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Bringing history alive at Kennet Valley School, with a bit of time travel inspiration from Dr Who

Learning about the Tudors with the help of iPads but dressed in a variety of different erasLearning about the Tudors with the help of iPads but dressed in a variety of different erasPupils and their teachers at Kennet Valley School in Lockeridge have been travelling back in time for an eight day history extravaganza.  Inspired by the new series of ‘Doctor Who’, pupils have been visiting several different eras of history.

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Chinese exchange students and their teachers give Marlborough full marks

Chinese exchange students, St John's students and teachers wave goodbyeChinese exchange students, St John's students and teachers wave goodbyeChinese students from The Middle School affiliated to Beijing Jiatong University and their teachers have been visiting St John’s for a two week cultural exchange.  Ending with a typical English afternoon tea party, the group enjoyed attending lessons with their Year 10 exchange partners as well as visits to Bath, Oxford, London and Marlborough market.

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Not just going for gold, but gaining platinum - Ramsbury Primary wins two sports awards

Ramsbury School sports teams with Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sportRamsbury School sports teams with Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sportRamsbury Primary received the title of top performing school in sport in Wiltshire and Swindon at the end of the 2018 summer term.  They were presented with a trophy by Steve Boocock, CEO of Wiltshire and Swindon sport.  This was swiftly followed by the accolade of gaining the National School Games Platinum Award.

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Are Exam Pressures Affecting Young Peoples’ Mental Health? A considered comment from the front line

The day when the envelopes are opened - Results Day scene at St John'sThe day when the envelopes are opened - Results Day scene at St John'sThousands of students across the country received their A-Level results a week ago, with GCSE results following shortly after.  Nationally students performed well, despite Michael Gove’s various education reforms;  a new 9-1 grading system was introduced for most GCSE subjects and more difficult exams were implemented.  However, this year more students achieved high grades after last summer’s poor performance that saw the number of pupils receiving A*-C grades drop to the lowest point in a decade.  Although more British students seem to be excelling academically, some schools and education experts are expressing concern that the new system could be contributing to rising levels of exam stress and mental health issues in young people. 

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The long wait is over – it’s GCSE results day

St John's students Tess Mayer left and Alice Compton right open their GCSE results watched by their parentsSt John's students Tess Mayer left and Alice Compton right open their GCSE results watched by their parentsThere were plenty of tears, smiles and sighs of relief from students and their parents at St. John’s Marlborough and Pewsey Vale School as students collected their GCSE results and opened the dreaded brown envelope.

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Grade improvements for St John's 'A' level students in spite of tougher exams

Ollie Kanisius (A, A*A* - left) and George Davidson (AAA) savouring their excellent resultsOllie Kanisius (A, A*A* - left) and George Davidson (AAA) savouring their excellent resultsSt John's Year 13 students achieved grade improvements in this year's A-level results against a background of toughened up courses.  Whilst the average grade per entry showed a slight year-on-year increase over the previous year, even more students have achieved the top A or A* grades.

 

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