No Substitute for a good read at SFX
SFX’s Learning Resources centre Manager Jo Barber has no fear of the digital age as she manages the college’s virtual learning environment SFX Moodle – the unique facility which provides the college’s 1350 university hopefuls with exclusive online resources they can access 24/7 On the subject of reading she remains fiercely traditional and seeks every opportunity to promote good reading habits amongst SFX students. Already this year she organised a reading competition aimed specifically at Science students, and at the start of the Spring term SFX students were issued with the Five Book Challenge – a chance to win a supply of book vouchers for reading 5 books and completing diary entries for each book.
Winner of this year’s Five Book Challenge is aspiring architect and SFX students, Maria Mensah (ex- Norwood School) who exceeded all expectations by reading 30 books and completing 6 Five Book Challenge diaries. “I’ve always liked reading classics” commented Maria “but the Five Book Challenge gave me the opportunity to investigate different genres and this has now made me more adventurous in my reading.”
Back to College for Young Author Sonia Dunkley
It was back to St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College for 23-year-old author Sonia Dunkley earlier this March, when she had the opportunity to sign copies of her new novel and meet some of the college’s A level students to talk about her inspiration for her writing.
Over 50 Universities visit at biggest Careers Fair in history of SFX
Sixth-Form Colleges go to the Top of the Class
The South London Citizens group under the leadership of Rosie Kona (ex-Notre Dame High School) start their campaign at SFX by giving out Christmas cards to the neighbours in Malwood Road
Students at sixth-form colleges are significantly more likely to achieve top grades at A level than those who stay on at their schools, research suggests. The research, conducted by Professor Daniel Muijs and Dr Natasha Rumyantseva at Southampton University, showed that teenagers at sixth-form colleges were 7 per cent more likely to be awarded A* or A.
Model UN Report
Students of SFX participated in the recent Model UN Summit held at Woodhouse Sixth Form College as delegates representing Canada. The Summit had fourteen sixth form colleges from London and Birmingham attending and our Model UN delegation performed brilliantly throughout the Committee sessions and at the General Assembly SFX AS student Prince Kwofie won an award for presenting the Best Position Paper at the Summit.
SFX Student Prince Kwofie (far left) receives the Award for “Best Position Paper” together with another delegate. Presented by Andrew Grice (far right), Politics Editor of The Independent
200 Past Students return to SFX for 2012 Prizegiving
Kirsty Katungi with Associate Principal Jason Jones
On December 18th more than 200 past students gathered in the SFX multi-purpose hall for this year’s prize-giving, hosted by SFX Principal Mrs Stella Flannery.