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20/04/21

Year 9 students considering the ethical implications of Covid https://t.co/1rdc4Sogt7

20/04/21

With lockdowns easing a little we are super excited to bring back some of our Extra-Curricular clubs this term - Introducing PE. https://t.co/QmHg9ypUr8

20/04/21

Wishing Good Luck to Anya in Year 8 for tonights final of Step up to the Plate. https://t.co/FOIuDBjQWn

19/04/21

With non essential stores opening our business/economics department wonder, did you make 'revenge purchases' during the Easter break? https://t.co/4UV8SKvSGL

19/04/21

It’s been great to welcome back into school today serving up these delicious take away delights for our students. https://t.co/0b9vvJhQ4E

15/04/21

With Thanks to for another fantastic guide. This week they look at Snapchat and highlight important tips for parents and carers. https://t.co/ZsRkHZa4QM

15/04/21

Retweeted From 🌈The STEM Hub

Today is Celebrate today by having a go at your very own magnetic painting - a chance to learn about magnetic & non-magnetic materials, whilst being creative! https://t.co/DiHXh0J0VI https://t.co/cYWGy0nlrb

14/04/21

Recently in English, 8S created some blackout poetry based on their studies of Romeo and Juliet.#English https://t.co/5wUe24zsId

12/04/21

During our Year 9 students have been working on a collaborative development series to showcase in a virtual exhibition. Please use the link below to view the amazing work produced. https://t.co/EGOU7t3x32 https://t.co/zbiz3qPsBE

01/04/21

We are looking forward to seeing 70+ families for the virtual 'Easter' Quiz tonight. All proceeds raised go towards https://t.co/iQ8sSDC3aZ

01/04/21

Finally on the last day of term our Sixth Form managed to enjoy a treat from Mrs Derrick! https://t.co/C1Kvd9kSXV

01/04/21

Ever wondered how encryption works? The Computer Science department are pleased to announce they will be hosting a 3-day workshop for Years 7 & 8 taking place next term. This will cover the Caesar, Scytale and Pigpen ciphers. Please sign up if you are interested! https://t.co/qmIERKVEZb

01/04/21

Congratulations to our very own on your first book . We are super proud! https://t.co/csjhgap2B4

01/04/21

Introducing our 'Easter' Photography and Bakes Challenge, please find the details below. We are looking forward to seeing our students entries. https://t.co/eNQKqPM2Fw

31/03/21

Some of our Year 11 students enjoying an Ice cream from Mrs Derrick at lunchtime today . https://t.co/xf3qk62SXh

31/03/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for Lead Practitioners in English, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Studies and French (MFL), to start in September. You can read all the relevant information, and apply, here: https://t.co/P46YUYUIfI https://t.co/Zt1A7MOIOd

31/03/21

'Creating this book with the aim to educate people out of willingness to make a change to the world' Thank you, from Lexie Year 9. , https://t.co/B9xb3SVQCR

31/03/21

Introducing Schools Officers from Kent Police. Dedicated policing resources designed to support schools. https://t.co/eCqEEcdJvf

31/03/21

In Year 12 Computer Science they have been programming their own calculators this week using and It is great being and working on the desktop computers! I think you will agree that their programs look very professional. Well done to the A Level group! https://t.co/k3NtiynasT

30/03/21

Our Year 10 students enjoying their treat today! https://t.co/k3EcLQUP2g

30/03/21

Calling all Computer Science Aspire students! There will be a subject hub session being held on Thursday, 1 April on the topic of ‘Big Numbers vs Small Brains’. Please speak to your Computer Science teacher for more information! https://t.co/DwJdQTj9AN

30/03/21

Year 7 have been how to use to draw shapes and repeated polygons. Learning that precision is very important when using text ! We are looking forward to practising our skills and creating our own images next term. Well done Esmae & Poppy. https://t.co/t1psVUTXPT

30/03/21

Last Saturday our Bronze students took part in a training day, to find out more please use the link below to read Mia in Year 9 article. https://t.co/LEpRsbGovb https://t.co/2DmmMRzK20

29/03/21

Our Year 8 Computer Science students have just finished their KS3 Diploma tasks and we were overwhelmed to see so many excellent images. Here are a few brilliant examples demonstrating how digital are represented in computer systems. https://t.co/bYffkyoC4v

29/03/21

Today our Year 9 students managed to enjoy a treat from Mrs Derrick in the sunshine! https://t.co/B3hHpBuz8n

29/03/21

Thank you Piers Black for your help with Year 10 Drama students playwriting Competition. https://t.co/DkRzx1zUEJ

