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ISSUE 17 SEPTEMBER 2011

Celebrating our 2011 Exam results GCSE Results

This year has seen another very significant rise in our GCSE pass rate with 87% of our students gaining five or more GCSE passes at A* - C and 67% gaining five or more A* - C passes inc. English & maths. The overall average points score was 510. Patrick Cook, Headteacher said, “This is a remarkable achievement based on a lot of hard work by students and staff with the support of parents. The tables below illustrate the level of improvement so far and will spur us on to achieve even more in the future.”

5+ A* – C grades 5+ A* – C grades inc. Eng & Maths 5+ A* – G grades 1 A* – G grade Average points score

2011

2010

2009

2008

87%

77%

61%

53%

67% 97.5% 99.7%

59% 96% 99.7%

47% 94% 98%

43% 94% 98%

510

463

381

321

A Levels Once again the school had an overall pass rate which is above the national average at over 98%. There was an increase of nearly 3% in the number of A*, A and B grades which helped most of our students to secure places at their chosen universities this year. This is particularly important in view of the high demand for the reduced number of places available through the clearing process. There were 30 A* grades, 57, As and 123 B grades. Ave. Points Score for students taking 2 or more A Levels

2011 673

643

673

678

APS per exam entry

212

208

207

222

Overall pass rate

98%

99%

98.1%

98.8%

2010

2009

2008

Comments from the Head of VI Form “This years A Level results were excellent with the school securing its highest ever number of the A* grades. In total the students secured 30 grades at this highest level which is a clear indication of their talent and hard work. Tupton hall is delighted that so many students have secured the highest grades, with some students such Emma Booker securing full marks in all of their Art exams. The calibre of this year’s students has been excellent and they deserve to be congratulated on their achievement. Students such Ryan Jones secured A* in Physics, Maths and Chemistry and a further A in Music and will be taking his place at Nottingham to read Physics. Also special mention must be made to the Thackray family: Michael, Conor and Hope who secured 10 A Levels between them: 2 A*, 6 As and 2 Bs. All our Sixth Formers deserve a great deal of praise for their hard work and fantastic attitudes; they have demonstrated great maturity over the last couple of years and we are really proud of them all.” Charlotte Evans Head of VI Form

Taiko Comes to Tupton! The sound of booming drums and rhythmic shouts echoed through the Music department this month when Taiko drumming arrived at Tupton Hall. Kagemusha Taiko from Exeter delivered workshops to a range of students throughout year 7-9, giving over 100 students the opportunity to experience this Japanese art form. Each group had a fantastic time, building up a rhythmic piece which also included movement and shouts! The Music department will be continuing this exciting new style of drumming next year by offering Taiko drumming as a new extra-curricular club! A. Davey-Caines

INSIDE: Poetry Reading • The Aspire Centre • Parachuting • Hospice Charity Event


Year 7 trip to see 'SHREK the Musical' in the West End Thirty Year 7 students had the fantastic opportunity to see top-class theare in action when they went to see a performance of 'Shrek the Musical' in London's West End this June. Starring Amanda Holden, the cast sung and danced there way through an imaginative retelling of the popular film. Students also toured the world famous Covent Garden, eating their lunch in the sunshine and soaking up the buzzing atmosphere.

Year 7 Poetry Reading competition

Arizona Arme

All Year 7 students were recently challenged to perform a poem in front of the rest of their English class - a nerve-wracking task for most! After careful deliberation, English teachers selected the top performers from each group to go forwards to the semi-finals. Held at lunchtimes, in the privacy of ENG5, the semi-final judges were bought to laughter and tears by the skill of the performers. It was only after great debate that the creme de la creme of Year 7 talent were chosen for the Grand Final. Performing in front of the rest of their year group 300 students - the ten finalists wowed the judges, Mr Cook and Mrs Roberts. However, the confidence and quality of two students shone out. It is with great pride that we crown Arizona Arme and Daniel Palmer the Year 7 Poetry Reading competition champions!

