Science club update

Science Club started last term with a bang!! …. (Puns intended). Each week we saw new members joining and existing members returning. With the focus on chemicals and colour, Lab 6 has had strange colours and smells (and lots of smoke) pouring out of the windows. Week 1: Flame testing Many Year 11 students will associate […]

For TBS parents – report grades explained

We have made some important improvements to our reports for the new academic year. In addition to Effort (all years), Progress (KS3), and Expected Grade (KS4 and KS5), we will be reporting on ‘Presentation of Written Work’. This will be graded using the same 1-4 scale as has been used for Effort for a number […]

History students create poetry to remember the First World War

Over thirty Year 9 and Year 11 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 […]

History trip – Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

On a very cold November evening the History team, along with just under forty Year 10 and 11 students, attended a screening of ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’. The film is set in New York City, in the 1920s, and both staff and students had fun spotting the historical references whilst marvelling at […]

Wyevale run customer service workshop for business students

A group of Year 11 business students recently attended an informative and active workshop on customer service at Wyevale Garden Centre. The workshop was run by Tracey and Jason, who began the day by enthusing the students with questions and answers in the conference room. Students had to pretend to be customers to help them […]

The Bicester School Sixth Form Centre gets a makeover

The Bicester School Sixth Form Centre has been re-branded, helping it to become a much more vibrant place for our sixth form students to work. The images below show some examples of the work that has been done. Come along to our open event tomorrow to see all the changes that have been made.

TBS hosts Dragon Den style breakfast event

The Bicester School recently hosted a live business breakfast event, which Year 10 Young Enterprise students helped coordinate. Oxfordshire SOUP is Crowdfunding meets Dragons Den for small businesses. SOUP is a global movement which enables communities to disrupt the status quo and raise small scale investment for new businesses or ideas they collectively vote for. The event […]

The Bicester school marks Remembrance Day

At The Bicester School we are very proud of our links to the military. This morning at 11am the entire school observed the two minute silence as a formal act of remembrance. Students with military links were invited to mark the silence at the centre of the school as a sign of our strong current […]

“You say you want a revolution?”

A-level History students recently visited the V&A exhibition, ‘You Say You Want A Revolution? Records and Rebels, 1966-1970’. The exhibition covers what many see as a revolutionary time for music as well as politics, including the impact of The Beatles, Martin Luther King, the Vietnam War and the rise of consumerism. All of this tied […]

Art students visited by Geometric Portrait Artist

On 15 October, Geometric Portrait Artist Josh Bryan visited The Bicester School to run a Saturday School workshop. 37 students attended to work with Josh and recreate portraits of The Bicester School’s House mascots (David Attenborough, Emmeline Pankhurst, C.S. Lewis and Bobby Moore). The students created depth and tone to the portraits by using patterns. It […]