Bishop’s students and staff have been celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results. Overall 27% of grades awarded were 7 or above (equivalent to the old A grade). 19 girls achieved grades of 7-9 in at least 8 subjects. Particular congratulations go to Georgia Gates and Ilina Georgieva who both got ten 9s and one 8, and Aisha Animashaun with seven 9s, three 8s and a 7.
“There’s a lot of happiness here – and a lot of relief!” said Headteacher, Ms Nickson, as the students received their A level results. “We are celebrating an excellent set of results. Our students are to be congratulated on their dedication and commitment to their studies which have produced such brilliant results, alongside the relentless support offered by their teachers”.
It’s amazing what you can build with cocktail sticks and midget gems! Pupils (and teachers) tried to build the highest freestanding structure in one of the Maths Enrichment Week activities this week.
Year 8 enjoyed the most fantastically creative Design activity on Tuesday, creating artworks inspired by the ritual of storytelling and Victorian Tunnel Books. Professional artist Zoe Scammell led the one day workshop and year 8 produced such wonderful outcome pieces. Fun was had by all!
Dave Ledger from Airbus Stevenage visited to give a presentation about our solar system, satellites and rockets. He then ran a rocket workshop where the Year 7 girls got to build and launch their own rockets made from fizzy drink bottles, stiff card, BluTack (who would have thought it made a great rocket top weight) and some decorations.
Y10 pupils had a wonderful opportunity to spend 3 nights in Belgium visiting the European Space Centre (Tim Peak watch out!) followed by shocking times at the Maison de la Science.
The long awaited result of the BHGS annual House Competition was announced by the dropping of balloons from the second floor balcony. The colour of the balloons? Blue! So Parr is the overall winner. Well done to the Head of House, House Captain and all the pupils in Parr for their excellent performance throughout the year. Pupils in Parr were rewarded with a fun day of activities.
Finally, the long awaited result of BHGS annual House competition: Parr is crowned 1st House champion!Posted by Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School on Thursday, July 12, 2018
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our current Year 6 pupils who will be joining us in September. After an introduction to the school with parents one evening, pupils sampled a day at Bishop’s on the Moving Up day on Thursday 12th July. We look forward to seeing you all again in September!
Dr Bune and Mrs Trendifilova were at an Amgen Biotechnology Experience course this week and featured on BBC Look East, which was shown on 9th July. Thanks to BHGS teacher & ABE UK project manager Mrs Cardell, our school will now be able to borrow DNA manipulation equipment to help teach various aspects of the Key Stages 4 and 5 curriculum. The techniques (and thus equipment) include; using micro-pipettes, restriction digests of DNA, ligation of DNA and DNA gel electrophoresis.
The BBC reporters were interested in how Amgen are helping promote STEM in schools and Dr Bune said, “It’s excellent for us and for the pupils. We come from an Outstanding girls’ school and are always looking for new ways of getting the girls engaged in Science. To get an opportunity like this where we can borrow the equipment for free is fantastic.”