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Year 9 Rugby Team:
Exeter & East Devon Champions!!!
7 November 2017
The UKMT Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing papers designed to stimulate interest in Mathematics . They are tests of reasoning and mental agility.
This year the Senior Challenge for Year 12 and 13 students attracted over 82,000 entries nationally.
We were very proud of the achievements of our A Level students six of whom attained Bronze Certificates.
Mr Davies presented the students with their certificate and was very impressed with their enthusiasm for Mathematics and their plans for the future.
UK Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge
Rotary Present Cheques to Leaders of Performing Arts
Every the summer the college performing arts departments work with Rotary to produce a fabulous summer show at the Pavilion in Exmouth. Talented student musicians, dancers, singers and actors perform to a packed house.
In December the representatives of Rotary presented cheques from the proceeds to the Principal, Andrew Davis, and the leaders of the performing arts departments, Paul Stock (Music), Amy Phillips (Dance) and Jez Turner (Drama)
Students Study Victorian Literature with Senior Lecturer from Exeter University
On December 6, thirty of our Year 11 students were given the opportunity to work with Paul Young, Senior Lecturer and expert in Victorian Literature at the University of Exeter.
During the workshop, students developed their contextual understanding of Victorian Britain whilst also analysing a range of Victorian texts, including the work of Dickens and an extract of 'The Mysteries of London,' a popular serialised novel of the time that is now not often studied.
Our students also had the chance to speak to an English undergraduate student in the final year of their studies and were given a flavour of what life is like in higher education. What an incredible opportunity!
Creative Writing Club Winners
The Creative Writing Club held an end of term creative writing competition. Entrants had to write the opening of a story based on a given theme. The winners, listed below, received their prizes from Mr Davis, Principal, who congratulated them on taking part and their writing.
Winner: Sophie Brindley
Runner Up: Lucy Waite
Winner: Silvie Neaum
Runner Up: Rebecca Sbarsi
Winner: Josh Te Moananui
Runner Up: Anna Parkinson
Over the last term, our year 8 and 9 Religion, Philosophy and Ethics students have been working on some brilliant independent homework projects. Year 8 were asked to create a memorial for victims of the Holocaust. We had some amazing projects ranging from incredible models linked to the Holocaust to diaries written from the perspective of a survivor. Year 9 were researching the controversial ethical topic of Capital Punishment. They were asked to find and present information about a specific historical case study. Again, we had some brilliant and sometimes shocking projects, such as a real working miniature gallows.
Each year 8 and 9 RPE class then picked 2 winners. The winners were presented with prizes from the RPE Department and they will be invited to join us on a reward trip in the New Year. The overall year group project winners were:
Year 8 -
Saskia Collings 8DH and
Alex Jeeves-White 8ATP
Year 9 -
Millie Dymond 9DBF and
Lily Case 9DBF
Year 8 and 9 Students create a memorial for victims of the Holocaust
College Scientists are Top of the Bench
On Wednesday 13th December the College once again sent a team of Most Able students to Exeter University for the prestigious Top of the Bench competition run by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The team was comprised of Tegan Fergusun (Year 11), Lukas Gmyrek (Year 10), Sophie Lock (Year 9) and Harry Horn (Year 9). By lunchtime all of the students had worked well as a team to determine the vitamin C content of various foods by titration, and finishing ahead of other schools, and applying problem solving to determine a numerical value for the foods tested.
In the theory quiz held in the afternoon the Exmouth team scored 100%. This demonstrated skills from across a range of chemistry topics, and justified the hard work put into training sessions after school throughout the Autumn term.
In the final score, the team finished second from throughout the South West region in what was a very tightly fought contest. Both Mr Williamson and Miss Bowles were impressed with the mature and cooperative manner that all of the students had throughout the competition, and were delighted with the insights that were gained into studying University level Science.
