Youth Achievement Awards 2015
Closing Date 30th April 2015
Your local Councils have joined together to present the
“Youth Achievement Awards 2015”
You are invited to nominate a young person for this award; there are two age groups 0 – 11 years and 12- 18 years; there are no specifications on the nature of the nomination it can be for anything you feel worthy of a mention; a couple of examples could be shopping for someone house bound, a happy smile each time you see the young person something that brightens your day, the list is endless if you think it is worth mentioning please send in a nomination for someone who lives in Coningsby or Tattershall.
Nomination Form 2015.pdf
UNICEF Day for Change
Students in Year 8 have been learning, as part of their Citizenship programme, about children who have suffered as a result of the war in Syria which has raged since 2011. An estimated 6.5 million children are in need of aid in Syria and neighbouring countries. We hope to raise some money to send to the 2015 UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) appeal in aid of these children.
The day chosen is Friday 1 May, which will be a non-uniform day for Year 8. They are organising a variety of events, some of them focusing on the UNICEF colour, blue.
All donations to this worthy cause will be gratefully received as Year 8 try to match or surpass the splendid efforts of the present Year 9, Year 10, Year 11 and Lower Sixth in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.
QUEEN ELIZABETH’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HORNCASTLE
Thursday, 7th May at 7.00 pm, in the School Hall
Students and staff will be playing solos and duets, putting the new school piano through its paces!
PTA Race Night
QUEEN ELIZABETH’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HORNCASTLE
Horse Racing with a difference!
Friday, 15th May at 7.00 pm, in the School Hall
Fancy a flutter on the horses? No video replays of old races; this is a hands on activity where you can pit your skills against each other!
The rope-driven, model horses will be propelled along the track by volunteer jockeys (one of whom could be you) by means of winding. If you would like to be a jockey please book in advance via the school office, nominating yourself and naming your horse. (If oversubscribed, a jockey ballot will take place.)
For those not wishing to volunteer as jockeys, but wanting to come along to enjoy the entertainment and buffet, and perhaps a little wager, tickets will also be available on the door.
Tickets £5, including buffet.
Cash bar: beer, wine and soft drinks.
Minimum of 7 races with Grand Final.
Full Race Card with On-site Bookie.
Further information from QEGS school office, tel: 01507 522465
Bury Farm Equestrian Championships
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School’s newly-formed equestrian team competed in their first Championship Competition on the 17th and 18th April at Bury Farm, Leighton Buzzard.
In order to reach the Championship the teams had to compete at county and regional level. We came out County Champions. At the championship event we were up against county champions from all over the country and over 30 teams. We came second in the 70 cm class and fourth in the 80 cm class. The 90 cm team also came 15th in a very strong, experienced class.
Taking part were: Isabelle Curtis, Ava Vernon, Rosie Finney, Holly Newton, Lucy Curtis, Tamsin Roark, Harry Elliott and Ella Marshall.
The team and school are thrilled with their results and look forward to their next event in June.
Y10 Spark Engineering Trip
The engineering festival was held at Lincoln cathedral and aimed to provide students with hands on insight to the potential engineering careers in the Lincolnshire area. With activities, displays of the latest in local technology, access to experienced engineering professionals from local businesses, along with exhibits and tours of the engineering heritage, students were able to appreciate the role of engineering in society and business and how science and technology is impacting lives.
The day was very successful with all students gaining a true insight into engineering and potential career opportunities.
“The part of the day I enjoyed the most was learning about gas powered energy sources at the Siemens stand. I also learnt about the teamwork and communication that is needed when making turbines.”
“I really liked looking at the variety of engineering stands and getting a lot of advice on careers from engineers.”
“I felt like my ability to communicate effectively was improved during this trip as it was necessary to ask many companies questions about the potential career I am interested in.”
“The information that I have learnt from this trip has improved my knowledge of the engineering industry considerably.”
“I feel that I have improved my teamwork skills and have discovered a new skill of designing and making different types of vehicles.”
“I definitely feel more confident with the engineering industry and have found some potential career paths.”
“It has inspired me to pursue a career in engineering.”
BYOD for 6th Form
We are delighted to announce the introduction of BYOD (bring your own device) at QEGS. Initially available to our Sixth Form students, this means that own devices such as laptops, tablets and netbooks can be brought to school and will have approved, regulated access to our school wi-fi network.
The aim will be for BYOD to become an important classroom tool, enabling staff to enhance the learning experience for students of all abilities. It is intended that this increases the use of technology in a broad range of lessons; staff will be able to plan and explore the use of other educational tools, for example, educational apps, the vast majority of which are available in multiple formats across a range of devices for use at school and at home.
Students and parents are asked to read and sign a specific user agreement, which can be found within student planners, before own devices are utilised at school. A copy of the agreement can be found on this page for reference.
Sixth Form BYOD Acceptable Use Policy.pdf
Students can access user guidance on our intranet within the Help section.
GCSE RESULTS FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HORNCASTLE
Mrs Heather Payne, Headteacher commented:
Our Year 11 students have enjoyed tremendous success again this year with results of which they can be proud. Nearly 50% of the year group gained 5 or more grades at A or A*; just over 80% of students earned their English Baccalaureate. Excellent GCSE results do not happen by chance and come about through the hard work and commitment of students and staff along with unfailing support from home.
Special mention should be made of Hina Khan who gained 11 GCSEs at A*. She is kept company by Damaris Bennett, Mollie Biggadike, Abigail Hunter, Lucy Thompson and Rosalind Walden who each earned either 9 or 10 A* grades. Others, like Shriya Arya, Catherine Benson, Juliette Bretan, Elijah Catchpole, Nicola Cragg, Tristan English, Matthew Geldard, Daniel Hall, James Haslam, Aaron Hutton, Kate Loosemore, Dylan Moore, Simon Morton, Ahsan Mustafa, Holly O’Neill, and Daniel Scullion achieved A or A* in 10 or 11 of their GCSEs. It goes without saying that we are extremely proud of all our students and the contribution they made to the wider life of the school. We are looking forward to welcoming many of them back in the Sixth Form in September.
Exam Results - A Level
We are extremely proud of our A level students who have delivered excellence across the board, surpassing the high standard set by last year’s cohort. These impressive A level results say much about their hard work and their determination to be the best that they can be. We have sustained our 100% pass rate A* - E with over a third of results being either an A grade or one of the prestigious A* grades. Just over a fifth of our students gained at least one A* grade within their three or four A levels. Special mention should be made of Sam Hough, George Needham, Jack Pesterfield and Ben Warren who each gained 3 of their grades at A* whilst Tabitha Bennett, Nia Clark, Matthew Dalton, Lucas Fuller, Sarah Gosling, Ben Samra and Dom Samra, each had 2 of their grades at A*. They were in good company with David Aby, Muzakkir Ali, Eleanor Brown, Elizabeth Crane, Melissa Hill, Rhiannon Pearce, Steven Price, Elanor Siriwardena and Shannon Woodley all earning an impressive array of A and A* grades for their A level subjects. The overwhelming majority of our students have secured their first choice university place or been accepted on apprenticeship schemes. We were delighted to learn that Ben Samra has earned a place at Cambridge to study Medicine. This time last year, Grace Hillsmith was celebrating achieving two A* grades and an A grade and opting to take a gap year before going to university. During her year out, she took up the challenge of studying, part-time, for an A2 in English Literature. She earned an A grade and heads off to study Medicine at Newcastle in September. All our students are to be congratulated on their fabulous achievements. They leave with our very best wishes for the future.