History students commemorate the First World War, 2018

Once again the History Department and History students have participated in the Royal British Legion’s campaign to remember the fallen of the First World War, and this year the poppy will be planted in the Centenary Field of Thanks at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The National Memorial Arboretum is the nation’s centre of […]

The History Department and the First World War

The History department hosted a temporary display, at the start of November, to commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War. The focus was on Bicester School students who had fought and died during the Second World War (the Bicester County School opened in 1924). The display included the student names: KA […]

History Students Poetry Competition

In the February 2018 edition of the school newsletter the History Department wrote about the 80 plus Year 9 History students who had written poems on the theme of the First World War and entered them into a national poetry competition run by the ‘Never Such Innocence’ charity and promoted by the Historical Association. This […]

Lessons from Auschwitz Programme – Meghan McCauley

The Lessons from Auschwitz programme is run by the Holocaust Educational Trust and has four stages – it begins with an orientation seminar, then a trip to Poland, which is followed by another seminar, with the final stage being personal work to educate others on what we learned during the project. The orientation seminar was […]

My Visit to Auschwitz – Kriss Watson

In February, I took part in a project called ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust.  This included an Orientation Seminar, a visit to Poland and a Follow-up Seminar.  During this time, I became a Holocaust Ambassador. First of all, there was the orientation seminar in London, where I learnt about pre – […]

Year 9 meet John Fieldsend, Holocaust survivor and Kindertransport child

On January 31, and just a few days after Holocaust Memorial Day in Britain, the History Department and Year 9 students  bid a welcome return to John Fieldsend, a Holocaust survivor rescued by the Kindertransport programme,  who was visiting the Bicester School for a third time. John, now 86, was born to a Czech mother and […]

History students create poetry to remember the First World War

Over fifty Year 9 History students have written poems on the theme of the First World War and have had them entered into a national poetry competition run by the ‘Never Such Innocence’ charity and promoted by the Historical Association. Never Such Innocence is a unique project which fits into the wider series of 2014-2018 […]

History students commemorate the First World War

Once again, the History Department has participated in the Royal British Legion’s campaign to remember the fallen of the First World War, and plant a poppy at the Menin Gate. The Bicester School poppy will be planted alongside thousands of others in the 2017 Flanders Field, beside the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, close to […]

Year 11 GCSE students participate in National Holocaust Memorial consultation

At the start of term, a number of Year 11 GCSE History students were asked to be part of a consultation process which will determine the eventual winner, and designer, for the UK’s National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. The new memorial will be based in Victoria Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament, and […]

History Students Poetry Competition

In the February 2017 edition of the school newsletter the History Department wrote about a number of Year 9 and Year 11 History students who had written poems on the theme of the First World War and entered them into a national poetry competition run by the ‘Never Such Innocence’ charity and promoted by the […]

Non uniform day on Friday 14 December for all students who have ensured they have received the minimal number of C’s for the last two to three weeks. Year 11 mocks exams results assembly 8 January View timetable here.