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Sixth Form News

Hertford's Changing Climate Event

On Saturday 25 September, four of our Sixth Formers, along with Mrs Lee, participated in the Young People’s Panel hosted by HACC and held at The Friends Meeting House, Railway Street, Hertford.

Sixth Formers from all three secondary schools in Hertford were invited to take part in this event, however, Sele was the only school that attended. 

HACC were delighted The Sele School engaged with this local event about the practical steps we can all take towards a thriving and sustainable future. We discussed how learning and doing more together to help make a real and positive difference within our local community is vital as part of the global effort in dealing with our changing climate.

This event has led onto the Sixth Form discussing how they can help to create a ‘Sustainable Sele’ and they are now looking to set up a student body to action some of the small steps we can take, as a school, to reduce plastic and recycle more. Watch this space ...

Volunteering at Panshanger Country park

Mr Pickard; Year 12 Tutor writes:

In the final week of the Summer Term 2021, Year 12 spent a day working with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust on two of their conservation projects in Panshanger Park. The Trust’s new People and Wildlife Officer explained the value of volunteers to the students before they donned their high viz, gloves and wellies to help clear invasive plants from around the lake and the Great Oak.

The day was part of the school’s citizenship programme and we hope it will encourage the students to consider how they may be able to put their skills to good use by volunteering. The school has made use of the park for fieldwork for some years but this was the first time we have directly worked with the Wildlife Trust and Sele was the first school that they have worked with.

We hope that this is the start of an exciting new partnership which will allow all of our students to benefit from this wonderful venue, which is literally just across the road from The Sele School.


Charity Committee raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Research

On the Friday 24 September, The Sele School joined thousands across the nation in running a MacMillan Cancer Support delicious bake sale. The Sixth Form and teachers were busy baking (and buying) cakes to sell in order to raise money to help the charity continue its vital work in supporting people living with cancer.

We had cakes, brownies and doughnuts to sell to students during lunch time. So far, we have raised just under £200 from the event and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated.

The next charity event at The Sele School will be Wear it Pink on Friday 22 October where it is hoped to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Now Research and Care Charity. Students will be able to come in wearing a pink item of clothing and/or accessory and take part in fundraising events throughout the day. Events will include a Tombola to win pink sweets and chocolate and a quiz on all things pink! 

A Level Results 2021

Head of Sixth Form - Mrs Jane Lee writes: 

This year’s results are a testament to the hard work and dedication shown by the students coupled with the support and guidance of their teachers over the last two years. 

Despite the huge challenges that the pandemic had thrown at us all, personally and professionally, this year yet again all of our students who wished to go on to university successfully secured their place at their first choice university. 

We are so proud of all of our students who are either going into the world of work or are off to university to study an array of subjects across the country. The subjects that our students will go on to study include Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Geography, Criminology and Sociology, American Studies, Sport Studies, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, Sports and Business Management. 

A special mention to the superb achievement of Josh Ward, who achieved A*, A*, A* in Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Josh is off read Physics at Durham University. Also, our Head Student, Will Quinton, achieved a brilliant A, A, A in Maths, Physics and Chemistry and is now off to read Mathematics at Lancaster University. 

I’d like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all staff, to say a very big well done to all of our students and we wish them all the very best in their future careers.

Year 12 Sociology and Finance Results 2021

Head of Sixth Form - Mrs Jane Lee writes: 

Very well done to our Year 12 students who achieved qualifications in AS Sociology and in the LIBF Certificate in Financial Studies. Your hard work and patience along with the support and guidance of your teachers has led to your success and we are very proud of you all. 

A special mention to the excellent achievement of our newly appointed Head Student, Khalid Ali, who achieved an A in Finance and a B in Sociology. 

I’d like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all staff, to say a very big well done to all of our students for rising to the challenge of Level 3 study in these extraordinary times and we look forward to working with you again in September. 

Enjoy the rest of the holidays!