Today marks the first day of Summer Term here at Joseph Chamberlain and our calendar is already full of exciting plans!
Exams begin this week for our Adult Learners, Financial Studies and Arts students, with the main exam season kicking off mid-May. Students and staff have all worked incredibly hard throughout this academic year and we can’t wait to see another fantastic set of results which reflect that, best of luck to everyone!
May also marks the beginning of Ramadan, which a lot of our students and staff will be observing. We’re working with the Student Council to collect their top tips on fasting during exam season to help maximise productivity and energy levels.
Later in June, parents and carers are invited into College for the UCAS Presentation Evening. This is a great opportunity to learn about university and speak to representatives from a variety of local providers. It’s a useful evening whether or not you’ve decided on your future path and is especially beneficial to those who will be the first in their family to attend university. This is shortly followed by Progression Day, a careers fair where students have the opportunity to speak to a vast range of local professionals and find out more about the industries they’re interested in.
In summer, JCC will hold it’s first ever Summer Festival. This will replace our usual Arts Festival – to incorporate a wider variety of creative activities, workshops, local artists and street food. It’s open to everyone and is sure to be a fun family day to celebrate our community.
At the end of term, our Year 12 students can look forward to Prom and the Leavers’ Garden Party. One of the highlights of the year, this gives students a much needed celebration to mark the end of exams and to wish a final farewell to friends embarking on different career paths. Fingers crossed for some sunshine!
After current students have finished College for the summer, we welcome our future cohort for Taster Days and New Students Days, which give Year 10 and 11 students a flavour of JCC life and prepare those joining us in September. The year then ends on a high with the Model United Nations conference.
There’s already a lot to look forward to over the last term of the year and we can’t wait to get stuck in!