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I am going to write about science, so stick with me… The peerless Antoine Lavoisier, father of modern chemistry. Mendeleev, of periodic table fame and the ultimate player of Tetris. Marie Curie (née Sklodowska) who discovered that uranium is a radioactive material that has “the power of ionization”. The first woman to win a Nobel Prize (and only woman to win one twice). Louis Pasteur, most well-known for one-liners about what you call milk passing in front of you, also played an important bio-chemical role in the discovery of germ theory (he was, allegedly, vexed by his wine going bad – it’s sometimes funny what kick-starts scientific discovery).

Less well known is Josiah Willard Gibbs. His work on thermodynamics helped turn chemistry into a rigorous inductive science. Certainly an improvement on the alchemy of turning lead into gold. His work leads to an important piece of understanding for exasperated parents: The universe dictates that your child’s bedroom should be disordered and untidy – puddles evaporate, sand-castles are blown to the dunes. The laws of thermodynamics state that this should be so, so don’t be too frustrated with them, blame entropy.

And finally, saving the best till last, Year 8 students Gwen, Hebe, Isabella and Sophie are chemistry champions of Bristol no less! Future Nobel prize recipients who took the Salter’s festival of Chemistry top prize against stiff competition (a more detailed report follows). Well done girls!

Ben Sillince

Acting Headteacher

 

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2018 Exam Timetable

The timetable for the exams taking place this summer is now available here

 

OFQUALs decision on GCSE Computer Science

Please find the link to the decision made by OFQUAL regarding GCSE Computer Science Non-Examined Assessment.

Any queries please contact Mrs Sherman.

 

Guided Choices Evening

On Thursday 7 December, our Year 9 students will start the process of choosing their GCSE subjects. 

The Guides Choices booklet to help them make their choices is available here

 

Revision Guides

We have compiled lists of suggested revision guides for each subject. 

Click here for Year 10.

Click here for Year 11.

 
Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Pupil Premium is additional funding for every child who is eligible for free school meals throughout their time at school. Information about Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium can be found here. Please also refer to the guide for parents.

Free school meals applications for Bristol Free School should be made online here.

Further Pupil Premium information for Bristol Free School can be found here.

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Open Evening

The PowerPoint from the Open Evening on 27 September can be found here

 

GCSE Pod

The GCSE Pod website can be found here.

They have also provided us this guide to share with you - make the most of this excellent resource Year 11!

 

Prospectus

Our prospectus for 2017/18 is available to read online here.

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