the ‘Edwards prize for technology’ trophy and also came runner up in the overall Big Bang South East award for science (senior). Pipped to the post by one of the many entries from Oriel.

Well done all. Great work! 

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Year 12 Induction Day

On Tuesday 10th July, prospective Year 12 students for the 2018/19 academic year are invited to our Year 12 Induction Day, running from 9:00 am to 12:45pm. There will be a range of engaging activities to prepare you for the sixth form learning environment, and for you to know how to progress well from GCSE to A-Level courses.

Here is a breakdown of the day:

  • Welcome – what to expect in sixth form, and what to do after you receive your GCSE results
  • Subject taster sessions
  • Canvas induction – get an early glimpse into our VLE here and download the app
  • Receiving independent study assignments for the Summer
  • Break with tea and cake
  • Live demonstration of chromebooks from our provider, FreedomTech
  • Time for questions
  • Departure from the academy at 12:45

To select subject taster sessions, you can book by completing the form below.

We look forward to welcoming you to W6. We believe you’ll be impressed.

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Realising Opportunities Update

Realising Opportunities Update – As part of our Realising Opportunities scheme, organised by our host university, the University of Sussex, our students have already been exposed to a wide range of advice and support for getting prepared for university life.

All students should be in contact with their e-mentor via the Brightside website, and should have already completed the ‘Skills 4 Uni’ module via the RO student portal.

The Academic Assignment – Save the dates!

Day 1 – Tuesday 19 June 2018

Day 2 – Wednesday 27 June 2018

Day 3 – Monday 09 July 2018

On each of the three days, students will depart the academy by coach at 9:30am, complete their day at the University of Sussex, Falmer Campus, and arrive back at the academy at 3pm.

There is no cost to students attending these 3 sessions, and lunch will be provided by the university. RO Students in Year 12 should have completed a reply slip for these events.

Follow us on social media for more updates during the days!

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W6 Meet the Tutors BBQ 13th September

Every year, we host a BBQ at the start of term to allow 6th form tutors and the 6th form team to meet with parents. It is a great, informal way for parents to find out about the running of W6 as well as an opportunity to ask questions. There are also some new tutors joining our team, so year 13 students and their parents are also heartily encouraged to come along.

We invite all parents of 6th form students to meet with us, have a burger or sausage (or a veggie alternative) and a chat. We’d love to see you there. You can let us know you are coming by signing up below.

W6 Meet the Tutors BBQ

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Woodardstock Festival

Introducing the Woodardstock Festival at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, running from Friday 6th July to Saturday 7th July 2018.

Forget Glasto, Reading, Bestival and Shambala. We’ve got Woodardstock right on your doorstep!
Featuring over the weekend of entertainment…
  • Live Bands
  • Shakespearean stage
  • Live Performances
  • BBQ
  • Market Stalls
  • Sports tournaments
  • The World Cup on big screen

This is a HUGE weekend of entertainment, right here at SRWA – don’t miss out!

For tickets and more details, visit the dedicated Facebook event page or call the SRWA office on: 01903 875507

Tickets: Adults £7 | Concessions £5

We look forward to the academy’s very own festival!

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Exploring STEM Subjects at W6

Interested in exploring STEM subjects at sixth form and W6?

Thinking about Sixth Form choices and STEM?

Are you in year 10 and beginning to think about your choice of sixth form and the subjects you’ll study once you’ve finished your GCSEs? Maybe you aren’t even sure what you want to do, but are keen to find out about different courses and careers.

The world renowned engineering firm Ricardo and W6 Sixth Form at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy are hosting an evening about careers and further study in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) for students in year 10 and their parents. The event will be held at the impressive Centenary Innovation Centre at Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Centre. The evening will be held on Wednesday 20th June, from 6 – 7:30pm.


About the Evening

Join us at 6pm as junior engineers, recent graduates and other Ricardo personnel share their stories of their education and the career paths that led them to where they are today.

There will be an opportunity to speak with Ricardo staff about their jobs and their studies. W6 Sixth Form students following STEM courses will also be ready and willing to have a chat about life in sixth form, how it differs to GCSEs, and the choices they made. They will also be able to offer any advice that may help you in deciding your next steps. Teaching staff from W6 Sixth form will be on hand to discuss the subjects you could choose and what they involve.

There will be the chance to get hands-on with some engineering challenges and to get a feel for what engineering and STEM is all about.


The Tour

Following all of this, you will be able to take a tour around the world class production facilities where some of the most impressive engineering solutions have been developed and made.

And before you start believing this is an event aimed at boys, think again. The world of STEM is ready and waiting for talented young women, so come along.

Find out more:

If you are interested and want to find out more, please see the EventBrite site, or alternatively visit our dedicated Facebook event page. We look forward to working closely once again with Ricardo.