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End of Term Report

It’s the end of the Spring Term and our Schools have been up to all sorts of exciting things since the new year began!  Here are some highlights:

 

Aldenham School

The results for the students’ Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ) were published in January  and were significantly higher than the results nationally with 83% of pupils achieving an A/A* grade. Pupils chose a typically diverse range of topics including studies on titanium hip implants, a photo montage of social deprivation, a self-penned and directed film on dyslexia, a survey and presentation to staff about living with ADHD, redesigning Olympic stadiums and the benefits of overclocking your computer. These fascinating pieces of work have undoubtedly contributed to a most positive situation with university admissions for this year.

 

Dame Alice Owen’s School

In March, Year 7 entered the RAF “Race for the Line, Rocket Car competition”.  It was a great synthesis of DT, computing and science in action.  One team was successful enough to make it through to the national finals in May!

This term the school’s charitable efforts have remained impressive and, following on from an assembly given by Dame Helen Hyde, students raised over £1250 for the Rwandan Sisterhood.  The school is now seeking to collect essential baby necessities to send out to Rwanda as well as making a commitment to learn to knit and crochet over this coming term in order to send out blankets to help those in most need.