On 29 September, Mrs Masterson took 9 Year 12/13 A-Level PE students to the Oratory School to experience Real tennis. This historical sport is in the students specification, so playing it was a fantastic experience and enjoyed by all.
The North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership (NOSSP) staged another highly successful Bicester Area Primary School Cross Country Championships, held at The Bicester School on Wednesday 21 September. Bicester Athletics Club supported the competition by setting up the course and providing officials. In addition, an incredible 89 Bicester School Sports Leaders marshalled the course encouraging pupils […]
The History Department and A-level History students have participated in the Royal British Legion’s campaign to plant a poppy in the centenary Flanders Field in Ypres, Belgium. It was in Ypres where three battles were fought and poisoned gas was used for the first time. Ypres became synonymous with the destruction, trench warfare and stalemate […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]