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Here are just a couple of the Yr5 masterclasses that we have going on next month. If you have a child who is currently in Yr 5, why not give them the opportunity to Explore Aureus in the best way possible! Book their place now. Scan the QR codes for details.


The Teaching Awards Deadline for entry: 24th February The Teaching Awards is a fantastic way to raise the profile of the outstanding work that takes place in schools and colleges across the UK.


This term Year 7 Dancers are learning choreography from Christopher Bruce’s “Swansong” 1987. They are enjoying exploring how they can incorporate a chair into their trio dance, whilst developing ways of using characterisation in the dance studio.


Our Magistrates’ Mock Trial team are currently observing proceedings in Oxford Magistrates Court to help prepare for their upcoming debating competition.


This week, a group of Yr10 girls went on a trip to the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.The girls had an opportunity to speak to Oxford students about their experiences.


Year 9 Parents and Carers! Please join us for year 9 Options evening tomorrow at 6.00pm in the main school hall. We look forward to seeing you there!


Brilliant Club, Scholars Programme launch visit to Oxford University.


Taking students to Oxford University for the launch of the Scholar’s Club! The students are super excited! So proud we are able to offer these provisions!


The Bookbuzz 2022 books are here! The Book Trust have selected a wide variety of titles, from non-fiction reads for curious minds to fast-paced page-turners to make sure that Bookbuzz has something for everyone.


Congratulations to our Yr11 boys' football team! They came out on top this week, in their first fixture this year against UTC. The final score was: 6-2 to Aureus


We welcomed year 5s from Aureus Primary School yesterday morning. They took part in a clay workshop with our Art Department. To tie in with their curriculum, they created ancient Egyptian themed trinket bowls. It was an absolute joy to work with such lovely students.


Just one day to go until our Wizard of Oz performances on Thursday and Friday evening! Refreshments will be available on both nights - cash only.

Posted on: 05/03/2021

A week of careers at Aureus

This week is National Careers Week and students across the school have been taking part in a number of engaging activities focusing on careers. Here is a summary of the week:

The Year 7’s had a week of careers INSERT lessons that immersed them into careers based on each curriculum subject. For example in Biology they looked at Marine Biologists and Immunologist’s.

In normal times, our Year 8 students would take part in a live Human Library, where representatives would come in and talk about their company and role and students would rotate throughout the session to talk to each of them. This year, however, we had to do this differently so they had the opportunity to do a virtual event using pre recorded videos. This related to a UCAS ‘Buzz Quiz’ they took that gave them an insight into what jobs could be good for them based on their answers to the quiz. The students found this very interesting and insightful.

Year 10 had a series of apprenticeships talks following on from the work they did during National Apprenticeship Week. They were also invited to watch the BBC series ‘The Nine to Five’ with Stacey Dooly that looks at work experience.

To end the week, our Year 9 students were given the opportunity to take part in our “Take Your Child to Work Day”. With many parents and carers still working at home, this gave students the opportunity to learn what they do. We were thrilled that some students were also invited into some work settings such as working in the agricultural or horticultural industry. The Year 9’s also had a lesson using the ‘Careerometer’ where they got to compare jobs in terms of salary and working hours.

Miss Saul, Assistant Headteacher for Personal Development was delighted with how the week transpired, “We have had such a high level of engagement with Careers this week. The students have worked hard and found the content accessible. We will continue to use curriculum lessons to embed careers into our curriculum”.

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity to help support young people prior to leaving education. At Aureus we use a lot of careers information from external agencies to build our monthly Careers Bulletin that can be found as a link on the Parents and Carers bulletin so keep an eye out for that. Each month it includes work experience opportunities, current open day events and links to apprenticeships available in Oxfordshire.

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