At 9am on Thursday August 16th 2012 year 12 and 13 students began arriving at school to collect their AS and A2 results. Year 13 students were nervous but very excited to collect their results as the results determined which university they would be going to. Students had to logon to the UCAS website to see if they had the university place they wanted. All of our year 13 students that applied for university got the placement they wanted. Many of our students achieved a set of fantastic results with lots A*, A and B grades and BTEC Distinctions.
This morning was an extra-early start, as we had to be in Ilkeston by 9am to go bowling. We arrived and had a really great time, playing loads of games, and we even got to go into the arcade and have a go on the stuff in there too. We got back to school and had an early-ish lunch, and then – because it was such a nice day – we played some games outside.
After lunch, we all went back to the art rooms to finish off the work that we had done earlier in the week – some people got to make extra items, because they had finished, but it was a ncie opportunity to make sure that we didn’t leave anything half done.
This morning, nearly all the students arrived at Summer School bright and early ready to start at 9am again. The Sharks and the Jets split into their groups, and some went with Mr. Botham to “Design a School” whilst other went with Mr. Diamond to play team games in the hall with the giant parachute. “Design a School” was really interesting, as the students thought hard about what features could go into their perfect school, after reading some Dr Seuss!
The parachute games were great fun, and really encouraged listening and communication skills, as there was a lot of physical negotiating to be done.