The fantastic cast below delivered a brilliant night’s entertainment. The classic John Buchan play, which has also been adapted for film, has all the elements of a good night at the theatre. Drama, excitement and, of course, humour. The production was possible because of the commitment of the Drama Dept. And all the students and staff involved. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Mrs McGarrigle/ Heavy 1/ Clown
Mr McGarrigle/ McQuarrie/ Heavy 2/ Radio Announcer/ Clown
Professor Jordan/ Sheriff/ Dunwoody/ Clown
Compere 1/ Milkman/ Pilot 1/ Clown
Compere 2/ Pilot 2/ Mrs Jordan/ Clown
Mr Memory/ Salesman 2/ Policeman/ Porter/ Paperboy/ Clown/
Crofter/ Salesman 1/ Policeman/ Porter/ Paperboy/ Inspector/ Announcer/ Albright/ Clown
Margaret/ Mrs Higgins/ Clown
Tech Manager: Sam Worthy
Senior Technician: Sam Kelly
Piano: Paul Stock
Lead Guitar: Dave Hardman
Bass Guitar: Neil Rigler
Violin: Sue Stock
Directed and Produced by
Jez Turner and Roxy Merry
Just before Christmas Exmouth Community College took to the slopes of the Italian Alps. Seventeen intrepid adventurers spent a whole week learning to ski or snowboard, perfecting their skills and shredding the pistes. From complete beginner to experienced skier, all had lessons, made huge improvements and developed their understanding of the alpine environment. By the end of the week all the beginners were tackling red runs and beginning to parallel turn.
The snow conditions were excellent,with a huge snowfall just before we arrived and throughout the first day on the slopes. We were lucky enough to get the best conditions that had been seen in resort for nine years.
As well as skiing and snowboarding we all enjoyed apres ski activities such as karaoke, pizza night and Italian gelato. All Exmouth pupils were thanked by their instructors and the hotel staff for being so polite and friendly throughout the week.
For information on next years ski trip come and see Miss Thomas in the Media block.
Ski Trip to Italy
Eleanor Burt Wins BNF Drummond Education Award: Food & Nutrition
Eleanor won the award but was unable to go to London to be presented with her certificate and prize by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal because she is currently taking a gap year and doing voluntary work for a charity. Luckily Eleanor was able to come into college to collect her certificate and prize from her teacher, Mrs Souter.
For a number of years The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has run The Drummond Education Award scheme for GCSE and A-level students to promote interest in, and awareness of, good practice in food and nutrition-and to recognise and reward the achievements of outstanding students and their teachers in this subject area.
Eleanor Burt won the 2017 BNF Drummond Education Award for A-Level students. She won a certificate, a £100 prize for herself AND a £200 prize for the College!!!
There are no particular provisions as to how the prize money for the College may be spent, but it is hoped that the Food and Nutrition department will benefit from the award. The purpose of the competition is to inspire some of the winners to pursue a career in food and nutrition: Eleanor is going to study for a Bsc in Food Science at Cardiff after her gap year so congratulations to her, and her teacher, Mrs Souter.
Under 13 & Under 15 Girls Cricket Teams Qualify for Devon Finals
Our Under 13 and 15 Girls Cricket teams recently gave a wonderful performance which resulted in both teams qualifying for the Devon finals. Well played girls!! There were some outstanding performances of batting, bowling and fielding. Well done from Mr Taylor.
Year 10 Food Technology Students Get Inspirational Session with Professional Chefs
Year 10 Food Technology students were given a demonstration of professionalism and expertise in January to inspire them to choose catering for a career. The aim was to teach students some complex practical skills and show them how to present dishes to a professional standard.
Well known and successful chef, Mark Stoyle, who now teaches at Exeter College, was the Head Chef for the demonstration. He was assisted by two of our former students (Mitch and Rich!) who are now training at the Michael Caines Academy.
The students watched as Mark prepared his dishes whilst explaining the process and importance of certain skills and techniques. The dish which was prepared in the demonstration was stuffed chicken wings topped with a garlic foam, which was served with a herb, pea and mint risotto.
The students then had to prepare their own stuffed chicken wings as Mark had just demonstrated: they had to remove the bones from a chicken wing, pipe in a chicken mousse and then roll it in cling film to form a sausage which was then steamed.
An inspirational and instructive session.
Attainment in English Literature
Head of Key Stage Award
Attainment in PE
Rotary Club of Exmouth Raleigh Prize Award
For Community Service
Attainment in Health & Social Care Level 3
Effort in Textiles
Attainment in Textiles
Attainment in Dance
Attainment in Food Technology
Effort in Law
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Effort in ICT
Attainment in English Language
Effort in Psychology
Head of Year Award
Effort in Biology
Effort in Geography
Attainment in Sociology
Attainment in Geography
Effort in English Language
Effort in Resistant Materials
Effort in Health & Social Care Level 3
Attainment in Children’s Care, Learning & Dev.
