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
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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 is completely new to AS students and requires them to use all their scientific skills and to work through the problems logically. Those setting the questions repeated 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 keeping 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 think their way successfully through unfamiliar material.
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Exciting Focus on Accelerated Learning
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
by Nevena Doknic On 29th October, Saint Michael’s organised an unforgettable party for pupils. Everyone had to dress up in scary costumes because it was Halloween. The party was in Berrington Hall, not so far from Saint Michaels. It was decorated with lots of scary stuff and you could see lots of young and happy…Details
by Mrs. Cabra On Monday 24th October the Geography students spent a lovely day in Wales investigating different features of a river. The weather was cloudy and chilly, especially in the upper course. We started at the YHA (Youth Hostel Association) next to Tallybont reservoir, a beautiful location in the Brecon Beacons. Steve (a member of…Details
by Mustafa H, Egypt. We arrived at the Ludlow pitch just on time. The weather was cold but we soon warmed up. Then the match started and it was all about the tactics. At first they proved better than us and scored a goal. But we didn’t give up and our coach, Simon, cheered us…Details
Our popular Sports and Social coordinator Katie has decided to move on to pastures new and before she left Saint Michael’s the students presented her with a bouquet of flowers and a T shirt covered with messages wishing her the best of luck in her future endeavour. She has done a great deal for the…Details
Every Wednesday students take part in a range of sports and activities. On Sundays they have the opportunity to try something a bit different. Some of our students made the short journey to the horse riding stables near Leominster. A few of our students have tried riding a horse before, but for many…Details
With the first exams of the year happening this month we asked for students to give us their thoughts before and after they took place. How we felt going in… Two weeks before exams I started to really work hard and revise carefully for every exam. A good place to start was by asking teachers…Details
– by Stoyan B, Bulgaria Two weeks ago we had a pool competition in our common room. As it was possible to gain house points attendance was high. People were full of enthusiasm and determination to win. As a house captain I had had to persuade as many people as possible from my house to…Details
‘Students were full of very appropriate questions. They had a good idea of what they wanted to do in their futures.’ Nick, Liverpool John Moore’s ‘What very focused students you have here.’ Anisa Atlasi, Edge Hill University, Liverpool ‘Detailed conversations – querying what courses they wanted to study. I gave a talk about making…Details