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Hard work pays off for Writhlington high fliers - August 2014

Writhlington students produced another strong set of GCSE results this year despite turbulence in the examination system and a number of significant late changes to qualifications and performance measures. Over 70 per cent of entries in Mathematics were at A*-C and English results also rose to 68%. Sixty per cent of students achieved 5 A*/C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. Over 100 students in the year group achieved at least one A*/A grade and well over 50 achieved at least 3 top A*/A grades. The proportion of students succeeding in Ebacc qualifications continued to rise, with many more students ... [Read More]



Records hit new heights at Writhlington - August 2014

Sixth Form students at Writhlington are celebrating a record-breaking year of A Level results. Over a third of the grades achieved were at the very highest level (A* or A) with a number of students producing some phenomenal performances. Over 150 students successfully completed their A Level studies this year, with average grades of AAB. This sets a new record for the school and also marks the highest number of students progressing to higher academic studies. There were outstanding results in subjects favoured by the top universities, including some remarkable individual achievements. Two sets of twins in Year 13 achieved exceptional ... [Read More]



New Science and Technology Studio School at Writhlington Campus Next Year - August 2014

The Department of Education has announced that Writhlington School’s application to open a brand new \'Studio School\' has been successful. Headteacher, Mark Everett said that he was absolutely delighted that the new school , which will be called The Mendip Studio for Electronic Engineering and Bioscience, will open in September 2015 and will offer exciting high quality specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses for 300 14-19 year olds. Writhlington is working in close partnership with the Dyson Foundation, Sciencescope, Intel and a number of Higher Education institutions, including Cambridge, Bath and Bristol Universities. Working closely with local ... [Read More]



Tanzania Update Wednesday 25 July - July 2014

News is through that the group are all safely down Mount Meru. Mr Moore reports it was hard work and everyone is tired but well. The group is due to return on Wednesday 30 July. ... [Read More]



Tanzania Update – Monday 21 July - July 2014

The latest news from Tanzania is that everyone is well. Alison Blofeld reports that they have just finished the construction project and the classroom is now built. They have been camping with 22 primary school children for a week and said sad farewells yesterday (Sunday). Today they are in Moshi preparing for climbing Mount Meru tomorrow. All the students are having a huge experience and are learning about African culture and history. Now comes the physical and mental challenge of the mountain! ... [Read More]



Students Raise Awareness Of ME - July 2014

Over two hundred and fifty thousand people in Britain suffer from ME with thousand of people undiagnosed or suffering in silence. Writhlington students took part in a Mufti day raising £660.11 for the charity Tymes Trust The charity supports ME sufferers and their families and provides a network of professional services to advise and assist those affected. In some the effects may be minimal but in a large number, lives are changed drastically. In young people schooling and higher education can be severely disrupted and employment becomes impossible for many individuals. For all, social life and family life become restricted and ... [Read More]



Girls Make National Finals - July 2014

On Wednesday 9th July, the Under 15 girls cricket team represented Somerset in the South West regional rounds of the Chance to Compete cricket competition at Bristol Grammar School. Eight other teams from different counties competed in three pools of teams. Writhlington got off to a great start against Abertillery (Wales) before defeating Bournemouth Grammar (Dorset) in the 2nd pool game, topping the pool and progressing the team into the finals against the highest scorers on the leader board. Two thrilling matching saw the team beating Kings Winchester (Hampshire) off the last ball in our semi-final, before taking on and beating South ... [Read More]



Outstanding art at The National Students Art Exhibition 2014 - July 2014

Seven pieces of art from Writhlington students were selected from thousands across the country to be exhibited at the Mall Galleries London. Emily Farebrother’s “My Beautiful Dream” was selected for scholar status. Here are the other six fantastic pieces. From left to right: Holly Powney, Year 13 (“Nelson Mandela”, oil on canvass); Madelene Robertson, Year 12 (“Mum”, oil on canvass); Alicia Chambi-Trowell, Year 12 (“Fantasy Landscape”, mixed media collage on canvass); Rosanna Mohn, Year 13 (“Sylvia”, oil on canvass); Alicia Chambi-Trowell, Year 12 (“Tribal Influence”, mixed media and oils on canvass) and Emily Savage, Year 12 (“Monochromatic Woods”, ... [Read More]



