Students Choose Samaritans as College Charity 2017-18
Each year, the Student Council draws up a shortlist of charities, and a whole school vote is then held to decide which charity the College will raise money for for the duration of that academic year.
We are delighted to confirm that the College charity has been chosen for 2017-2018: Samaritans.
Samaritans is a charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide, often through their telephone helpline: 116 123.
Robertsbridge Awarded Geography Quality Mark
We are delighted to announce that - following much hard work by Mrs Richardson, our Subject Leader for Geography - the college has recently been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) by the Geographical Association.
The SGQM is a prestigious award which recognises quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development and learning and teaching in schools. Award winners undergo a rigorous moderation process, and the team of assessors were hugely impressed by the manner in which the college is continuing to embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography.
The SGQM recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in geographical knowledge, understanding, values and skills, and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in geography. It promotes effective subject leadership and management, helping subject leaders raise the standards of geography in their schools.
Open Evening: 5th October
Open Mornings: 9th–13th October
Our Open Evening for prospective parents will be held on Thursday 5th October, 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm and there will be Open Morning tours every day of the week commencing Monday 9th October.
Parents will please need to book a place for the Open Morning tours by calling our college reception. For full details please follow this link through to our Prospective Parents page.
Congratulations to John Fuggle on the amazing effort he put into his Independent Learning homework.
John, a Year 8 pupil, created a tank which included all electrics and codes, and can be controlled remotely from his phone!
Well done, John!
For more recent news within the college, please take a look at our latest newsletter which can be found on our Newsletters page.
Robertsbridge Community College students celebrate GCSE success
We are proud that our students have once again achieved a fantastic set of examination results. These results are a real testament to the hard work and determination of pupils, teachers and their parents working together. During this period of change, our pupils have excelled and should be proud of their achievements. Today we celebrate with them and wish them the very best in their next steps.
The following students demonstrate some real stand-out performances:
- Lauren Alf achieved one grade 9, five A*s, one grade 8, two As and one grade 7.
- Kit Sivers achieved one grade 9, two grade 8s, four A*s and three As.
- Scarlett Vincent achieved two grade 9s, five A*s, two As and a C.
- Oliver Sprange achieved one grade 9, three A*s, two grade 8s, three As and a B.
Well done to all our students collecting their results today.
The 2017 examination outcomes cannot be compared to previous years. This is due to the introduction of more challenging GCSE examination specifications in English and mathematics. Combined with this change the grading for these two subjects has changed, moving from an A*-G scale to a 9-1 scale, where Grade 4 is considered a Standard Pass and Grade 5 a Strong Pass.
Due to these changes it is impossible to know if results in English and mathematics have gone up or down so 2017 is being called a ‘Year Zero’ as we are not in the position to imply a trend in results this summer.
Further information on the new grading system can be found on the Department of Education Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-gcse-9-to-1-grades-coming-soon
What the new GCSEs mean:
A guide for parents & Carers
This year GCSEs have a new grading structure. Students receiving their results this August will receive a number grade from 9-1 in English language, English literature and maths; and a letter grade for all other subjects.
The Schools, Students and Teachers' Network has made available a guide explaining the changes. A link to this guide is below (the link will open in a new window).
What the new GCSEs mean - A guide for parents and carers
Post-16 Provision Evening for Yr11:
14th September 2017
On Thursday 14 September 2017, we are holding a Post-16 Provision evening for Year 11 pupils and their parents in the Sports Hall from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. There will be the opportunity to speak to representatives from a variety of 6th form providers – there will be grammar schools, private schools, agricultural colleges, 6th form colleges, schools with 6th forms and groups talking about apprenticeships.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite pupils and parents to attend this informative session and see the options open to your children – nowhere else will you be able to meet so many providers in one place for post-16 provisions.
We do hope that our parents and Year 11 pupils will be able to take advantage of this evening.