Wimbledon College

Week 8
Week Commencing Monday 20th October 2014
This noticeboard was most recently updated on 20.10.14

2014 Examination Results

Congratulations to the boys in Syntax and Rhetoric on their GCSE and A Level results.

Syntax made excellent progress with 75% of all pupils achieving 5 GCSE A*-C grades [including English and Mathematics].

  • 92% of the boys made expected progress or better in English.
  • 82% made expected progress or better in Mathematics.
  • 37% of the boys have obtained the English Baccalaureate, in line with last year’s results.

Rhetoric achieved a 99% A Level pass rate, with more than 75% of all examination results graded A*-C and almost 20% graded A*/A.  

Further details

Open Evening - Head Master's Presentation
A copy of the Head Master's presentation from Open Evening is available on the Admissions homepage

Parent Briefings
The 2014-15 parent briefing presentations are now available on the year group pages of the website.

Sixth Form Open Night

The Sixth Form Open Night takes place on Wednesday 12th November between 5.00-7.00pm at the Ursuline High School.  The Open Evening provides an opportunity to meet teaching staff and current Sixth Form students.  The Head Teachers of both Wimbledon College and the Ursuline High School will give two talks about the Sixth Form during the evening.  The 2015 Application Form and Prospectus will be available at the Open Evening and can be downloaded from the College website from Thursday 13th November.  The closing date for Sixth Form applications is Friday 28th November 2014 for internal students and Friday 12th December 2014 for external applicants.  Interviews for current Syntax students will take place in February 2015 and for external students in March 2015.

India 2015
Applications are invited from students in Poetry and Rhetoric to participate in this trip. Details and application form can be found on the Project Manvi website accessible from the sidebar.

History Controlled Assessment
All Syntax boys will be starting the Controlled Assessment Unit after Half Term. They will need their own copy of the Controlled Assessment Pupil Book as specified in the letter sent out earlier this term. Details can be found here.

Wimbledon College & Ursuline High School Fireworks 2014.
Saturday 8th November. Gates open at 5.30pm at Wimbledon College. There will be a BBQ and vegetarian snacks, a licensed bar, tea, coffee and donuts, sweets and novelties stalls. This is A GREAT FAMILY EVENT and due to substantial investment THIS FIREWORKS DISPLAY PROMISES TO BE OUR BIGGEST AND BEST EVER!  Please click here for a flyer with full details
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW VIA PARENTPAY. For further information please go to the FoWC webpage.

Extra-Curricular Sporting Activities
Timetables for extra-curricular sporting activities for each year group can be found at the links below. Please encourage your son to attend. All abilities and levels of experience welcome. Please note that due to staff changes there have been some amendments to the activities in the booklet. These versions are now correct.
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Y12 & Y13.

MFL Department
Do you want to boost your child's skills and grades this year? The MFL Department recommends that you subscribe to Mary Glasgow magazines. With every subscription, you get 5 issues per year providing a total of 80 pages of fresh cultural reading material that you won't find in any textbook. Each issue is accompanied by 5 authentic listening activities (MP3s) and authetic videos featuring real native teens and scenes from everyday life, as well as interactive activities to test and reinforce your skills. Payment via Parent Pay (£10 for the whole academic year).

We are now collecting Morrisons "Let's Grow" vouchers
From now until the 26th of October, Morrisons will be giving "Let's Grow" vouchers to their customers. As a school we can exchange these for gardening equipment. This will be of great benefit for our garden project which is part of our eco-schools work. We would therefore gratefully appreciate if any vouchers you receive could be handed in by your son to their PSA.

Friends of Wimbledon College (FoWC) Latest News
For details about the upcoming AGM, 2nd Hand Uniform, Fireworks and more please see the latest updated information on the FoWC page here.

Y9 MFL Student Exchange Trips
The MFL Department is organising two Y9 student exchange trips with two Jesuit Secondary Schools in Toulouse - France (Population 1) and in Tudela - Spain (Population 2).
French Exchange: The exchange will take place from Monday 16th March till Monday 23rd March 2015. Further details here.
Spanish Exchange: the exchange will take place from Tuesday 2nd June till Monday 8th June 2015. Further details here.
These exchanges are a memorable experience that will help students practise their speaking skills by immersing them completely in a family. They will have the opportunity to attend school with their new friend and take part on various trips and activities.

Head Master's Letter to Parents
A copy of the July letter to parents is available here

Year 6 Parents' Evening
A copy of the presentation, the New parents' Booklet and the School Fund form is available on the Year 7 homepage.

MyMaths can now be used by mobile devices and Ipads by downloading the free Puffin Academy app. Further details are here and these are also available on the MyMaths website. This is an interim measure until we launch our new platform which will of course be Ipad compatible. We will advise you of the launch date of the new site when it is confirmed.

E-Safety Advice for Parents
A page designed to collate E-safety resources which may be of use to parents. It includes videos by the main Internet Service Providers on how to access their Parental Controls, as well as guidance on the use of popular search engines, websites and software. Click here

Data Protection
The College's Privacy Notice is available here.

Thinking Faith

Term Dates 2015-16


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