12 Sep
Events2 months ago

UPrep Meeting Invitation

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Gemma Caines

Head of Sixth Form
[email protected]

My name is Gemma and I work with the older students at HeadStart, helping them prepare for their university applications and get ready for A Levels and BTEC courses. I grew up by the seaside in the North West of England, so I enjoy Phuket life and always being close to the sea. I studied History at Cambridge University, before gaining my Masters from Sussex University. I’ve been teaching since 1997, which makes me feel very old, but working with Sixth Formers keeps me young and (I like to think) up to date with current trends! I’ve worked in a variety of countries in Asia - Sri Lanka, China, Nepal and now here in Thailand. I understand that selecting and going to university, especially in unfamiliar countries, is both exciting and nerve-wracking. I’m there to try and make the transition as smooth as possible. My door is always open, for students of all ages and their families, and I do invite whoever needs to come and talk to me. I also work with a fantastic team on Child Protection and Safeguarding here at school. I believe that children and young people can only thrive academically when they feel personally safe and happy. I’m hopeful we can help create a supportive environment that allows all children to succeed. whatever their goals and ambitions.

UPrep Meeting Invitation

The world of university applications never stands still so we are delighted to be starting our new UPrep programme on Thursday 12th September at 8:00am. Having got information from parents and students, we have a new programme that consists of favourite topics from last year, more information about key questions and some completely new sessions. The programme is available by clicking HERE.

Please note, to try and make these talks as useful and accessible as possible, we will be alternating our programme between formal scheduled presentations and informal drop ins in the school Cafe. Hopefully parents can plan their schedule and attend those talks which are most relevant to them, and can use the drop in sessions for those “unplanned” questions or specific queries that pop up.

The first session on Thursday, the 12th of September, will be talking about how HeadStart supports applications, and we will be launching the portal of our new online university and careers partner - Unifrog! This is a huge free resource for parents to use and helpful for young people of a variety of ages. Do come along and find out how you can use it and how it might benefit you and your child!

If you have any questions about the UPrep programme or would like to book an appointment please do contact Gemma Caines, Head of Sixth Form on [email protected] or Kru Gem, our University Placement Officer on [email protected] for more details.

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