September 27th, 2011
The Science Club went to Geneva, Switzerland from the 27th to the 29th of July this year. The main aim was to visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN.
On the first day the group took a boat ride around Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Western Europe, and the fountain which is the largest of its kind in the world. On the second day they visited CERN, the CERN museum and the science museum in Geneva. Whilst at CERN because of it being 117km long, therefore set over 2 countries, they walked from Switzerland in to France and back again. On the last day they walked around Geneva and went shopping in the Victorinox shop.
Thank you to Mr Gricia for organising the trip, we hope everyone had a fun-filled and educational visit.
September 27th, 2011
15 Year 11 Gifted and Talented students from each of the four IC6 partner schools visited Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University on 15th September.
There the students were given advice on how to apply to the college and attended a series of lectures on various topics.
- History and the monstrous Richard III
- Making friends and influencing people
- The collapse of the World Trade Centre
They were then given the opportunity to ask questions in a Q & A session with Corpus Christi undergraduates, followed by a tour of the college. The day ended with a visit to another Cambridge college.
The students all agreed to have had an educational and inspiring day. The visit helped to motivate them to achieve the best results possible to improve their chances of attending such a university.
September 26th, 2011
The Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6), of which Central Foundation Boys’ School is a part of, was the subject of a recent Education Feature in the Islington Tribune.
The article discusses this years remarkable results which saw the consortium achieving a 99% pass rate for all A-level and Vocational courses. Nearly 50% achieved the higher A*-B grades and recruitment is up 35% from last year.
These impressive results combined with ‘Outstanding’ grades achieved at Ofsted inspections places IC6 in the top 10% of all post-16 providers nationally.
September 23rd, 2011
On Thursday 22nd September, the school opened its doors to the public for its annual Open Evening. Prospective students and their parents were given a tour of the school to see Central Foundation boys in action. The tour was given by school prefects and allowed the guests to visit each department in the school, and see all of the school buildings.
After the tour there were performances from the music department, which included the choir, brass group and junior musicians. The evening ended with speeches from a Year 12 and a Year 8 student, about their successes during their time at the school. Headteacher, Mr Brownhill, gave the final speech, outlining the school’s achievements over the years, which has seen the school grow from strength to strength.
Those who could not attend our Open Evening will have a chance to visit the school during our Open Days on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of October at 9.30am – 10.30am.
September 22nd, 2011
Last year, some boys from Central Foundation Boys’ School entered the national ’Draw a Dragon competition’ run by Hodder & Stoughton for their publication of The Last Dragonslayer by British novelist Jasper Fforde. The fantasy novel is a first in a trilogy, set in an alternate world where magic is real.
He published his first novel in 2001, The Eyre Affair, and is mosty known for his Thursday Next novels.
Jasper himself picked the winner and it was our Year 9 student George Riley.
George’s artwork, along with a congratulatory message from Jasper, will be reproduced in the next book in the series, The Song of the Quarkbeast which is out in hardback in November 2011.
Congratulations to George on his remarkable achievement!