Daniel Palmer

Year 8 Pen Pal link This year, fifteen Year 8 students have helped establish a link with Belanger Memorial School in Newfoundland. Situated in a remote part of Canada, this school is very different from Tupton Hall, with just 100 students aged from 5 to 18. The students involved in the project have given up their lunchtimes to write letters to their new pen pals and have waited patiently for their responses. Along the way they've found out about the similarities and differences between their own lives and those of teenagers from a very different culture.

The holocaUsT (Written after studying The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne). Raise your thoughts on this occasion, To those who fought and died in the war. Adults cried in terrible pain, The kids didn’t know they thought it was a game, Children lost their parents so dear, One day they just wasn’t here. Hitler thought that he was clever, He never should have hurt them never, But however he just forced, Soldiers to fight the Holocaust. Children died and then were fried, That would scare me I would have to hide, Hitler said the Jews were animals, He forced his men to kill them, And so we had the Holocaust. Help for heroes support the people who try to save our country and plus the hundreds that have lost their lives for us. By Sarah Kitsull

MUM Mum I love you, No I don’t, I’m so stuck, Can I come home? Mum I need you, You help me live, You give me air, So I can breath. Mum I want you, You’re part of my life, Like I am the husband, And you are the wife. Mum I can see you, In ten years time, Missing your daughter, Reading this rhyme.

Y9 ENGLISH G&T GET IN TOUCH WITH NATURE On 21st June 2011, a group of Year 9 Gifted and Talented students took part in a nature walk around the school grounds and carried out a variety of multi-sensory activities. The students made tree rubbings, observed wildlife at the pond, listened to the sounds of nature and even made notes on the smells! The information was noted down as inspiration for pieces of creative writing. Some produced fantastic poetry, whilst others produced brilliant descriptive pieces of writing - worthy of a novel opening. Come and see the creative work on the display board in the upstairs corridor of English... Creative TRICs all round! Miss Hutton (English)

Mum I love you, Mum I’m back, It’s all gone white, When it used to be black. Mum I missed you, Like you had gone, Kaydee, Tyler and even John, Mum I can’t do it without you, Why did you go? Please tell me, I’m sure you know. Mum I love you, No I don’t, I’m so stuck, Can I come home? by Levi Herbert


Spanish trip to London On Tuesday 21st of June a group of very sleepy but very excited Year 10 students arrived at school at 7:30. They were about to go to London to meet up with some language exchange students from our partner school, the IES de Valga in Galicia, northwestern Spain.

We set off in the minibus; the students were a bit nervous about practising their Spanish! After arriving on the outskirts of London we got the tube into central London to meet the students and teachers in front of the London Eye. Although both sets of students were very quiet at first, they soon got talking and making friends whilst we were on the London Eye. After the Eye we headed for La Tasca and tapas for lunch before saying goodbye to our partner students and heading back on the long minibus ride to Tupton. Well done to Zaylie Crowe, Eleanor Middleton and Lauren Parmley for winning the vocabulary challenge!

Boys into HE Day at Derby University This event was aimed at recruiting more boys into Higher Education. Fourteen Tupton lads had a taste of university life for the day. They sampled Sports Science and Sports Coaching activities run by Derby academics, took part in a fitness test and a campus tour. They also received football coaching from Derby County FC Academy, finishing off with a game of football. Eleven students are now certain they want to attend university in the future. They were even more certain about the best part of the day; there were 14 replies of “The football�. Faye Wyatt,Deputy Head of Sixth Form

Year 11 Prom

The Sixth Form Prom 2011 The Year 13 celebrated the end of their school career with a glamorous and sophisticated evening at the Derbyshire Hotel on the 27th May. The students put the forthcoming exams to one side for an evening to enjoy a fantastic prom. The students were dressed for the occasion with stunning dresses and suites that would have looked perfect at any red carpet event. The evening involved a three course meal, speeches delivered by the students, awards and a disco to end the night. The entire event was organised by the students themselves, from the venue, menu, flowers and the entertainment and it was a thoroughly professional affair. The students all did themselves proud and the Sixth Form team would like to wish them every success for their futures. Miss Evans

