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  • Science faculty teams up with Tassomai Learning Programme

    Published 19/10/17

    This week the IVC Science department were excited to launch the use of a program called Tassomai with our Year 10 and 11 students.

    Tassomai has taken each Science syllabus and broken it down into quizzable micro-facts, covering everything students need to know for their exams. These quizzes are multiple-choice and can be used on any internet-enabled device.  The algorithm adapts to what the students already understand and what they don’t yet master. The program then prioritises topics based on where the students are struggling and gradually increases the demand of new content, whilst interspersing previously covered material to boost recall and retention, to ensure the best possible preparation for the summer exams.

    Research has found that targeted repetition, done little and often, is the most effective and efficient way to implant knowledge and prepare for exams, and this is exactly the method applied by Tassomai. According to Tassomai 95% of students who used Tassomai regularly achieved a C or higher in 2016 (and 56% got an A or A*).

    Additionally, Science teachers will be able to log in to Tassomai and analyse each individual student and class’s understanding. Teachers will then be able to target their intervention based on this information and focus on those topics which we know the students are struggling to grasp.

    Completing Tassomai quizzes has now replaced traditional Science homework at KS4 and students are expected to log on to Tassomai daily for around 10 minutes to complete their quizzes. Students can simply track their progress for course completion by using the performance wheel. By keeping the wheel green or blue, students can ensure that they will have covered the whole course before their exams in the summer of Year 11. The Science department is looking forward to seeing an improvement in knowledge recall in the weeks and months to come, as well as having students who are more confident in their knowledge.

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  • Epraise Reward System Progress

    Published 19/10/17

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    One half term in and our students are really getting to grips with the new rewards system in school.  Merits are issued for a range of reasons including rewarding the quality of work, contributing the college community and making great progress in a lesson.

    So far over 30 000 merits have been issued averaging at approximately 23 per student and a quick look at the student leaderboard will tell you that some students are well above the average score for merits this term.

    We have lauched the Prize draws this week with students, after meeting specific criteria regarding attendance, merits and behaviour points, in the pot for a £20 Amazon voucher.  Students can of course "cash in" their merits for a range of rewards in our epraise shop such as early entry into the dining hall, chocolate bar or gym/swim session (to counter the chocolate) or even shoping vouchers at the Grafton Centre.

    Please support our rewards system by discussing your child's progress and by logging into the site as a parent to review their awarded points.

     

     

     

     

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  • Superb Impington GCSE results confirmed 

    Published 12/10/17

    Impington is one of the top state schools again

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  • IVC hosts the Raspberry Pi #CamJam

    Published 10/10/17

    IVC hosts Cambridge Raspberry Pi #CamJam

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  • Artsmark Celebration Week 9 - 13 October

    Published 10/10/17

    Artsmark Celebration Week is an event dedicated to celebrating the superb arts and cultural achievements of any school which has submitted and been awarded the coveted Artsmark recognition.  IVC, thanks to the amazing work of our Performing Arts faculty and the case evidence put together by Alison Elmslie, has been awarded the Gold Award and has featured in an Artsmark Story produced by the awarding body.

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  • Histon & Impington Mental Wellbeing Week 7-14 October 2017

    Published 02/10/17

    We are delighted to share information of the forthcoming Histon and Impington Mental Wellbeing week with parents and students of IVC.  There are a range of activites over the week detailed in the attached flyer below.  

    Please support this local event for a fantastic cause.

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  • Impington International College Open Evening Tuesday 7th November 2017

    Published 16/09/17

    6.00pm – 8.00pm

    Teachers and students available in departments for discussion about courses

    7.15pm

    Principal’s welcome talk: An Introduction to Impington International College

    During the evening

    Performance School Presentations

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  • Letter from Lucy Fraser QC MP

    Published 15/09/17

    Mr Campbell was delighted to receive a letter from Lucy Fraser MP for South East Cambridgeshire on behalf of all the staff and students at IVC.  Mrs Fraser expressed her gratitude to the staff and students for their hard work in securing a second consecutive year of superb results.

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  • IVC launches bespoke Assessment Books 

    Published 15/09/17

    We are incredibly excited at IVC to have just taken delivery of over 20,000 totally customised 'Assessment Books' for our students across all years, from 7-13.

    These books should greatly support the continued focus on College on providing students with outstanding formative feedback and encouraging a dialogue between student and teacher. The books will be kept safe in College for most of the time as they are incredibly important; but they will be sent home at the end of each long term and before students sit their exams, to support them with revision. They will also be available for parents to view at Parents' Evenings.

    Each subject's books have been carefully designed with content supplied by our Lead Teachers and Lead Practitioners, to include guidance for students on how to master the skills needed for the new GCSE examinations and trackers to help students monitor their progress.

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  • Clubs and Activities for 2017 - 2018

    Published 13/09/17

    Clubs and Activities

    At Impington Village College there are a huge variety of extra curricular clubs, from sport, to drama to music and many in between. If you have questions about enrichment opportunities at IVC, please contact Roland Lewis, Head of Turing House.
    The following table shows the current clubs running at IVC.

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  • IVC Club Fair

    Published 11/09/17

    IVC Club Fair to be held in the Gropius Hall Thursday 14th & Friday 15th September

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  • Impington International Sixth Form University Destinations 2017

    Published 08/09/17

    Here is a list of the destinations of study for our Year 13 students from 2016-2017.  There are a superb range of courses listed here and some of the very best univerisites in the country will take on the mantle of educating our former students.

    Reading through this list will surely make you cast your mind back to the excitment you felt when you started university and studying those subjects that fired your imagination and curiosity.

    We wish all our former the students the very best of luck for the future.

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