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A year in the life of Long Road Sixth Form College. September 2012-July 2013.

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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 they’re 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 2012-13.

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ContentsMoving 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)It’s not all work (59)

You can either go through the whole slideshow (60 slides) or click on each content heading to go to the relevant slide(s)

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Moving up to Long Road

Taster Day

Year 10 students came to try out a day at the College – this group is taking Applied Science

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Moving up to Long Road

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

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Moving up to Long Road

Induction Day for new students:

Our Peer Mentors in pink t-shirts helped to welcome students to the College

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Grand opening

November 2012

Our new Student Centre is opened by former students Rosie Ball and Tom Horn, and by our new Principal Christine Sherwin

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Visits

Sport Level 3 Diploma students visited the Paralympics

…and MepalOutdoor Centre. They also visited the Granta School in Linton, One Leisure at St. Ives and Cambourne Sport Centre to look at leisure facility management

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Visits

Sport Level 3 Diploma students visited St. George’s Park FA Centre of Excellence

…and the Lee Valley Athletics Centre

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Visits

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

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Visits

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

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Visits

Physics A level students visited the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Chemistry A level students visited Napp Pharmaceuticals on the Cambridge Science Park

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Visits

Biology A level students attended the Open Day at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology and Cancer Cell units

They also visited the Babraham Institute

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Visits

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

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Visits

English A level students saw The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe

… and Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company

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Visits

Drama A level students saw Ibsen’s

HeddaGablerat the Old Vic. They also saw

A Doll’s House at the Young Vic

Performance Studies A level students went on a Halloween punt and Ghost Walk to inspire their work

Photo: George Tesman

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Visits

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

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Visits

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

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Visits

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

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Visits

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

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Visits

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

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Visits

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

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Visits

Psychology A level students visited Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow

Religious Studies and History A level students visited the Somme. Religious Studies students also visited a local secondary school to talk about their course

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Visitors to the College

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.

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Visitors to the College

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

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Visitors to the College

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

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Visitors to the College

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

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Visitors to the College

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!)

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Visitors to the College

Splendid Productions came to run a workshop on Berkoffwith 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

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Visitors to the College

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)

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Visitors to the College

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

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Visitors to the College

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

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Making a difference

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

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Making a difference

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

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Making a difference

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

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Making a difference

Students sported red noses

… and onesies ….. for Comic Relief

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Making a difference

Students trained as Equality Champions to help support the College Equality and Diversity policy

The Student Community organised social events and represented our students

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Making a difference

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 Hatter’s Tea Party to raise money for the Rabbit Residence Rescue near Royston, where she works as a volunteer.

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Making a difference

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

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Making a difference

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

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Making a difference

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

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Preparing for the future

Employers, trainers and gap year specialists exhibited at our annual Careers Event for students

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Preparing for the future

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

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Preparing for the future

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

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Preparing for the future

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

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Preparing for the future

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

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Preparing for the future

The University of Hertfordshire Road Show bus visited Long Road to give students information and advice about programmes of study

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Preparing for the future

  • 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)
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Sporting successes

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 King’s School Ely and Wisbech Grammar School

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Sporting successes

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

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Sporting successes

Talented trampolinistBecca 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

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Showcasing talent

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

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Showcasing talent

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

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Showcasing talent

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

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Showcasing talent

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

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Showcasing talent

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

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Showcasing talent

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

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It’s not all work!

The Christmas Party at Ballare

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It’s not all work!

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)

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It’s not all work!

… and finally – the Year 2 Leavers’ Party