A booklet setting out details of each core and option subject and a Directed Choices form will be issued to Year 8 pupils before the options information meeting.

An options fair for Year 8 pupils will take place during the school day on Monday 5 March.  Year 8 will have the opportunity to meet older pupils already studying the various KS4 courses and to ask questions of the learners themselves. 

Year 9 pupils gained experience of higher education on Thursday 1 February Day, when they took part in an interactive, taster day at the Headingley campus of Leeds Beckett University. It was designed to raise aspirations, to give pupils an introduction to higher education studies and to explain something about university life and course options. Pupils attended a lecture and a campus tour. A choice of various workshops was offered, including those relating to degree courses in nursing, psychology, architecture, sports science and dietetics. The event was led by university staff and student ambassadors.

A group of pupils and staff are making final preparations for their Ski Trip to Sestriere, Italy, next week. Visit Leader Mr Edney reminds pupils involved and their parents that departure will be from St Urban’s car park, Tongue Lane, at 4.30am prompt on Thursday 8 February, prior to setting off for the fight to Geneva.  Please arrive no later than 4.00am.  The group expects to return to St Urban’s car park at approximately 5:00 pm on Thursday 15 February.   The time is subject to change, depending on possible delays at airports and traffic conditions on the journey back to Leeds. 

Bookings from Year 8 pupils are now being taken for the 2018 visit to First World War battlefields of France and Belgium which takes place from Friday 19 October to Tuesday 23 October2018.  Letters were sent to parents of Year 8 pupils this week. Further details are available from Mr Wild.  The Geography Visit to Iceland is scheduled from Friday 25 May 2018 to Tuesday 29 May 2018.  Information about the 2019 ski trip will be available in March.

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