You are here

Sixth Form Events

 

Sixth Form @ The Spires College Quiz Evening

We know that the restrictions of lockdown can feel isolating, however, one really positive thing discovered during the first lockdown was the emergence of new and different ways of socialising and connecting with people virtually. 

One such way was the surge in people doing online quizzes.  With this in mind we are inviting you to our virtual ‘pub quiz’ style evening for our Sixth Form students and their families.  Teams will comprise of your household, with the quiz being hosted using the Sixth Form Google Meet link.  Students will need to log into Google Meet as they would for Sixth Form assemblies.

The quiz will be held on Thursday 4 February 2021 at 7:30 pm

  • Rounds will include:
  • Picture and Dingbats
  • General knowledge
  • Music
  • Film and Television
  • Questions from a range of our Sixth Form subjects… (let’s see how much our students know about their subjects)

Mr Davies will be your host/quiz master for the evening (think more Bradley Walsh than Jeremy Paxman).

At the end of each round the student in the team will need to submit the answers using Google Classroom.

Prizes:

  • 1st Prize:            £30 Tesco voucher
  • 2nd Prize:           £20 Tesco voucher
  • 3rd Prize:           £10 Tesco voucher 

 

If you would like to enter a team, please email me: rdavies@thesprirescollege.com

We hope to see you in the virtual world for some quiz fun!

 


 

Events throughout the year

22 October 2020Tutor Evening 4pm - 7pm
17 November 2020

Learn to Live (virtual event)

Road Safety conference for Year 12 students

18 November 2020

Open Evening 6pm – 8pm

For those interested in joining Sixth Form in September 2021

17 & 18 November 2020UCAS Convention at Westpoint, Exeter TBC
January 2021Post 18 Pathways Evening from 6 pm
28 January 2021Trip to Cardiff Metropolitan University TBC
27 January 2021Trip to The National Apprenticeship Show with Year 12 TBC
14 January 2021Parents’ Evening 4pm – 7pm
19 -23 July 2021Work Experience week for Year 12 students TBC

National Citizen Service

Each year, many of our students take part in the NCS programme, which is a youth programme like no other.  It is designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, and the experience will help give a clearer idea of what participants want for their future.  

On the NCS programme participants mix with a new crowd and take on fresh challenges together.  Along the way, they get a taste for independence and pick up skills that will help them reach their future goals.  They are given a platform to have their voices heard and pursue a passion project.  The four week programme includes a residential activities week with activities such as windsurfing, kayaking, high ropes, SUP boards and problem solving challenges, with the focus on developing confidence, leadership and team work.  There is a second residential week, spent living at Plymouth University, learning essential life skills such as budgeting and cooking and providing a taster of independence.  This week includes workshops covering subject such as health and wellbeing, anxiety, presentation skills, communication skills and a creating effective personal statements.  The other two weeks are spent planning and executing a project in the local community.

NCS are unable to visit schools at the moment so they have produced a film introduce the programme.  You can view this film via the following link:  Link to NCS film

There is also more information on their flyer, which you can view using the following link: NCS Flyer

Over 500,000 people have already completed an NCS programme.  You can find out more about this and sign up on the NCS website: https://wearencs.com/summer

NCS Image