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GCSE exam results tomorrow

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GCSE exam results will be available from school  tomorrow – Thursday 24th August – from 9.00am. 

Good luck everyone!

In the meantime, the Government (via Ofqual) has published information for GCSE results day explaining the changes to grading and what these mean. See the information for pupils  here  – Mrs Morgan will also have copies available tomorrow.



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Speech Day rehearsal – Wednesday 5th July

A reminder to girls in Years 11 and 13: you are expected in to school at 8.40am on Wednesday (5th July), please,  for a Speech Day rehearsal. You should be finished by around 12 noon.  Year 11 pupils should wear normal school uniform. 


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Year 11 Rise to Maths Challenge!

On Thursday, Year 11 took part in the United Kingdom Intermediate Mathematics Challenge, organised by the UKMT and supported by the actuarial profession. The challenge consists of 25 questions to be answered in one hour, with no calculators or rulers allowed, just a piece of plain paper for rough work. The exam papers have been sent off to Leeds University where they will be marked alongside those from schools up and down the country. Well done, Year 11 – we look forward to seeing how many Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates you  can achieve (they are awarded to the top 40% of students nationally). Watch this space!

Mrs Heppell, Head of Mathematics

 

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Year 12 tackle Maths Challenge

On Tuesday, Year 12 maths students took part in the United Kingdom Senior Mathematical Challenge, organised by the UKMT and supported by the actuarial profession. The challenge consists of 25 questions to be solved in 90 minutes, with no calculators or rulers allowed, just plenty of plain paper for rough work. The questions were certainly challenging. Leeds University is involved in setting the questions each year and our challenge papers have been sent off to be marked there alongside those from schools up and down the country. We look forward to seeing how  our pupils have done!

Mrs Heppell, Head of Mathematics

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Fantasy piece performed by drama students

 

Our GCSE drama students in Year 11 presented their devised thematic exam piece yesterday in the Barn. Their performance will go towards their final GCSE grade.

The piece was created by the students themselves and was a moodily-lit fantasy inspired by Alice-in-Wonderland and with a haunting musical accompaniment. Their audience of staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed watching their fellow students perform.

Well done to all and good luck with the grading!

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GCSE exam results tomorrow

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Reminder – GCSE exam results will be available from school as follows:

Year 11:   9:30am

Year 10: 10:30am

Good luck everyone!


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Triumphant return for Cindy Fellaless – Senior Production

After its unfortunate postponement owing to illness a few weeks ago, Cindy Fellaless, our senior school production, blazed back with glorious pizazz last night, providing a great evening’s entertainment to the appreciative audience at Norwich’s Puppet Theatre.

Employing a clever ‘play (or in this case, pantomime) within a play’ device, the witty dialogue and well-paced action showcased the comedic timing, acting, dancing and singing talents of its young cast, under the skilled direction of Head of Drama Jenny Richards who also wrote the script.

Remember – you can still order photographs until Friday 29th April. Order slips are with the photo display in the “Black hole” and should be returned to Reception with the appropriate monies, please.

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