Wimbledon College

Week 3
Week Commencing Monday 15th September 2014

This noticeboard was most recently updated on 8.9.14

Parents Briefings
Monday 15th September - Rhetoric (Y13)
Tuesday 16th September - Lower Grammar (Y9)
Wednesday 17th September - Rudiments (Y8)
All briefings start at 7.30pm in the Hall

Wimbledon College Open Evening - Thursday 25th September 5.30pm - 8.30pm
We welcome prospective parents and pupils for admission into Figures (Year 7) in September 2015.

Extra-Curricular Sporting Activities

Timetables for extra-curricular sporting activities for each year group can be found at the links below. Please encourage your son to attend. All abilities and levels of experience welcome. Please note that due to staff changes there have been some amendments to the activities in the booklet. These versions are now correct.
Year 7, Year 8,, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Y12 & Y13.

2014 GCSE Results

Congratulations to the boys in Syntax who have received their GCSE results today.
They have made excellent progress with 75% of all pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades [including English and Mathematics].

 Importantly they have made outstanding progress in English and Mathematics.

  • 92% of the boys made expected progress or better in English.
  • 82% made expected progress or better in Mathematics.

37% of the boys have obtained the English Baccalaureate, in line with last year’s results.

There have been a number of outstanding individual successes topped by Christian Repole who achieved 11A*s and 2 As at GCSE and an A at AS. Etienne Cousin, Callum Cronin and Conor Ricardson all achieved 11 A*/A qualifications with a further nine boys achieving 10 A*/A grades.

Adrian Laing, Head Master said, “We are extremely pleased with the results this year in what has been a period of change with regard to GCSE examinations. The boys have made considerable efforts and maintained a very positive attitude to their studies. This is reflected in their 100% attendance at all examinations in the summer as well as in their results.  I would like to congratulate them all on their well deserved success. We look forward to welcoming many of them back into our Sixth form.

I would also like to thank all of our staff for their hard work and dedication in supporting the boys over the last two years”.

2014 A Level Results

We are extremely pleased with our A Level results this year. Many boys achieved grades above their predictions, which in turn have ensured that the boys are in the position to take up offers of places at the universities of their choice.

I would like to congratulate all of the boys on their well deserved results. They have been committed to their studies and with the support of their families and teachers have worked hard to ensure such good progress.

The boys achieved a 99% pass rate, with more than 75% of all examination results graded A*-C and almost 20% graded A*/A.  A number of boys achieved outstanding results. James Waghorn achieved 3 A* and 1 A, and three other boys each achieved 2 A* and 2 As. One of these, Alejandro Gonzalez, will be taking up his place at St John’s College, Cambridge.

We are now collecting Morrisons "Let's Grow" vouchers
From now until the 26th of October, Morrisons will be giving "Let's Grow" vouchers to their customers. As a school we can exchange these for gardening equipment. This will be of great benefit for our garden project which is part of our eco-schools work. We would therefore gratefully appreciate if any vouchers you receive could be handed in by your son to their PSA.

Friends of Wimbledon College (FoWC) Latest News
For details about the upcoming AGM, 2nd Hand Uniform, Vino & Fromage Evening, Fireworks and more please see the latest updated information on the FoWC page here.

Y9 MFL Student Exchange Trips
The MFL Department is organising two Y9 student exchange trips with two Jesuit Secondary Schools in Toulouse - France (Population 1) and in Tudela - Spain (Population 2).
French Exchange: The exchange will take place from Monday 16th March till Monday 23rd March 2015. Further details here.
Spanish Exchange: the exchange will take place from Tuesday 2nd June till Monday 8th June 2015. Further details here.
These exchanges are a memorable experience that will help students practise their speaking skills by immersing them completely in a family. They will have the opportunity to attend school with their new friend and take part on various trips and activities.

Head Master's Letter to Parents
A copy of the July letter to parents is available here

FoWC Vino & Fromage Evening
This event will take place on Friday 26th September at 7.30pm. Wine tasting and games from 8.00pm hosted by Richard Household, Sommelier and Vintner. This is a great opportunity to socialise with other parents from your son's year group in a relaxed atmosphere. You will be tasting a selection of fine wines complemented by a variety of delicious cheeses. Tickets are £12 each and are on sale via Parent Pay from the 3rd September. Places are limited so please book early. Further details here.

Year 6 Parents' Evening
A copy of the presentation, the New parents' Booklet and the School Fund form is available on the Year 7 homepage.

MyMaths can now be used by mobile devices and Ipads by downloading the free Puffin Academy app. Further details are here and these are also available on the MyMaths website. This is an interim measure until we launch our new platform which will of course be Ipad compatible. We will advise you of the launch date of the new site when it is confirmed.

E-Safety Advice for Parents
A page designed to collate E-safety resources which may be of use to parents. It includes videos by the main Internet Service Providers on how to access their Parental Controls, as well as guidance on the use of popular search engines, websites and software. Click here

Data Protection
The College's Privacy Notice is available here.

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