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Parent Bulletin 13/12/21

Parent Bulletin 13/12/21

Latest news On Friday there was widespread support for Christmas Jumper Day. Lots of students and staff wore a jumper or other item with a Christmas theme to raise money for Save the Children. Today students were able to wear the shoes of their choice to raise money for the LATCH homeless charity. The latter led to quite a few students initially being asked by staff (including the Head Teacher) why they were wearing trainers and not their school shoes….

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Subject Matters – The Monthly Molecule

Subject Matters – The Monthly Molecule

In celebration of the festive season, the December Monthly molecule edition is dedicated to Christmas. We’re pleased to report that this edition has been written and collated by our Year 12 Scientists. Here we publish a taster of the new Monthly Molecule with the feature article titled, A Christmas Made of Food Waste. As we approach the festive season, everyone will be rushing around trying to buy the best gifts for their loved ones. However, now more than ever, we…

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Subject Matters – The Monthly Molecule

Subject Matters – The Monthly Molecule

I am pleased to announce that the new edition of our in-school science magazine has now been published, and printed copies will be available from the Sixth Form Centre Foyer next week. The theme for the magazine this month is water. Thank you to our Sixth Form students for producing such an insightful and interesting edition. We include here a sample article from the November Monthly Molecule. Blue-Green Algae and DogsBlue-green alga is not actually algae, it’s the term used…

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Parent Bulletin 01/10/21

Parent Bulletin 01/10/21

This week Attendance at extra-curricular clubs continues to be very high and we have launched a range of new clubs and societies led largely by our Sixth Form students. These include Debate Club, Art Club, Eco Group, Book Club, LGBTQ+ Society, Science Society, Mental Wellbeing Society, and many more are planned. Please encourage your child to get involved with at least one extra-curricular club or society. We are in the process of producing a timetable of what is on for…

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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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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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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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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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