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
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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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For three weeks every Friday afternoon as part of our House group and Tutor group meeting pupils have been learning a number of Christmas carols in preparation for a rendition at the church of ‘Saint Michael’s and All Angels’ facing the school. For the students, becoming familiar with the carols was the key, to sing in perfect harmony…Details
Saint Michael’s pupils joined with those of Tenbury High Ormiston Academy to create a “Willow Queen” structure for this year’s Tenbury Mistletoe Festival. It was a very creative day for our pupils and gave them the opportunity to work with new friends on an exciting project whilst also gaining an insight into life at a local…Details
We set off from Saint Michaels early, determined to make the most of the day. We knew it would take three and a half hours to get to the capital, but a chance to see London makes the journey time worthwhile. It was still dark when we boarded the coach and placed the packed lunches…Details
On Wednesday 25th November Business Studies pupils went to Worcester to take part in a regional heat as part of the nationwide BASE competition which assesses students’ knowledge of business and accounting. There were groups from other high schools in the region also present. Our pupils were split into two teams with a mentor for each team. …Details
Halloween or the eve of All Saints’ Day, is a traditional celebration in which people celebrate by dressing up in frightening masks and costumes. Halloween is thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be abroad. This year to celebrate Halloween, on Saturday 31st October, the College held a…Details
November 5th is Bonfire night or ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ in Britain and it is a tradition to light up the night sky with fireworks around a large bonfire. On this particular night the weather was not good and we experienced bouts of torrential rain, before and after the party – but it didn’t dampen our…Details
On 4th of November our football team travelled to London to take part in the ISSA football tournament. As we arrived we were all picked up by host families and we spent the first night with our new friends getting ready mentally and physically for the first day of ISSA. All the families were all quite friendly…Details