Last weekend saw the beginning of the Hay-on-Wye festival, an internationally renowned literature fesitval which attracts scores of famous authors and hollywood celebrities to the sleepy Welsh town. A number of students attended the Philosophy festival ‘How the light gets in’ nearby. As we arrived who should be walking along the path next to our…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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King’s Group is delighted to confirm that we will be opening the eighth school in our Group in September 2017. King’s College, The British School of Latvia will be located in the Saliena development in the Babites area of Riga, Latvia’s capital city. King’s College Latvia will be the first school in the country…Details
On the 27th April pupiIs from Saint Michaels set out on a Geography excursion to explore the course of a river. It was a spot located in the Welsh Brecon Beacon mountains and was well chosen. Other school excursions had visited this spot as it showed the gradual changes of river features along its course. …Details
In April, I went on an excursion with my school to Alton Towers. I walked around the park with Abdullah, Abdulaziz and Al-Faisal. Alton Towers is a huge park where you have got lots of amazing rides. The rides in this park are very funny and nice. The most amazing ride I went on was…Details
“It only takes three letters,” I thought to myself. “Why can’t I just come up with my own?” You can’t blame thirteen-year-old me for thinking that way. After all, Newton had done it with F = ma and Einstein had done it with E = mc^2. I wasn’t planning on coming up with the theory of…Details
“On Friday the 22nd of April in honour of International Earth Day our prefect team decided to plant a tree to raise awareness of environmental issues both local and global. The idea was spontaneously generated after one of our lessons, with great support of our teacher Mr Ward. The prefect team took action immediately, getting…Details
Imagine turning on the TV to see politicians and their worshippers rallying to deny you some of the most basic human rights. From the moment I landed in England two years ago, I had been trying to detach myself from my Egyptian Islamic culture. I didn’t want to be an outcast. I didn’t want to…Details
It’s March 16th 2016. An audience awaits. It’s show time again at Saint Michael’s College – the annual “Rising Stars” talent show is swinging into action. A murmur of expectation ripples through the audience as the intro music builds. MCs Jessica and Vinny catwalk onto the stage, flares shoot high and with a “Welcome to…Details
After a week of being back at the college, A-level pupils set out for their IELTS examinations at Rugby. A coach ride at dawn preceded the test. Having hopefully revised their materials over the spring break pupils were still understandably somewhat nervous as to what the day might bring for them. Would the reading comprehension…Details
During the month of March Saint Michael’s prefect team organized a treasure hunt for the pupils. Working from a map and following clues, pupils in their House teams hunted down ‘treasures’ placed strategically all around the campus. Sunday night was deemed to be the optimum moment. It was dark and prefects were placed at certain…Details