At yesterday evening’s parent event Head of Sixth Form, Jane Hall, reminded of times long past, but seemingly only yesterday, when as parents we helped our children learn how to walk.
Now they face complex maths, sophisticated language, analysis of complicated coding or source material rather than learning to walk. As our Year 12 students now embark on their latest learning adventure, the International Baccalaureate, perhaps the parenting job is not so dissimilar?
The opportunity to discuss the part we each play, at home and at school, to understand when the right time is to be there holding on and when it is best to let go and yes even watch them stumble along the way was the purpose of yesterday evening’s presentations ‘Life in the Sixth Form’.
It is through our partnership we create the best conditions for our children to grow and flourish; to be happy and confident in their studies and ultimately successful in school and life. These have been the themes of our Parent Information evenings this week and continue into next week with the first of this terms Open Days. Each parent event and open day this term will have a similar purpose – to offer you the means to be involved with your child’s school life from a position of knowledge and understanding so please look out for the events ahead and join us when you can.
BIS HCMC students shine thanks to stellar IGCSE results
We are thrilled to announce that 100% of our BIS HCMC students achieved 5 or more A*-C passes in their IGCSEs (International GCSE). Once again our results have exceeded the UK average for IGCSEs with 68.4% of all grades achieved by our students achieved at an A* or A which stands at over three times the UK 2018 average of 20.5%.
It is wonderful to be beginning the year on such a positive note and after such a strong demonstration of their capacity, we wish these students our newest IB cohort all the best for the coming two years as they embark on their IOB journey. Read more about these Stellar IGCSE Results.
Welcome to the BIS Learning Skills Challenge!
This week our new STEAM Co-ordinator, James Chandler, introduces the BIS learning skills challenge…
“Treasure Hunts, Escape Rooms, Crystal Mazes, Puzzles, Riddles the list goes on.
What do these activities have in common? They are all fantastic fun while at the same time a great opportunity to create exciting learning for its players.
Based on these and over the course of the year we will create similar exciting and engaging learning experiences that will enable the whole BIS HCMC community to learn together and have a lot of fun too.
To find out more and try your first challenge follow this link.
Our Community of Lifelong Learners
‘Learning from a teacher who has stopped learning is like drinking from a stagnant pond.’
Just over a week ago, a whole different level of learning was taking place in some of our newly renovated learning spaces with all of our staff, old and new, brushing up on their skills and knowledge in preparation for another BIS year.
Lee Falconer, Assistant Head Teacher, shares some insights from a week spent with our academic team, a Community of Lifelong Learners.