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  • Blog Post: 'EBacc bereft of food for the soul'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'EBacc bereft of food for the soul'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    EBacc bereft of food for the soul
    "Have you ever been accused of failing to fulfil your potential? I have. But what does this actually mean? What is "potential"? Of course, purely from an examination perspective, there is a plethora of data which benchmarks attainment. Yet is our potential merely to be measured in this mechanical, narrow way? Surely fulfilling our potential is about maximising the many personal qualities which help to shape us as human beings?" More...

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  • Blog Post: 'Releasing geniuses from their straightjackets'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Handwriting - extinct or distinct'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Handwriting - extinct or distinct
    "Is there a place for handwriting in a digital age? Without any master plan or strategy, we have sleep walked from a world where our personal tool for communication was the handwritten word, to one where the keyboard is king. The technological revolution has resulted in an array of unintended consequences changing our way of doing things quite profoundly." More...

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  • Blog Post: 'The time has come, my little friends, to talk of many things'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'The time has come, my little friends, to talk of many things'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    The time has come, my little friends, to talk of many things
    “But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.

    "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."

    "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.

    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”

    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

    This wonderfully quixotic exchange captures brilliantly the surreal sense of "madness" enveloping education. More...
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  • Blog Post: 'Handwriting - extinct or distinct'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Handwriting - extinct or distinct'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Handwriting - extinct or distinct
    "Is there a place for handwriting in a digital age? Without any master plan or strategy, we have sleep walked from a world where our personal tool for communication was the handwritten word, to one where the keyboard is king. The technological revolution has resulted in an array of unintended consequences changing our way of doing things quite profoundly." More...

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  • inspire me: Olympics - Going for Gold!

    Published 18/12/16

    On Friday 12 October, we continued to feed our Olympic thirst by hosting ‘Inspire me: Olympics – Going for Gold’ event. Speakers included three Olympic-related alumnae and a Paralympic torchbearer. The audience was guided to seats by an official Gamesmaker – Debbie Forster; and an Essex Ambassador based at Stansted Airport – Sue Clark, both of whom work at the Stephen Perse Foundation.

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  • Tricia Kelleher quoted in the Cambridge News regarding proposed changes to GCSEs

    Published 18/12/16

    There has been significant debate around the proposed changes to KS4 examinations recently announced by Michael Gove.

    To read Tricia Kelleher's, Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation, opinion please click on the link below, which will take you through to a feature in the Cambridge News.

    www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Education

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  • Blog Post: 'D' is for 'Doh'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'D' is for'Doh'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    'D' is for 'Doh'
    "Well what a summer. A true roller coaster of a ride where we struggled to keep our emotions in check. I am not referring here to the brilliant drama offered by the Olympics and Paralympics but rather the car crash, in slowmo, presented by #GCSEfiasco-gate." More...

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation blog launched on Cambridge News website

    Published 18/12/16

    We are delighted to announce that Tricia Kelleher, Principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation, will now be regularly blogging on the Cambridge News website, sharing her views on the issues surrounding education.

    To read Tricia's latest blog please click here.

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  • Perse Girls' students deliver 95% A* / A grades in 2012 GCSE results

    Published 18/12/16

    We are delighted to announce that our students have excelled themselves yet again in 2012 by delivering outstanding GCSE results.

    Headline figures

    - 94.7% of grades achieved were A* / A

    - 70% of students secured all A* / A grades

    - 30.9% of students gained 10 A* grades

    - 17 students gained a clean sweep of 11 A* grades and two gained 12 straight A* grades

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  • Stephen Perse Sixth Form secures outstanding A level results

    Published 18/12/16

    Students at the Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge have excelled in both A Level and International Baccalaureate examinations again this year. 

    A level headline figures:
    - 80% of grades achieved by students at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form College were A* or A
    - 39% of grades achieved by students at the Stephen Perse Sixth Form College were A*
    - 22% of Stephen Perse Sixth Form College students achieved three or more A* grades
    - 99% of Stephen Perse Sixth Form College students achieved A* - C grades

    IB headline figures:
    70% of the Stephen Perse Foundation’s IB students achieved 40 points or more in this year’s examinations, placing them among the top 5.5% of students worldwide.

    The average UK result for IB is around 33 point and the world average is usually about 30 points. Stephen Perse Foundation’s students averaged a breathtaking 39.71 points.

