In the last week of January some pupils from Saint Michaels went to Madrid to attend the King’s Scholars Dinner. This event was a recognition for the excellent academic performance of three pupils who received the best results in the 2015 GCSE final examinations. Martin, Sofia and I travelled on our own to Madrid and…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 Danny T. from Bulgaria Like every nation China celebrates New Year as well. They use the Chinese Lunar Calendar which means that their new year doesn’t intertwine with ours. To dive deep into the Chinese folklore I interviewed my friend James. When do you celebrate New Year? Every year Chinese New Year is on…Details
After months of hard work and training, our very own Kenneth Li has been crowned the new U19 table tennis champion for the Worcester schools district. John McKay, the Worcester Schools Table Tennis Association representative, said Kenneth displayed some of the finest table tennis the county had ever seen. Congratulations Kenneth, we are all very…Details
On Saturday 17th January, students embarked on an excursion to the northern city of Manchester where they visited the home of world-famous football team Manchester United – Old Trafford. Located just outside of the city in the nearby borough of Salford, Old Trafford has been home to the football team since 1909. At this time…Details
The second quiz of the academic year got off to a flying start on Sunday as Principal Mr Higgins turned question master for the night. The quiz included some “very hard” questions but ended with some worthy winners – Sherwood House. “In which cities were the top four tennis tournaments won?” and ‘What big tragedy…Details
On the final afternoon of last term following a large lunch and a visit from Father Christmas (featured in last month’s newsletter), the Achievers’ Assembly was held and awards were handed out to pupils who had done particularly well in their academic subjects. Whilst we honoured those students who had produced strong academic work throughout…Details
January may have brought us our first real cold spell so far this academic year after one of the mildest Decembers on record, but it also brought a number of new students to Saint Michaels. The majority of these students have joined us from Peru in South America, however we have also given a warm…Details
The first reward excursion after arriving back to Saint Michaels from a long Christmas break was to Liverpool. Although the weather appeared gloomy early on, it held up and pupils new and old were treated to a visit to ‘The Beatles’ Museum, which retains artifacts of the Fab Four’s musical career, from their early days in Liverpool, to the…Details
Mr. Smallwood greeted me in full Santa costume, unsure of whether his beard would stay in place. A cheery “Merry Christmas” chortled out of a white-whiskered face, as he bounded along the corridor in search of festive fare… It wasn’t long in finding either. A delicious smell was seeping out of the dining room. Inside, Mr.…Details
Many of the articles you have enjoyed over the last few months have been the work of this group of Saint Michael’s journalists. These pupils meet every Monday to decide what stories need covering over the next week, and writing tasks are divided up between them. Besides the newsletter you are currently reading their work…Details