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7 December 2018

ITV News Interview on Brexit

Parkside Sixth students participated in an interview with ITV Anglia News on Friday about Brexit. They were delighted to offer their opinions on the Brexit debate. Furthermore, they were asked about how Brexit would affect them, and what changes they would like to see. Keep an eye on the 6 o’clock news bulletins this week!

7 December 2018

ITV News Interview on Brexit
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7 December 2018

ITV News Interview on Brexit

Parkside Sixth students participated in an interview with ITV Anglia News on Friday about Brexit. They were delighted to offer their opinions on the Brexit debate. Furthermore, they were asked about how Brexit would affect them, and what changes they would like to see. Keep an eye on the 6 o’clock news bulletins this week!

31 October 2018

Parkside Sixth Information Booklet
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31 October 2018

Parkside Sixth Information Booklet

If you were not unable to attend our Parkside Sixth Open Evening please see our information booklet here and do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.

25 October 2018

Football Development Programme
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25 October 2018

Football Development Programme

Exciting new programme Parkside Sixth Form will be delivering with Cambridge City and Ipswich Town football clubs. Further details available at the Parkside Sixth Open Evening on 30th October!

Download the flyer here.

26 September 2018

Cambridge Independent Article
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26 September 2018

Cambridge Independent Article

On Wednesday 26th September, the Cambridge Independent published a three page article on Cambridge Academic Partnership. The article included comments from our Chief Executive, Andrew Hutchinson, and our new Chair for the Trust, Janet Swadling. There is a piece on each of our schools and our Adult Learn and Train department as well.

Click here to view a copy of the article.

25 September 2018

BBC Young Writers Award Shortlisting
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25 September 2018

BBC Young Writers Award Shortlisting

Davina Bacon in Year 13 is one of 5 people to be shortlisted for The BBC Young Writers’ Award for 2018.

Her story can be heard here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/the-bbc-young-writers-award-2018-lis…

She is attending the award ceremony next Tuesday where the winner will be announced. This is an amazing achievement!

13 August 2018

Enrolment Day – Friday 24th August
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13 August 2018

Enrolment Day – Friday 24th August

Students wishing to enrol at Parkside Sixth should come to the Eden Centre, 47 City Road, Cambridge on Friday 24th August 2018 where we will be open between 10am and 4pm for enrolment. Students will need to bring copies of their GCSE results (or equivalent) with them, and a copy of their ID.

If you are unable to attend on this day, please contact our Admissions Office to arrange an alternative appointment.

Students who have not met the offer entry requirements should also email us to discuss their options.

All admissions enquiries should be emailed to admissions@parksidefederation.org.uk

18 July 2018

Twelfth Night Performance
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18 July 2018

Twelfth Night Performance

Well done to all students involved in Twelfth Night!

Through all of your hard work, imagination, and commitment, you put together a production and event to be proud of.

Staff who had seen previous productions said that the set up was the most professional-looking it had ever been, thanks to the Marketing, Front of House, and Art teams. From my perspective, I’ve never had such excellent student leaders, as well as cast & backstage who have taken the whole process very seriously.

6 July 2018

Parkside Sixth IB Results
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6 July 2018

Parkside Sixth IB Results

Parkside Sixth Students are World Beaters!

Students at Parkside Sixth are celebrating the college’s best ever set of results in their International Baccalaureate Diploma exams.

Students at the international sixth form in the centre of Cambridge achieved a pass rate (93%) and a points score (33) above the world average in this rigorous qualification taken by tens of thousands students across the globe. Those who take the IB Diploma study six subjects and a core with a dissertation and critical thinking course.

There were some outstanding individual results among the cohort. Eli Rubiés scored an exceptional 42 points out of 45, which will take her to Wadham College, Oxford, to read Classics. Maya Smith, Lucy Kear and Aoife Murphy all scored over 40 points, a score achieved by only 10% of students internationally. They will go on to study Law at UCL, International Relations at Edinburgh, and Midwifery at Anglia Ruskin.

Jess Pearce, Head of Sixth, said: “I am very proud of our students. They have worked hard and have achieved excellent results. It has been a real pleasure to work with them and I wish them all the very best for the next steps in their lives.”

Jodh Dhesi, Headteacher, said: “Parkside Sixth is firmly established as a great place to study for sixth form. If students want a rigorous, broad, internationally-recognised, academic education in the very heart of Cambridge, this is the place to come.”

