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2015 Exams and Revision

The Eckington School summer exam timetable has been published and is available to download below.

Students will receive an individual exam timetable at the start of the Summer Term.

Revision Techniques and a checklist are available to download below to help plan your revision.

Y8 students with their project

Sixth Form students receive arts prize from Renishaw Hall

Three students from Eckington Sixth Form were delighted to receive an award for their commitment to the Arts from Renishaw Hall's archivist, Christine Beevers at their leaving celebration in the school's sixth form centre.

The awards, totalling £1000, are intended to enable the students to pursue their artistic interests and to encourage them to study at a higher level after leaving school. The literature award went to Fern Deffley, and the fine art award was shared between Alice Connolly and Ruby Cunningham.

After giving out the prizes, Ms. Beevers gave a short talk, in which she outlined the Sitwell family's long-standing support for the Arts at local, national and international levels. Chris Wright, head of sixth form, expressed the school's gratitude at being able to celebrate students' creativity in such a tangible way.

Y8 students with their project

Chain Reaction National Conference

Seventeen intrepid scientists from Year 8 recently took part in the "Express Yourself" conference held at Sheffield Hallam University.

Two groups of students presented their investigative work, one on the comparison of volcanoes on Earth and Mars, the other on the Big Band Theory.

The presenters explained their experimentation to hundreds of school pupils, university students and lecturers. The rest of the Year 8 team displayed their findings on posters and the audience asked questions about their studies.

The judges thought the presentations were excellent, particularly as they were Year 8 students competing against Year 10 students, but when the marks were added up the Volcano presentation was found to be 0.4 of a mark away from the top spot. A trophy for the runners up position is being displayed in school before being shown to parents.

Poetry by Heart winner

Poetry by Heart

A competition that celebrates a love of poetry amongst students, Poetry by Heart, took place on Thursday 5th of January 2015. One of our A level literature students, Courteney Costall, bravely took part in this experience at The Showroom in Sheffield.

Courteney recited three beautiful poems from memory to an audience of around thirty people. She delivered them with confidence and emotion, and as a result of her brilliant performance, Courteney was awarded second place.

Courteney has kindly donated her prize, a selection of poetry books, to our school's English department. Congratulations Courteney!

New b_line proposals

Derbyshire County Council propose changes to the b_line travel scheme.

Tilly Simpson, the Derbyshire Youth Councillor for Eckington School, reported on the proposed changes. Here is a summary of the findings:

  • Make the b_line2 card available to all 16, 17 and 18-year-olds.
  • Reduce the current b_line2 discount from 33% off to 25% off.

  • Year 7 English students

    Remembrance Poetry competition

    Last November our Y7s and Y8s entered a Remembrance Poetry competition and we recently received certificates for those who took part. Here's an excerpt from the letter which accompanied it:

    "I have great pleasure in enclosing the certificates to be awarded to your students who entered the Loughborough University Poetry Competition. In particular congratulations go to Jasmine Bushell who was the Runner up in the Year 7 category; this was a huge achievement and Jasmine should be very proud of her success.

    The competition was open to all Key Stage 3 students in the East Midlands. Over 1000 entries were received and the judges enjoyed reading all the poems and had a tough time deciding the winners."

    Year 9 English students with author Bali Rai

    Year 9 English students get creative in writing workshop

    After the successful visit of Carnegie winning children's author Melvyn Burgess last year, Mr Andrews invited Bali Rai (author of 36 books, including GCSE text 'Rani and Sukh') to lead a creative writing workshop with a group of Y9 students.

    The day was a great success; pupils very much enjoyed the freedom to 'let themselves go' and be creative.

    Thanks to The Sitwell family for funding and watch this space for more great news.

    Sixth Form student Georgia Murray

    Georgia Murray wins place at Vanderbilt University

    Sixth Form student Georgia Murray has won a place and a financial aid package to study at Vanderbilt University in America after participating in the Sutton Trusts US Programme run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

    Georgia competed with 2,200 applicants to win one of 175 places on the programme and will be the first in her family to go to university, and is the first from Eckington School to apply to study in the USA. Well Done Georgia!

    New Hope Food Bank

    New Hope Food Bank

    Eckington School recently collected a huge amount of food to donate to the New Hope Food Bank at Killamarsh.

    The Food Bank provides emergency food to individuals and families who are in short-term crisis, to help them during their time of need, and also works to help people who find themselves in difficult situations by directing them to relevant help and support agencies.

    Well done to everyone involved in the donating, collecting and distributing of food to this very worthy cause.

    GCSE students on results day 2014

    GCSE Results 2014

    The headteacher, Patrick Cummings, congratulated the large number of Eckington School students who did so well in their GCSE results. Amongst the highest attainers are those listed below:

    • Beth Rhodes (6 A*S, 5 As)
    • Joshua Mowbray (2 A*s, 6 As, 3 Bs)
    • Roma Patel (5 A*s, 5 As, 1 B)
    • Matthew Nutt (2A*s, 4 As, 4 Bs, 1 C)
    • Rachel Pack (4 As, 7 Bs)
    • Oliver Staples (2 A*s, 7 As, 1 C)
    • Thomas Mayos (2 A*s, 3 As, 4 Bs)
    • Ethan Johnson (5 As, 6 Bs)
    • Emma Hartley (3 A*s, 4 As, 2 Bs)
    • Hannah Sheldon (1 A*, 3 As, 5 Bs)
    • Jack Thickett (1 A*, 5 As, 1 B, 3 Cs)
    • Alexandra Hennessey (1 A*, 3 As, 5 Bs)

    A-level students on results day 2014

    A Level Results 2014

    The Headteacher of Eckington School, Patrick Cummings, congratulated students on their excellent achievements at A level and AS level. The outcomes continue to rise year on year and once again, almost all of our students will gain entry to the university of their choice.

    Some high attainers at A level were: William Goulden (A* history, A* mathematics, A English Literature); Thomas Thickett (A mathematics, B further mathematics, B chemistry, B physics); Jordan Walker (A* geography, A geology, B history).

    At AS level some of our best performers include Daniella Dunn (A history, A English Language, A psychology, A English literature); Georgia Murray (A history, A English Language, A French, B English literature); Hailey Pun (A English language, A mathematics, C Law); Emily Rhodes (A geography, A history, B English language, B geology); Brooke Woolley (A product design, A sociology, B English literature, C geography).

    Eckington School Narrowboat Launch

    Narrowboat Project

    Eckington School's Narrowboat was officially named "Madeline" on Sunday, 28th September 2014. Madeline was first launched into Staveley Town Basin on Thursday 26th June 2014. From the first moment, she was the centre of attention on the water. A variety of students and staff have already enjoyed their travels on the Chesterfield Canal.

    • Click here to go to the Chesterfield Canal Trust website...

    • What OFSTED says about Eckington School:

      In November 2011, our school was inspected by OFSTED. The outcome of the inspection was inspiring with the report stating that "Eckington School is a good school that is continuing to improve." The inspectors were clear that Eckington School has "Good teaching" and "Outstanding care, guidance and support."

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      Parent View

      Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about Eckington School.

      Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. OFSTED uses the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. A screencast demonstrating how to register and complete a survey on Parent View is available on the How to use Parent View page. By sharing your views, youll be helping our school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about Eckington School. Or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England. (adapted from the Parent View website)

      Google apps for Eckington School

      Google apps for Eckington School

      At Eckington School we try to use the most suitable technology to enhance teaching and learning. Some of our classes are using Google apps, which allows students to collaborate on their work and support each other in their learning. Sign in here.

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