Monday morning assemblies have a sense of sparkle about them these days. On a cold winter morning it could be a moment to set our pupils up for the week. Inspiring models of behaviour are the watchwords here and the other week our pupil Nashm prepared a poem to read to the assembled school. It…Details
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Geography Field Trip
Visit to Oxford University
Our first stop was at the National History Museum of Oxford. Known for its massive collection of ancient dinosaur skeletons, we wandered around the museum discovering all sorts of new information. Ranging from tanzanite gems with vivid colors to puffin birds' habitat. What perhaps makes this museum standout from all others is how detailed the structure is. Around the hall, you can find statues of famous philosophers and scientists from all different epochs looking down at the curious visitors.The museum itself can be considered as a piece of art. Before leaving, we signed our names and added 6 different countries to the visitor's book.
After that, most of us went to have lunch at a Brazilian restaurant while others went to a Japanese restaurant.Our next destination was Oriel College, on our way there, we passed through the indoor market. In there you can find all sorts of stuff from many cultures. For instance, we stopped at a Chinese shop for some bubble tea followed by visiting the Indian shop next door.
Once we reached our destination, we toured Oriel College. We were all surprised by the authentic shape of the buildings and the symmetry of the quad. Someone described the place as having the looks of Hogwarts. After going through some underground tunnels and some narrow streets, we reached the student island, all students live there. The place itself is compact with narrow cobblestone streets and 3 story buildings all around you, that you can only see the part of the sky directly above you. You can tell how ancient the place is by the length of ivy that grew on walls over the centuries.
We were given a presentation by an Oxford alumnus, she gave us advice on how to apply to Oxbridge universities and cleared some of the misconceptions about the interview process. Afterwards, we meet two students and they told us about life in Oriel college. they also explained how they feel at home in Oxford university.
After this exhausting day, we went back to SMC and arrived just after prep to tell our friends about our day in Oxford. In my opinion, this trip helped us understand how college life is different from school life and,more importantly, motivated us to work harder on our academic work.
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Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2017
Congratulations to Nelson Chan, Stan Huang and Alex Wang who all received a Copper award from the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. (pictured here with Headteacher, Mrs Nicola Walker)
At the end of the summer term some of the A1 Chemistry group took part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2017.
In the same week that they were relaxing after AS module examinations and preparing for the summer holiday, they sat a very difficult examination designed to test both knowledge and problem solving skills. The chemistry questions were based on topical issues.
The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is set by St Catharine’s College of Cambridge University; to be taken by the most talented Chemistry students from across the country. The questions are designed to be more challenging than AS papers . Some of the questions are on familiar topics but most are completely new to AS students and requires them to use their scientific skills to work through the problems logically. Those setting the questions stated in their feedback to schools that “problem-solving skills are essential for the study of science at university and in industry.” “The ‘resilience’ of A level students and the importance of students to keep going with questions even in the face of difficulty, is still much talked about and is highly desirable by Universities.” .
Over 7000 students from 500 different schools across the country took the challenge. From Saint Michael’s College, five students took the challenge.
The scores are given levels; Copper, Silver, Gold and Roentgenium; (less than 9% of all the entries gained over 50% in the Challenge) The organisers felt that a mark at 33% and above represented a very good achievement on this paper and showed the students were able to successfully think their way through unfamiliar material.
We have been fortunate to welcome a group of Peruvians students to King’s College Saint Michaels this term. They were a great addition to the school joining in lessons whilst improving their English. An impressive programme of weekend visits took them far and wide including a trip to Oxford, watching a Manchester United match at…Details
If you went up to the Common Room on Saturday you would have been confronted by a room festooned with balloons, rose petals, hearts, decorations and other accessories for the annual Valentine’s Day Disco. There was a lot of dancing, with good music played by ace DJs Martin and Nashm. Mostly upbeat, thumping rhythms were…Details
What a day to go to Cardiff! A little peaceful shopping perhaps? A jaunt around the celebrated castle ruins and reflection upon medieval times? Not on this day, anyway. Yes, we could go shopping, yes we could go around the castle, but our attention was drawn principally by the feel of carnival around us. Drummers…Details
We arrived late afternoon and noticed how different it was from the UK before even getting off the plane. It had been a while since we’d last seen the sun still shining after 5 p.m. The ride over to the hotel had us gawking at the marvelous city. Seeing Madrid made me realize that love…Details
We are delighted to announce that King’s Group has won the British International School Award for IT Initiative of the Year. We are so proud of our ICT & E-Learning teams and the work that they do.
Read the full press release here
View all the photos from the awards evening here
by Frista & Alina This term we are practicing contemporary dance. This is a style of expressive dance combining elements of several dance genres, including Modern Jazz, Lyrical, and Classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. There are around 15 of us taking part and we…Details
Liverpool When we arrived in Liverpool, we did a little shopping before finding a great restaurant for some lunch. Horrible football – I’m joking of course – to those Liverpool fans. We noticed the streets were made from a weird material, they were very different to Peruvian roads. We also saw some extremely good architecture and…Details
This was our first stop on our trip to the north of England. After a three hour journey we disembarked from the coach, picked up our tickets and lanyards to hang around our neck as evidence that we were bona fide visitors. We waited a while in the café before making our way through the…Details
One final tradition took place of the last lunchtime of the year. Christmas fare was served to one and all by Mr. Higgins, in full Father Christmas attire, and Mrs Hall giving support to our new chef Mr Astley (elf for the day). Students were treated to a medley of festive songs, even making their…Details