Attainment in Leisure Studies
Attainment in Maths
Governors’ Award for Attainment
Effort in Maths
Attainment in ICT
Effort in Food Technology
Attainment in Travel & Tourism
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Governors’ Award for Effort
Jim Walker Prize for Contribution to Drama
Attainment in Photography
Effort in Art and Design
Attainment in Asdan
Effort in French
Effort in History
Effort in Extended Project
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Effort in Music Technology
Effort in Asdan
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Attainment in Business Studies Level 3
Effort in Economics
Effort in Chemistry
Attainment in Computing
Effort in Further Maths
Effort in Dance
Study Centre Award
Attainment in Health & Social Care Level 2
Attainment in Art & Design
Attainment in Media Studies Cambridge Technical L3
Attainment in Music Technology
Effort in PE
Attainment in Extended Project
Attainment in Performing Arts
Attainment in Media Studies A Level
Effort in Travel & Tourism
Attainment in Economics
Effort in Computing
Attainment in Physics
Paul Wood Memorial Salver: Service to the College
Effort in Chemistry
Effort in Children’s Care, Learning & Development
Effort in Media Studies A Level
Effort in English Literature
Effort in Media Studies Cambridge Technical Level 3
Effort in Product Design - Graphics
Effort in Economics
Effort in Physics
Effort in Sociology
Attainment in Law
Effort in Music Performance
Attainment in Psychology
Attainment in Biology
Attainment in Chemistry
Attainment in Further Maths
Sir Peter Emery Cup
Effort in Film Studies
Effort in BTEC Sport Level 3
Attainment in Resistant Materials
Effort in Spanish
Attainment in Spanish
Attainment in History
Attainment in Philosophy & Ethics
Attainment in Film Studies
Effort in Philosophy & Ethics
Accepted on Degree Course 2017
Pharmaceutical Science, Technology & Business
Philosophy, Politics & Economics 2018
Chemistry Extended Degree
Sport, Coaching & Physical Education
Business & Marketing
Food Science & Technology
Computer Games Programming 2018
Law & Criminology
Clinical Exercise Science
Civil Engineering (Year in Industry)
Music & Musical Theatre
Music & Musical Theatre
Mathematics (with a Year in Industry)
Business & Marketing
Mathematics (with a Year in Industry)
Acoustical Engineering with Industrial Placement Year
Sport, Coaching & Physical Education /Business Management
Zoological Management 2018
English Language & Linguistics 2018
International Tourism Management
Games Software Engineering 2018
Communication & Media
Criminology with Psychology
Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Finance & Investment Banking
Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics 2018
Accounting & Finance
Physical Education & Dance
Sociology & Anthropology
Spanish & Latin American Studies 2018
Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Politics with International Relations
Post 16 Celebration of Achievement 2016-17 Cohort
Jim Walker Prize for Contribution to Drama Beth Freer
Exmouth Raleigh Rotary Club Millennium Award Megan Beck
Paul Wood Memorial Trophy Charlotte Mellor
Sir Peter Emery Cup Joyce Tang
‘A’ Level History Students take part in Challenging Debate at Exeter University. The students debated the proposition:“Was the extension of the franchise in 1918 the most significant moment in British democratic history?”
Our A Level History students put up a brilliant performance against both private and public schools at Exeter University debating the significance of the 1918 extension of the franchise to democracy. This was a challenging and valuable experience for our university students of the future which was organised by Mrs Weller, Head of History. What an experience!!
College Students Play for Victorious U16 Devon Rugby Team
Harry Sprague and Owen Tidball (pictured) played for the Devon Under Sixteen A team on January 21. The team were victorious over Gloucester winning 19-5
Jason Farrant and Ben Dawson played for the Devon Under Sixteen B team who narrowly lost.
Well done lads for the selection and the great play on the day!
The Year 9 Rugby Team are now Exeter and East Devon Cup champions. It has been a great season for the squad who are also in the semi final of the Devon Cup and the final of the 12 a side Devon tournament later this month.