29/03/21

Update from - Student tickets are for any student (6th form upwards) regardless of age, as long as they hold a valid student ID. This ticket is an alternative to local council passes. https://t.co/wYtcxbD2Gh

26/03/21

Year 8 enjoying their treat from Mrs Derrick today! https://t.co/EEcke00D46

26/03/21

Today's Fun Friday theme was 'World Theatre' . Can you guess the characters? https://t.co/ammreFp5xM

26/03/21

In Year 7 Art lessons this week students have been exploring the lighting techniques of the Dutch Renaissance painters. https://t.co/9weL34wG5t

25/03/21

Today see's the start for our students 'little' treat! Up first are our Year 7 who are busying waiting in line to enjoy an Ice Cream/Lolly from Mrs Derrick. https://t.co/8STU9H5YS0

25/03/21

Our Year 9 Food Tech students have been learning about vitamins and minerals and how they affect the body. https://t.co/WUzMJi1iVE

24/03/21

Just a little reminder for our students to test at home this evening or in the morning - don’t forget to record your results. Thank you for helping to keep our school safe. https://t.co/0gjmO3VQKN

24/03/21

We hope all our students enjoy today's 'WDYW' afternoon, we are looking forward to seeing your photos submitted to our keepingbusy email. https://t.co/hdl4WunMgL

24/03/21

It's our final 'Bubbles' journey update - It's lovely for us to see how much she has grown over the last year. We wish her every success! We will be sharing further updates on our other puppies soon! https://t.co/x7cDlL5DEd

24/03/21

Retweeted From Valley Park School

The Music department has organised a Spring Concert this Thursday at 4pm, live on YouTube: https://t.co/71rIHeTYii https://t.co/XdETI3UwIo

24/03/21

Last Saturday, Invicta students completed a training day during which they completed their First-Aid training for their upcoming expeditions and practiced their camp craft and navigational skills. https://t.co/fYwudm113V

24/03/21

Congratulations to Hannah and Kimaya 👏 selected as finalists in the VIAT 'Fractured Fairy Tales' competition. Winners to be announced after Easter. https://t.co/aPgqf4LCx6

Student Destinations 2020

At the end of Key Stage 5:

· 64% of students moved on to University.

· 21% of students chose to take a Gap Year prior to heading off to university.

· 1% of students moved on to Further Education.

· 14% of students secured Employment after Year 13

Of the students moving on to university, recent data reflects that:

· 46% of our students progress on to Top 25 Universities

· 70% of our students progress on to Top 50 Universities

· 45% of our students moving on to Russel Group Universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

Subject Choice 2020

Subject Choice

Our students have wide ranging interests when it comes to degree choice.  The table below reflects the degree choices our students made last academic year, 2020 (figures shown in brackets are for 2019).

 

NAME OF SUBJECT

NUMBER

NAME OF SUBJECT

NUMBER

Animal related

0 (3)

Architecture

3 (2)

Biology

2 (5)

Business

13 (12)

Chemistry

0 (0)

Classics

1 (2)

Creative Arts

5 (2)

English

4 (2)

Economics

1 (1)

Geography

2 (2)

Engineering

3 (9)

History

6 (8)

Health related

10 (15)

Languages

5 (1)

ICT

4 (5)

Maths

5 (3)

Law

3 (7)

Other science

11 (8)

Media

5 (3)

Performing Arts

0 (7)

Other

0 (1)

Physics

3 (0)

Philosophy

0 (0)

Psychology

9 (16)

Politics

3 (3)

RS

0 (0)

Sport

0 (1)

Teaching

4 (1)

 

 

University Success

University Success

We are always pleased to celebrate the achievements of our students. The pie chart below reflects student success in achieving the requirements for university entrance and gaining their first choice place.

Year 13 University Destinations

Year 13 University Destinations - 2020

Each year our most popular destination choice is university.  The map below shows the university destination for our Year 13 students.

 

Oxbridge Success

Oxbridge Success

Each year a number of our Year 13 students choose to apply to Oxford or Cambridge.  The charts below reflect our student successes over the last six years and student choices regarding course.

As you will note, there has been an almost equal interest and success between Oxford and Cambridge with students just favouring Cambridge a little more over the last six years.

The chart below reflects the subjects our successful Oxbridge students have applied for over the last six years.

 

Studying Abroad

We positively encourage our students to consider international options when they are planning their future studies after A level. We have strong links with Harvard and Yale Universities in America but are proud to celebrate our students who have chosen to travel in different places all over the world!

Just a few of these countries include: