Key Stage 4 students on South Campus hosted a cake sale for MacMillan Coffee Morning on 29th September. Staff and students throughout the school baked and donated cakes. The final total raised was £283.00 a fantastic achievement thank you to all those that supported. Mrs Lawrence and the Upper College Team
On Wednesday 20 September EWS a group of teachers and school leaders from China visited the school to investigate our strengths in drama and the arts, and in provision for careers information, advice and guidance. The group spent time in lessons on both campuses, and talked to students and staff about these areas. It was a privilege to host the visitors, and they commended our students on their conduct and enthusiasm. Many thanks go to all those who made them feel so welcome.
Once again students at Elizabeth Woodville School have received excellent A level results. More than 50% of all exam entries received an A*, A or B grade (or equivalent) and more than 80% were awarded at least a C grade.
The students’ success has come despite reformed specifications in most subjects which have more difficult and more substantive content with exams all at the end of the course.
Headteacher Jez Bennett said “Our students have risen admirably to the challenge of the new specifications. We are delighted that their hard work, together with strong teaching and support, has enabled the students to progress to their destinations of choice. Congratulations to them all.”
Students at Elizabeth Woodville School bucked the national trend with 6% of English results at the new grade 9 in both language and literature exams, twice the national average. Among these were Sam Barker, Claudia Burton, Niamh Finn, Rebekah Potter, Amy Sellar and Olly Tench who achieved an impressive grade 9 in both English exams. Other successes included Patrick Forster with ten A/A* grades overall, Roman Martin with nine A/A* grades, and Leyla Bedwi with nine A grades.
Jez Bennett, Headteacher, said: ‘Our students have again demonstrated that hard work and determination pays dividends in achieving top exam results. This year has seen the culmination of significant changes in the examination system in England. Our students and staff have planned and prepared for this change, and the good results are testament to their efforts.”
For more information about the reforms to GCSEs in maths and English, please visit the Ofqual website
On Monday 26th June, a group of Year students visited Sky Academy’s Skills Studio in London. During the day students took a tour around Sky’s Headquarters and TV Studios, heard about career opportunities within Sky and produced a news reports using Sky’s world class facilities.
Ross Fairley, Year 12 wrote the following: “Our visit to the Sky Academy was a fulfilling trip full of opportunities for all people who went. Learning about the fascinating sets and equipment used was an interesting experience, and seeing how programmes go from filming to being broadcast was an eye opening part of the day. The tour gave us an insight into how sky creates its award winning television, and the engaging staff were happy to help with any questions we had. Making our own new broadcast in our 4 sub teams gave us the chance to express our individual identity while working as part of a team. It also gave us the chance to discover skills we never knew we had.”
Sam Squire: “It was a good opportunity to see Sky Studios”
Ali Durante: “I really enjoyed the day”
Benedict Fenton: “The camera equipment surprised me because it was the best I had ever seen”
GCSE fine art Students travelled to Oxford to visit the Pitt rivers and Ashmolean Museum Oxford
We are planning to celebrate our students efforts in taking part in this years BBC 500 Words competition, and would like to include students that submitted an entry outside of school, as well as those that entered through the school. If you submitted a story at home and would like your child to be included in our celebrations, please contact the school librarian. mailto:Emma.Pitson@ewsacademy.org.uk
On 31st March 2017, 29 physics students from Year 11, 12 and 13 visited CERN in Geneva for a tour of the site and viewing of the exhibitions.
CERN is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. Staff and students were amazed by the complexity of the work carried out in this incredible place and got to view some of the instruments that are in place in the detectors and particle accelerators across the site.
After the visit staff discussed with students what they felt about the visit – “seeing the magnitude of technology used to explore particle physics was incredible” and “it was amazing to find out the amount of money donated to CERN to work out how our universe began.”
The 3 day visit to Switzerland also included a tour of the United Nations and visits to the Natural History Museum, History of Science Museum and the Jet D’Eau. Students particularly enjoyed using Geneva’s public transport system which is extremely efficient.
Many thanks to Mrs Dehnel and Mr Lane for coming along. A great time was had by all who attended.
On Wednesday 14th December students in extra-curricular Drama and Music from years 7-13 on North campus took to the stage in this years annual Christmas concert and performed in front of parents and staff.
There were a vast number of performances some of which included; EWS Instrumentalist group, Rock group, soloist, short performance celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl and many more.
Students did an excellent job and we are very proud of the students that performed. We look forward to many more shows. Well done EWS Drama and Music.