Year 11 GCSE History Revision Sessions

Year 11 GCSE History students: confirmation of the date / times for revision sessions in the Easter holidays.
Sessions are on Wednesday 1st April at the following times:
9.30 – 11.30am: for students aiming towards a grade C.
12.30 – 2.30pm: for students aiming for a grade B and above.
Both sessions will take place in the History block.
We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!
Happy History revision!

Southam College Skirt Update

Thank you for all of the feedback we received with regard to the introduction of a set skirt for girls as of September this year. We have been speaking to current students to gain their opinions and a range of students have tried on sample skirts to ensure that new skirts are fit for purpose. We have been really pleased with the constructive feedback students have given and their positive feedback on the style of skirt finally selected. We will be releasing details of the new skirt after the Easter break and it will be available from our usual uniform suppliers.

Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship programme runs across five different areas – Electrification & Plant, Overhead Line, Signalling, Telecoms and Track. Whichever route you choose to take, you’ll spend your first year in the training centre at HMS Sultan, in Gosport, Hampshire. This is where you’ll learn the basics of your profession.

In the first year you’ll be working towards an NVQ2 and BTEC, so there’ll be a mix of academic work as well as hands-on practical experience. Your classes will be taught by a team of experienced rail engineers and professional trainers. Some of them have been through the Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme themselves, so they’re also a great source of information and advice.

For your second and third years, you’ll join an engineering maintenance team in your chosen location and get out and about with experienced colleagues. There’s a lot to take in and a lot of responsibility to take on. But by the end of the scheme, you’ll have the tools to make a real mark at Network Rail.

While you’re based on site, you’ll also be working towards an NVQ3 in Railway Engineering. This involves a combination of rail-specific technical courses, work experience and formal assessments. On top of this, you’ll be going back to HMS Sultan to attend rail-specific technical courses and leadership training, to prepare you for a career at the top of your profession.

Working Week 40hrs, over 7 days
Weekly Wage £ 161.54
Number of Vacancies Multiple

Closing Date For Applications 31/03/2015
Possible Start Date 12/09/2015

We require a minimum of four GCSEs A-C / four Scottish Standard 1-3, or equivalent. These have to include English, Maths and Science or Engineering. We’ll accept a relevant BTEC / NVQ level 2 and above to replace Science or Engineering. You don’t need to have studied engineering previously as we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Discover more and apply online at

Message for all Year 11 GCSE History Students

As explained in lessons, your ‘Walking Talking mock experience’ is tomorrow: Tuesday 24th March.

You will need to arrive in the hall by 11.20am, making sure you have pens / highlighters with you. This will be an excellent opportunity to develop your exam skills as you will be able to implement the advice you are given in real time. All timings and advice given will be published after the exam, but you can use the success criteria / mark schemes in your revision guides to help with your preparation.
Any questions, please see your History teacher in the morning!
Good luck!


mrHuge congratulations to Tatty Kee, Year 11 and Charlie Beavan, Year 8, who ran in the Mud, Sweat and Beer charity run yesterday. Both coming first in their age group for the second time.
Well done to you both!

Revision Sessions for Easter 2015

Many subjects are running sessions during the Easter Break in order to support students with their preparation for both GSCE, AS and A Level qualifications.
Sessions are labelled Y10, Y11, Y12 and Y13 to identify the Year Group that each session will be offered to.
If you have any queries regarding these sessions please contact your child’s Head of Year.

Click ‘Easter Holiday Sessions 2015′ at the top of this page to view or download the timetable

Stagecoach Apprenticeships

Engineering apprenticeship vacancies at Stagecoach for September 2015.
Vacancies for mechanics, body repairers and electrical engineers.
For more information see Mr Hughes in the careers office or e-mail


Year 10 and 11 Netball
Southam v Kingsley

Despite all their efforts and excellent play the Year 10 team could not hold off Kingsley. With tough defence and quick attack from Kingsley left the Year 10 girls fighting for a win from the start. The girls remained positive throughout and never gave up with a super goal from Eve Turner. Final score did not reflect the Year 10’s commitment and team work; 16-1 to Kingsley.
Warming up for their P.E Exams next week the Year 11 team managed to hold off the opposition with a close but great win. Final score 9-6 to Southam, all the girls played brilliantly this evening even if there was not success all round.
Well done, always proud of you, Miss Evans!