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Year 6 are electrically charged!

Year 6 treated the rest of the Prep School and some of their own family members to an excellent, entertaining  assembly this morning. With fun, practical demonstrations they explained what they have been learning about electrical circuits, hovercrafts and the Micro:Bits we reported on a couple of weeks ago here.  Whose wheeled light box would survive the rigorous ramp test? And who blew hard enough to get their hovercrafts off the table, even though the motors haven’t been installed yet?

Well done, Year 6 – and a big thank you to the parents and grandparents who joined us in the Prep Hall, too – we hope you enjoyed it!


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Check out our A Level textiles work

Here’s a chance to see some of the fantastic textile work completed this year by our A Level students. See more of their work here.A-level-textiles5A-level-textiles9A-level-textiles3A-level-textiles17A-level-textiles16A-level-textiles11A-level-textiles22


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Check out our AS textiles work

Here’s a chance to see some of the fantastic AS textile ‘work in progress’ by Kirstie Huang, Rina Chan and Angel Tseng. See more of their work here.graffiti9graffiti5graffiti7AS-textiles-12AS-textiles-10AS-textiles-4AS-textiles-2


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Year 9 tackle the Bronze Crest Award

Basic CMYKThe Science Department is pleased to announce that some of our most enthusiastic Year 9 scientists have begun work on the Bronze CREST Award. CREST is a UK award scheme recognising success, building skills and demonstrating personal achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) project work.
Current projects include:

  • How to steal the crown jewels – Exploring security science.
  • Starship design – Space science and exploration.
  • Becoming a superhero – Search and rescue technologies.
  • Charity concert planning – Investigating sensory science.
  • Winning a gold medal – Developments in racing wheelchair design.

This aim is achieved through nationally recognised CREST Award schemes (CREST Star 5-11 / CREST Awards 12-19), the National Science + Engineering Competition, support for STEM Clubs and collaborative events such as the Big Bang: UK Young Scientists’ and Engineers’ Fair and the British Science Festival. Find out more about CREST.

Our Year 9 pupils who have chosen to take on the challenge will be giving up their own time to work on creative science and engineering projects. Although they are working quite independently on the task set, they will meet once a week to discuss their findings and gain suggestions from the Science Department.

Participation in this award allows pupils to investigate all manner of science technology and engineering. It also provides an opportunity to develop their research skills and learn all about project planning.

Once completed we hope to host an evening where participants can present their findings to friends and family. If they produce a really good project we may even consider entering it into the Big Bang: UK Young Scientists’ and Engineers’ Fair.

We are always looking for ways to stretch our talented science students so we hope they enjoy this experience and gain a lot from it.

Miss Mann


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Have you seen our AS and A2 textiles?

You may have already noticed some of the fantastic AS and A2 textiles work displayed in the front hall, but have you had a really good look?

It’s only when you take the time to study the intricate designs and detailed stitching close up, that you can really appreciate just how much time, effort and skill has gone into the completion of each piece.

See more photos of textiles work by Holly Barrett, Emily Laxton, Fallon Mills-Vingoe, Catherine Lovick and Katie Nunney.

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