Academic Alongside A Levels and EPQs, Upper College students take part in a programme of Electives, which was met with great success and takes students well beyond the traditional College curriculum. Electives cover a wide range of topics, including Business and Commerce with the Young Enterprise Scheme and the Mini-MBA Programme. The Mini-MBA Elective has been a highlight of the year and is a bespoke business management course. The programme was delivered by guest speakers, including many OCs, from backgrounds in business and academia, who led fortnightly workshops covering all the major elements of running a business and sharing their own inspirational stories of entrepreneurship.
Art Over the past year, we have seen our students grow in confidence, develop self-compassion, acceptance of others, and a resilience towards problem solving which will serve them well throughout their lives. As our current Upper Sixth students put together applications and portfolios for interviews at prospective universities, we are reminded of our previous year’s cohort who were incredibly successful at achieving their first choice universities through grit and integrity: Alex Cove (OJ & Xt, 2017) is now attending the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art, where he is reading History of Art; Jasmine Ng (We, 2017) is studying Creative Media at Cardiff School of Art and Design; Lavinia Fairlie (We, 2017) achieved her place at Oxford Brookes where she is studying on a foundation course, preparing to specialise and apply for a degree course; Vanessa Keung (Cha, 2017) and Jack Burns (NH, 2017) are studying Architecture; and Lottie Jones (Cha, 2017) continues painting and has undertaken several commissions since leaving Cheltenham College. Jo Millar Head of Art
Cheltenham College celebrates record results In August, students and their teachers celebrated record A Level results. 82% of results were graded A* - B and 57% of results were graded A* - A, with 90% of pupils achieving at least one A/A* grade and one in three gaining at least one A*. GCSE results were very similar, with 85% of results graded A*- B and around a third of all grades awarded The programme culminated with a day at the head office of Smiths Group PLC in St James’s Square, London, during which students drew on all they had learned from the workshops to pitch their own business ideas to a panel consisting of Current Parent Touker Suleyman (Dragons’ Den), Bruce Carnegie-Brown (OJ & H, 1977) (Chairman of Lloyd’s of London) and the
were A*. With significant academic change in A Levels and GCSEs, and a new grading system, our examination year groups have taken these changes in their stride and have flourished under College’s academic ethos. All Oxbridge candidates were successful in meeting their offers, and six College students went on to continue their studies at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Head, Dr Alex Peterken. The winners, Tom Smith (U6, BH) and Kieran Thorley (U6, BH), are now in the process of establishing their own, brilliantly conceived, business: Aquari, a collapsible water bottle, read more on page 63. Simon Brian Deputy Head, Academic
Sixth Form exhibit alongside famous artists Sixth Form artists at College were given the opportunity to exhibit their artwork alongside artists such as Henry Moore, Marc Chagall and Camille Pissarro. Trinity House Paintings in Broadway held the exhibition from 26 – 29 January 2017 with a private view on the opening night.
‘Accident’ by Araminta Ramsey
It was a fabulous evening where students had the opportunity to talk to the owners and curators of the gallery, as well as members of the public about their art. Private collectors attended the exhibition during the weekend and three pieces of our students’ work sold to separate buyers, which we are delighted with. Araminta Ramsey (A, 2017) sold ‘Accident’, an artwork in acrylic; Lavinia Fairlie (We, 2017) sold ‘Looking Through Chapel’, produced in oil and ink; and Lili Sell (U6th, Cha) sold ‘Dreamer’, a piece in mixed media.
‘Dreamer’ by Lili Sell
‘Looking Through Chapel’ by Lavinia Fairlie 3
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