Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Carol Service

Tuesday 13th December 2016 @ 7:30pm

Venue Details

St Paulinus Church (Dewsbury), Cemetery Road, WF13 2SE


Geography A Level

As preparation for the 6th form recruitment evening,  some of our current Year 12 together with a past pupil created a transect model of the Ainsdale sand dune. This is where they conduct their first of 4 fieldwork experiences on the 2 year course. During the course of the evening, they spoke passionately to both parents and pupils about the importance of fieldwork on the AQA A Level course.
Lizzie, our past pupil who left in 2016 having achieved an A in Geography is now studying Geography at University of Leeds. She gave pupils and parents an insight to both Geography A level and degree.
Many thanks to all involved
Ms Green

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Top of the Bench!

“Well done to both of the teams who entered the Top of the Bench Chemistry competition at Huddersfield University. They fought really hard against stiff competition and demonstrated an amazing knowledge of Chemistry.

Team 1 was Laura, Josh, Adam and Annie, with Team 2 made up of Martha, Dane, Ellie and Hannah. Congratulations to all.”

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Operation Christmas Box Appeal

Once again St. John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy students have excelled, bringing donations and filling shoeboxes with gifts and treats for the Samaritans Purse Charity Operation Christmas Child Appeal.

A group of Year 10 students gave up their break and lunchtimes to fill and wrap boxes and our Year 7 students helped to load them up ready for collection.

85 boxes and £70.00 to help with postage costs were handed over to help make a difference to less fortunate children throughout the world.

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Sixth Form triumph in Solicitors debate.

A selection of our Sixth Formers were victorious in the Jordan’s Solicitors Debating competition held in Wakefield. The students that were involved were James Sweeney and Zahran Abbas who argued the case of a tariff on sugary drinks, whilst Molly Reid and Catherine Bailey argued the case of whether to allow fracking.  Both teams won and James Sweeney won the best individual performance and we are scheduled to compete again in the next round on 6th December.

Sandy Ainsdale

On Friday 14th October, Year 12 visited the sand dunes at Ainsdale as part of their first fieldwork experience toward their A Level Geography. During the day, pupils worked in 3 groups carrying out a transect of the sand dunes looking at the infiltration rate, height and vegetation cover on the sand dune.

Brilliant day was had by all and look forward to the next 3 fieldwork trips!  Lucky Mrs Green

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Geography in Hornsea

On Tuesday 4th October, 81 Year 10 Geography students visited Hornsea as part of their Eduqas Spec B GCSE. They had an excellent day studying the impact of the sea defences in the town. They used a variety of techniques including carrying out two urban transects, traffic count, questionnaires and conducted Environmental Quality Survey. Pupils collected large quantity of good quality data to be used in their lessons and as part of their preparation for their fieldwork exam at the end of Year 11.

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Y13 Fieldwork

As part of their AQA A Level Geography course, Year 13 visited the sand dunes at Ainsdale on the Sefton coast on 22nd September. They studied the succession of the sand dunes as part of their Ecosystem topic and took a variety of data collection measurements for their GEO4A Geography Fieldwork Investigation.  

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