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Outstanding Academic Success for A level students

10th August 2021

Students gathered at Manor Wood today to pick up their A level results after a difficult two years with their studies interrupted by the pandemic. Despite the challenges the results are great with 73% of grades at A*-A, 88% at A* – B and a 100% pass rate. After navigating all the uncertainty which came…

A level Film Students Sounding Good

3rd March 2021

Foley sound – Year 12 Film Students Foley editing is named after Jack Foley, who was working in the early days of Hollywood.  Before we had technology such as boom microphones and discreet, digital sound recording devices, Foley artists created the sounds required by directors after films had been shot. Today, Foley artists continue to…

Meet the teachers – The MFL Department

4th February 2021

  In order to really get to know our wonderful Modern Languages Department they asked their own students to interview them in their respective languages. Every day really is a school day! Camilla Parsons – Head of MFL and Spanish Teacher Interviewed by Natasha, Leni-Mae and Josh in Yr 12 Q. ¿Por qué quisiste ser…

Bringing History to Life

19th January 2021

Mark Levy joined Y13 historians (via Zoom) to talk about his experiences during the Freedom Summer. “Mark Levy was a volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 and he spoke to us because we’re learning about Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA. It was interesting to find out about the complexity of the…

Autumn team-building days

20th October 2020

As students move into new year groups, the Autumn term is traditionally a time when we take Year groups off site. This year we’re not able to provide residential camps but we made sure that students got to spend a day away from their desks, learning to work as teams, challenging themselves and preparing for…

New Sixth Form Centre on track for Spring opening

8th October 2020

The new Sixth Form Centre is on track to be completed before the end of this school year – great news for the current Y13 students who will get to use the new building before they head off into the wider world. The new centre will house a welcoming common room with a sheltered outdoor…

Farewell to the Class of 2020

1st July 2020

Today we said goodbye to our Y13 students as they move on to their next adventures. Head, Robert, hosted a virtual Callover where students, parents and staff could gather and look back over the amazing contribution this year group have made to the school. Head of Sixth Form, Takako, spoke first. She said: “Kindness, a belief…

No time to say goodbye – a Y13 student on life in limbo

12th May 2020

Henry S, is a Y13 student who should have been taking his final exams and celebrating the end of his school journey. Instead, he’s at home, wondering what it all means. He shared his thoughts with us. “Despite the clear signs that we may enter some form of lockdown as draconian measures were adopted around…

Student’s film nominated for Into Film Award

7th February 2020

A film made by Sixth Form film student Rhodri B has been selected from hundreds of applicants as part of this year’s Into Film Awards.

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