Sackville celebrates excellent A level results

Sackville School is celebrating a fantastic set of A level results in a year when the new qualifications were examined for the first time, with a complex national picture. An amazing 30% of the school’s grades were at the highest levels of A or A* with over half at grade B or higher. In maths alone, 26 grades were at A or A*.

Particular congratulations go to the following 10 students who impressively achieved straight A/A*s: Hannah Carney, Anna Davison, Lucas Day, Joe de Souza, Francesca Higginson, Ciara Nightingale, Joe Roberts-Percy, Hannah Seymour, Ben de Turris and Adam Woods.  Many congratulations also to Harry Holmes, Amy Kilner and Angus Kirk who achieved two starred distinction grades in their technical qualifications.

Students have been delighted to achieve places at high ranking universities. Headteacher Julian Grant commented: “These results are really excellent and reflect the enormous hard work put in by the students and their teachers, so well supported by their parents. We are all so proud of them and by what the school has achieved. By any standards, 30% of grades at the highest end of the scale is really magnificent.”

Year 12 World Challenge 2017

Our year 12 students are now over halfway through their month-long trip to China, Vietnam and Laos. In China, the students stayed in Huoy Mieng village and helped to install a water system in the village, part of a long term plan to get every household connected to the mains water supply. This work involved digging trenches and laying pipes.

The students also taught an English lesson in a primary school, and enjoyed playing with the children in the local community.

More updates to follow!

Georgia wins the Matt Rieley Award

Congratulations to Georgia Wilkinson in year 10, 2017 winner of the Matt Rieley Award. The award commemorates Matt Rieley, who sadly passed away last year after a long battle with cancer. It is presented each year by Matt’s father to a year 10 student who has embodied the values by which Matt lived his life: never giving up, getting involved, and relentless positivity.

Georgia edged out other students in her year because of her attitude and performance around school all year, and in particular during World Challenge at Easter and in the Duke of Edinburgh Award this term. Well done Georgia!

Girls finish the term with the Race for Life

Well done to all of our young women who spent the last morning of term running the ‘Race for Life’. Not only did they run 5000 metres, but also raised more than £1000 in the process.

We hope this will become an annual event and after the fun of our activities week is certainly a great way to end the term.

No holiday yet for our year 10s

The annual year 10 geography field trip is underway in damp and cool South Wales … then again it’s better to study fluvial processes when the rivers are in spate!

Our students are based in halls of residence at the University of Swansea and have already looked at mountain streams and rivers in beauty spots such as Ystradfellte and Porth yr Ogof. The city of Swansea itself will form the backdrop to the human geography section of the trip, alongside a trip to Pwll Mawr (the ‘Big Pit’) to understand the history and importance of coal mining to the region.

All of this when so many other schools are already on holiday too – true dedication.

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