Brainwaves in Psychology
As part of their Biopsychology topic, Year 12 Psychology students are studying various ways of looking at brain activity, and on 10 November, they were treated to an amazing view inside a fellow student’s brain, when they visited the Psychology Department at Sheffield Hallam University.
Megan makes the Final Cut in the PwC National Schools Employability Challenge
Excited Economics student Megan Jones in Year 13 has made it through to the final of the National Schools Employability Challenge, competing for sought-after placements with PwC, a major consulting firm. Megan was in the top ten October entrants in the UK and overall there will be 60 students at the national finals which are due to take place in London on 26 March 2018.
Twenty Experts make Interview Workshops a Real Challenge
Saturday morning at Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form was very much like a scene out of 'The Apprentice' this week. Forty students arrived impeccably presented in ‘business dress’ to take part in the annual Interview Workshop event, organised this year by Mr Spick, Head of Year 13.
An Acoustic Night, on Thursday 9 November, showcasing the talents of our singers and songwriters marked the beginning of this term’s music concerts and celebrations. Girls from Year 8 to Year 12 performed as soloists or bands and their talents were inspiring.
The Wonders of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Our Classics department spent the beginning of October half term exploring the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sixteen girls from years 11, 12 and 13 accompanied by Mrs Fryer, Miss Fforde and Ms Gray saw some amazing sights, visiting the beautiful National Archaeological Museum in Naples, where they saw artefacts rescued and restored from the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and then travelling to the ‘lost city’ of Herculaneum itself, which was ‘fascinating and rather scary’.
A Future in Art
Each year, the Rotary Club of Abbeydale showcases the incredible talent of Sheffield’s young artists in an exhibition of outstanding work by senior level students at Sheffield Town Hall. At the end of October, the work of six talented students from last year’s Year 13, and two current Year 13 students, Sophie Myers and Anna Eason, was chosen for the Exhibition, entitled ‘Arts and Futures'.
A Grand Challenge!
Skilful scientists, Lucy Pirzada in Year 11 and Eva Koffi in Year 13, have wowed the judges in the Youth Grand Challenges, a new education initiative by the British Science Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with their innovative projects to help tackle some of the biggest challenges in global health and development.
A Zany Day at the National Eco-Schools Debate Challenge
On 7 November, our Eco-Schools co-ordinator, Miss Crowther, and five Year 10 girls took a trip to London’s Westfield Centre to take part in the first ever National Eco-Schools Debate Challenge, held at KidZania.
Co-curricular Creativity is on the Shortlist
Over the October half term break we received the fantastic news that, from over 300 nominations, the School has once again been shortlisted in the TES Independent School Awards! This time, we have been shortlisted in the Creativity category, with the winners being revealed at the finals of the Awards which will take place in February 2018 in London.
Experiencing life in Tudor Times with Year 4
The Year 4 girls have been learning all about the Tudors this half term, and in a fantastic finale to their Tudor topic, the staff and girls held a 'Tudor Banquet', where they dressed up in Tudor finery and invited parents to join in with Tudor dancing and singing.