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1 A year in the life of Long Road Sixth Form College September July 2013

2 Every year at Long Road our students attend lessons, study in the Learning Resource Centre, work on homework and coursework assignments, attend meetings with specialised staff to make sure theyre getting the results they need to achieve their ambitions, sit exams, submit controlled assignments, and attend university and job interviews. They also take part in lots of activities which make each year special. Here is a selection of what they did in

3 Contents Moving up to Long Road (4) Grand opening (7) Visits (8) Visitors to the College (25) Making a difference (34) Preparing for the future (43) Sporting successes (50) Showcasing talent (53) Its not all work (59) Moving up to Long Road Grand opening Visits Visitors to the College Making a difference Preparing for the future Sporting successes Showcasing talent Its not all work You can either go through the whole slideshow (60 slides) or click on each content heading to go to the relevant slide(s)

4 Taster Day Year 10 students came to try out a day at the College – this group is taking Applied Science Moving up to Long Road

5 Open Evening Year 11 students and their families visited the College in November – and our students, in their blue t-shirts – are ready to answer their questions Moving up to Long Road

6 Induction Day for new students: Our Peer Mentors in pink t-shirts helped to welcome students to the College Moving up to Long Road

7 November 2012 Our new Student Centre is opened by former students Rosie Ball and Tom Horn, and by our new Principal Christine Sherwin Grand opening

8 Sport Level 3 Diploma students visited the Paralympics …and Mepal Outdoor Centre. They also visited the Granta School in Linton, One Leisure at St. Ives and Cambourne Sport Centre to look at leisure facility management Visits

9 Sport Level 3 Diploma students visited St. Georges Park FA Centre of Excellence …and the Lee Valley Athletics Centre Visits

10 The Long Road Basketball Academy visited Barcelona to play local sides at the Badalona arena, see the Olympic Stadium and go sightseeing. Visits

11 Business Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma students visited Thorpe Park to investigate attraction management – and to try out the product. Travel & Tourism A level students spent a thrilling day at Alton Towers while analysing it as a tourist attraction. They also visited Wimpole Hall, the Fitzwilliam Museum and thr Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Cambridge Visits

12 Physics A level students visited the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge Chemistry A level students visited Napp Pharmaceuticals on the Cambridge Science Park Visits

13 Biology A level students attended the Open Day at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology and Cancer Cell units They also visited the Babraham Institute Visits

14 Applied Science, Biology and Chemistry A level students attended the Cambridge Biomedical Research Campus Open Evening Visits

15 English A level students saw The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe … and Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company Visits

16 Drama A level students saw Ibsens Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic. They also saw A Dolls House at the Young Vic Performance Studies A level students went on a Halloween punt and Ghost Walk to inspire their work Visits Photo: George Tesman

17 Sociology and Politics A level students visited Liverpool and Manchester. Sociology students also visited the Crown Court in Cambridge Politics A level students went to Westminster. Politics students also took part in a debating competition in Bury St.Edmunds Visits

18 Art Level 3 Extended Diploma students went to the Museum of Zoology and Sedgwick Museum They also attended a lecture at the Courtauld Gallery in London and visited the National and National Portrait galleries Visits

19 Art & Design Level 3 Diploma students went to a local primary school to make a giant butterfly with reception class children Art & Design A level students attended a print workshop at Curwen Print Visits

20 Photography A level students visited the Seduced by Art photographic exhibition at the National Gallery. They also visited The Photographers Gallery in London Photography and Film Studies A level students visited New York Visits

21 Photography A level students visited the Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand Media Level 3 Diploma students went to a local school to make animations with the children. They also visited the Saatchi Gallery in London Visits

22 Geography A level students visited the Olympics site as part of their work on legacy. They also visited Thetford and the Clay Farm (Great Kneighton) housing development in Cambridge History A level students visited Dachau, Nuremberg, Munich and Neuschwanstein. They also attended a history conference in London Visits

23 Psychology A level students visited Auschwitz- Birkenau and Krakow Visits Religious Studies and History A level students visited the Somme. Religious Studies students also visited a local secondary school to talk about their course

24 Students from a Danish sixth form college met our Politics and Sociology students Long Road staff visited Silkeborg Gymnasium (sixth form college) in Denmark then welcomed back staff from the college to discuss setting up student exchanges. Visitors to the College

25 Helen Woollard from Papworth Hospital spoke to Health & Social Care students about careers allied to medicine During Faith and Belief Week, representatives of different faith groups came to College to talk to students Visitors to the College

26 Dr Ruth Makoff, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy, at the University of East Anglia (UEA), gave a lecture to Philosophy and Religious Studies A level students. Students also attended an Ethics conference in Cambridge Professor C Clarke, University of Cambridge Faculty of History, gave a lecture on Nazi Germany to A level History students. There was also a lecture on Nazi Germany by Dr Richard Maguire from the University of East Anglia Visitors to the College

27 Nick Boles MP came to speak to Politics A level students and answer their questions Andrew Lansley MP visited the College to talk to Politics A level students and answer their questions Visitors to the College

28 Business Level 3 Diploma students were given a talk about recruitment and selection by Claire Cockram, Capgemini (centre) Mark Edwards, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, and University of Cambridge students mentored Business Level 3 Diploma students on a business project (see Slide 57 for the result!) Visitors to the College

29 Splendid Productions came to run a workshop on Berkoff with our Expressive Arts students (See Slide 55 for the result) Victoria Willingale from the Cambridge Arts Theatre came to speak to Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma students on marketing the theatre Visitors to the College

