Summer and Autumn term arrangements for sixth form

Please note the following arrangements.

End of summer term

Monday 22 July

  • Acland Burghley: no lessons. Transition meetings to be arranged with tutor.
  • William Ellis: no lessons.
  • Parliament Hill: lessons as normal.
  • La Sainte Union: lessons as normal.

Tuesday 23 July

  • Acland Burghley: lessons as normal.
  • William Ellis: no lessons.
  • Parliament Hill: lessons as normal.
  • La Sainte Union: lessons as normal.

If your child would normally have lessons on a Monday and Tuesday at Parliament Hill or LSU, and Tuesday at Acland Burghley, they should attend those lessons as normal. Acland Burghley and William Ellis lessons are suspended on Monday.  William Ellis lessons are also suspended on Tuesday.

Start of Autumn term

  • Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 September: INSET Days
  • Wednesday 4 September: start of term, Y12 Induction begins
  • Thursday 5 September: first day of teaching for Y13
  • Monday 9 September: first day of teaching for new Y12

LaSWAP Futures Day

On 1 July, we invited over 30 visitors from 15 different universities, apprenticeship providers and companies to LaSWAP for our incredibly successful Futures Day.

In the morning, all Y12 students worked on their UCAS applications, apprenticeship research or CVs, followed by two or three sessions of their choice. We are very grateful to the volunteers for giving up their time and sharing their expertise to support our young people. You can find the full details of everyone who attended our Futures Day on our website: https://www.laswap.camden.sch.uk/Futures-Day-2024/ 

Please get in touch if you would like to be part of our pathways, careers and futures programme in 2024-25!

Request for LaSWAP Early Entry support

  • Did you interview for your university place?
  • Did you attend university and study humanities, social science or STEM?
  • Did you attend medical, dental or veterinary school?
  • Would you be comfortable leading an academic conversation with a Y13 student?

If you can answer yes to any of these, LaSWAP needs your help!

We are hoping to host an evening of mock interviews for our early entry university applicants in early November 2024, offering our students a short mock interview and some feedback. You don’t need to have conducted an academic interview before – you just need to be happy leading a conversation with a young person, helping them to get some experience of an academic discussion and providing some feedback. We will provide information, support, exemplar questions etc.

If you would like to be involved, please get in touch.  I will arrange an online information session in the new academic year.

Webinars: UCAS and Clearing for students and families

The recording of these webinars are available on the LaSWAP YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@laswapconsortium

Please email me for the slides or feel free to contact me with any pathways queries.

 

Y12 and Y13 opportunities

Work Experience

NAO Access Accountancy Week
October half term (Sign up now!)

This one-week placement will take place 28 October-1 November 2024. Hours of work will be 9am – 5pm at their offices and students will be paid a competitive pro-rated salary. NAO will be flexible on the entry requirements for keen & strong candidates. More information and a super quick sign up here: https://sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/nao-access-accountancy-london/?ref=CampusMailer

 

Apprenticeship, careers and work experience opportunities

You can find the LaSWAP Very Quick Guide to Apprenticeships at: https://www.laswap.camden.sch.uk/Quick-guide-to-apprenticeships/

Camden apprenticeships

Camden apprenticeships are ONLY open to residents and Camden school students (current or former). Register in the new Camden portal for more information, to sign up for alerts and to apply for roles: https://shorturl.at/qxMWY

Laura Pearcey (Stanley)
Associate Director of LaSWAP/Pathways and Progress Leader

lstanley@aclandburghley.camden.sch.uk