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

NPCS ‘Rocks’!

On Tuesday 8th July the Music Department held an end of year summer concert to bring the academic year to a musical close. The concert involved a number of students and staff performers showcasing their various talents to parents, dignitaries and peers._DSC0545

Joseph Nicholson-Porter (Year 10) said: ‘I think it was a thrilling experience and I learnt a lot. I would like to do it again. I enjoy playing the piano it makes me happy to perform.’

The concert programme included a diverse range of artists including; Bach, Randy Crawford and Bon Jovi. The performers came together to create a vibrant night that satisfied the eclectic musical palettes of the audience.

Ms Harvey created a wonderful array of photos and videos that really enhanced the performance.  The evening was made evermore vibrant by the dynamic lighting display compliments of Mr Bawden._DSC0584

‘It was an outstanding showcase enabling students and staff to show off their untapped potential. Being a part of the concert was an excellent way to relax after a hectic but fulfilling year.’ – Mrs S. Bailey

‘It was a wonderful concert and it was lovely to see a mix of students and staff working together and enjoying themselves. The audience thoroughly enjoyed it. Same time next year!’ – Ms E Scoggins

The Music Department would like to thank all of the staff and student performers together with all of the people that supported us to organise and facilitate the show. You did an excellent job and we could not have done it without you. Thank You!_DSC1031

‘Whilst the rain threatened to dampen the evening, nothing could spoil
the electric atmosphere in the theatre. We rocked!
Thank you to the staff who bravely joined in the NPCS music spirit
with the choir and band performances.
The students as always did themselves proud.
Thank you to Mr Blair and Mr West for orchestrating an evening of quality, talent and fun.
Thank you to all the staff members who contributed to the success of the evening.’
- Ms M Duncan, Headteacher

 

Be the Change Day

On Wednesday 9th July, our Year 7 and Year 9 students took part in Be the Change Day.

This was a unique and special day with our students volunteering their time to make a difference in the community. It was so inspiring to see and hear about the fantastic work our students and staff were carrying out and the difference they were making in the community. With so much going on during the day, some highlights include supporting the community gardening at Back2Earth, working with Lancasterian Primary school to create table top murals, painting our school external walls, building a flowerbed and building and supporting our local elderly in a number of homes. IMG_9198

It was a truly inspirational day and our students are eager to do more! We certainly are being the change we wish to see in the world! Well done to everyone involved and looking forward to more exciting projects next year.

‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.‘ Aesop.

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A shupe or a sheep?

A learning curve for the students began with a scenic drive through the Kent countryside early one Wednesday morning. Our literacy target was achieved with the complexity of grammar surrounding sheep: how many were in the field? It was definitely not 23 sheeps, and one sheep does not equate to a shupe! With everyone’s grammar corrected and in order, we arrived at Pett Level, a small coastal village 5 miles from Hastings on the East Sussex coast.

The students enthusiastically carried out a number of investigations on the beach whilst the tide was on the rise. They measured the rate at which sediment was moving along the beach, a process called longshore drift; they measured the amount of sediment that had built up against man made groynes; they measured the profile of the beach; and completed field sketches of a number of coastal management defences.

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Ergen Hoxhaj: ” I enjoyed the group work that was given on the beach. This trip helped me to understand longshore drift and the effects of coastal erosion.”

After lunch, eaten in the glorious sunshine on the beach, we moved from Pett Level to Hastings. The students had the opportunity to explore the old town of Hastings and investigate how tourism was affecting the area. The students have done NPCS proud and we look forward to seeing their project write up completed over the final couple of weeks of term.

FREE Aqua Workout Sessions

FREE Aqua Workout sessions for girls (aged 12-18yrs) at Northumberland Park Community School Pool for 4 weeks starting 15th June. Come and unwind. You don’t need to be able to swim – this is keep fit to music.
Sessions are on Sundays at 12 noon or 12.55pm
For more information phone 07853 906380

Ex Student, Viddal Riley Competes in the European Junior Boxing Championships

CEFCEA2D-0C01-4D6C-A801054858E901DA_mediumLast Month, West Ham Amateur Boxing Club’s Viddal Riley secured a silver medal in the Junior European Championships in Anapa, Russia.

The medal was 16-year-old Londoner Viddal’s first in a major international tournament, and he beat opponents from Ukraine, Albania and Georgia along the way.

Viddal wrote a blog about his experiences for the ABAE website during the championships:

“Boxing in the European Championships was a nerve-racking experience. I had a total of four bouts out in Russia and before every one I felt confident, but at the same time I was nervous to be competing at such a high level.

I believe that little bit of nerves makes me react quicker in the ring and brings out the best in me. These nerves resulted in me taking home a silver medal which is my first major international tournament medal.

Boxing, I always started off fast because I know the first round is the most crucial. I took some hard punches that damaged my lip during my quarter-final match-up but I still went on to win the fight…”

To read more about Viddal’s experience, click here