7 things to remember before starting A levels
We are grateful to the members of our alumni who always take out time from their busy routine to come back and support their younger peers. This week we had Balsharon Atwal who is currently studying Accounting and Management at Queen Mary University, London. Balsharon spoke to our students about preparing for life after the sixth form. Her valuable insights are useful for Year 13s who are close to the end of their journey at GNSA Sixth Form.
Please click here to watch the video presentation.
We are proud of Dilmeet Kapoor and her team of Year 12s who organised a finance workshop for their peers to gain valuable experience in this field.
Year 12 took part in a virtual session where a trainer delivered a financial education programme. The session included bank account options, reading bank statements, minimum wage, payslips, tax, pensions, needs and wants, budgeting, credit and debt and the benefits of saving.
Financial traps like AER/ APR could increase loss/debt in paying back more than what you borrowed. The importance of setting up a bank account to suit your needs was explained; when setting up an account different banks provide different features. 2 examples were given where person A had 2 bank accounts because they didn't want their money in multiple places at once. However, person B had 5 different bank accounts all used for different needs. For example one of the accounts was used for travelling abroad, because it had specific features like free insurance and no charges/ fees incurred when making transactions in other countries, so this account was specifically used for travelling. But person A didn't travel as person B frequently did, so person A didn't need to make a separate account for this. So setting up an account depends on different needs and situations; how your money is stored depends on whether you will go to university and get student finance loans or get a job/ do an apprenticeship and earn while studying etc.
Recommendations for apps included: yolt, squirrel, spending tracker and daily budget. You can find your Child Trust Fund on https://www.gov.uk/child-trust-funds/find-a-child-trust-fund , and go to https://www.uswitch.com for comparing products and finding the best deals-e.g. mobile contracts.
Financial Education Virtual Workshop for Year 12s
Rt Hon Mr John McDonnell MP attended A Level Politics lesson to share his insights and political views with our students.
UCAS workshop with City University
Dr Pavandeep Sandhu attended our assembly as a guest speaker to speak to the sixth form students about tackling challenges and difficulties in the most uncertain times. Click Here to watch the recording of the video
A member of our alumni to comes and delivers an assembly for sixth form students.
We are grateful that Constable Vishal Kapoor took out time to deliver a virtual assembly for our sixth form students on Tuesday, 9thof March 2021. It was really inspiring for our students to hear his journey to become a part of MET Police. He shared an essential message of 'doing something that you would love to do every day.' It was a necessary message for our Year 12s who are just starting to research their future courses and starting to prepare for UCAS, and for Year 13s who are in the process of selecting their offers on UCAS.
Summer ASsessment Timeline 2021
James Calcutt, a member of Royal Holloway University recruitment team attended a virtual assembly with our Year 12s on Wednesday 24th of Feb 2021
GNSA Virtual Careers Fair 2021