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.
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.
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”