It is safe to say that, despite the vast array of house competitions scattered throughout the year, House Music is always a highlight. Perhaps I'm biased. It is undeniable to say that some houses have always had a certain knack with this competition.
Bede's Senior School News
On Friday 6th October, the English department celebrated the fifth annual First Year Travel Writing Competition with an online prize-giving Q&A with journalist and writer Monisha Rajesh.
Congratulations to Alice Capsey who has been named the winner of the PCA Women’s Young Player of the Year. Alice enters the record books as both the first winner of this prize and the youngest ever player to win one of the PCA’s player voted awards.
On the evening of 21 September, Bede’s English department hosted an evening of fireside readings for Sixth Form Academic Scholars and Cambridge Pre-U pupils, out in Bushy Wood near Hailsham.
On the first Saturday of term, the Bede’s community gathered in the sunshine to celebrate Bede’s Fest. Following the day, the Trust has donated proceeds from the afternoon totalling nearly £2,000 to the Bede’s Foundation in support of transformational bursaries. We would like to thank all those who attended for the support they have given to the Bede’s Foundation by coming along and enjoying the day with us.
This week, the English department launches their first writing competition of the year: the First Year Exploration Writing Prize.
Now in its sixth year, this competition allows students to write a piece of descriptive travel or exploration writing inspired by a theme; this year’s theme is ‘witness’. Pupils can interpret this phrase in any way they wish, and teachers will be helping pupils to develop their own unique take on this topic.
Simon Smith, who joined the Board earlier in the year, will be running with a record 50,000 other brave souls from Blackheath to the Mall.
The DofE Gold Team headed to the Peak District National Park this weekend (10-12th September), to undertake Wild Country expedition training. All the team worked exceptionally well throughout the weekend, from working together to prepare team (including the staff) meals, taking responsibility for a mountain bothy, as well as providing evening entertainment in the form of a selection of board and card games.
Congratulations to Bede’s Upper Fifth pupils who have achieved another excellent set of GCSE results in what has been an extraordinary academic year. Over half of pupils (56%) achieved the equivalent of an A* or A grade (grades 9-7) with an impressive 36% of all results at 9-8, the equivalent of an A*.
Despite another extraordinary and challenging academic year, leavers at Bede’s School in Upper Dicker had much cause to celebrate with a year of brilliant A Level results. Under exceptional circumstances, results published today show Bede’s pupils have achieved 83% A*- B grades and 64% A* - A grades.