Students exceed both the regional and national average on the Brilliant Club Scholars Programme The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. They do this by mobilising the PhD community at universities, to share academic expertise with state schools. The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme aims to provide pupils with an insight into university level studying and gives them the opportunity to work at a level beyond their current key stage. Our Continue reading →
On Wednesday 27th April, a group of year 10 pupils took part in a day of leadership training at Wolverhampton University, Walsall Campus. Students got the chance to take part in one of three activities: Street Cheer, Jump Rope or Ultimate Frisbee. The training day gave pupils an opportunity to try alternative sports/activities with an emphasis on leadership so that these activities could be tried and tested in school with pupils being the ones to lead the delivery of the activities. The students overall found Continue reading →
There are still places available for the Barcelona trip Cost: £395 (fully- inclusive) Dates: March 2017 Length of stay: 3 nights Hotel: 3* (near beach) Visits: Nou Camp, Olympic stadium, Barcelona harbour and shopping centre Activities: beach, bowling, disco … Deposit: £50 to be paid by Thursday 5th May Barcelona Trip Letter
Barcelona Monday 13th March – 17th March 2017 Available for years 7,8 and 9 Cost: £395 Coach travel to Luton Airport Return flights from Luton to Barcelona Three nights full board accommodation at a hotel on the Costa Brava Guided tours of the Nou Camp and Olympic Stadiums. A visit to Barcelona with its museums and cathedral Travel Insurance If interested, please collect a letter from Mr Ford, Mr Woolgar or Ms Dubois with information on payment.
On Tuesday 9th June, 90 year 5 pupils came to the academy from Alumwell Juniors for a day of MFL. Miss Dubois, Mr Watt and Miss Daniels along with some wonderfully helpful year 9 volunteers ran sessions on Mexican traditions, British Sign Language and French-speaking countries. We made some ‘ojo de Dios’ (eye of God) to ward away evil spirits, learnt about where in the world people speak French (it isn’t just France!) and performed our own conversations all in sign language. Everyone had a Continue reading →
Very very early one cold Sunday morning in March, we set off from the Academy with 29 students on an adventure to the sunny coast of Spain. We were immensely privileged to spend three days in the company of such wonderful young people who were excellent ambassadors for the Academy. We think the students enjoyed the trip – but don’t take our word for it! (Mr Ford, Mr Watt, Miss Steele, Ms Dubois) “I enjoyed the day we went to Nou Camp because it Continue reading →
MFL Murder Mystery Day – 21st January 2015 at Lingua Hillcrest, Hillcrest School, Birmingham Today, we went to Hillcrest School to solve a murder mystery. We became French investigators for the day. We were in separate groups, we also had different roles such as; forensic scientist, superintendent, crime officer and detectives. We had to examine the evidence, answer questions in French and write as well. It was really fun because I could show the French teachers how well I can speak French! We used the Continue reading →
On Wednesday 22nd October 2014 a group of year 9 and 10 students visited Walsall Campus Sports Centre, University of Wolverhampton, to take part in an afternoon of leadership training. Not everyone enjoys the traditional sports like football, rugby and cricket, therefore our students were given the opportunity to experience alternative sports including Jump Rope, Ultimate Frisbee and Street Cheer. The event was run by Matt Marson (School Games Organiser) in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, Matalan and Sporting Pro. The aim of the leadership Continue reading →