Science Trip to Kings College: Medical Activity Day

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During the Medical Activity Day at Kings College, we had the chance of experiencing many clinical skills such as blood collection – using fake blood, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), abdominal thrusts and taking key information on what to do in a recovery position. It was a very productive experience because it taught me new things, especially on what to do when somebody chokes on food.

I enjoyed every activity that was offered to us, and will certainly encourage younger students to take this advantage in the future.

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X Factor’s Jordan Morris takes the NPCS Stage

On Wednesday 22nd October, X Factor’s Jordan Morris performed to the Year 7 students during period 5. He gave a scintillating performance followed by a photo opportunity and signing session.

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Zerda Kaya Year 7: ‘I was screaming and crying with excitement. The best part was his singing, it was really good and I liked his voice. He also told us to believe in ourselves. I learnt that you should always do that.’

Jordan stayed behind for a long time after the event to listen to NPCS students perform and record an acoustic track/interview for the NPCS radio podcast which will be launching in the near future.

The concert was a real success and the students were extremely excited to have met an X Factor contestant.

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Brandon Reinoso Year7: ‘It was really good. It is the first time I have seen a famous singer and got a chance to meet them and be in the same room. It motivated me to live up to my dreams.’

Diana Morar Year 7: ‘I was shaking and still with excitement. I liked his voice, it was awesome.’

Hasan Year 7: ‘It was live!’

Mr Blair would like to thank all the staff that helped to facilitate and support the event. It was much appreciated.

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Year 8 Dropdown Day

At the end of the last academic year, the Geography Department organised a dropdown day where all year 8 students were off timetable so that they could expand their geographical knowledge and understanding outside of their normal geography classrooms.

Half of the year group were working in the multipurpose hall with an architectural firm called John McAslan and Partners from Central London, crafting some fantastic ideas and producing some beautiful photo collages of what they believe certain areas of Tottenham should look like in the future. Regeneration was the theme and this was a workshop that utilised the recent field trip that this group of students went on down Tottenham High Road several weeks previous to this date. The presentation the students produced on the day was of a very high calibre which was highlighted by the architects. Who knows? We could have some budding architects in our midst.

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“I did a presentation on Tottenham which highlighted the importance of Geography in the local community.”  – Kalender

The other half of the year group spent the main part of their day focussing on natural disasters, with an emphasis on Typhoons/Hurricanes. It was clear that there are some born leaders in our school with multiple students taking a lead of their group who had to build towns that were located in the Philippines, an area that is no stranger to natural disasters. The students showed amazing creativity in the building of their towns, as they were only allowed to buy a certain number of strong durable buildings, while using cardboard and paper to create the rest. We had some unimpressed faces when the students had arrived back after break to find out that parts of their towns had been destroyed by a Typhoon and some of their hard work was ruined. Very deep discussions took place after this as the students compared how they felt to the families actually living in an area such as the Philippines and it was clear that the understanding of such disastrous effects on the people in those areas was enhanced greatly. The students showed this in the large posters they created exploring how they could change their town so that it was more durable during a natural disaster as well as thinking about what are the most important buildings to try and protect in order to minimise damage.

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“I learnt that natural disasters can affect people in different ways. Natural disasters can transform someone’s life!”  – Nathan

Finally, the whole year group met together in the theatre to receive a fantastic presentation from real life volunteers working for Disaster Aid UK who are making a massive difference in the lives of the people who are affected by the Natural Disasters throughout the world.  Students were given the opportunity to explore the tents that are sent out to disaster zones that people live in and got to see the different equipment that is sent out also. Hopefully it will entice our students to get involved with volunteering in the future as well as possibly raising money for organisations such as Disaster Aid UK.

More ‘record-breaking’ Exam Results for Year 11

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We released yet another set of outstanding results today.

Following on from last year’s record-breaking performance, our Year 11 leavers have done even better and once again produced the best exam results recorded at Northumberland Park.

The proportion of students attaining A*-C grades in English & Maths has risen steeply once again and now stands at 57%, having been at 41% in 2012 and 51% in 2013.

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Of particular note are the outstanding results achieved in English Language: 69% of the Y11 cohort gained A*-C grades, up 9% from 2013 and up 24% when compared to 2012.

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Individually, there were many fine performances but the ‘standout’ student is undoubtedly Ali Aydemir who achieved no less than 7 A*s and 5 As. He was closely followed by Nazifa Uddin who gained 3 A*s and 6 As. A further 19 students achieved 4 or more A or A* grades.

A number of our students have won scholarships to prestigious Independent Schools, where they will undertake GCE A level studies:
Bradfield College- Maconde Caba and Hasan Chowdhury
Bedales School- Chelsea Chu
King Edward’s School- Ryan Pessoa

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Headteacher, Monica Duncan, commented:

“The year-on-year rise in our results is testimony to the commitment and hard work of students and staff who have worked tirelessly to achieve these results.

I also want to acknowledge the outstanding support received from parents.

We wish all the year 11 students of 2013/14 every success in their future studies