- On Thursday we welcomed Year 12 students and their parents to our Higher Education Evening which introduces the process of applying to university. We were fortunate to be joined by James Ringer from Goldsmiths, University of London, who informed and entertained with a presentation on the admissions process and how to create the perfect personal statement. He also mentioned that there has not been a better time to aim high and to get into the best universities and courses.
- The examination season is very much upon us. Year 11 GCSE language orals have begun and the Year 10 art practical took place over the past two days.
- Our new Senior Prefect team took assemblies this week. They have set some ambitious goals to support School improvement over the year ahead. These include developing greater international links, increasing deaf awareness, reducing the School’s environmental impact and improving mental health awareness. They also want to work with Form Charity Reps to raise even more money for worthy causes including Darrick Wood, Nepal.
- Year 10 internal examinations start next week. We wish them well with these. They have recently been given access, along with Year 11, to GCSEpod (https://www.gcsepod.com/). Records show both year groups have been using this engaging and useful resource well.
- The Murder Mystery Evening will be taking place on Thursday, 10th May – this is a joint event organised by the Drama Department and the PSA. Come along, watch the play performed by some of our Key Stage 3 pupils and try and guess “whodunnit”. Tickets are available now and include a two course meal. Further details can be found on the PSA website http://www.darrickwoodpsa.co.uk/
- We frequently remind pupils about how to keep safe on the way home. We do this through assemblies and Form Time. There have been reports about a minority of pupils running out into the road on their way home, seemingly oblivious of the dangers from passing cars. Please discuss road safety at home to reinforce this message.