These excellent results have been gained just a week after Parkside Sixth was authorised to deliver the International Baccalaureate Careers-related Programme, starting in September.

28 March 2018

Visit to Kings College Chapel and Library
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28 March 2018

Visit to Kings College Chapel and Library

On Wednesday, some of our lucky students got to visit Kings College chapel and library! 

22 March 2018

Visit to Residential Home for World Poetry Day
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22 March 2018

Visit to Residential Home for World Poetry Day

Yesterday some of our Parkside Sixth students visited a residential home to read poetry for World Poetry Day and by chance met Tom Eatough who became head of Parkside Community College in 1975 when it changed from the Girls Grammar School and became a comprehensive school and Co-Educational (Boys & Girls).

17 February 2018

Ski Trip 2018
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17 February 2018

Ski Trip 2018

During February half-term 4 students from CAST and 3 from Parkside 6th travelled with Alistair, Jenny and Colin to Altenmarkt-Zauchensee in Austria for 6 days of skiing. The skiing was a great success! Evening events included swimming, snow-tubing and tobogganing on rails. The plans for a trip in February 2019 are starting to come together so look out for the information if you’d like to be involved next year.

6 February 2018

Celebration of Women’s Right to Vote
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6 February 2018

Celebration of Women’s Right to Vote

The ladies of Parkside Sixth grouped together today to celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Vote! ITV Anglia News visited Parkside Sixth to ask some of our ladies about their perspectives on the importance of Vote100 and the Suffragettes.

 

18 December 2017

Parkside Sixth Life Magazine – Winter 2017 Issue
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18 December 2017

Parkside Sixth Life Magazine – Winter 2017 Issue

Click the link below to download a copy of the Winter Issue of the Parkside Sixth magazine.

Parkside and Parkside Sixth Life Magazine Winter 2017 Issue

4 September 2017

International Baccalaureate Results Exceed the International Average
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4 September 2017

International Baccalaureate Results Exceed the International Average

Parkside Sixth is pleased to announce another set of International Baccalaureate (IB) results exceeding the international average. The rigorous, academic qualification taken world-wide consists of six subjects of A level equivalence, along with a core requirement of a dissertation, a critical thinking course, and an extra-curricular programme. Students achieving in all of these areas receive the prestigious IB Diploma.

The IB has two key measures: pass rate and average point score of students passing the diploma. The cohort of students at Parkside Sixth outperformed their peers internationally in both of these measures, with a pass rate of over 80% and a point score of 31. Students have secured university places at, among other institutions, Bristol, Warwick and Sussex Universities to study courses as diverse as Biochemistry, Sport and Korean Studies.

Parkside Sixth also offers Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas in Sport, Health and Social Care, and Business. Although results are still provisional for these courses, projections suggest a highly impressive 100% of students in Business achieving three starred Distinctions, the highest possible score.

Head of Sixth, Jess Pearce, said: “We are delighted with these results and congratulate our students for their hard work. We wish them all very well in the future.”

Headteacher, Jodh Dhesi, added: “On top of Parkside Community College’s Outstanding rating for overall effectiveness by Ofsted this year, these results are a pleasing success. Parkside Sixth offers an inclusive setting with excellent courses where students achieve well.”

17 July 2017

Parkside Sixth Life Magazine – Summer 2017 Issue
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17 July 2017

Parkside Sixth Life Magazine – Summer 2017 Issue

Click the link below to download a copy of the Summer Issue  of the Parkside Sixth magazine.

Parkside Sixth Life Magazine Summer 2017 Issue

15 June 2017

Rotary Club Young Writer Competition Winners
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15 June 2017

Rotary Club Young Writer Competition Winners

Several students from Parkside Community College and Parkside Sixth entered the Rotary Club’s national Young Writer 2017 competition. Students were asked to write up to 500 words on the theme of ‘Reflection’.

We are thrilled that Parkside Sixth student Sara Pollini won the senior category in the first stage and subsequently the senior category of the district round too. Congratulations also goes to Y11 Parkside student Lojen Al Thahabi who came second in the senior category of the first stage of the competition. Both Sara and Lojen received book tokens as a prize, along with a certificate.

20 January 2017

ITV News Visit Parkside Sixth
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20 January 2017

ITV News Visit Parkside Sixth

ITV News visited the Eden Centre to film some of the students talking about their reactions to Donald Trump’s Presidency.

The students all demonstrated real maturity and were very eloquent.

The segment will be shown on the ITV News at 6.00pm on 20th January 2017.

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