On Thursday June 29th the class of 2006 celebrated their Year 11 Prom at Ringwood Hall. Students arrived in/on many different forms of transport including; sports cars, limo's, a fire engine and even a helicopter! Over 200 students and staff enjoyed a fabulous evening in the hall and the grounds


DUKE OF EDINBURGH NEWS

On the way down from Snowden

Review of the year Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions took place in White Peak, Dark Peak and Snowdonia involving over 60 Year 9 to Year 13 students. The County D of E Presentation Evening was held in November and our own Presentation Evening in January after twice being cancelled because of snow! A special highlight was the visit of HRH Prince Edward in May. Tapton was one of only four centres asked to provide a display and meet the Prince. Our students were a credit to the school. Outdoors team: Eleanor King, David Lovell, Josh Mellor and David Wilkinson. Presentation team: Adam Bargh, Laura Bassett, Chloe Britland and Catherine Lovell.

Teamwork while descending

Future events Fri. 30th Sept Derbyshire Presentation Evening at County Hall. Fri. 14th – Sun 16th Oct Silver Practice & Bronze Qualifying expeditions in the Peak District. Fri. 11th November 2011 Our Internal Presentation evening. April 2012 Gold expedition, probably in the Yorkshire Dales (Years 12/13). April/May 2012 Bronze expedition in White Peak area (Year 9). May/June 2012 Silver expeditions in the Peak District (Years 10 & 11). July 2012 Gold expedition – venue to be decided, possibly Scotland.

At the finish

Thanks to Mr Ebbage, Mr Goodliffe, Miss Stimpson, Miss Parkinson, Miss Avory, Mrs Cave and Mr Smallwood. Also Mrs Hucknall who shares the organisation and training. If any other staff or parents wish to be involved, please contact me. As well as challenging expeditions, participants must complete activities in three sections: Volunteering, Skill and Physical. For Gold an additional residential activity is required. Parents can find out more at www.dofe.org

Outdoor Education Tissington Team Building Year 7 spent a day in the Peak District around Tissington getting to know each other and developing team learning skills. After a circular walk they took part in various team building tasks. It was a privilege to spend four days with our new Y7 students; I very much look forward to helping them progress through the school.

Hathersage Camp Year 8 went on a two day camp in house groups with their tutor over the summer. Students completed various activities (History, PE, RE, Geography) followed by swimming at the open air pool. Students took part in team building activities and prepared their own food! On the second day students completed a circular walk in the Peak District National Park. Students said: ‘I thought camp was great. I liked the walk ‘though it was quite long. The outdoor swimming pool was great. Overall I loved it.’ ‘It was fun. I enjoyed it and wanted to stay for longer!’ ‘I had a really good time; the night walk and swimming were great!’

Lathkill Dale Year 9 visited the Peak District around Lathkill Dale and Arbor Low Stone Circle. Students completed a walk involving PE, history (Lead Mining), geography (tourism, conservation area and SSSI site), RE (stone circle) and science (habitats, sustainability). Students were joined by Natural England Wardens. Our students were outstanding. A big thank you to school staff who made these trips possible. Mr M.D Ebbage Deputy Headteacher

Gold in Snowdonia Attitude, teamwork, determination and outdoor skills were all tested on the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition to Wales. Six students successfully qualified: Alex Bramley, Chloe Britland, Matthew Fox, Sally Jones, Catherine Lovell and Lewis Squires. By the end of a wet first day, tents were being pitched in the Ogwen valley, beneath the summit of Tryfan. On day 2, the party walked over the Glyders range and down to the Llanberis Pass. Day 3 was a sunny day for the ascent of Snowdon. On day 4, the group traversed the mountains to finish at Capel Curig. Students said: “I will never forget standing at the trig point and watching the clouds lift to reveal the most stunning views, from the blue lakes below to the far off hills.” (Matt - on Snowdon) "Completing Gold D of E pushes you to your limits and you realise how strong you can be, both mentally and physically." Catherine “…this expedition was an incredible experience and I'm so glad I was part of such an amazing team.” Matt

