Mrs Rendell, Head of Careers Provision at Thomas Keble School, was asked in February 2018 to write a piece for the Central Careers Hub Newsletter following the success of Thomas Keble School’s careers programme in meeting all the “Gatsby Benchmarks” – please click on the link for further information: http://www.centralcareershub.co.uk/gatsby-benchmark-downloads/
On March 8th all of the Year 10 GCSE Citizenship had a fabulous day in London at the key centres for legal and political life in the UK. All pupils were lucky enough to have the rare opportunity to walk up Downing Street and stand by the iconic door to Number 10. Sadly, cat Larry, the ‘Chief Mouser to Downing Street’, was nowhere to be seen…. probably busy updating his Twitter account! Pupils then headed for the Supreme Court, the highest court on UK soil and sat in the chamber before session began for the day. A whistle-stop tour of the Houses of Parliament followed with a quick look at the workings of both Houses and a talk from David Drew MP on the importance of the Palace of Westminster. After a scenic walk along the River Thames, taking in New Scotland Yard and the Inns of Court, pupils were able to watch a brief section of a court case in the Old Bailey, also known as the Central Criminal Court of London. Cases here are of the most serious nature and the pupils should be credited as they demonstrated their maturity and interest in the workings of the justice system. It was a long but varied day which we will talk about for the rest of our two-year GCSE course.
Year 11 revision information and guidance for all subjects can be found on this website under “Parents/Latest Information” – please click on the link to go directly there: https://thomaskeble.gloucs.sch.uk/parents/latest-information/
Please click on the link to view the College and Sixth Form Open Days 2017-18. This information has been given to all current Year 11 students: College and Sixth Form Open Days 2017 to 2018
Please click on the link to view the extra-curricular programme for 2017-2018: Extra-Curricular Clubs 2017-18.
For further information on all enrichment activities, click on the Enrichment tab on this website, and have a look at all the activities students get involved in at Thomas Keble School.
Thomas Keble Students Celebrate Excellent GCSE Results!
Students, staff and parents at Thomas Keble School in Eastcombe are celebrating an excellent set of results in 2017 with 69% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths at grade ‘4’ or ‘C’ grade. This year sees an entirely new grading system being introduced with the new grade ‘4’ in English and Maths being equivalent to a grade C in all other subjects. Headteacher, Julia Maunder said, “We are delighted at the level of consistency across all subject areas which has resulted in such pleasing outcomes for all of our students. We take great pride in being an inclusive comprehensive school and to see students across the full ability range achieve so well is testament to the commitment of our school community in supporting all students to achieve more than they ever thought possible. The early indications are that our class of 2017 have performed very well indeed. Over 80% of all grades awarded were at the ‘C / 4’ level which compares very favourably with the national figure of 66%, and over 20% of all grades being awarded at the very highest grade 7 – 9 (A / A* grades).”
Thomas Keble School is incredibly proud of the way our students have risen to the new, tougher exams. 13 students achieved an average of a grade ‘A’ / ‘7’ overall across all of their subject entries. Students have continued to do well across a full range of subject areas. In English, 85% achieved a grade 4 or above in English, compared to 65% nationally, whilst in Maths, 75% achieved a grade 4 or above compared to 69% nationally.
Both English and Maths have achieved well above the national level of attainment with 72.3% of the 2017 cohort achieving a grade ‘4’ or above in both English and Maths GCSEs. This consistently high standard of attainment reflects some really outstanding individual achievements across all ability levels.
Julia Maunder, Headteacher, said “My congratulations go to all our students who have earned such excellent results this year, despite the changes to the examination system which added to the pressures they faced. Our principle of inclusion at Thomas Keble has ensured that all students, regardless of ability, have received widespread and comprehensive support to stretch and challenge their expectations in order to achieve their very best. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of staff and parents in supporting our young people throughout their time with us.”
Julia Maunder: Headteacher
Sports Fixtures Week Beginning 26/03/2018
Y9 Boys Football v Kingshill. Away. Leave at 3.15 return for 5.45pm. * Re-arranged from last week.
Year 9 House Football and Hockey period 4 and 5. Re-arranged from last week.
U13 and U16 Boys District Hockey Tournament @ KLB. Leave at 3.15 return for 5.45pm.
Y11 GCSE PE Athletics Moderation Period 3.
Year 11 boys beat Marling 4-2. Liam Dailey with a top bins scorcher!
U16 Girls won their District Tournament and were crowned District Champions 2018!
U16 Girls Football then finished 3rd in their group in the County Finals
U14 Girls Football finished 3rd in their group in the County finals
House Hockey and Football Results so far…
Year 8 Girls Hockey Winners: Mercia
Year 8 Boys Football Winners: Whittle
Year 10 Girls Hockey Winners: Lee
Year 10 Boys Football Winners: Carpenter