It is really hard to believe that we are at the end of yet another academic year! What a very busy, but fun packed and successful one it has been. We celebrated another fantastic set of GCSE results at the start of the year and also celebrated our 2-day outstanding Ofsted visit in March. Students have enjoyed a variety of different activities from sporting events, residential trips and more recently the whole school walk.
I would like to thank all students, staff and governors for their hard work and outstanding performance. Best of luck to all our Year 11s. We had 100% attendance for the exams and you have all worked incredibly hard. We look forward to seeing you all back in August for the Results Day. Finally, I would like to wish everyone a very well earned and restful summer break. Mr Wilson
GCSE Results Day is on Thursday 23 August 2018
COLLECTING YOUR RESULTS
Results are available to collect in person from the sports hall between 10:00am and 11.00am. After this time, they will be available for collection at reception until 1.00pm.
If you are unable to collect your results in person on results day, you may bring a stamped addressed envelope to the exams office, who will arrange for them to be posted out to you. Alternatively, you may wish to send a letter in prior to results day, advising that the results may be collected on your behalf. Please note the person who is collecting them for you must produce identification. Failure to do so will mean the results will not be issued.
CERTIFICATES for Summer exams
Certificates can be collected on Tuesday 13 November 2018, between 3.30pm and 5.00pm in the main canteen. There will be a buffet and refreshments provided.
Any uncollected certificates will be returned to the exams office for safe keeping for one year only, during this time you can call us to collect certificates, please allow 24 hours from your call for certificates to be made available for collection. Certificates will not be posted home unless you are able to provide a pre-paid ‘signed for’ stamped addressed envelope to the Exams Officer.
Buried treasure at TMBS?
On Tuesday 3rd July, a team of archaeologists from Leicester University and Bosworth Links, visited the school to investigate two 1m2 test pits on our school field. They were assisted by five groups of Year 7 students throughout the day.
The tasks given to the students involved excavating the pits in 'spits' (soil in layers of 10cm) and then use sieves to extract any possible finds. These finds were then put into trays labelled with the spit 10cm layer they were found in. The students had great fun extracting finds, even though it was incredibly hot out on the field.
We found some medieval pottery, some possible Roman grey ware, a midland black glazed handle from a jug or cup, many fragments of flint and hand made brick pieces. We also found a 2p coin from 1981! (dating evidence indeed!) Everyone had a great time and drank bottles and bottles of water! Some students took home stones as mementos and some said they were now going to undertake their own archaeology investigation pit in their back garden - what have we started?!
The full report from the archaeologists will be sent to our school by November, including details of all the finds. In addition, we will be included as part of the whole Bosworth area archaeology report. Well done to everyone involved!
Leicestershire Schools' Choir Final
This year our singing club have worked very hard, and on Wednesday 4th July, Mr Morrow and Miss Abbott took them to the new Haymarket theatre in Leicester where they sang in the final of the Leicestershire Schools' Choir of the year competition, competing against 3 other finalists. This is a testament to the dedication and hard work that each student has put in this year. They have been giving up their free time to rehearse and as they demonstrated in this year’s school showcase, they clearly have the talent and dedication to put on an outstanding performance. We also took some of the musicians to accompany our singers who played amazingly. One of the judges said “thank you for the complete live music experience! I’d like to make music in your school - it looks fun!”
Angus' Bike Ride
As a fundraiser for the school Astro turf, I decided to cycle 170 miles down to the Peak District alternating from the road to disused railway lines. The route was as follows:
- Day 1 - Swepstone – Ashby – Derby – Etwall – Ashbourne – Youlgreave
- Day 2 – Youlgreave – Parsley Hay - Buxton – Bakewell – Youlgreave
- Day 3 – Youlgreave – Parsley Hay – Ashbourne – Etwall – Derby – Ravenstone - Swepstone