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
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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 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
by Danni T and Steven B from Bulgaria The Year 9s are the newest additions to Saint Michael’s. They are also the youngest representatives of the school. I find them enthusiastic, energetic and sociable. Although they seemed slightly in awe at the beginning because of the new environment, they are settling in nicely. I think the…Details
The view from the track – by English teacher James Herring With little in the way of preparation – I did cross –country at school 20 years ago – I found myself lining up with 3000 other runners on a fine early autumn day in the city of Worcester. The route, which took in many…Details