Invictus 6th Kinver Campus Once again, Invictus 6th Kinver Campus A-level students have had a successful year with a 100% pass rate in their summer examinations, which includes 84% of exam passes at A*-C, and 33% of passes at A*-B. We’re very proud of all students for another year of successful results, but special mentions should go to Maddie Noakes, who will be going to Worcester University to read Drama and Performance and Alicia Spicer who will be going to Aberystwyth University to read Law. Similarly, Oliver Wakefield, who also enjoyed great success will be going to Worcester University to read Law.
Director of Invictus 6th, Jane Kendrick added: ‘I am incredibly proud of the tremendous achievements of Invictus Sixth Form students this summer. Building on huge success from last year, 27% of all results achieved in 2019 are at A* or A grade with more than 70% of results at grade C or above.
The hard work and dedication of our wonderful students and committed teachers has resulted in our students gaining places on highly competitive courses at some of the most prestigious universities in the country such as Oxford, Birmingham and Warwick. As they embark on the next chapter of their education, we wish them well and look forward to hearing about their future successes and career plans.
For Year 11 students about to start their final year of GCSEs and who wish to join our success, please call 01384 686558 or email email@example.com for more information. Our Sixth Form open evening will be held at the Copthorne Hotel, Waterfront, Dudley on Wednesday 13th November between 6.00 to 9.00pm. All students and parents/carers are welcome to attend.‘
This term we have had 13 students take part in coached tennis sessions provided by a local tennis coach.
On Wednesday Year 9 Humanities students caught the train to Birmingham where we spent the morning visiting the Sea Life Centre.
Geography teacher, Miss Gilhooley, said: “We watched the penguin and shark feeding and some students had the opportunity to stroke a star fish.
“After a picnic lunch by St Philip’s Cathedral we then headed to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery where students explored both local and international exhibits.”
Another lovely day!
Some of our Year 9 students enjoyed a lovely day yesterday as they went on a trip to see Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. They then tried to fit as many into to a phone box as they could. Not quite a record breaker!
Over the last four weeks Year 7 and 8 students were set a homework task to design a science project. The task was completely open-ended and students were then asked to do a ‘show and tell’ last week to present and talk about their projects.
Head of Science, Miss Hodgetts, said: “We had some fantastic projects across both year groups. We hope to make this even bigger next year. Well done year 7 and 8!”
Here are a few examples of their work. Well done everyone!
On Tuesday our Year 9 Humanities group spent the day at the Black Country Living Museum.
Again, the weather was perfect and everyone had a great day exploring the Victorian houses, playing Victorian street games, experiencing a Victorian classroom and taking a tour around the coal mines. Becky our guide said that the group were the best she had ever taken around the museum, so well done to the students!
A group of our Year 9 students walked in the footsteps of Harry Potter yesterday, and explored the wonders of the wizarding world whilst visiting Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London.
Some of our Year 9 students enjoyed a lovely day yesterday doing a Humanities activity.
They spent the morning in school planning and preparing for the week. Students participated in some team building and then created a programme for the week incorporating digital maps both modern and historical of the different locations we will visit over the week.
During the afternoon the weather was perfect for a stroll up to Kinver Edge where we were met by Mary and Marion who volunteer for the National Trust. They gave us a detailed tour around the Rock Houses and Kinver Edge and were happy to answer all the students’ great questions about the history and geography of the area. A delightful first day!
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Year 7 Castle Competition. Students displayed amazing creative prowess with some wonderful entries. They were required to construct a medieval style castle as part of a history homework competition.
1st places for: Sophia Ball, Emily Halliburton & Poppy Lyndon, Oscar McConnell, Mahaan Chahal
2nd places for: Chloe Wall-Jewkes, Evie Williams, Isabel Plant & Evie Darby, Neve Pinches
3rd places for: Eve Jelley, Matilda Gennard & Georgia Fellows, Izzie Paston-Dodsworth, Jordan Yates
Winning students received a certificate and prize. History teacher, Mr Davies, said: “I was delighted by this year’s entries to the competition. The quality of the castles is a testament to the imagination and creative talents of Kinver High School students. It was a difficult task to judge them.
“Well done to everyone involved.”
The students shown are Emily Halliburton & Poppy Lyndon, Eve Jelley, Neve Pinches
We had a lovely time last Wednesday welcoming students from Foley Infant School to our Cavalcade Sports Day. Then on Friday some of our Year 10 students went to Foley to help with their Fun on the Field sports event.
On both occasions our students loved working with the students and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining them.
Mrs Jones from Foley Infant School, said: “A massive thank you to you and your students for last week. On Wednesday, we all came up to Kinver High for a well organised, welcoming, inclusive event enjoyed by everyone. Staff commented on how well it was organised and how well the students interacted with our children.
“Then on Friday, you came down to us with more willing student volunteers to help with our Fun on the Field event. They were great with the little ones, helping and guiding where appropriate. They were polite with our staff and other adults. I hope that they enjoyed it as much as the Foley children did. The highlight was to see some Kinver High compete in a sprint race – the Foley children were still talking about how fast they all were during lunchtime!
“Your students were a real credit to you and the school, they should be very proud of how well they conducted themselves!”
Thank you to everyone who helped. We all hope that we can do the same again next year!