Friday 6th February 2015
Everyone Included | Everyone Challenged | Everyone Successful

It's set to be a cold February - stay safe. Thank you to staff and students for their hard work this week.
(David Parker, Principal)

SCIENCE IMMERSION DAY                          27/1/2015
Pictured: George, Fraser and Luke from 10JO

Last week, Year 10 immersed themselves in a range of science activities testing the skills they’ve learned throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The experiments included testing sports drinks, making chemical reactions, creating rockets, working on a crime scene and finding out how much metal can be extracted using electrolysis.

Science Teacher Mrs McGee, who organised the event, said: “The day follows the success of last year’s Immersion Day with Plymouth University. This time, all Year 10 students had the opportunity to take part in these enrichment activities and it was a great success. The students really got into the spirit and got a taste of the variety of things that Science can be used for.”

George Tregilgas and Fraser Nottle both agreed on the day’s huge success: “It’s been a really interesting day and so varied to what we usually do,” they said. “It’s a great way to learn more about science and what the subject can do for us in the future.”

The day ended with a prize-giving ceremony in the hall, at which 10PJ were awarded first prize for a brilliant overall score of 4410. Mrs McGee said: “The students applied their science skills to a range of challenges – from accurate measurement to problem solving through to observation skills. It’s important that they see the scope of Science outside of the classroom.”
Victory Snap: 10PJ with Mrs Reade and Mr Jackson
Mock Results 
This week students received their mock exam results. These results help to give them an idea of how they're progressing in each subject, acting as invaluable practice for the real thing in the summer . Mrs Harper said: " This was an important day for our students. For some there is great news, a reflection of their hard work and effort, whilst others may be disappointed.  The good news for all our Year 11 students is that, with their hard work and commitment, plus that of their teachers and the Academy, they will be able to open that envelope in the summer and be delighted with their excellent results!”
SEAL: I can identify my strengths and feel positive about them. I know how to develop and extend my skills.
Diary Dates
Saturday 7th February

10am - 1pm  Truro College Open Morning
Tuesday 10th February
Year 8 Parents Evening
Wednesday 11th February
Year 11 School photographs
Friday 13th February
Year 8 Options Forms to be returned

Core Opening Times:
Mon - Thurs 8.00am until 4.00pm
Fri 8.00am - 3.00pm
“Jack has been making brilliant progress in Drama lessons. His change in attitude since the beginning of the year has been exceptional and his most recent practical assessment grade is also exceptionally higher than the one previously.” 
(Mr Tew, Drama Teacher)
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