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
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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.
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
In March there was also an excursion to Lisbon for the ISSA Basketball tournament. Heading towards the Southern European sun was something our basketball team were looking forward to. It was 18 degrees Celsius and yet it still rained. There did not seem to be many people on the roads. Most people could not speak…Details
In March, pupils from Saint Michael’s visited Iceland along with Geography teachers Mr. Warren and Mrs Peacock. They spent a good few days exploring the country with its embarrassment of geographical riches: lakes, volcanoes, thermal baths and waterfalls. Over to Binh L, Riva F. and Mr. Warren for an account of a memorable excursion. Binh:…Details