Six students have secured offers at Oxford and Cambridge universities this year.
Bradley Hocking, Cambridge, Trinity Hall, Natural Sciences
Patrick Lawton, Cambridge, Christ’s, Mathematics
Andrew Brown, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam, Law
Aaron Hicks, Oxford, Mansfield, Engineering Science
George Hatos, Cambridge, Robinson, Mathematics
Josh Wrigley, Oxford, Lincoln, Mathematics
Competition for places is tougher than ever and we are delighted for our Oxbridge applicants. All of these students have paid tribute to the staff who have helped them in their preparation.
Being at a top university gives a unique opportunity to study subjects taught by world renowned experts, with similar minded people and to the boundaries of current scientific or artistic thinking. Receiving an offer from Oxbridge is testament to students’ intellectual abilities and reflects on nearly seven years of consistent study and hard work at DHSB.
Pictured are Bradley, Patrick, Andrew, Aaron and George with Mr Coombes who supported our Maths applicants.
Celebrating Student Success
Very well done to James Walker 7S; our first student this year to receive a Centurion certificate. This represents 100 commendations.
Also, congratulations to seven students have received their platinum certificates (75 commendations).
7E - Fabio Miranda, Jamie Martin, Luke Hardman
7S - Kai Benjamin, Soteris Perdikeas
8C - Daniel Lowe
8E - Ben Adams
Student of the Week
Each week at DHSB a student is recognised as ‘Student of the Week’ receiving a certificate and gift voucher.
Here you can see the variety of nominations and awards made in November and December 2014.
Well done to all!
Alfie Carlisle 9W, for supporting teachers professional development – going the extra mile
Toby Laseby 7S, for honesty and integrity
Liam Moyse-Parrish 11N, for supporting other students
Jack Skinner 6W1, for being a great ambassador for Geography and for DHSB
Tom Cooper 11E and Robert Waddy 11E, for strategic leadership of peer mentor programme
Robert, Tom and Alfie
We’ve all heard more about future developments in the Learning Commons during their special promotional week.
Follow the Learning Commons @DHSBLearn and use the hashtag #DHSBLearnGiveaway for a chance to win a Samsung Tablet.
Tickets for our production of Bugsy Malone, due to be staged from 4 – 6 February, are now available either through your WisePay account or by completing and returning this form. It’s going to be a great show so don’t miss out!
Opportunities to Join Us!
This is an outstanding school and, as you know, we are currently looking for a Headteacher and a Teacher of Maths.
Please share the details with your family, friends and colleagues who may be interested in joining us.
We were advised last year that Citybus would be withdrawing services East Cornwall Services 121,122, Yelverton Service 124 and Kingsbridge Service 126 from the end of the current academic year.
We have every intention of providing replacement services to maintain the grammar school transport network to support families at DHSB, DHSG and PHSG and have invited Devon County’s Transport Team to coordinate a tender process for us. This will take place over the coming weeks and once we know the outcome we will begin the process of communicating more fully with parents with our plans for September 2015.
An Extraordinary Day of Sport
“An extraordinary day of school sport at DHSB” said Mr Orkney and then added, “Actually it’s more like another normal day!”
Wednesday saw 1st XI and 2nd XI defeats, two U13 rugby teams winning the Plymouth Schools competition, two U12 football teams winning fixtures and our U14 basketball team competing at the central venue fixture.
Year 8 Rugby
Year 9 Basketball
The Devon Schools Cross Country Championships take place tomorrow and DHSB has nine runners involved.
To keep up to date over the weekend please follow Mr Strang at @ivybridge1972 or check this website.