The team beat St Peters, Exeter, on Wednesday 7-5 in one of the best school games seen for a while. Exmouth controlled long aspects of play and tackled everything that moved when St Peters had the ball. Exmouth's try was scored by Rob Dilling and it was converted by Harry Bennett.
Congratulations to all the boys and a thank you to all the parents and local rugby clubs for the support they give the school teams.
Athletes Brave Poor Conditions In
Devon Schools Cross Country Championships
Well done to the E.C.C athletes who competed at the Devon Schools Cross Championships held at Stover School last Saturday in really wet and muddy conditions!
Alexander Quaife (YR7 Boys) Esme Kilburn-Thompson (Junior Girls) Clara Woodhead (Inter Girls) and Charlotte Gallagher (Senior Girls)
Badminton Teams a Credit to the College
Miss Hannah took three teams to the Devon Badminton Finals held at Paignton on January 24.
The under fourteen boys team narrowly missed winning first place by only two points but their second place was well won. The under nineteen girls also came second after a closely fought match against Devon High School for Girls. The under nineteen boys came a creditable fourth.
The teams played well and the students behaviour was excellent on and off the court; they were a credit to the college. Congratulations to the following students: Jonty Wright, Josh Finder-Hawkins, Lucas Urquiza, Alfie Woodger, Tess Findel-Hawkins, Alysha Townsend, Chloe Walker, Caitlin Walsh, Michaela Stortenbeker, Morgan Wright, George Harris, Ross Buckler, Harry Reay and Joe Rockey.
Textiles and Art Students Visit Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Modern
On Friday 19th January the Textile and Art Department undertook a joint trip to London with Year 10 and Post 16 students. The first port of call was The Victoria and Albert Museum where the Textile students explored the Balenciaga exhibition. The students had time to investigate the rest of the museum - and its maze of corridors!
After crossing the city the next stop for the Art students was the amazing Tate Modern where they were able to experience the world of modern art. The Textiles students went to the Fashion and Textile museum founded by Zandra Rhodes and saw the Louise Dahl-Wolfe photography exhibition.
This was a valuable educational and inspirational trip for all the students who will be able to use what they learned and experienced in their examination work.
Robot Club Travel to Bristol to take part in Regional Finals of Lego League
On Wednesday 17th January, the college Robot Club travelled to Bristol to take part in the Regional Finals of the First Lego League. They competed against 19 other teams from across the South West, including last years' National Champions.
Competition was very tight and the team eventually came 12th, just 21 points off the top six playoff spaces. Just one more successful mission would have put the team into the Quarter Finals, but it wasn't to be.
The boys had a fantastic time and picked up a lot of great ideas to prepare for next year's competition and their goal of returning to compete at the National Finals in 2019.
Post 16 Geographers Study a Wet and Freezing Birmingham
Helena Stimson Wins Local Area Final of
Springboard Future Chef Competition
Recently Helena Stimson and Amber Arnold competed in the local area final of the Springboard Future Chef Competition held at South Devon College. Both girls did well to get to the area final but it was Helena who won!
Helena held off stiff competition in a very closely contested round remaining focused throughout. She prepared two dishes for the judges. Her main course was a black bean plantain chili with courgette fritters and cornbread. The judges were impressed with her use of plantain. For dessert Helena served plum cake with homemade custard.
Helena now progresses to the Regional Final which is held at Petroc in Tiverton on Thursday February 8th against competitors from Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Bristol.
Helena also has the opportunity to be mentored by the Head Chef of Boringdon Hall, Scott Paton
Yr 10 Football Team Victorious in Second Round of Devon Cup
Year 10 Football team travelled to Bideford, North Devon to play Pilton College in the second round of the Devon County Cup.
The boys played some fantastic football, showing pace, strength, vision and control. They swept the opposition away winning six nil!
Lewis Hilliar scored a hat-trick with the other goals coming from Cameron McGoldrick and Ryan Daffin (2).
All of the players were totally on their game. On top of that Mr Dawkins said, “They were a pleasure to take on the fixture: courteous and polite at all times, exceptional behaviour both on and off the pitch after having to walk through the very 'hostile' school to get to the pitch. There is a great sense of togetherness with this group of lads. They are a pleasure to coach and an absolute credit to the college”
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