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Hear from the Principal 10.05.21

I am thrilled to share this blog with all of you, as it contains a number of good news stories about our wonderful students, past and present, from the main College and sixth form.

Student spotlights

I am extremely proud of a group of our Year 10 students, Anna B, Lucy H, Jemima R, Gracie P, and Nikita S, for undertaking voluntary litter picking every weekend over three months in our village as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Most recently, the girls were focusing their efforts at the Histon rec – well done girls, keep up the great work!

We also have a Mathematics genius amongst our students, and I would like to share a huge congratulations to Peter B. who has been one of only 120 students across the country selected to attend a National Mathematics Summer School! The invite follows Peter’s incredible performance in this year’s Intermediate Mathematical Challenge and Olympiad. Well done, Peter!

The AMGEN experience

Earlier this month, Impington International College Year 12 students were able to take part in the AMGEN Biotechnology experience, which allowed them to put into practice a number of the Biotechnology techniques they have learnt about, as well as gaining experience using specialist pieces of equipment that they would normally only be able to access at university! The students thoroughly enjoyed being able to put theory into practice. Giuilia F. said: “It was a once in a lifetime experience that will help prepare us for our future”.

A West End star

I am proud of all of our students and everything they go on to achieve, however, recently, we received the exciting news that former Impington International College Performance School and IB Career-related Programme student, Beatrice Penny-Toure, has been cast in her first professional role by Andrew Lloyd Webber in Phantom of the Opera! Huge congratulations – hopefully we can make a visit to see Beatrice in action when it is safe to do so.

Getting students behind the camera

Through our partnership with Cambridge TV, I am pleased to share that there are 12 places available for Impington Village College students on its four-day course, where attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to make professional videos, with the potential for them to be broadcast on local TV! The four-day course is taking place throughout May Half Term – find out more here.

Widening access to our sixth form scholarships

I would like to remind you all that our sixth form offers a number of wonderful scholarships for students, giving them an unmissable opportunity to train with specialist coaches while they gain a highly-regarded international education.

Our rugby scholarship, which is delivered in partnership with Cambridge Vipers from Cambridge Rugby Club, is a fantastic opportunity for all budding rugby players. I am pleased to share that this option is also now available for girls aged 16 plus. If your child has a passion for rugby, please email Oliver Raine, Assistant Director of Sport on .

“A better alternative to A Levels, we already have one.”

A recent report from think tank EDSK says that A Levels are too narrow for post-16 education. Responding to this, our very own Vice Principal, Jo Sale, explored why she believes an International Baccalaureate (IB) education is the solution with Schools Week – you can read the full article here.

As you know, we are extremely dedicated to an IB education at the College, so much so, we will be offering the IB Middle Years Programme from this September!

May 11, 2021