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Careers Fair February 2019 - posted 6th Feb 2019

The Day the Wonderful World of Work Came to Cottesloe
On an apparently typical school day, well Wednesday the 6th of February to be precise, something out of the ordinary happened as 22 representatives from the world of work descended on the Cottesloe School in the form of a Careers Fair.
Every student in the school, from Year 7 to Year 13, were given an insight into their potential futures by engaging with a wide variety of employment providers: from the retailer Gap to the Royal Navy; from Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital to Woburn Safari Park; from Buck's Ambulance Service to Specialists in Software Security to name but a few.
The aim was to compliment our current careers provision with actual meaningful encounters with industry experts, and from the positive feedback from student and exhibitors this seems to have been achieved. Indeed if a measure of success is hard empirical evidence then at least one student was able to negotiate an Apprenticeship place on the day.
The Careers Fair was designed to be a sustainable event and will definitely be a part of next year's calendar, so if you're reading this and want to be a part of this event by exhibiting next year, please get in touch.

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Mock Results' Day 2019 - posted 10th Jan 2019

Year 11 Mock Results’ Day Friday 4th January 2019
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As many students entered the hall on Friday; some with trepidation and many with nervous excitement, I had the pleasure in sharing the results’ process with Year 11. All students listened attentively as Mr Peel began the event with a motivational talk about the days, weeks and months to follow their results and the ways to use results to strive for an even better performance in the March mocks and public examinations.
Then came the opening of the results’ envelopes! For many, it was a moment of relief, celebration and pride for the period of revision that had led to the November mock examinations. It was a privilege to share in this moment and to congratulate so many students for the progress they have made. Equally, for some, it was a moment to reflect on results that were a disappointment, but the overwhelming sentiment that bounced around the hall was that there was time, and motivation, to build on these results and work towards an even better set of results for the March mocks.
I’d like to take this opportunity to praise Year 11 for the maturity with which they conducted themselves on the day and I hope that this experience gave them a flavour of what to expect in August. They must now use their mock examination results to address errors, misconceptions and weaker areas through their revision so that they can feel ready for the March mock examinations which will commence 11th March 2019.

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