School trip to the Italian Alps

During the first week of Easter, Mr Courtney, Mrs Ware, Miss Wood, Mr Maddox and Sue Quinton took 39 students from years 8 and 9 to the Italian Alps, for a week of skiing. The 18 hour journey took us through France and on through the Mount Blanc tunnel into Italy. We arrived at Pila, Aosta […]

Business students learn the history and development of Alton Towers

On Tuesday 4 April, Mr Burke took a selection of year 12 and 13 students to Alton Towers as part of their Business Studies qualification. The students attended a lecture covering the history and development of Alton Towers Resort and how the brand has evolved. The students learnt about brand positioning, marketing campaigns, utilising profits, […]

Students impress at Dance Showcase

Our recent Dance Showcase evening was a fantastic success. Our students gave an impressive display of dance performances across all key stages and it was positive to see such a good turnout from parents supporting the evening. There were ballet, tap, contemporary and street dance performances, with certificates and house points awarded as well. Sarah Masterson, Head of […]

History Department and Lessons from Auschwitz Project

The History Department are active participants in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project, which involves sending two A-Level History students on a day’s visit to Auschwitz. The Lessons from Auschwitz project has been running since 1999 and over 30,000 students have taken part. As a department, we were very pleased to send Lily […]

A-Level History students visit Auschwitz

In the first week of March, we took part in the two-part ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust, where we became Auschwitz Ambassadors. We first attended an orientation seminar, where we learnt about pre-war Jewish life, and heard from a Holocaust survivor named Rudi Oppenheimer. At the age of 12, in […]

TBS Dance Showcase

We are ready and excited for tonight’s Dance Showcase! Please see below for the programme – we look forward to seeing you there:

Year 9 meet John Fieldsend, Holocaust survivor and Kindertransport child

On 1 February, and just a few days after Holocaust Memorial Day in Britain, the History Department and Year 9 students welcomed John Fieldsend, a Holocaust survivor rescued by the Kindertransport programme, to the Bicester School to hear his testimony. John, now 85, was born to a Czech mother and a German father, spoke openly […]

First place for Year 8 cross-country competitor

On Tuesday 7 February Millie Couzens (Year 8) came first in the county cross-country competition. Millie is now going to be representing Oxfordshire in the English Schools Cross-Country Championships (running for TBS), which will take place this year at Norfolk showground, Norwich on Saturday 18 March 2017. Below is a picture of Millie who is very […]

Modern Foreign Languages trip

On 9 February a group of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) students went to the inaugural MFL Open Day at the University of Oxford, at Queen’s College.  The afternoon began with a talk entitled ‘What is language’, which was very entertaining and thought-provoking. Students then had a go at learning some Russian, before moving on to subtitling a […]