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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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SGS has launched a fundraising campaign to help raise £15,000 for vulnerable students and families over Christmas. Money raised so far

Published 3 months ago

SGS A Level Students celebrate fantastic results following the pandemic

The past 2 years have been exceptionally challenging for students, teachers and the wider community, but today SGS Sixth Form students are celebrating some truly outstanding results.

A significant number of Year 13 students were awarded A*/As with 65 in total, many making extraordinary progress based upon their grades on entry. In the Sixth Form, 69% of students achieved grades (A*- C) with an overall pass rate of 97%.

There are highlights across all 25 subjects including: 73% A*- B for Physical Education, 70% A*- B for Biology and 66% A*- B in Psychology. In addition, 66% of our Forensics and Criminal Investigation students achieved high grades in our newest BTEC subject. As a Sixth Form, we consistently provide a well-rounded, inclusive education that enables students to reach their full potential and continue our reputation as one of the best Sixth Forms in the South West.

Assistant Principal, Mark Anthony Jones commented:

“Our students have made exceptional progress and proved that through hard work, commitment and ambition, you can and will realise your dreams. Many will now progress onto university, apprenticeships, and work, having made exceptional academic and personal progress; holistic education is about providing the skills necessary to make a difference and I could not be prouder of our class of 2021-22. Of course, this could not be done without the care, guidance and support of our amazing staff.”

Heads of Sixth Form, Gary Parsons and Becky Riddell added:

“We are thrilled with the performance within the Sixth Form” and that the results “can be attributed to the dedication of each and every A Level student and the support provided by both the staff and parents”

Student Success - A Level  Result Day 2022

One example of this is 18 year old, Lara Edwards who has received her results today. She gained an A* in Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, an A in Law and a B in Sociology. She is now off to study Law at Swansea University. Lara commented:

"I feel so relieved that I have got the results that I wanted. I am so glad. I am now going to study Law at Swansea University and I cannot wait. The teachers at SGS really want the best from you and they try their hardest to get the most out of you."

At SGS students can also study for an A Level alongside a BTEC qualification. Two years ago, the College launched a new course in Forensics and Criminology, with the first cohort of students receiving their results today.

Megan Jowitt, aged 20, was part of this first cohort. Megan left school and chose to do a make-up course which she undertook for two years. She then did an apprenticeship in Marketing but felt it wasn't for her. She saw the new Forensics course at SGS and was inspired, so she applied instantly. Today she received a Distinction * Distinction (A*A) which is the second highest mark you can get in a BTEC. She also received a B in A Level Sociology. Megan will now study Forensic Investigation at the University of South Wales.

Megan stated:

"I never really knew what I wanted to do when I left school. I was really interested in make-up but after I finished my course, I couldn't get a job in the industry. I am so glad that I found this programme. I have loved every minute of it, and I cannot believe my results. I am so excited to be starting the next chapter of my life and going off to university. It is all thanks to SGS Sixth."

If you wish to study at SGS Sixth Form in September, there are still places available. To apply via, visit our late applicant advice and guidance sessions. The first A-Level Open Day for 2022-23 is Thursday 29th of September from 5:30 -8pm.

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