DesiderataMax Ehrmann 

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Leavers Assembly 2015

The world you desire can be won
It exists
It is real
It is possible
It is yours.

League Winners 2015

The Students below finished in the top three for each of our various league competions this year.  Please see Mr Knight for your Prize.  Well Done

Champions League
1st HANNA Olivia  332 pts
2nd PICKARD Anna  309 
3rd BANERJEE Shiv 288 

Olypmic League
1st GARGARO Emma 360 
2nd HARRISON Joseph 290 
3rd LUSH Thomas 280 

Premier League
1st ROBERTS Katie 338 
2nd ALLAN Catherine 323 
3rd LI Cien 316 

1st FLOYD Ashleigh
2nd BUCKLEY Lois
3rd ELDRIDGE Megan

Boys' League Results 2015
1st CLARKE Oscar 359 pts
2nd MOULDER Jason 337 pts
3rd COATES Daniel 258 pts

Winning Manager Mr Rosenburg

Girls' League Results 2015
1st MOORE Zoe L.Loizou 378 pts
2nd GREGORY Isabelle C Wells 331 pts
3rd MAYERS Bethany L.Wells 323 pts

Winning Manager Miss L.Wells

Leavers Assembly Info

Please arrive at School at 11:20am on Monday 22nd June for a 11.30am start

Line up as per usual with tutor group and tutors. 

Full school uniform. 

Anyone who is performing needs to bring their backing track and arrive at 10:30am. 

Missed signing off?

If you missed signing off there are two final opportunities to do this:

1) At the end of Leavers Assembly on Monday

2) At 3pm on Tuesday 23/6/15 - option for those who are not allowed to attend Leavers Assembly.

American West Revision

Breakfast will be available from 7:30am in 547 on Wednesday 10th June,
 (your exam is at 9am).

Maths Revision Slides for Higher Paper

Maths Paper 2 Revision Slides Foundation

Maths Higher Paper - Calculator revision list for Mondays Exam

Number and algebra Shape Space and Measures Data Handling and Probability
Ratio Transformations; translation and enlargement Pie charts
Fractions - adding/dividing Bearings Frequency Polygon
Fraction decimal percentage conversions Surface area of prisms Histograms
Reverse Percentages Similar shapes (length, area and volume)   Mean and other averages from grouped data
Prime factor form/HCF Congruency proof Estimate of the mean from grouped data
Compound interest Circumference of a circle Box plots
Standard Form (calculations) Area of circles; rearranging formula Sampling (stratified)
Currency conversion Area of sector and arc lengths Probability tree diagrams
Using a calculator and rounding (decimals places and sig figs) Surface area of cylinders and cones Know how to use AND and OR rules
nth term Volume and surface area of spheres
Direct and inverse proportion Consruct perpendicular and angle bisectors 
Upper and Lower Bounds Loci
Reciprocals Use coordinates in 3D
Indices - laws and fractional Circle Theorems
Trial & Improvement Pythagoras (including bearings)
Forming equations Basic Trigonometry SOHCAHTOA
Solve linear equations Advanced trigonometry REMEMBER YOUR CALCULATOR
Inequalities - solving 3D trigonometry
Show that… Vectors
Factorise quadratic expressions Density, Mass, Volume
Solve quadradic equations using the formula and factorising
Straight line graphs - perpendicular
Graphs - quadratic/cubic
Solve simultaneous equations with quadratics Topics in bold are possibly more likely to be on the paper
Algebra; algebraic proof This list is NOT exhaustive, it is only for guidance.
Transformations of graphs (trig graphs) It is to aid your revision by highlighting topics that may appear on paper 2
Express a circle of radius r and centre (0,0) algebraicallly
Algebraic fractions

Maths Foundation Paper - Calculator revision list for Mondays Exam

Number and algebra Shape Space and Measures Data Handling and Probability
Write a number in words Properties and names of 2D and 3D shapes Drawing graphs
Ordering numbers Parallel line angle facts Mode/range/median/mean from a list of numbers
BIDMAS Interior and exterior angles Stem and leaf
Fraction decimal percentage conversions Bearings Mean from a frequency table (including estimating from grouped data)
Properties of numbers - factor/prime/multiple/square/cube Area/circumference of circles Probability (not words)
Prime factor form/HCF Constructions and loci Estimating the number of times something will happen from the probability and a number of trials
Percentages of amounts Plans and elevations Two way tables
Percentage increase/decrease Do/describe reflection, rotation, translation, enlargement Frequency polygon
Use of a calculator Volume of triangular prism and cylinder Drawing pie charts
Rounding to decimal places/significant figures Surface area of triangular prism and cylinder
Proportion with recipes Congruent/similar shapes
Ratio Pythagoras' Theorem
Currency conversion  
Fractions - add/subtract/multiply/divide  
Collecting like terms  
Forming equations  
Solve linear equations
Rearranging formulae
Trial and improvement
Expand a double bracket
Plotting straight line graphs Topics in bold are possibly more likely to be on the paper
Plotting quadratic graphs This list is NOT exhaustive, it is only for guidance.
  It is to aid your revision by highlighting topics that may appear on paper 2

Prom Info 2015

Friday 3rd July 2015

St. Mary's Stadium

Arrival from 18:30

Carriages at 23:30

Dance Seminar

Your GCSE Dance Seminar has been missed off of your seminar list. The details are listed below, attendance is compulsory.

11a/Da1 - Miss Jones - Dance – Thursday 11th June – P5 – 674

11b/Da1 - Miss Wyatt - Dance – Thursday 11th June – P5 – 672

Important information about the Maths GCSE

Hi Year 11,

It has come to our attention that a rumour has been circulating that the Maths GCSE papers for this year have been "sent back because they were too difficult". This is absolutely not true. 

We believe that this has come about due to a news story in the last fortnight regarding the sample papers for the new GCSE for Mathematics that will not be examined until 2017. Therefore this does NOT affect the GCSE for this summer. 

Please continue revising as normal and good luck for Thursday morning!

Miss Smith

Live Tweet Chat Computer Science Revision

Live Tweet Chat Revision

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 18:00 - 20:00

On 2nd June, the day before Y11 sit their Computer Science exam, Computing Academy will be hosting a live tweet chat revision session. We'll tweet exam questions and answers, field questions and provoke peer discussion and mentoring.

In order to take part students just need to login to Twitter before 18:00 on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 and use hashtag #compacadrevision. Teachers are also very welcome to get involved, respond, retweet etc.