As we enter the final week of the Spring Term, I am pleased to share some of our recent highlights from the College with you.
MYP authorisation visit
I am delighted to share that we have taken the next step on our International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidacy journey this week following our authorisation visit.
If we are successful in our candidacy, the College will become the first 11 – 18 years old state secondary school in the UK to offer the MYP, as well as the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). This will be a huge achievement for the College, and I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everybody who has been involved in the process so far. We are eagerly awaiting the final report and hope to provide an update within the next two weeks.
Young scientists in their element
Last week, a number of our Year 7, 8 and 9 students enjoyed attending the KS 3 Science Live! The event featured interactive talks from renowned figures such as Professor Robert Winston and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and I was impressed by some of the thoughtful questions asked by our students.
Strike a pose
I would like to congratulate Sixth Form Performance School student, Tom C., on his recent debut at Paris Fashion Week; it has been a joy to see Tom’s confidence grow since joining Impington International College. See Tom in action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Freud museum visit
Our IB Psychology students recently visited the Freud Museum in London, where they learnt more about the life of the psychoanalyst and his psychodynamic concepts. Field trips help our students to deepen their understanding of their classroom learning. The feedback from everybody who took part was overwhelmingly positive.
Levelling up our students’ game development ambitions
I am delighted to share that some of our students will be taking part in the annual game development competition, FXP Festival. The event, which will help them to develop technical and creative skills as well as life skills such as teamwork, collaboration and problem-solving, will see our students compete against 21 other schools from across Cambridgeshire.
The students have been challenged to design their own desktop game, based on the theme of Nikola Tesla, and will receive expert support from experts from PlayStation London Studio, Jagex and Unity. I can’t wait to see their creativity and innovation in action!