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Hear from the Principal 31.01.22

We have begun 2022 with a flying start, and I am delighted to be able to share so much positive news from around the College with you.

 

Oxbridge offers

This year, I am hugely proud to share that 10% of our International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) cohort have received Oxbridge offers; the highest ever number which is an incredible achievement given the disruption of the past two years. Two students received offers from the University of Cambridge to study History and Linguistics respectively, and three students have received offers from the University of Oxford; one for History, one for Mathematics and Computer Sciences and one for Classics and English. I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to each of the students, the offers reflect your hard work, dedication and preparation.


For three nights only

Like me, I know you’ll be looking forward to seeing our talented students in Years 7 to 14 take to the stage in our first production of the year, Annie. Set in a political climate of repression and hardship, Annie represents a beam of light and a new dawn. Students from Year 7 to Year 14 will be performing the musical of hope and optimism between Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10 February. Tickets sales are live, avoid disappointment and book your tickets now.


A day in the life of

Earlier this week, we handed over the reins of our Sixth Form’s Instagram account to Year 12 students, Ruby and Hannah,  who took our followers on a whistle stop tour of their day, giving them a taste of Sixth Form life, including lessons, lunchtime and musical theatre rehearsals. Ruby and Hannah both enjoyed themselves immensely and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive,  with requests for a Day in the Life of Sports and Mathematics students requested. Revisit Ruby’s day.


Kettle’s Yard Art workshop

Recently, our Year 9 GCSE Art students enjoyed a special Visual Arts workshop at the College with Kettle’s Yard educator, Imogen Alexander, and Resident Artist, Kaitlin Ferguson. During the workshop on Thursday 13 January, students honed their sculpting and printing skills under Imogen and Kaitlin’s expert tuition, which I know they are looking forward to practising.


Building blocks to success

I would like to offer my congratulations to Avni B., and her Cambourne Electronics and Robotics Club team mates, who have retained the crown of reigning champions after winning the Champion’s Award at this year’s regional First Lego League competition, a STEM education initiative for young people aged 4 – 16 years old. Please join me in wishing them the best of luck for the National Final which takes place on Saturday 26 February.

 

Keeping the school zone safe

At the College, fostering a sense of community and collaboration is important and underpins everything we do, which is why I would like to share a petition with you, recently launched by the newly formed Histon and Impington travel committee. Parents, and members of the local community, have collaborated to form the travel committee and lobby for a reduction in the speed limit on Glebe Way (B1049) between drop off and collection times. They are encouraging people to sign the petition to show their support for a 20mph speed limit in the school zone, ready for them to present to the Local and County Authorities in favour of the change.

 

Sixth Form applications

After celebrating 30 years of offering the IB, I am thrilled to see that so many students, from both the College and surrounding areas, have applied to study the DP and Career-related Programme with us in September 2022. MyChoice16 applications are now closed and we will be contacting your child(ren) shortly regarding their place.

 

Join our team

I am deeply proud of the community we have created here at the College and, as we continue to grow to serve our students, I am pleased to share that there are opportunities to join our team;  both teaching and teaching assistant level in STEM and Humanities subjects. If you, or anyone you know, is looking for a new role, please visit tes.com to browse our full list of vacancies.