Year 11 GCSE Exam Presentations

Well done to the Year 11 GCSE students who presented their exam work last week. We had a lovely evening on Wednesday, where the students were able to show the work to an audience of parents, guests and friends.

Even though the school was almost empty, with so many students on either study leave or exped, we still had a really nice audience at the Ogstoun theatre to show their support. The Year 11’s gave them a great show, demonstrating just how much they have developed and achieved over the two years of the course.

The shows were based on the stimulus ‘performance should make the audience watch and think’. This gave lots of scope for interesting ideas. Groups focused on a range of different subjects including the story of Guy Fawkes, the effects of mercury on hatmakers in Victorian Britain, Revenge, what happens to the surprisingly large number of people who simply disappear every year and how families cope with the pressures of looking after a child with a developmental disability.

The next morning, the examiner arrived bright and early and the students presented their exam work for the final time. We then enjoyed a lovely ice-cream brew, very kindly provided by Ms McCrum.

Well done to all of the Year 11 students, you showed the very best work we’ve seen you present and you should all be proud of what you’ve achieved.

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