At the end of the summer term a team of four students, Harry and Jack Adams, Alex Crowley and Charlie Hobbs, travelled to the Scottish island of Arran to undertake the expedition section of their DofE gold award. They had planned a route...
“I am very proud indeed of Lowestoft Sixth Form College staff and students today who have worked incredibly hard together dealing with new exams and changes to the specifications and achieving our best ever results this year. Our...
2016 was the biggest year for game designers as nearly 70 students from Benjamin Britten Academy of Music and Mathematics, Long Stratton High School, East Point Academy and Pakefield High School took part in the annual Lowestoft Young...
On a sunny morning in early July 2016, the A-level physics and chemistry students scrambled aboard a coach and headed off to the UK’s newest nuclear power station – Sizewell B on the Suffolk coast. As the coach raced along the A12...
MASSIVE well done to our support staff member Catherine who spent her Saturday night doing something amazing! -
'I completed the Shine for Cancer Walk - 26.2 miles on Saturday 24th September. Starting at 9.45pm walking through the night around London finishing at 6.31am in the morning. Thanks to all the supporters – I personally raised £200 and collectively us ‘Shiners’ raised over 4 million pounds towards Cancer Research.'
This wasn't Catherine first fundraising challenge and we are sure it won't be her last! She is such an inspiration to us all!
Keep up the great work Catherine - We are all so proud! ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday 28th September is Open Day/Evening this meaning there will be no timetabled lessons for current students. However for students who are not volunteering on the day, this should be treated as a study day and your teachers will be setting work for you to do from home! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to L6FC football team who won 3-1 away at East Norfolk Wednesday afternoon ⚽ please see below for full match report by Daniel Handisides.
The first game of the 2016/17 season saw Lowestoft Sixth Form College travel away to East Norfolk Sixth Form College. A fairly new squad with 7 new players in the starting 11 meant that Lowestoft Sixth Form College were going into the game with a high level of inexperience in college football.
The first 10 minutes saw both sides fighting for possession but Lowestoft were able to hold their own, moving the ball competently around between the defence and midfield although making little headway through the East Norfolk defence. Several chances came and went for the home team and it seemed at this point that a goal was inevitable. Slightly against the run of play, Lowestoft were able to get up a head of steam and break down the field and gain themselves a corner. Jack Lawrence rose the highest in a crowded penalty area to put Lowestoft Sixth Form College one goal to the good with a well taken header at the back post.
By this point, the visitors were able to maintain possession well, with the midfield three of Kale Brown, Callum Bell and Jayden Batley all battling well for the ball and releasing the ball down the wings to Cion Wren and Andre Ramalhete effectively. Just before half time, another effective break from Lowestoft saw the ball kindly fall to Jayden Batley who took his opportunity well from 18 yards out to put the visitors 2-0 up. Unfortunately, the East Norfolk right midfielder was shown a red card for what the referee deemed as two bookable offences which in hindsight may have been slightly harsh.
As the second half got underway, Lowestoft Sixth Form College were put under immense pressure by the home team, but stout and resolute defending from Harry Blaxell and Jack Lawrence allowed the visitors to keep hold of their lead. On the 68th minute, the Lowestoft defence were unable to clear the ball effectively, and conceded a well taken goal to leave a tense finish to the game. Within moments of the restart, Luke Chamberlain made a strong run down the left and was judged to have been fouled in the area by the East Norfolk right back. Captain, Kale Brown, bravely stepped forward and restored Lowestoft’s 2 goal advantage over the home team, all but sealing an away victory.
A few 50/50 decisions helped Lowestoft Sixth Form College on the day but that can in no way eclipse the excellent amount of effort and determination on show from the boys in white. Man of the match was split between Elliot Harper and Callum Bell for a tireless work rate and selfless attitude throughout the game. In a fortnight’s time, Lowestoft Sixth Form College take the long trip to The College of West Anglia to play what is likely to be a tough encounter. ... See MoreSee Less
Applying to Oxbridge:
What you need to know...
If you've got excellent grades, passion for your subject and a love of learning, Oxbridge could be the perfect place to study for your degree – and nothing should stop you from applying on or before Saturday 15th October.
Hesitant about applying – or just need that final push? We bust some common Oxbridge myths in your essential application guide.
Busting those Oxbridge myths...
1. "I won't fit in"
You'll make friends with people because you get on with them and share an interest, not because of the school they went to. In 2015, 62% of Cambridge freshers and 56% of Oxford freshers came from a state school, so there will be plenty of people who share your background, wherever you come from.
2. "I won't get a place"
About four out of every five Cambridge applicants get an interview. The number of students applying for each place ranges from two to nine depending on the college, so it's worth looking at college stats before you apply (here they are for Oxford and Cambridge). The numbers vary between subjects as well.
3. "I'm no good at interviews"
A lot of people struggle with interviews, and it can be off-putting when you know it's an unavoidable part of the application process. True, some candidates get interview prep before the big day, but the interviewers know what to look out for – and it's potential they're really interested in, not a polished answer.
4. "I've heard that tutors throw a rugby ball at interviewees when they walk through the door."
They don't. Trust us. It's never happened.
Don't believe us – take it from someone who's been there!
"Whatever rumours you’ve heard about Oxbridge, 90% of them aren’t true... I don't regret going!"
Read our full interview with Priyasha, who studied science at Cambridge...
I want to apply! What do I need to do?
1. Choose a university: You can apply to Oxford or Cambridge, but not both, so research them online to find out which you prefer (or pay a visit).
2. Choose a college: Cambridge and Oxford are made up of different colleges. Shortlist some colleges you like the look of, and...
3. Pay a visit: Since the application deadline is Saturday 15th October, there probably won't be any open days left. Instead, get in touch with the admissions departments – they'll be delighted to show you around.
4. Pick a college: Your college is where you'll live and where a lot of your teaching will take place. Submit an "open application" if you don't have a preference.
5. See the department: The department won't be in your college, it will be a shared facility used by all the colleges in the university. Find out where it is and go and check it out!
6. Apply through UCAS: Include your college on your UCAS application as normal. Make sure you apply by the Oxbridge deadline on 15th October.
7. Extra tests or applications: You might need to do an extra test or fill in a separate application form depending on your subject – check your department's website to find out. Cambridge will email you a link to a questionnaire after you apply through UCAS.
95% of Oxford and 92% of Cambridge graduates are in full-time work or further study 6 months after graduating.
What happens next?
• Interviews: Your college will write to let you know whether or not they'd like to interview you. Interviews usually take place in the first few weeks of December.
• Pooling: If you're not accepted by the college where you interviewed, you may be "pooled". That means other colleges get the chance to look at your application and invite you to another interview after Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less