The next Parents’ Forum meeting will be held on Thursday 7 May from 18:00 – 19:00 in the school library and the topic under discussion will be the student voice. If you are interested in joining in the discussion we would love to see you and refreshments will be provided.
Discovery exam week is Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May. The schedule of exams can be found here as well as a PowerPoint shared with all students by Mr Lake. These exams are important in helping us to assess how much progress students have made this academic year and are used to set students for next academic year in those subjects where they are setted. They are also useful practice for when students will face GCSEs and A levels in future years and this is why we run them under exam conditions; if students get used to these routines now, they will be less daunting in the future.
In March, a group of 10 year 10 girls had the opportunity to visit the Physics Department at the University of Surrey. They participated in a Women in Physics day, where they had the chance to speak in detail with women who are actively working in the world of physics and engineering. The girls we took discussed with the other participants the issues surrounding women in physics, and took part in some laboratory activities looking at what it would be like if they were to study physics at University. They had a fantastic day, and have come back to the school to be Ambassadors of Women in
On April Fool’s day this year, our year 9 and 10 students showed off how much they know about the physics of rollercoasters in a special Rollercoaster Physics Workshop run by some friendly staff from the University of Surrey. One year 10 class, and one year 9 class were lucky enough to have a visiting physicist and a visiting engineer talk them through the process of designing and building a working rollercoaster, taking into account some of the mathematical details they would need to consider if they were the architects.
A small group of students who have continually worked hard and achieved positive marks across their subjects have been rewarded this month with the opportunity to take part in the ‘British School Karting Championship’. This involved two after school sessions at the go-karting track in Reading.
World Book Day is a celebration of reading that has now been running in the United Kingdom for sixteen years; this year we focused on the writing of the great Roald Dahl.
Year seven pupils attended two workshops over the course of the day which focused on Dahl’s writings. These were taught by teachers of various subjects who all brought their expertise to the table and gave pupils opportunities to learn to draw like Quentin Blake or work out the maths of poetry.