by Frista Gradica, Albania Christmas Carol. No wonder it sounds so festive. It is one of the best parts of the year. Everyone wants to participate, whether it is in the choir, carol reading or helping with the decorations. Choir is one of the most inspiring activities. It guides every student throughout the song. Everyone…Details
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Intermediate Mathematical Challenge
Throughout this term, students have been applying themselves to different maths challenges to extend and challenge their knowledge. Most recent of these challenges took place on the 7th February when a small group sat the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, which is a one hour test for students from G1 and G2. The Challenge is organised by United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) based at Leeds University and are designed to be lively, intriguing, multiple choice question papers, which stimulate interest in maths. Later this term, G1 students will be taking part in a team maths challenge; working together to solve problems set by AMSP.
Go Team KCSM!
Visit to Bath
Celebrating 50 Years of King's Group
Fun in the Sun at Croft Castle
Preparing for Success
Sharing 50 Years of King's Group
Football - KCSM vs Bedstone College
Basketball win - KCSM vs Ludlow College
Building Blocks to Success
We are very pleased with the results achieved by students who re-sat their AS exams in November. Their grades are much improved on their June grade performance, increasing their opportunities to achieve what they require to attend the universities of their choice this coming September. In support of this, all second year A-Level and University Foundation students have completed their UCAS applications in plenty of time and well before the deadline for university applications. We are already seeing some excellent offers coming in and our students and teachers are now working hard to ensure that they get to their first choices.
Short-Stay Immersion in Full Force!
G1 Environmental Science students investigated different soil samples to classify each type of soil and describe the different components of each sample. Soil covers approximately a third of the whole Earth’s surface, with a thickness that ranges from tens of metres to a minimum of few centimetres, according to the intensity and duration of the rock changing processes. There are many factors responsible for soil formation and the components of soil is different in each area of the world, depending on climate, rocks and vegetation.
Welcome to our Peruvian friends!
Preparation for University
ICT & STEM Enrichment
A Christmas Carol (or two!)
COBIS Maths Challenge
The COBIS Mangahigh Maths Challenge is a free, online competition for 5-16 year olds designed to engage students with maths through a games-based learning approach. Using Mangahigh, students complete maths activities, which teachers may personalise to support students’ learning, to score individual points, which in turn contributes to their schools' tally. Students can access their activities at home or in school so it can be used for homework, revision, or a fun task!
We had a very exciting 2018 competition, which ran from Monday, 19 November - Friday, 30 November 2018. Eighteen students earned a magnificent tally of seventeen gold, eight silver and twenty-eight bronze medals. In total, 89 COBIS schools participated in the 2018 competition and 18,871 students were active during the Challenge. An impressive 748,709 points were earned by students!
A trip to Birmingham for the German Xmas Market
Let the Festive Fun Begin!
Senior Maths Challenge
Case Study focus for UFP Students
Today our UFP students were studying a pre released case study which will be the basis of the end of module exam. We are using this time to make sure that all aspects of the case study are developed and explored. The rational for this is to allow them to read the case study carefully; interpret the areas being addressed through the case study and the issues arising. It gives them the opportunity to discuss with their tutor and peers the areas they feel are being addressed and the issues arising to ensure that they are familiar with the case study and that they can anticipate possible question in the exam paper.
Hitting the Mark!
Team Building Fun
Visit to the Royal National College for the Blind
Lessons in Leadership
The Leadership Course is aimed at 'A' Level and UFP students and the purpose of the session this week was to inform and engage students in discussion on issues associated with value-driven/ethical leadership and the qualities of effective leadership. This was done through instruction, class discussions, written activities and video clips. In the first session next term, students will deliver presentations on what they learned this term.
by Nevena Doknic, Serbia The government organised an excursion for A Level students which was divided into four parts. The first part was taken in SMC and it was about what NCS is and why it is so important. NCS stands for National Citizen Service. The second part was in Grantham in a leisure park. …Details
by Lily, Latvia We departed in our trusty school’s minibus to Birmingham and prior to us getting there, we could already feel that the lecture was going to be good – Nashm fell out of the minibus as we were boarding, out of excitement. Luckily, the excitement did not hurt him. Moustafa and I took…Details
by Abdulrahman Amir Ahmed The SI-UK University Fair is the largest University fair in the UK designed for EU and International students applying to UK universities. It was an important event that Saint Michael’s College took advantage of, with students filled with enthusiasm and high expectations. The Fair took place on 12th November in the…Details
By Steven and Jasmin Last week we were taken on a trip to Liverpool. The purpose was to expand our knowledge of art and observe some fascinating galleries. The schedule included the Lady Lever Art Gallery, The Walker Gallery and the Tate Gallery of Liverpool. Among those three it was the Tate that proved the most…Details
Monday 14th saw the arrival at Saint Michael’s of an unusual visitor. Carved from aristocratic stock and related to Spanish royalty, Count Alvaro de Marichalar regaled A level and Foundation pupils with tales of bravery across an unforgiving landscape – the Atlantic Ocean. “Don’t complain about life, just get on with it” was a message that…Details
by Nashem Al Khadour Rather than sending a journalist to cover this competition we sent a poet instead. This is what our student Nashm came up with: “Table football What a game. Elgar won What a shame. Bending the rules, While people hoped They would trip on their shoes. Nonetheless, the…Details
by Mostafa H. We went to London and the weather was quite cold. We played 5 matches and lost all of them, but we gained experience, a sense that we were all contributing and doing all we could. Mr. Glare and Simon were motivating us and the common motivating phrase from Mr Glare is “Come…Details
by Jessica Abazi The high maintenance girl has no time to hit the snooze button, as soon as the clock strikes 7 it’s time to put on the face for the day. It’s a hobby really, but so much effort and devotion is put into this process that making a public appearance with a bare…Details
This has been a sad month in many ways. Two of our valued staff members have moved on to pastures new. Katie Brick (seen here in skeletal form), our sports and social director, whose leaving gesture was organising the Halloween Ball for us at her local village hall – indeed the location was a secret…Details