30 Joss Arnott Dance came to hold a workshop with Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma and Performance Studies A level students Mike Levy, Keystage Arts and Heritage, held a workshop for Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma students related to the Holocaust Memorial Day as part of their work on Political Theatre (see Slide 55 for the result) Visitors to the College

31 Eva Clarke, Holocaust survivor, came to speak to our students to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day Tradecraft held a stall for our students to launch our bid for Fairtrade status Visitors to the College

32 TomSka - YouTube superstar and former Long Road student - came back to talk to Media students Former Media A level students Alex Stockley, Lewis Rees and Matt Stewart visited the College as their first documentary had its premiere at the Barbican Visitors to the College

33 Staff Nigel Ballard, Heather Chambers and Steve Picton got sploshed by students and staff in aid of Cancer Research Making a difference

34 A hundred students volunteered to be trained as Peer Mentors to help support new students and represent the College at public events Making a difference

35 Teachers Sam Grace, Nigel Ballard, Ben Hudson and Andy Goodwin sported moustaches for Movember Students took part in the Learner Voice conference to help make the College a better place to study Making a difference

36 Students sported red noses … and onesies ….. for Comic Relief Making a difference

37 Students trained as Equality Champions to help support the College Equality and Diversity policy The Student Community organised social events and represented our students Making a difference

38 Student Suzanna Wolff lived below the line for a week and held a cake stall for raise money for anti-poverty projects Erica Luisi held a Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise money for the Rabbit Residence Rescue near Royston, where she works as a volunteer. Making a difference

39 Jake Butterworth, Matt Bauld, James Biswell, Ben Squires and Casey Phillips held a Gladiator Duel to raise money for Cancer Research Sport Level 3 Diploma students also raised money for Cancer Research with an Xbox 360 Fifa 13 match in the Student Centre Making a difference

40 The College commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day with a shoe collection – to symbolise the collection of 25,000 pairs of shoes on display at Auschwitz-Birkenau Making a difference

41 Students who had earned exceptionally large numbers of enrichment credits through their additional activities received an award Making a difference

42 Employers, trainers and gap year specialists exhibited at our annual Careers Event for students Preparing for the future

43 The College Lifebox event equipped students with a tool-kit of strategies and support mechanisms to help face the challenges of life now and in the future. Support organisations exhibited in the Student Centre, and students were able to try out a range of relaxation and stress- management techniques Preparing for the future

44 Our Academic Support department held its annual Revise Now! Event to help prepare students for their exams Students shared their revision tips on the College Facebook page Preparing for the future

45 Politics A level students attended a debate at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law on whether an Law degree was a relevant qualification for future lawyers Former Sport Level 3 Diploma students came back to talk about their studies and their careers Preparing for the future

46 Year 1 students attended the UCAS Higher Education convention, which took place at Anglia Ruskin University, and came back with lots of information about different universities and colleges Preparing for the future

47 The University of Hertfordshire Road Show bus visited Long Road to give students information and advice about programmes of study Preparing for the future

48 Visits to universities: Psychology A level students visited the University of Nottingham to find out about Psychology and related degree courses Sport Level 3 Diploma students went on trips to the University of East Anglia, Loughborough University and Brunel University to learn about Sport and related degree courses Business Studies A level students went to the University of Nottingham for the Business School Open Day and attended a revision conference in Stratford, London Art & Design Level 3 Diploma students visited the graduation exhibition at NUA (Norwich University of the Arts) Preparing for the future

49 The Mixed Hockey team won the British Colleges Sport National Hockey Championships for the second year running The Cricket team won the inaugural T20 Triangular Cricket tournament against the Kings School Ely and Wisbech Grammar School Sporting successes

50 The Long Road Basketball Academy (LBBA) won the U19 Cambridge District Championship. Two team members, Matt Davis and Wellington Charewa, have been picked for the East England Regional Squad trials in summer 2013 LBBA Coach Pete Charlwood has been appointed Head Coach for the U17 Boys East England Squad Sporting successes

51 Talented trampolinist Becca Shaw came sixth in the BCS National Championships in Bath after performing in style in the qualifying rounds in Birmingham Runner Ben Snaith qualified for the European Junior Championships in Italy in the summer of 2013 and won a bronze medal in the 4x400m relay Sporting successes

52 The annual Visual Arts show gave our students a chance to display their best work in Art & Design, Art & Design Level 3 Diploma, Photography and Design Technology. The Fashion Show and a performance by Performing Arts Level 3 students rounded off the event Showcasing talent

53 The Christmas Concert at Michaelhouse included both modern and traditional works performed by A level Music students as well as performances by other Expressive Arts students Showcasing talent

54 The Expressive Arts Musical Mash Up was a feet-tapping, whistle stop tour of musical theatre Showcasing talent

55 Performing Arts Level 3 students made use of their workshops by Splendid Productions and Keystage Arts & Heritage to devise a harrowing piece of Political Theatre based on the Holocaust and genocide Showcasing talent

56 Film Studies A level, Media A level, Media Level 3 Diploma and Media Level 2 students screened their works at the Arts Picturehouse or uploaded them on Vimeo Showcasing talent

57 Business Level 3 Diploma students displayed both their business and their artistic talents with their Eggilicious products English Language students showed off their journalistic and desk-top publishing talents with their weekly newspapers Showcasing talent

58 The Christmas Party at Ballare Its not all work!

59 A Stormtrooper in the snow, Hat of the Day, being made up for the 2014 Prospectus photos and Paintball at Thetford Forest (Sport Level 2 students) Its not all work!

60 … and finally – the Year 2 Leavers Party Its not all work!

61 We wish all our students a happy and successful


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