Google for Education
January 2016 Newsletter
In this edition you will find information about:
  1. Careers Fest
  2. Mock Exam Results Day
  3. Yearbook
  4. SAM learning Challenge
  5. PiXL Maths App
  6. Key dates


‘O2i Opportunities to Inspire’ OCL Careers Fest, MINI Plant Oxford:  19th January 2016

This is an annual event for all students in the City of Oxford with the theme this year being ‘opportunities to inspire’.  he event will showcase a host of exciting employment opportunities in Oxfordshire over the next few years together with the types and levels of qualifications required.

What you need to do:

  1. Make a note of the change in assembly date and location: Tuesday 19th January in the Sixth Form Common Room

  2. Let your tutor know on Thursday morning if you would like to attend one of the short talks whilst at the event. Places are limited and I will confirm places prior to departure.

    1. Talk 1 - Life as a student at University including financial management.  

    2. Talk 2 – Apprenticeships – what they are, how to get one and where will it take me.

  3. Use the ‘Student Planner’ provided by your tutor to plan your route prior to the event

Mock Exam Results Day

You will receive your mock exam results during this event on Wednesday 20th January.


The student year book team have now completed their training and need your help in creating an amazing product!  Flo and Jai will be coordinating this process ably supported by students from every other tutor group.  They will send further information to you in due course but in the meantime if you have any photos from any event over the last 5 years at WPS please send to them using the account.

SAM Learning Challenge & PiXL Maths App Reminder

Quick reminder of your challenge to complete 10 hours of either English or Science work between now and the end of February and of your access to the brilliant PiXL Maths App. Read more HERE.

Key dates:
Tuesday 26th January       Parent Power English & Maths Event (6.00 - 7.30pm)
Tuesday 9th February       GCSE Art Tate Modern trip 
Saturday 27th February     Queen's College Revision Morning (invitation only)
Thursday 3rd March          Parents' Evening (4.30 - 7.30pm)    
w/b 14th March                 Pre-Public Exams
23rd & 24th March            GCSE Art exam
Monday 18th April             GCSE Drama Unit 3 exam
Wednesday 4th May          Year 11 Photographs
Thursday 5th May              GCSE Media pre-release mock exam
Monday 16th May              GCSE exam season starts
Wednesday 29th June        Year 11 Ball
Friday 1st July                    Sixth Form Induction Day