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The Head of The Park School, Jane Huntington, is delighted with today’s A level results.
“Results this year surpass our students’ achievements last year. Once again Sixth Formers have achieved 100% pass rate at A Level with 81% of exams taken graded A* - C.
Matthew has only attended The Park School for one year, but having gained disappointing results at his previous school last year, due to lack of teaching in the Sixth Form, he has exceeded even his own expectations by achieving A* in Further Mathematics in order to secure his place at Manchester University to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Jessica has gained her place to study Psychology at UWE through her excellent results and the addition of A* for her EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) on the complex and topical subject of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Max goes to the University of Twente in the Netherlands to pursue his studies in Computer Science having gained B grades in Computer Science, Maths and Physics. Kamakshi, our head girl goes on to study Law at Reading University. Jiamin will take up her place at Essex University to study Business Management, having gained A Levels in her second language at BCC in Maths, Business Studies and Art.
Our results prove, once again that the A Level teaching and support in preparing for further education here at The Park are tailored to the needs of each student and that they thrive and succeed in our care. Congratulations to all our students and their teachers.”
This week saw the start of a brand new Golf Club activity for The Park School Prep pupils. Under the watchful eye of a local professional, the children all showed fantastic promise learning the basics of club-handling and ball-striking. After they have gained the basic skills, the group is looking forward to taking to the greens of a local course in the coming weeks.
Mr Josh Allen
On Monday, 29th April Year 8 visited Morwellham Quay near Tavistock in Devon. Through a range of workshops we discovered more about life during the Industrial Revolution.
We got some hands-on experience of rock breaking, which all children (from the age of 7 or 8) would have had to do for between 8 and 12 hours a day. We also participated in rope making and a tug of war competition which was actually a way of stretching the rope and preventing it from becoming twisted. This was something the children would also have been involved in doing each day.
Travelling underground down to the copper mine added depth (pardon the pun!) to the experience, although we went by train rather than walking and pushing a wheelbarrow. The darkness and dripping water provided plenty of shrieks!
The Victorian School proved a reality check in terms of classroom expectations and methods of punishment – I think they were all pleased that things have changed!
AT the end of the day a diversion to a Victorian sweet shop was popular and many students enjoyed dressing up in Victorian clothes too.
Overall we had a good day and the visit provided an excellent starting point for our studies this term on the changes brought to the country by the Industrial Revolution.
Head of History