On Wednesday 27th April, the school was privileged to have two junior doctors visit the school; Dr Julia Webster GP and Dr Robbie Kerr, an obstetrician. They gave an assembly to Y10s about their different roles as well as the range of other careers in the NHS. This was truly inspirational and encouraged all students to identify their own strengths and how they fit in with the NHS or with the world of work in general.
The Doctors also met with our 6th form students taking BTEC L2 and 3 in Health and Social Care. Here they again talked about different jobs in the NHS in more depth as well as provided first aid training.
Finally, the junior doctors met with our prospective Y12 medical students to ensure they knew how to structure their all-important UCAS personal statement and secure relevant work experience. They were told about other intricacies particular to the medicine student selection process such as the UKCAT and BMAT tests they will face and how to ensure a good work/life balance. All students were thoroughly engaged with the doctors and received some invaluable information, advice and guidance as well as training which will help them with their futures.
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.
We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area