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Weekly Bulletin

End of Half-Term Letter from the Headmaster October 2019
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What’s On – Autumn
Monday 4th  - Sunday 10th November 2019
Monday 4th  
Tuesday 5th Kids’ Lit Quiz Wirral Grammar (2.00 – 5.30pm)
‘By Us For Us’ Staff Training (GR1 4.00 – 4.40pm)
Year 12 A Level Politics Debate in HS1 at 1.20pm
Wednesday 6th Unifrog Training (PE1 – 12.00 – 4.00pm)
Years 11, 12 & 13 Rugby v Rossall School  (Away 2.00pm)
Grensted Society Debate in Drama Studio at 1.00pm.
Thursday 7th  Years 12 & 13 Senior Maths Challenge
Friday 8th Years 12 Law Apprenticeship Workshop (PSHE in Library 8.45am)
U13 Football ISFA Cup match (3rd round) v St Bede's (Hall Road 2.30pm)
 
Saturday 9th    
Sunday 10th  

Speech Day Ceremony – Friday 29th November 2019 
Please CLICK HERE to see the recent letter sent home and to reserve your seats. 

Upcoming Academic Parents’ Evenings: 

U6 – Tuesday 12th November 2019
Y7  – Tuesday 19th November 2019 
L6  – Tuesday 26th November 2019 

Save the Dates:  Summer Term 2020 – U6 Leavers’ Events

MTBS U6 Graduation Ceremony
: Wednesday 17 June 7-8pm in Williams Hall for U6 students and their parents.
MTBS Year 11,12 & 13 Speech Day: Tuesday 30 June 7-9pm at MTBS for prizewinners and their parents.
MTBS Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 Speech Day: Friday 3 July 1.30-3.30pm at MTBS for all students and parents. 
Joint U6 Leavers Ball: Friday 3 July in the evening at Aintree 
Racecourse

Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Entrance Exam Day is Monday 11th November 2019 
The School’s annual entrance examination has been brought forward and will take place on Monday 11 November this year. Unlike in previous years the boys will be engaged in a variety of activities on the day. School buses will run as normal. Departments will provide further details but the activities which we are running are:

Year 7: Geography trip to Liverpool
Year 8: PSHE day in School
Year 9: Chemistry trip to the Catalyst Museum in Widnes
Year 10: Enterprise Day in School
Year 11 to 13:are not required in School but can use the day for their private studies. However, there will be an opportunity for boys who are taking Art, Design, Music and Computer Science to work on their coursework with members of staff from those departments. With the Upper Sixth there will also be an opportunity to work on their UCAS application. We would like a number of Sixth Form to act as helpers and guides for all or part of the day and would welcome their input and support on what is a very important day for the school community.


For more information CLICK HERE.

Boys’ Successes
Three boys from the Sixth Form were awarded prestigious ties for completing 100 hours of voluntary service. Well done to Arthur Beare, Alexander Barker-Weinberger and James Daly!

Alex Sweeney U6 also won First Prize for Pianoforte Solo at the recent Southport Music Festival. Well done Alex!
Forward Planning Dates for Year 11 - January Maths GCSE Resit Exams
These will take place on January 7th at 9am and January 15th at 9am. Please note that the first of these dates is the day before we return to school for the Spring Term.

Students who have been entered for the exam by the Maths Department should have already received their timetable from their form tutor and by email.  Anyone else who wishes to re-sit Maths GCSE should approach Mrs Blease in the Academic Office as soon as possible.
Year 10 Trip to Lowry Manchester – Jan 2020 - An Inspector Calls
Please CLICK HERE for the letter home. Note, the reply deadline for booking is 6th November 2019.
Swimming Report

Fixtures against Manchester Grammar School:


U12s won
U13s lost
U14s lost
U18s won

English Schools’ Northern Area Team Championships:

U13s, U15s and U18s competed despite all being youngest in their permitted age groups. The 12 boys produced 15 personal bests between them. This was an excellent achievement with valuable experience, which should help them to progress to the National Finals next year.

Fixtures against Westholme

U12s won
U13s lost (with U12s swimming up) 
U14s won 

MTS 90 - 81 Westholme.
Rowing Report

Last weekend at Agecroft Head proved to be a challenging and exciting event for all of those in attendance. 

A special mention should go to Sam Roughly, narrowly missing out on victory against a tough opponent, coming 2nd in his band of 5. Samuel also came 23rd out of 80 competitors, which included university students – a very impressive effort.
University Options and Future Career Choices 
What you study can affect your options at university and your future career. Use the new Informed Choices tool to help you understand which subjects open up different degrees, particularly at Russell Group universities  https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/
Free events Leeds University School of Medicine

Apply at www.wanttobeadoctor.co.uk – apply for events

Medicine Taster Day
Date:      Saturday 2nd November 2019
Time:      9.30am – 3.15pm
Venue:   Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.
re you interested in a career in medicine? With a combination of workshops, talks from doctors, University of Leeds students and the admissions team you will get an insight into studying medicine. There will also be the opportunity to find out more about entry routes and alternatives to medicine.
Application opens 18th October 2019 and closes 27th October at midnight
 
Mock Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

Date:      13th November 2019 and Thursday 27th November 2019
Time:      Interview slots allocated between 5pm and 7pm on either night
Venue:    Room X and Y, Worsley Building, University of Leeds.
Are you applying to do Medicine? Worried about the interview? They offer a four station Mock Multiple Mini Interview. Interviewers are all existing medical students. After your interview you will attend a short reflective workshops to discuss, in a group, how you feel you performed.
Application is open and closes 1st November 2019
InvestIn Career Experience Programmes are available for booking now.
On their programmes, industry professionals take ambitious young minds on an immersive journey through some of the most sought-after careers in the world: investment banking, law, medicine, engineering and many more. This term's programmes will take place at UCL, King's College London and the University of Manchester.
 
They have now launched programmes in Psychology, Computer Science, International Politics and Architecture. The full autumn term schedule is set out in the link below:
 
http://bit.ly/2nanRCy
For the full Careers digest, including internships and development opportunities, please CLICK HERE.
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