North Campus Anti-bullying Week

It was Anti-Bullying Week on North Campus last week! Every student and member of staff wore stickers on Monday to raise awareness and then each tutor group created some wonderful pieces of work from posters and drawings to videos and songs! Thursday saw each student sign the Anti-Bullying pledge board and then on Friday we raised £430.00 for Children in Need where students wore blue and had year group photos taken holding blue cards to stand up to bullying. Students  came together to send each other smiles that were then posted outside for everyone to share and enjoy. Work continues on this subject until Christmas through PSHE.

Anti-Bullying Week – South Campus

It was Anti-Bullying Week on South Campus last week! Every student and member of staff wore stickers on Monday to raise awareness and then each tutor group created some wonderful pieces of work from posters and drawings to videos and songs! Thursday saw each student sign the Anti-Bullying pledge board and then on Friday we raised £430.00 for Children in Need where students wore blue and had year group photos taken holding blue cards to stand up to bullying. Work continues on this subject until Christmas through PSHE.

Hartwell Christmas Market

Hi, my name is James and I am pupil at EWS, North Campus and  I am raising £2650 for my World Challenge India 2018 which will allow me to travel to India to challenge myself by helping with community work for part of my time there.
As part of my fundraising I have organised a  Christmas Market on the evening of:
Friday 1st December
 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hartwell Community centre, School Lane, Hartwell. 
Which I would like to invite you to come and browse the 20+ stalls, and  maybe to purchase some gifts for friends, family and other loved ones.
There will be gluhwein and spiced apple cider to drink and roasted chestnuts to snack.  The Hart and Soul Choir will be there for part of the evening leading in some Christmas Carol singing for everyone to get into the Christmas spirit.
Entry is free, as is the spot the flyer mistake. Just circle the deliberate mistake, circle and put your name and contact number on the back, then post in the box on the night and the winner will be drawn at random.
All are welcome and I hope to see you there.
 
Kind regards
 
James

Furniture Awards

On Tuesday 10th October Edward was lucky enough to be awarded 3rd place at the Young Furniture Makers Awards Exhibition in London.  Edward presented his As-Level product (a gaming chair that converts into a coffee table) along side some innovative and original furniture projects from Schools and Universities from across the country.  After receiving both the 3rd place prize and a commendation for his project he was also awarded the Best in Show Innovation award from Blum furniture – a prize of an all expense paid trip to their factory in Austria.
Needless to say, we are all extremely proud of Edward and his hard work over the course of his As-Level project.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

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

 

Chinese teachers learn at EWS

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.

Our Chinese visitors with Mrs Orchard, careers advisor, and Mr Bennett, Headteacher

A level Exam Results

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.”

Success in new GCSEs

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

Year 12 Visit To Sky Academy, London

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”

ART TRIP

GCSE  fine art Students travelled to Oxford to visit  the Pitt rivers and Ashmolean  Museum Oxford

The purpose of the visit was to provide an extended opportunity for contextual research with the study of first-hand  the art and culture from around the world. Students gathered information through sketching, annotating and photographing artefacts of interest. The work that the students produce during the day will be incorporated in their studies and help them develop their themes and ideas in school and enhance their experience of GCSE