I thought it was important to communicate clearly what arrangements are in place over the next week or so before Year 12 go on work experience.

Life after Adams – Planning your Future Conference Days 2016

Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th and Parents’ Information Evening Tuesday 5th July


 College will be open for this programme on Tuesday, in spite of proposed strike action from one of the teaching unions.

 Please find the programme of talks and workshops below:

Tuesday 5th July Adams College, Noble Street (Stanier Hall)

Session times  
9.00 – 10.00 What are your options?

Brief presentations from:

– university Simon Thelwell Harper Adams,

-ex-students Jorelle Chung and Michael Nixon

-world of work County Training  Nikki Norris

10.30 – 11.15 How to stand out – EPQ launch Tom Cuthbert and Ruth Mills
11.15 – 12.00 How to sell yourself!  Lorna Withey
1.00 – 1.45 Research time – bring your focus booklets
1.45 – 2.30 Research time
2.30 – 3.15 Research time

 Parents’ Information Evening 6pm Stanier Hall

 Why go to university?  How to research university courses – Aberystwyth University Joe Smith

 Work-based alternatives – County Training Laura Scotland

How we process applications at Adams College Lorna Withey


Wednesday 6th July

Session Times  
9.15 – 10.00 How we process your applications to university or employment Lorna Withey
10.30 – 11.15 How to make a strong application Fred Binley – Southampton University
11.15 – 11.45 How much will it cost me? Samantha Levitt Edge Hill University
11.45 – 12.15 Americamp – making the most of your gap year Cat Tomlinson

Widening your horizons studying Abroad – Amelia Robinson

1.00 – 1.45  Research with mentors when not in workshop Admissions Workshop 1 Myles Smith UEA Stanier Hall
1.45 – 2.30 Admissions Workshop 2 Myles Smith UEA
2.30 – 3.15 Admissions Workshop 3 Myles Smith UEA
Feedback My plans for the future – proforma

Olympic Day Thursday 7th July – research and celebrations

As most teaching staff are involved with this whole school event, we would like Year 12 to come into college to complete their research, UCAS applications and CVs.  Some staff will be on hand to help and advise.

We then propose to celebrate the end of the year at lunchtime with a picnic and a huge game of rounders!  We hope the weather will permit, but if it rains we will picnic in Stanier Hall and have a quiz.  Hot dogs and burgers will be on sale in the canteen for students who don’t bring picnics.

Friday 8th July – final day of term for Year 12 – normal lessons

Students will need to ensure they have met with teaching staff to receive their summer homework.

Work experience week 11th-15th July

Staff will endeavour to visit all students completing work experience in the Shropshire area.  I have asked students to remind their employer to email a reference to college when they thank them for their placement.  We quote from these references in UCAS and other references.

Reading Week 18th-22nd July

Students should use this week to complete the homework given to them by their subject teachers.  College will be open so students are welcome to come in and use the facilities if they wish.

Start of term September

Year 13 return to college on Thursday 8th September. We will meet in Stanier Hall during lesson 1 for a briefing and to give out timetables.  Lessons will start period 2.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support during what has been a very busy year. Enjoy the summer holidays.

Best wishes

Lorna Withey

Director of Sixth Form

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
SY4 5UB 

01939 237000

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