Congratulations to the class of 2023!
Congratulations to all of our Sixth Form students who received their International Baccalaureate (IB) results yesterday. I am delighted to share that nine of our Diploma Programme (DP) students achieved a point score of 40 or more; the equivalent of 4 A*s at A Level. Student, Jonny G., achieved an incredible perfect score of 45 out of 45; just 25 IB students in the UK achieved the full 45 points – a formidable achievement! Overall, our DP students achieved an average point score of 33, higher than the global average of 30.24. Our Career-related Programme (CP) students have also excelled, with 28 out of 30 students passing. CP Student, Ruby D., sat four Higher Level IB courses alongside her Diploma in Performing Arts and achieved high scores of 7, 6, 6 and 6 in them (each subject has a total point score of 7). This is an outstanding accomplishment!
These results are the culmination of two years of hard work and I am so proud of all of our students as this is the first year that they have ever set formal examinations. A number of them are going on to top universities around the world, with over half of them having received offers to study at Russell Group universities. I wish them all the very best of luck with the next stage of their journeys.
Broadening the understanding of our students learning
As you will know, we recently achieved authorisation from the IB to deliver its Middle Years Programme (MYP), and one of the many benefits of the programme is its interdisciplinary focus. By approaching a topic utilising skills from two or more subject areas, the students are able to make connections between different areas of knowledge to understand the world around them.
This week, our Year 7 students have been completing their English Language and Literature and History interdisciplinary unit focused on ‘Victims and Villains,’ while our Year 8 students have been working on their Sports and Language interdisciplinary unit.
Hands-on History experience
Last week, some of our Year 9 and Year 10 students experienced eye-opening visits to the sites of the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Ypres. The moving and informative trip gave the students the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the World War One battlefields at Newfoundland Memorial Park and preserved trenches. Following their return, each student has been reflecting on their experiences, with many of them now having a newfound passion for their History studies.
A number of our Sixth Form students recently took part in our Japanese exchange programme, which saw them visit Tokyo and spend time at a local school. Being able to provide hands-on opportunities for our students to build their international-mindedness through our multiple international fieldtrips is an important part of our IB curriculum. Since returning, the students have been reflecting on their experiences through a series of inspirational visual projects and I recommend keeping an eye on our Sixth Form Instagram page for a look at some of them.
Tee-riffic golf success
Throughout the academic year, a number of our students have experienced sporting success on the international stage and I am thrilled to share that CP student, Jake P., has once again been selected to play golf for England in the European Boys Team Championship. Jake will soon be joining his teammates to compete in Geneva, Switzerland, and the entire College community will be cheering him on!
Back of the net
Following the theme of sporting success, I would like to congratulate our Year 7 and 8 futsal players on their recent victories in the Huntingdon School Sports Partnership Futsal Tournaments. Both our boys’ and girls’ teams won the morning competitions, playing games against seven other school teams. Congratulation to all of the players who were involved.
Providing learning opportunities for our entire community
When the College was first built, one of the founding principles was that it would provide the opportunity for learning for the entire community as well as being an excellent secondary school. With this in mind, we are looking to re-establish our Adult Education programme to offer high-quality, affordable education that meets the needs and interests of our local community. Please use this form to let us know what courses you would like to see offered.