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    Left to Right: Gonville and Caius College Cambridge (Natural Sciences), Sheffield (Civil Engineering), Leicester (Medicine), Oxford (German and Linguistics), Oxford (Bio Science)

    Tricia Kelleher, principal of the Stephen Perse Foundation said: “These are exceptional A Level and IB results and our students should be very proud of themselves. They display a great work ethic and this, combined with determination and passion, will help them to go on to great things in an increasingly competitive global workplace -  we only have to look at the recent achievements of our young national sportswomen and sportsmen to know that this is true. 

    "As a school with a long history of high academic achievement, it is exciting to see our students moving on to such a broad range of destinations and courses including Engineering, Medicine, Psychology, Liberal Arts, Chinese, History, Law, French and Russian, and many more. Much of this achievement is down to our excellent teaching staff, whose own work ethic, determination and passion is passed on to their students.”

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  • Cambridge is our campus

    Published 18/12/16
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  • Blog Post: 'Teachers' global voice'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Teachers' global voice'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Teachers' Global Voice
    "I read a surreal Twitter exchange recently between an astronaut and William Shatner, the erstwhile Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame. The actor queried whether Commander Hadfield was tweeting from space. His response? "Yes, standard orbit Captain. And we are detecting signs of life on earth." This convergence of science fiction and science fact is serendipitous. But it also points to a greater issue. The world imagined in the past is increasingly becoming aligned to the world we live in today. The canny observation "be careful what you wish for" has never been so pertinent." More...

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  • Blog Post: 'The unexamined life'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'The unexamined life'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    The unexamined life
    "As a child I was educated in Catholic schools. An abiding memory for me was R.I. or religious instruction which was devised to ensure I understood the tenets of Catholicism. That was then, this is now. Today, religious education does what it says on the tin. Its primary purpose is to educate young people about all faiths..." More...

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  • Blog Post: 'Culture-bacc'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Culture-Bacc'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Culture-Bacc
    "Working as I do in the city of Cambridge, I enjoy access to a hugely rich cultural life. I am very appreciative of this and will never take for granted the beautiful city architecture or abundant opportunities to enjoy the arts. Here culture truly inspires." More...

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  • Blog Post: 'Secular spectaculars'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Secular spectaculars'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Secular Spectaculars
    "As a child I was very fond of Hollywood musicals. One called 'Meet me in St Louis', starring Judy Garland, charted a year in the life of a family in a time untouched by the seamier side of the last century. With a childlike innocence, an iconic sequence in the film captures a group of children throwing themselves into the annual 'trick or treat' ritual." More...

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  • Blog Post: 'Ethical batteries not included'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Ethical batteries not included'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Ethical batteries not included
    "When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet had he any concept of what would follow? Today we live in a world which is both real and virtual and, at times, the boundaries between the two become blurred - with tragic results.

    Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old teenager, decided in September to take her own life. In her short life she had suffered a degree of depression and anxiety which made death more desirable." More...

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  • Keio, Japan at the Stephen Perse Foundation

    Published 18/12/16

    We were delighted to welcome Keio Shonan Fujisawa High School from Yokohama, Japan to spend two weeks with us before half term. Four students stayed with their host families and enjoyed classes in Yr 10 and L6th as well as helping out in the Junior School and Prep-Prep. We are honoured to have such a link with this eminent school in Japan which is linked to one of Japan's most famous universities. We look forward to developing the link and also reporting on the return leg when Stephen Perse students visit Keio. For more information on the exchange visit our sixth form website.

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  • 132nd birthday assembly provides Olympic inspiration

    Published 18/12/16

    The Stephen Perse Foundation held a birthday assembly today to celebrate its 132nd birthday, and invited former student PC Claire Young to speak at the event. Claire left the school in 1997, and initially trained as a biochemist working in dermatology, before changing direction and going into the Metropolitan Police Force in 2002.

    Claire applied to be part of the Paralympic torch relay security team (TES) and beat 750 applicants to become one of the 36 runners ensuring the safety of the Olympic flame, torches and cauldron, along with briefing the torchbearers. The relay ran for 70 days, covering 8,000 miles from Land’s End to London. They were responsible for 8,000 torch bearers, with 450 people travelling in convoy to support the journey.

    Students from across the Foundation heard about inspiring local heroes, celebrities and sporting greats that Claire met on her journey, how she had to stay fit to cope with the gruelling programme – 32 miles of running every day! One of her many highlights was running with Mia, the daughter of PC David Rathbone (the policeman blinded by Raoul Moat who died 3 weeks before the torch relay). Mia chose to carry the torch in her fathers’ name wearing a blindfold, which was hugely inspirational. Another highlight was watching Michael Johnson sprint around Stonehenge as dawn was breaking on the 55th day of the relay.

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