ENRICHING FUN AT PGL On the last week of the Summer Term, sixteen students from Year 7 to 11 took part in a three-night residential to PGL in Shrewsbury. The fact that seven of the sixteen students had been before speaks volumes – each year it gets better and better! The activity holiday includes abseiling, climbing, high ropes and raft building. This enriching experience enables students to conquer fears, develop team-building skills, gain confidence and become more independent. It gives students a sense of achievement. Staff at the centre praised our students’ positive attitudes, enthusiasm and sense of fun. This is the sixth consecutive year that we have run trips to PGL; we hope to offer this enriching experience again next year. The students involved were a credit to themselves and the school. They were: Adam Bargh, Lizzie Donaldson, Ryan Baldwin, and Josh Mellor from Year 11, Sorcha Ward from Year 10, Harpreet Singh, Adam Lievesley, Charlotte Lievesley, Sam Mercer, and Laura Lynch from Year 9, Ciara Billyeald, Natalie Williams, Lauren Macluskey, and Connor Field from Year 7.


Aspire Round-up Summer Spending Economists ‘dip Once again the technical department has their toes into focused its summer spending towards keeping the excellent ICT facilities at working life’ Tupton Hall up to date. This year will see another 60 PC’s replaced in the core IT suites allowing us to roll out Windows 7 and Office 2010 in all of the suites. Further laptop trolleys have also been purchased to increases the availability of IT across the school. There will also be improvements to the core switching that runs the school network as we bring the last of the Communications rooms in line with the rest of the school giving us the ability to deliver Gigabit speeds to every desktop in school.

ICT Mark Tupton Hall has been re-accredited with the ICT mark; this prestigious award celebrates the schools excellence in ICT and was first awarded to us in 2008. With the demise of BECTA under the new government the ICT mark looks like it may be a way in which the DFE monitors ICT excellence in schools. The re-accreditation of the mark is the culmination of a lot of hard work and once again shows that Tupton Hall is dedicated to driving ICT forward in all aspects of school life.

Our future Y13 Economists were given an ‘end of year challenge’ which involved them presenting their findings in business wear. It quickly transpired that the topics of ‘contemporary issues around transport economics’ were a lesser concern than the question of ‘What to wear???’. It was very interesting to follow the predominantly male conversations of: which tie might go with which kind of shirt. Mr. Gibbons kindly offered parts of his wardrobe to help out with the choice of tie issue! When the students arrived in their smart business wear it was fantastic to see the professionalism with which every single student approached their presentation. After what we saw, we are very confident to have seen some future leaders amongst our students! Congratulations to all of you but specifically to our two winning teams!

Thank you Rosie and Ben for taking on the task of journalists for the day! Ms Dieckhoener-Kelly

The ICT department have recently held our annual Year 6 transition days. Over 3 days, we had 128 pupils from 6 of our local primary feeder schools. Each school spent the day in the ICT suites making movies about the primary school that they are leaving and the secondary school that they are moving to in September. The students used the Microsoft Movie Maker package to make their movies, which allowed them to add photos, videos, music and special effects to make a movie.

Thomas Hunter & Ben Mallender

Rotary Competition

Market Research Business Trip! On Monday the 4th of July, the A2 business classes took a trip in to Chesterfield Town with Mr Gibbons and Miss Brett to collect information for our business plan developments. To do this, we approached people on Vicar Lane to answer questionnaires that we had prepared in our lessons. We got an unexpected good response from the people of Chesterfield, making the day a more enjoyable experience! To find out how many potential customers would enter the store we are ‘buying’, we had to do a ‘footfall count’ and count how many people walked past the shop for an hour, which, although a laborious task, will help in numerous ways to our business plans. The questionnaires, the viewpoints of potential customers, and knowing the amount of people that could come in to our make-believe store is going to be very helpful in terms of writing future documents. Overall, a day out with the teachers that wasn’t too bad! By Rosie Hamson and Ben Mallender

Year 6 ICT Transition Day

Mitchell Buxton & James Hardwick Two very proud teachers! Mr Gibbons & Ms Dieckhoener-Kelly

Sophie Mahadevan won 3rd place in the final of the competition, with Hasland taking first and second place. The girls in the final were a credit to the school and their work looked really good! They were each presented with a framed certificate and £20 book token. Work will be going up in the corridor on Friday along with some of the photos.


