On the 3 May, forty Braintree Sixth Form students, accompanied by four of their teachers, went to the Cambridge Arts Theatre to see a production of Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
The morning started in a way people did not expect… well half of us anyway (including me), with around ten of us sitting in our usual classroom, vaguely aware of Sam la Rose’s visit but unsure when and where it exactly was supposed to occur.
On Wednesday 7 February 2018 a group of 36 Business and Economics A Level students visited the New Holland Tractor Plant in Basildon.
Charlotte Hughes, a former BSF student, progressed after the completion of her A-Level studies, to do a science apprenticeship with GlaxoSmIthKline.
All staff at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form wish to congratulate Sam Newman and Natacha Maurin on their successful applications to study degree courses at Cambridge University.
On Wednesday 3 January, whilst we were still recovering from New Year celebrations, Years 12 and 13 were snapped awake by a Physical Theatre workshop led by Frantic Assembly’s Vicki Manderson.
We are very grateful to the Biochemistry Department at Broomfield Hospital who kindly donated several boxes of unwanted laboratory glassware to the school.
Long-established teacher training provider, Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training, has been recognised as 'outstanding' in all categories by Ofsted.
Year 12 Braintree Sixth Form students took part in the Essex Roadster event today and all involved seemed to find the day constructive.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form were pleased to host Kamal Hyman for a series of motivational speeches which he delivered to Year 13, Year 12 and Year 10 on October 17.
On Sunday 8 October 2017, Year 13 students Leah Roby Smith and Ella Jones ran the Royal Parks half marathon in London to raise money for the charity Scope.
Braintree Sixth Form was well represented yesterday at the Braintree Post 16 Careers Fair by Verity Forster and Nabil Butcher who were on hand to inform the next generation of potential sixth form students about life at BSF.
Braintree Sixth Form celebrated their best ever International Baccalaureate (IB) results in July, with 100% of the Year 13 IB cohort passing the qualification. The highest points score was achieved by Tamsin Sprawling with 39 points. The average point score for the whole IB cohort was 32 points, above both national and international averages.
On Tuesday 18 July 2017 Year 12 had their final assembly of the year.
On Wednesday 28 June, a group of Year 12 students travelled to the University of Essex to learn more about the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) process, as well as being given the opportunity to ask the ambassadors any questions.
Students at Braintree Sixth Form are celebrating our best ever IB results with 100% of students obtaining the IB diploma at an average pass rate of 32.4 points.
We are delighted to announce that Scarlett Perrin, a Year 13 student, is one of this year’s winners of the prestigious Diana Award. This is the 20th anniversary of this award and Scarlett is one of only 750 outstanding young people to have won this award from the UK and across the world.
The day finally arrived and it was time to say a fond farewell to our Year 13 students. On Monday 3 July students had the chance to celebrate and relax after exam season at the Year 13 Ball at The Fennes, Bocking.
On Monday 3 July, our annual Induction Day took place where we welcomed our Braintree Sixth Form applicants for September 2017.
On Thursday 22 June our annual UCAS Launch Day took place. The purpose of this day is to give students the chance to explore possible courses for their future but also prepare for the application process itself.
On Wednesday 21 June 2017 our annual UCAS parent/carer information evening took place.
On Thursday 15 June 2017, Year 12 students visited the University of Essex for the Higher Education Convention that was taking place.
Year 12 psychology students have given a series of interesting presentations on a topic area of their choice, relating to psychological theory and research. They spent two weeks of lesson and home learning time to decide on an area, research the topic and then present back to their class.
Year Law 12 students from BSF became trainee barristers today as each presented their findings on a well known murder case to the court.
On the day of the snap general election of 8 June 2017, students at Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form had the opportunity to participate in a mock election ballot.
Our new Year 12 Induction Day takes place on Monday 3 July 2017. A letter has been sent home with further details regarding the content of the day.
We look forward to welcoming our new applicants!
We are fast approaching that time of year where Year 12 students begin their UCAS applications. On 15 June students will be visiting the Higher Education event at Colchester University.
On Tuesday 6 June 2017, Year 12 students were introduced to the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) during TP3.
On Tuesday 6th June, a small, but interested and engaged, audience listened to Gavin McKenna talking about the warning signs of your child getting mixed up in gang culture, and how to act.
Year 12 business students turned international consultants on Monday 22 May 2017, as they presented their findings on the potential to do business in a range of countries around the world.
On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Year 12 students received their assessment week results following the examinations earlier this month during TP3.
On Sunday 21 May 2017, Connor Fitzpatrick took part in the PARA 10 race in Colchester to raise money for a foundation called CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).
On Tuesday 16 May 2017, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance visited the Year 12 assembly to speak about the charity and inform students and staff of some key facts relating to the services that they offer.
On Tuesday 9 May NCS visited Year 12 students during their assembly slot to advertise the NCS summer challenge.
During TP3 today, the Year 12 students took part in the annual Model United Nations General Assembly.
Following a rigorous application process that included a letter of application, a speech in assembly and an interview, we are delighted to announce that our new Student Governors for 2017/2018 are Verity Forster and Nabil Butcher.