Court visit offers criminal justice insights

On Thursday 15 September, 16 students from The Bicester School visited Oxford Crown Court as part of the “Getting Court” initiative. The Getting Court project was initiated in April 2015 by the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Tom Birch Reynardson. Tom, who is a lawyer, saw a need for young people to be involved in the […]

Talent Inspiration Programme

Last week a group of our students took part in the Talent Inspiration Programme. Below you can read student Tom Couzens’ account of the experience: “9am on Wednesday 7 September saw the start of the 2016 Talent Inspiration Programme at the school games, Loughborough, and I was one of the lucky few who got to go. […]

Soul of a Nation: Art in the age of black power

Advance notice for A-level and GCSE History students.  Coming to the Tate Modern, London in July 2017 is a chance to see a number of art works linked to the Civil Rights Movement, many on display for the first time in the UK. The art works span the time period of 1963-83 and will offer […]

GCSE English among top performers for The Bicester School

The Bicester School is celebrating a strong set of exam results for a second time this month as students received their GCSE grades on Thursday 25 August. An impressive 82% of the 167 students collecting their results achieved A*-C in English, beating the national average by 22%. Headteacher Tony Rushworth commented: “We are delighted that […]

A-level success for students at The Bicester School

Students at The Bicester School were celebrating a strong set of A-level results today (18 August). A total of 56 students received their examination results – more than double the number receiving results last year. The school posted a figure of 97% achieving two or more A-level grades at A*-E, which is 5% above the […]

Discover the Science Museum blog

Year 10 GCSE History students might be interested in the Science Museum blog about how the wounded were cared for during World War One. This blog (and exhibition which runs until 15 January 2018) ties in directly with our topic, ‘Britain: Health and the People’ and how soldiers’ injuries led to developments in surgical techniques.

Joining the #Shape the Future Project

The History Department at The Bicester School has taken part in the#Shape the Future project being run by the Holocaust Educational Trust. The project asks people to make a pledge to ‘shape the future’ and act against intolerance, anti-Semitism and hatred. The initiative has been launched to honour the memory of Sir Nicholas Winton who died […]

Great success for our Sports Presentation Evening

We held a fantastic School Sports presentation evening on Thursday 14 July. Thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate another exciting year, and congratulations to all of our award winners.                     

Celebration assembly 2016

On Friday 8 July, The Bicester School held an awards assembly to celebrate the successes of this academic year. Awards were presented by the Mayoress of Bicester, Cllr Jolanta Lis, and David Dunne, governor. Mr Vardy led the celebration event, which included awards and showcase performances in English, PE and Music. A number of students […]

Team posing with work

Talented young scientists win award for eco garden idea

Students from The Bicester School have been named the winners of a competition designed to inspire young scientists. Since April, a team of talented Year 8 scientists from the school have been taking part in Go4SET, an environmentally-themed competition which aims to inspire students into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Bicester School […]