Meet the Year 7 Pastoral Team

Mrs. Marriott – Extended Schools Director

Mrs. Priestley – Health & Welfare Officer

In September 2010 Mrs Marriott and Mrs Priestley, who previously worked at Deincourt School full time, joined Tupton Hall School for two days each week. The remainder of their time is spent at Tibshelf School’s two sites. Whilst at Tupton Hall, they are based in the Aspire Centre, usually on Thursdays and Fridays.

Our new Year 7 students will be in the care of Miss S. Neep – Head of Year and Mr R. Tinsley – Deputy Head of Year. Together with the Year 7 Tutor team they provide an appropriate blend of experience, energy, creativity and common sense. If you have any concerns about your son or daughter during the first few weeks please do not hesitate to contact them. There will be an opportunity to meet with the form tutor at a parents’ evening on Wednesday 19th October.

Mrs Marriott’s role at Tupton Hall School is to ensure that extended service activities support current provision both during the school day, before and after the ‘normal’ school day and during school holidays. This includes such activities as: • Ensuring that there is a variety of activities available after school and in the holidays; • Applying for funding for projects, trips and activities; • Working in conjunction with other agencies on joint projects to improve student (and parental) involvement in school and in the community. Mrs Priestley’s role is to assist in the provision of Health and Wellbeing related activities, supporting the work of the school and that of other professionals. She is able to offer such activities as: • Girls’ pampering • Girls’ group • Baby life choice project • Healthy Eating She liaises with staff, students, parents and other providers to try to meet the identified needs of young people. In October a lunchtime survey was carried out. More than 300 students were asked about activities they are currently involved in and any that they would like to have access to. This information has influenced some of the activities and trips for the February half term holiday. In February Tupton Hall students participated in trips to Rollerworld, Doncaster Dome, Laserquest and Bowling, Girls’ Pampering, Nail Art and Graffiti Art sessions. Another survey will be undertaken to identify what students thought of previous sessions and to establish next steps. Tupton Hall Cluster primary schools are also involved, ensuring that younger students have access to a wide range of out of school activities which will, hopefully, help them to become more engaged in not only leisure activities but school.

THE ASPIRE CENTRE - ONE YEAR ON The Aspire Centre, our Inclusion Centre, opened in September 2009 and since that time we have supported over 150 of our most vulnerable students in school. The centre offers a range of activities, on a one to one basis, or in small groups, that cover a variety of topics; including healthy lifestyles, developing self-awareness and improving self-esteem. All programmes are devised to help students overcome their personal barriers to learning. The aim is for all our students to achieve the Every Child Matters outcomes and ultimately enjoy school and achieve their potential. To support transition we work alongside our primary feeder schools to ensure the transfer from primary school to secondary is a less daunting experience. For the last two years we have invited a group of sixteen, new, Year 7 students to attend our summer transition project. Students gave up the first two weeks of their summer holidays to take part in activities like wacky science experiments, healthy cooking and turn their trash into fashion items, to name just a few. The Aspire Centre has developed as the hub of extended services in school. Staff in the centre work with a vast range of colleagues from outside agencies to support the students in our school; including Connexions, Safe Speak, Health 4 Life, Police Youth Involvement Officer, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the Education Welfare Service. In addition to this the NHS Stop Smoking Service, the Specialist School Community Nurse and Safe Speak also provide a weekly drop-in service where students can access support and advice. In September 2010, Pam Rowley was appointed as Family Resource Worker; who provides a pivotal liaison role between families, school and other agencies. The Aspire Centre is going from strength to strength. Over the next twelve months we plan to enhance the range of support offered to our students’ by extending the links with outside agencies. We already have successful projects underway with the Fire service. In 2010, 12 students completed the Youth Engagement Scheme (YES) Project. Year 7 and Year 8 students are working towards completing the Peak Awards Challenge, supported by the Youth Service and two groups of Year 8 students have completed the Health 4 Life programme. We have secured funding, through extended services, to develop an allotment on the school site. Sarah Burton – Aspire Centre Manager


