Bede's Senior School News

House Music Bede's 2021
Robert Scamardella, Director of Music

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. 

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Fantastic Start to the School Year at Bede's Fest

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.

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English Launches First Year Exploration Prize
Matthew Oliver

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.

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DofE expedition
Ali Rowsell

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. 

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Bede's GCSE Results 2021-L-R-Flossie Wilson, Thea Adams, Grace Watkins & Chloe Hanson
John Tuson, Deputy Head

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*.  

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