It has been a busy time at Thamesmead in the run up to the GCSE exam period.
Many option subjects had their exams in the early part of the term with PE, Dance, Music, Food & Nutrition and Drama completing the practical elements of their GCSEs. The standard in all subjects was very high and students should be proud of their successes. Art GCSE will take place early in May.
Year 7s have had two drama performances from Peer Productions and Streetwise, dealing with the subjects of Healthy Relationships and road safety.
The music department (alongside preparing for Grease the musical) took part in the Spelthorne Music Festival in Ashford and our Jammin’ Together students performed in a Joint Schools event with St Nicholas Primary School, hosted at Thamesmead.
Thamesmead Governors visited us during their annual Open Day in March. This gives them the opportunity to visit lessons, speak to staff and students and see the school on a typical working day. They were very complimentary about the conduct of students and the lessons they experienced.
The geography department have been taking groups of students to the High Street in Shepperton to complete their sustainability project. Also the Year 10 GCSE groups have been visiting Juniper Hall, a field studies centre near Dorking, to complete work on rivers as part of their course.
The University of Surrey hosted some MFL students from Year 9 and 10 in April, who were taking part in a European Marketing Challenge. They worked in groups alongside other schools and several of them were in winning teams.
Some of our Year 10 Science students attended a Chemistry Taster Day at Esher College. This was the third of the science sessions offered at Esher giving students a chance to experience subjects at A level in a college environment.
We were pleased to celebrate student successes with assemblies held at the end of term. Students with high totals of achievement points were placed into a Prize draw to win fantastic prizes, including a Fire HD tablet.
We raised nearly £1000 during our mufti-day in aid of Comic Relief.