Wimbledon College

Week 1
Week Commencing Monday 1st September 2014

This noticeboard was most recently updated on 1.9.14

Key Dates

Mon 1st September - Staff Day
Tue 2nd September - Y7 and Y12 term begins 8.30am
Wed 3rd September - Y8-11 & 13 term begins 8.30am
School Photographs for Y7,10 & 12
U15 (Y10) Pre-Season Rugby Training 3.10pm (School)
Y7 Campion, Fisher, Hurtado & Loyola Swimming Trials 3.20-4.30pm
Thu 4th September - U14 Pre-Season Training 3.10pm (School)
Y7 More, Owen, Southwell & Xavier Swimming Trials 3.20-4.30pm

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.

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

Pre-Season Rugby Training
Details of all pre-season training dates can be found here. Training sessions are open to all. Please remember that your son has gone up a year group.

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.

Friends of Wimbledon College Termly Update
The Friends of Wimbledon College (FoWC) will be posting termly updates on their new page (accessible from the menu on the left). This terms updates includes information about: 2nd hand uniform (collecting & selling); fireworks night; a cheese and wine evening; an appeal for volunteer and a new fundraising drive click here or in the left menu to read the full update.

Rhetoric Leaver Profile
All Rhetoric students are asked to complete their leaver profiles by following this link and filling out the online form. This is important as it will generate your Jesuit Leavers Certificate and be used as a source of information for staff writing references.

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.

Thinking Faith

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