Dear Parents/Carers and students
I hope you and you families are healthy and safe. Next week we will be closed on Friday 8th May because it is May bank holiday. There will be no lessons on that day and the school will not be physically open.
The current lockdown has brought a lot of sudden change and uncertainty to our lives. NHS East Berkshire have put together a range of resources to support families during the Covid-19 pandemic. It includes specific advice on
• Family relationships and
• Mental health and wellbeing
The link for the resources on their website is https://www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk/our-work/coping-guides/
Please take advantage of these excellent resources, which can also be accessed on the News section of our website.
Stay healthy, stay safe.
Sofia Eiman Year 9 Poem on good vs evil based on the book of the school of good and evil:
When they were kidnapped,
In a school they were trapped
Agatha cried to go back
But Sophie only wanted to switch
So, she could be the gorgeous princess
And Agatha the dark witch
They went to class
Challenges they had to pass,
Sophie wanted a kiss
But Agatha didn’t wish for this
Because no one wanted her
Tedros was convinced
For Agatha he fell
As love as fast as a spell,
Sophie had her dream stolen
For a witch had been mistaken
So she became a witch herself
Merciless, wicked and broken
Then she attacked
It was the glass castle she destroyed
But the school master had dangerous plans
For pain she suffered
Agatha saved her
And then went home
The princess and the witch
We are so proud of this brilliant cultural enrichment work coming in from all year groups
This lovely watercolour was created by Ms Devaney.
Your Cultural Enrichment projects are bringing joy to us all.
We would recommend that all students stick to their regular routine and timings of the school day which will help you keep on top of the workload that is expected of you.
if you have any questions or are struggling with any aspect of remote learning please remember that all of your teachers are here for you! Contact them by school email or on Teams during your lesson time.
At Baylis we offer the AQA GCSE History and A level course. History GCSE helps provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to study other post 16 subjects such as politics, law, psychology and sociology, English literature or classics.
After studying History, you may wish to study History at university or combine it with another subject of interest. Many students who wish to work in law as either a barrister or solicitor will study History first then go onto do a law conversion course.
Many history graduates also use their degrees to start their careers in journalism, heritage politics and international relations.
Below is a list of transferable skills developed in History that can be applied to all careers:
• Forming well-reasoned balanced arguments
• Team work
• Analysing & evaluating
• Identifying the causes and consequences of events
• Identifying trends over short and long periods of time
Careers Options: Historian, professor, teacher, solicitor, Politician, archivist, curator, journalist, Academic librarian, Archaeologist, Civil Service, Human resources, Marketing, Talent agent
Where can History a History degree take you? Ask History graduate Jessica Hope
Here's a brief overview of how my degree has helped me in my job roles since graduating from Royal Holloway University of London in 2015.
At the end of my degree, I secured a six-month internship at BBC History Magazine working as an online journalist, writing and researching articles. I think it was a combination of my historical knowledge, my research skills and grasp of language that I had built on during my degree that helped me get this role.
After my internship ended, I went on to work for The Bath Magazine and The Bristol Magazine - two local glossy lifestyle magazines. I wrote lots of articles on local history, new exhibitions and conducted interviews with actors coming to local theatres. Again, my degree helped me in applying my historical knowledge to these articles. My degree also helped me to become a better proof reader and editor of my own work which I was able to apply to this role.
I have recently joined Historic England, a public body that helps protect England's historic and listed buildings. I work on guidance publications on how to protect buildings. My love and knowledge of historic buildings that I developed during my degree certainly helped me get this job, and now I'm able to make a small impact in helping to protect these buildings for generations to come.
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