Ashgate Hospice Charity Event This year the P.E. Department have organised two hugely successful charity events in aid of local charity Ashgate Hospice. In March, Year 10 and 11 football teams, along with a number of willing volunteers from Year 8, spent eight hours bag packing at Morrison’s Supermarket in Chesterfield. Staff and customers praised the students who raised £2531 – Ashgate report this is a record for a single day. Top earners were Zac Forster £202 and Baba Jack £161. In May, Year 10 and 11 boy’s football teams competed at Chesterfield F.C.’s new B2NET Stadium. Year 10 caused an upset by winning 3-1. Goals from Liam Chapman, Jake Johnson, and Man of the Match Charlie Dawes. After the game, nearly 200 people, made up from students, staff, parents and local businesses attended a hospitality event in the B2NET’s ‘Legend’s Lounge’. Both events led to a £5,000 donation to the Hospice. I would like to take this opportunity to thank every single person who gave up their time, effort and money in order to make these events such a huge success. The students were mainly responsible for organsising and carrying out these events which was fantastic. Andy White

National School Sport Week at Tupton Tupton Hall students took part in this nationwide event at the end of June. Schools were challenged to “launch” a vortex howler as far as possible on a virtual mission to reach London. Well done to the following Tupton Hall pupils: • Thomas Pike – Year 9 boys winner with a throw of 72m • Anna Stevenson – Year 7 girls winner with a throw of 37m • Georgina Wilby – Year 8 girls winner with a throw of 34m • Darby Kew – Year 9 girls winner with a throw of 37m • Ellie Weldin – Year 10 girls winner with a throw of 38m This was a clean sweep across the district for the Tupton Hall girls. Tupton Hall also entered a Change 4 Life Celebration Event fielding teams for the Table Tennis, Boccia and Handball competitions. The programme aims to encourage greater participation in selected Olympic and Paralympic Sports through a sports club owned by young people. We hope to expand our Change 4 Life clubs in Boccia and Table Tennis from September. Primary School Mascot Competition Based on the national mascot competition, primary schools were challenged to create ‘local’ versions of Wenlock or Mandeville. Congratulations to Jay, Katie and Joel, year 6 pupils from Hunloke Park for winning the Key Stage 2 competition.

Get Set Network, goes live... The London 2012 Olympics will soon be upon us, and as part of the preparation for the global event, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) has launched a website. The Get Set Network is the official website of the London 2012 Olympics and hosts a wealth of information, competitions and information. As a school we have gained official recognition for our commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic values. We are now part of an active London 2012 community of schools and colleges across the UK and will access exclusive competitions and 2012 Games related opportunities over the coming years. Students, parents and teachers are welcome to register with the network and be linked to the Tupton Hall affiliation. www.getset.london2012.com/en/home

Y6 SPORTS COLLEGE TRANSITION DAY

Parachuting Fourteen students attended a training and personal development day at Lea Green in June. The aim was to explore leadership and teamwork. The day included team building, parachute games and classroom based activities. By the end of the day, students would be able to lead their peers, tutor group or a small group of primary school students through a series of activities. Many of the students are working with Aspire Centre Staff as we speak. Many thanks to Mr White and Mr Hendley for their help in running this programme. Mrs Neville

Staff and students from Tupton Hall School hosted a visit in June of 26 Y6 students, who start at our school in September 2011. Students from ‘smaller’ feeder schools can look round, meet key members of staff and make a few friends before the ‘big’ induction day later in the school year. This year’s programme included aspects of Sport, PE, DT and ICT. All students were presented with a poster to commemorate their day at Tupton Hall and a certificate of attendance.


