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19 January 2018

I’m pleased to share the news that former student Oliver Bredemeyer has received an unconditional offer from St John’s College in Oxford to read Medicine.

Oliver is currently working in a hospital in Norwich and looking forward to resuming his studies in the autumn.

Our total of Oxbridge offers this year now stands at seven.

Alizeh Abdul Rahman – Philosophy and Theology, Mansfield College, Oxford Archie Breare – History, Girton College, Cambridge Oliver Bredemeyer – Medicine, St John’s College, Oxford Jago Bruce – Medicine, Brasenose College, Oxford Thomas Hill – Earth Sciences, University College, Oxford George Irving – Natural Sciences, Jesus College, Cambridge Christopher Villaquiran – Mathematics, Churchill College, Cambridge

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 Oliver Bredemeyer

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 Ms Davidson with our Sixth Form Oxbridge offer holders

The McWhirter Conference 2018

Well done to Will Potter 6TJK and Lily McKee 6KES who have been selected to represent DHSB at the McWhirter Conference 2018

The annual conference takes place in March at Trinity College, Oxford and brings together more than 80 Sixth Form students, from both state and independent schools, to debate a topical subject

We look forward to hearing more from Will and Lily.

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Will and Lily

Excellent Work

Mr Riggs has sent me this superb work done by James Gripton 10W. This was revision for the Russia paper (Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1941).

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Also, Mr Huq has shared this example of how to answer a Mechanics question by Alan Joshy 6EH.

Mr Huq said, “This was an exam question that Alan answered very well with the appropriate diagrams in a neat and concise way which would have gained him maximum marks”.

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LAMDA Results

Well done to the following students who have gained excellent results in the recent LAMDA exams (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).

Lalit Kathiresan 10W – Grade 5 Solo Acting – Pass with Distinction 100% Henry Spencer 6CMC- Grade 6 Solo Acting – Pass with Distinction 98% Daniel Farnham 6LME – Grade 7 Verse & Prose Speaking – Pass with Distinction 98%

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Lalit, Daniel and Henry

Sports Update

Water Polo

The following students who all play Water Polo for Devonport Royal Swimming Association have been awarded a gold medal for winning the U15 league this year. The team did not lose any matches and have been the most successful team of recent years.

Ben Harding 9W Asa Ryder-Wearne 8W Rhys King 9E Tom Chilton 10E Owen King 10E

In addition, Asa and Rhys have both been recently selected to represent Cornwall (Water Polo) in the U14 age group.

Well done to all these students.


It was a good performance and result on Monday when the U13 Rugby team beat Tavistock 49 – 12.

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Well done to our Year 9 Football team who completed the central venue competition with one win, one defeat and a draw.

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The U15 team celebrated a 3 – 1 win against Tavistock.

Mr Bunney said, “A poor first half from us but we turned it around nicely in the second. We’ll be playing in the Plymouth Cup and Devon Cup over the next two weeks”.

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Future Events

Sunday 21 January – Ten Tors Training Walk 1

Wednesday 24 January – PTFA Meeting

Sunday 4 February – Ten Tors Training Walk 2

Thursday 8 February – Year 10 Parents Evening

Friday 9 February – Final day of Spring term one

Sunday 18 February – Ten Tors Training Walk 3

Monday 19 February – First day of Spring term two (B week)

Thursday 22 February – Parents Internet Safety Event


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