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
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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.
Welcome To Our New Head of Boarding
Exciting Focus on Accelerated Learning
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
The first Prefects’ lunch of the academic year took place last week. Present as guests were Mr. John Leighton, the recently-retired Vice-Principal of nearby Concord College and his wife Verona. It was a good opportunity for the prefect team to get together socially with members of staff, and the food served was delicious.
I found so many friends from different countries – Johnny Here there are good teachers, many more subjects than in China, and a good environment. My room is a shared room, my dormitory friend is from Kazakhstan, we can increase our own English. The school uniform is shirt, tie and suit pants, nicer than in…Details
How are the sports going so far? We took a straw poll of some perspiring tennis players after their coaching session. “Fun,” “nice” and “quiet and feminine” were some of the replies. Boys have yet to sign up to this activity, but their coach –Howard- was full of praise for the girls’ enthusiasm in the…Details
How’s it going so far Laia? I’m getting used to my new life in Tenbury – it’s like living in the middle of nowhere! I come from San Sebastian by the sea and it’s true I miss the beach – but everything is really green here. I prefer it to the yellow and brown landscapes…Details
Today all the students had an opportunity to choose clubs that they would like to do throughout the year. We have a few new clubs, such as: Netball, Astronomy and International club. You could see lots of people thinking and being busy with choosing what clubs they wanted to do. We had so many options…Details
We are delighted to announce that in September 2017, King’s Group will be opening the ninth school in our group. King’s College Infants Elche, will be a dedicated Infant School offering a British education to approximately 200 pupils from the age of 2 (Pre-Nursery) to 7 years old (Year 2). Click here to read our Press Release…Details
On Friday 3rd June, Saint Michael’s students and staff put on their gladrags and arrived for a sumptuous dinner in the delightful surroundings of Wharton Park Golf Club. As the sun sank on a fine summer’s day photos of everyone in their best were called for. Apéritifs were then drunk and canapés eaten on the…Details
We set off under grey skies but with fire in our hearts. Excitement was evident amongst pupils for their reward excursion to the capital. Some dressed elegantly, others casually, but buying gifts for family and friends and a chance to observe some of the sights in this oldest and most celebrated of cities were…Details