Denbigh School News
On Wednesday 23rd February, Denbigh School was pleased host a lecture on the uses of Nanotechnology in Modern Medicine. The lecture was delivered by four members of the international ARGENT project (Advanced Radiotherapy, Generated by Exploiting Nanoprocesses and Technologies). In attendance were Yr.12 and Yr.13 A Level scientists, who were treated to an explanation of the science behind nanotechnologies as well as an update on how this pioneering technology may be used to treat types of cancers and diabetes in the future. The lecture concluded with a question and answer session where Denbigh students put the lecturers through their paces with some insightful and thought provoking questions.
To read more about the FP7 ITN ARGENT Project please click here
Year 10 students took time out from their summer holidays to tackle a project set by the Science Faculty called 'Exploring Space'. Students were given the freedom to present their work in any form so long as it met the criteria for grading. Enya Deysel and Tia-Leanne Margan worked together to produce a cake masterpiece. Their moon cake creation was covered in flags that contained amazing facts about space including the Solar System and the Universe as a whole. The cake included a 'core' that contained a poster with further information.
Thursday 15th September, 2015 in the Meeting Hall
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The dates and times for collecting GCE and GCSE examination results are as follows:
GCE results: Thursday 13th August
9.00‐10.00am Year 13
10.00‐11.00am Year 12/others
GCSE results: Thursday 20th August
9.30‐10.30am Year 11
10.30‐11.30am Year 10
There are three alternatives for students who are unable to collect their results in person:
1. Results can be posted home if the student brings a large, stamped addressed envelope to the Exams Office before the end of term.
2. Results can be given to another person if that person has a signed note from the student saying that it is acceptable for us to do so.
3. Students may collect their results from the Exams Office after the start of the new term in September.
Carrie King, international author of the Joni-Pip series of books visited Denbigh School on Wednesday 22 July to sign copies of her book for a line of excited students, all interested to read about the main character's journey through time.
Living locally in Shenley Church End, successful author Carrie, chatted with students about how she became an author and where her inspiration for writing comes from. She also met with up again with Year 8 Denbigh student and budding writer Joshua Nicholson, who has written a piece in the book on the characters catchphrases and analysed the fun use of the author's language throughout 'The Life in the Wood – with Joni-Pip'.
Delighted that the widely acclaimed author could attend the book signing, Headteacher Andy Squires said:
"I am so pleased Carrie agreed to meet with students and discuss what being an author entails. Denbigh School is committed to promoting high standards of literacy and we encourage all of our students in their love of learning. Carrie is the perfect example of the perseverance and hard work it takes to become an author. Her passion for literature and creative arts are very apparent."
Carrie generously left some signed copies of her books in the School library for all of Denbigh students to enjoy.
This summer holiday, a significant number of children will be picking up their tablets and consoles to embark on a six week marathon of online gaming. According to a survey of 2,000 parents with children aged 5 – 18, nine in ten (91%) parents say their kids play games online. While the majority of parents say they limit the amount of time their children spend online gaming, a third (34%) admit that their child plays at least once a day.
Students in Modern Foreign Languages chose and then cooked the following Italian recipes: bruschetta, crostini, tiramisu. The Phote can be found on the school portal using the link below.
The Enigma Maths Hub hosted a conference over 2 days called 'Welcome to your A-Level Maths'. This was held at Denbigh School where Year 11 students from across the local area began preparation for A-Level Maths ahead of their Year 12 studies. The students participated in various Maths sessions and they challenged themselves with a competition to test their knowledge gained throughout the conference. Guest speakers from The Open University and FMSP (Further Mathematics Support Programme) spoke to the students about A-Level Maths and the opportunities open to them for later career choices.