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20/10/17

Year 11 mock examinations continue and Year 13 mock examinations commence after half term https://t.co/J8nt6Z1IK0

20/10/17

Year 9 music students working hard on the James Bond theme https://t.co/buL9kY4zvB

20/10/17

Our Enrichment and Extension Programme for Autumn 2 has just been published on our website https://t.co/LzacD88L7X

20/10/17

Some fantastic work in progress by Year 8 developing their artistic skills by recreating the works of Austrian Artist Hundertwasser. https://t.co/JJzmMSIKfq

20/10/17

Year 11 Half Term Booster Sessions are taking place - please see link for timetable. https://t.co/EETj9gjHL6

19/10/17

Tonight is Year 7 Meet the Tutor Evening. Please arrive at 5:15pm. We look forward to welcoming all Year 7 Parents and Carers.

19/10/17

Sixth form Art students visit , the prestigious exhibition followed by in Postman’s Park https://t.co/VG7r8TrpZb

18/10/17

Year 11 Mock Exams - working hard. https://t.co/BjQHsvIetL

16/10/17

Year 7 Meet the Tutor Evening is Thursday 19 October. Please arrive at 5:15pm. We look forward to welcoming all Year 7 Parents and Carers.

16/10/17

Year 13 Medicine and Cambridge University UCAS applications have been submitted. Well done to our students!

16/10/17

Year 9 were well prepared for their Of Mice and Men assessment this week and worked really hard. Well done! https://t.co/m2g8l6f0Bu

12/10/17

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Wonderful https://t.co/VrsqF4LZgb

12/10/17

Retweetd From Kerry Rogers

Brilliant to hear Mr Duda performing . Thanks for having us & letting us try the pianos! https://t.co/nfcegyZyOg

11/10/17

Retweetd From Kerry Rogers

Thanks so much to for your very generous donation of a cello to . We really appreciate your support! https://t.co/L0lk1L7CR1

10/10/17

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 Parents and Carers at our Open Morning on Wednesday 11th October 9:00am-10:15am.

10/10/17

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Fantastic to meet our latest Year 9 Harris Experience cohort! The future looks very bright https://t.co/tYLvJQwDj7

09/10/17

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Team Peckham! So glad to have performed as part of the choir at the conference today. https://t.co/Vi355PzUxo

09/10/17

students performing at conference https://t.co/Jsy1mFcHME

05/10/17

We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Evening today at 4:30pm. https://t.co/aoK29T3lXE

04/10/17

Reminder: Monday 9th October is Federation inset day. The Academy will be closed to all students.

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Posted on February 9th 2017

Societe Generale visit

On Wednesday 8th February Year 12 and 13 Economists visited Société Générale in the City of London. They were exposed to a range of activities that both tested and developed their communication skills, team working skills and ability to work under pressure.

The workshop began with our students pairing up with students from another sixth form college. After introducing themselves, they then had to answer a specific question which had been asked in an interview before, such as "is a Jaffa Cake a biscuit or a cake?" and "If you could be any film character what would it be?" This was a great icebreaker activity, getting students to think on the spot and answer questions out of their comfort zone.

The next activity split the students into five groups where they had the opportunity to be interviewed by an employee from Société Générale. The professionals then gave them meaningful, individual feedback on how they could improve the way they interview. The professionals rotated around the group and each time the students had to answer a different question so that they were familiar with the kind of questions they would likely to be asked when interviewed. The students really enjoyed this aspect of the workshop and they were able to try out new strategies, such as the STAR strategy, that would improve the structure of the answers and gave them confidence in answering any question that they were given.

The final session was a trading game where students again worked in teams on behalf of a bank. They were given £20,000 to buy and sell shares over a period of six trading days. After each trading day they could sell or buy shares depending on whether they thought the share value was going to increase or decrease for that particular business after news stories were released about them. The aim of the game was to not run out of cash but to instead have the most valuable portfolio. Shueeb and Samira were in the winning team managing to make a substantial return on their investment in just 30 minutes of trading.

Mr M Huff
Business Studies and Economics Teacher