Emily Farebrother awarded RBA Art scholarship - July 2014

The National Students’ Art Exhibition 2014 has been held at the Mall Galleries, London. This is the twelfth year of the exhibition held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA). It features work from the best young artists in the country aged 11 to 18 years of age from Schools, Colleges and Academies. Many thousands of artworks are submitted to the gallery and only around 350 from across the country are selected to exhibit. As in previous years, the very high standards and outstanding talent of Writhlington art students resulted in a number ... [Read More]



Young Scientists Win Grant - June 2014

Three Writhlington Students aged twelve and thirteen have won a £600 research grant from the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT) for their project studying the laboratory conservation of the common spotted orchid. Emily Therle, aged thirteen, explained, \"We are working to isolate and grow the particular mycorrhizal fungus associated with common spotted orchids growing in the gardens of Ammerdown House, near School and then using this fungus to germinate seed collected from the same plants. We are hoping to find that this approach will select and grow plants that are best added for local conditions and therefore more successful when used ... [Read More]



Cheering Their Way To The Top - June 2014

Writhlington’s very first cheerleading team have come out on top following a trip to the British Cheerleading Associations Southern Schools Championships n Guilford. Seventeen students from Writhlington represented the school in their first big Cheerleading competition held annually by the British Cheerleading association. Made up of skilled gymnasts and dancers, the two teams competed in both the junior level 2 and the senior Level 3 sections. Writhlington All Starz junior team performed an impressive routine, against five others schools from the south. Performing a brilliant display of skill and enthusiasm, the team took top marks finishing in First place. ... [Read More]



Bike Project Launch a Success - June 2014

Students have been given the opportunity to Join Writhlington’s first Bike Project coordinated by inclusion manager Andrew Padfield. With the launch of the Bath and North East Somerset Cycle scheme, cycling has never been more popular. Hundreds of employers across the Uk offer employees the opportunity to buy a bike with a discount of up to 42% and pay for it over a period of time to break down the cost and to encourage people to switch from cars to bikes. Inspired by the Scheme and the success of last years big twenty-five mile cycle during activities week, Writhlington set up their ... [Read More]



Dressed to impress! - June 2014

Last week over two hundred and sixty Year 10 students took part in a Mock Interview and Careers day. Through out the day an array of activities were set up to imitate the job seeking and applying process in order for students to get first hand experience with the working world. Students took part in ‘application’ writing seminars, hosted by Edwina Thomas from Norton Radstock College and Steph Hoddinott from Bath Spa University. The seminar showed students how to format their application and write a convincing and passionate cover letter. With the keys skills firmly in place, students wrote letters of ... [Read More]



Race For Life - June 2014

If there is one thing that students at Writhlington are passionate about it’s Fundraising for charity and this year has been no exception. Writhlington supports a number of Charities throughout the year, but none are more popular than the Race For Life and Movember Fun runs hosted by Writhlingtons Learning to lead Fundraising teams. Every year, students from across all year groups don their PE kits and Pink t-shirts to take part in the nationwide popular event ‘Race For Life’. Last year saw over one hundred and fifty student’s raise almost £1000 for Cancer Charity. Event Co-coordinator and Year 10 pupil Rebecca ... [Read More]



Year Ten Take Victory - June 2014

The year ten girls rounders team played in the B&NES district tournament on Tuesday last week at Norton Hill school. The girls began the games focused and determined to secure a win as they beat St Greg\'s and Wellsway convincingly in the first two games. The next two proved more challenging as they took on local rivals Somervale and Norton hill; both swept aside with some excellent fielding, and giant hits. The group stage results saw the girls pitched against Hayesfield in the final. A fierce match played closely with Writhlington narrowly securing a win 6-5. All teams play approached ... [Read More]



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Hard work pays off for Writhlington high fliers

Writhlington students produced another strong set of GCSE results this year despite turbulence in the examination system and a number of significant late changes to qualifications ...

Records hit new heights at Writhlington

Sixth Form students at Writhlington are celebrating a record-breaking year of A Level results. Over a third of the grades achieved were at the very highest level (A* or A) with a n...

New Science and Technology Studio School at Writhlington Campus Next Year

The Department of Education has announced that Writhlington School’s application to open a brand new \'Studio School\' has been successful. Headteacher, Mark Everett sai...

Tanzania Update Wednesday 25 July

News is through that the group are all safely down Mount Meru. Mr Moore reports it was hard work and everyone is tired but well. The group is due to return on Wednesday 30 July....

Tanzania Update – Monday 21 July

The latest news from Tanzania is that everyone is well. Alison Blofeld reports that they have just finished the construction project and the classroom is now built. They have been ...