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 […]

Students celebrating strong GCSE results

Students at The Bicester School were celebrating following some strong GCSE English and Maths results in a year of great change with new reformed GCSEs coming on stream for English Language, Literature and Mathematics. 75% of all GCSE English students gained a grade 4+ (equivalent to a grade C) in English, with more than two […]

The Bicester School students celebrate A-level success

Students at The Bicester School were celebrating A-level results today. In a year in which A-level exams have been substantially toughened and AS-levels no longer count as part of the final grades, students received their A-level results, with 95% of A-level students gaining two or more A-levels in their chosen subjects. This is a similar […]

Success for year 11 work experience students

With the majority of exams out of the way, one group of year 11 students from The Bicester School went on work experience last week. The project was set up in partnership with the school business partner, Viridor. Eight students from The Bicester School and three from Bicester Technology Studio experienced roles from right across the […]

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 […]

Oxford University visit opens students’ eyes to the world of law

Last month, The Bicester School students took part in a ‘Pathways to Law‘ programme to give them a valuable insight into the law industry. The following account of the experience was written by Year 10 students Charley Lewis and Emily Wright:  “On Friday 5 May, we attended a ‘Pathways to Law’ programme which we had […]

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 […]

School Sports Leaders run ‘This Girl Can’ festival

Brookside Primary School hosted the inaugural Bicester Family Year 3/4 ‘This Girl Can’ festival on Wednesday 15 March. The aim of the event was to engage less active and less confident girls by promoting the many benefits and positive feelings sport and exercise can bring. Sixty-seven girls attended the event from the following schools; Brookside, […]

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, […]

Netball county tournament

On Wednesday 29 May, the Year 10 Netball team (pictured below) got through to the county tournament playing all the top schools in Oxfordshire. They won all their games in the Banbury and District league and have worked extremely hard to get to this stage. All girls worked together as a team and represented The […]