Parent Bulletin 17/09/21

Parent Bulletin 17/09/21

This week Life at school continues to feel a little nearer the ‘normal’ we remember pre-2020. We have held assemblies for students in Years 7 to 11. Years 7, 12 and 13 have had team building days, which seem to have gone very well. Assemblies have focussed not just on the start of a new academic year, expectations and values but also on one of our big priorities of the year – the environment. The aim will be to reduce…

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Results 2021

Results 2021

We are incredibly proud of our 2020/21 Year 11 and Year 13 students who have this week received their results for GCSE, A level and vocational qualifications. Their two year courses have been so disrupted by the COVID-19 courses, ultimately leading to the cancellation of public examinations, but they have worked really hard throughout, been rigorously assessed in school and achieved very highly. They should be proud of themselves and we wish everyone well for the next stage of their…

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Parent Bulletin 23/07/21

Parent Bulletin 23/07/21

Last week of term This week has given us a taste of a more normal life at school and therefore hope for the future. We hope Year 7 enjoyed their trip to Leeds Castle. They certainly seemed to have had a great time. We were also able to present awards to those with the most positive house points and some Head Teacher’s Awards. Live music (without singing) was played in the Hall for the first time since March 2020. Whilst…

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Subject Matters – Monthly Molecule

Subject Matters – Monthly Molecule

Our amazing Year 12 Scientists have now published the July addition of the Monthly Molecule magazine. The theme of this month’s instalment is Inequalities and Parallels in STEM. The beautiful Image accompanying this post was created by a member of our Senior Prefect team. We include here an article from this addition of the Monthly Molecule. Some copies of the magazine will be distributed to the older students, however spare copies are available in the Sixth Form Foyer. The Truth…

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International Day – 21st July 2021

International Day – 21st July 2021

Today, Wednesday, 21st July 2021, Darrick Wood School celebrates International Day, and students across the School will learn about different countries: their cultures, their languages, their cuisines and so much more. International Day lessons will allow students to explore the diverse world within which we live, whilst also reflecting upon the relevance of other countries and cultures to their own lives. In Art, for example, Year 9 students will explore architecture from around the world, whilst Year 8 will discuss…

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Parent Bulletin 12/07/21

Parent Bulletin 12/07/21

Last week It was fabulous to welcome next year’s Year 7 into school for a short while last week as part of their induction. We have also planned an amazing week of summer school for them during the holidays which the vast majority have signed up for. Parents/carers of the current Year 7 will have received information about a trip to Leeds Castle in the last week of term. We have arranged this as we are very aware that this…

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Subject Matters

Subject Matters

In this edition of Subject Matters, one of our high flying Year 12 students discusses the impact of the pandemic on the Indian Economy. Over the past few months, COVID-19 has caused mass destruction in India. Packed hospitals have been forced to turn away patients, people were dying in the streets and bodies were found washed up on the banks of rivers. This rise in case numbers has been exponential in the second wave, and this time it’s not only…

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Parent Bulletin 21/06/21

Parent Bulletin 21/06/21

The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson has published an open letter to parents encouraging continued regular testing. If your child is coming to the end of a pack of LFD tests, they should ask their Form Tutor for a new supply. As you are probably aware, cases are rising currently and it is therefore important that as many as possible students and staff at Darrick Wood conduct LFD tests twice weekly, reporting all results (positive, negative and void)…

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Subject Matters

Subject Matters

In order to share their love of everything scientific, a group of our lovely A level Scientists have got together to create a science magazine called the Monthly Molecule. The magazine covers up-to-date research in the fields of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It also features documentary and book recommendations along with a monthly puzzle. Please encourage your son or daughter to collect a free magazine from their Science teacher of the Sixth Form Foyer. Here is an article from the…

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Parent Bulletin 11/06/21

Parent Bulletin 11/06/21

This week It was a shorter than usual week for students, due to the Professional Development Day on Monday, but no less busy. On the PD Day, all students were invited to continue with their creative work related to the Festival of School and College Arts. Nine education organisations came together to plan this national festival which aimed to celebrate the vital role of the arts in schools and colleges, and the fantastic work done by children and young people….

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