Expressive Arts Celebration Evening 2011 The annual celebration evening was held on Thursday 7th July to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our students throughout the year. Art, Drama and Music teachers had the difficult task of selecting just four students from each year group to receive Bronze, Silver, Gold and Effort certificates and awards. This year the task was even harder than usual and competition for the awards was high. In Art, 6 gold awards were presented to Y11 students due to the impossible task of splitting the students who all achieved 100% in both their coursework and exam components, a truly exceptional achievement. In Drama, 3 gold awards were also presented to Year 11 students for their outstanding contribution to the Drama Department. Family and friends of the students nominated for the awards were invited to the evening where they were entertained by Music and Drama performances and given the opportunity to view an exhibition of artwork. Congratulations to all our students who won these prestigious awards. Lisa Dana (Head of Expressive Arts) ART AWARDS YEAR 7 Gold - Jamie Marples 7GX Silver - Daniel Knowles 7CX Bronze - James Norman 7CX Effort - Casey Bell 7T1 YEAR 8 Gold - Nathaniel Attenborough 8HA Silver - Jade Hopkinson 8H1 Bronze - Felicity Otter 8H1 Effort - Natalie Ward 8GA YEAR 9 Gold - Maria Alfiarovich 9GX Silver - Sophie Wood 9GX Bronze -Billy Edwards 9T1 Effort - Ammie Malia 9HA YEAR 10 Gold - Chloe Bradbury 10GA Silver - Megan White 10C1 Bronze - Sian Griffiths 10T1 Effort - Lauren Ellis 10CA YEAR 11 Gold -Chloe Knowles 11GA Gold -Lauren Smith 11HA Gold -Tess Goulding 11H1 Gold -Jessica Hadfield 11HA Gold -Hayley Watts 11CX Gold -Jessica Holmes 11G1

YEAR 12 Gold - Lily Hammond 6CSP Silver - Dominika Madurska 6LGO YEAR 13 Gold - Emma Booker 6LGO Silver - Annabel Platts 6RBE Silver - Sophie Cocker 6PGI

YEAR 11 Gold – Edward Wilkinson 11G1 Gold – Abigail Hutton 11GA Gold – Hannah Lloyd 11H1 Effort – Georgia Hodgkins 11GA

YEAR 11 Gold – Nathaniel Marsh 11T1 Silver – Laura Mahadevan 11HX Bronze – Edward Wilkinson 11G1 Effort – Charlie Box 11T1

YEAR 13 Gold – Laura Ogden 6GJO

YEAR 12 Gold – Francesca Morris 6RBE Silver – Kerry Wigston 6RBE

DRAMA AWARDS YEAR 7 Gold – Victoria Moseley 7GA Silver - Ellie-Rose Walker7TA Bronze – Georgina Marsh 7C1 Effort – George Edginton 7G1

MUSIC AWARDS YEAR 7 Gold – Bethan Roper-Jones 7CA Silver – Tyler Burton 7GA Bronze – Eliot Wood 7GA Effort – Anna Stevenson 7H1

YEAR 8 Gold – Georgina Wilby 8HX Silver – Lauren Robinson 8T1 Bronze – Joshua Wainwright 8CX Effort – Adam Wilbourne 8TX

YEAR 8 Gold – Emily Caldwell 8CX Silver – William Thirkell 8HA Bronze – Billie-Jo Hudson 8HX Effort – Joshua Wainwright 8CX

YEAR 9 Gold – Lorna Smylie 9HA Silver – Abigail Barnes 9HX Bronze – Ashleigh Attwater 9GA Effort - Matthew Parker 9TA

YEAR 9 Gold – Luke Downing 9HA Silver – Hannah Ganecki 9H1 Bronze – Holly Irving 9C1 Effort – Fabienne Wynne 9CA

YEAR 10 Gold – Daniella Mulvey 10G1 Silver – Sophie Corker 10CA Bronze – Isabel Hampson 10CA Effort – Matthew Smith 10CX

YEAR 10 Gold – Charlotte Hall 10CX Silver – Guy Lawrence 10CA Bronze – Matthew Ayres 10CX Effort – Christina Bailey 10CX

Lisa Dana

Arts Café

A-Level Art Exhibition We had an abundance of high quality AS and A2 artwork exhibited this year at our A-Level show, which was held on Tuesday 21 June. The event was well attended by students, parents and staff who were bowled over by the quality and scale of work on display. Guests were treated to a glass of wine and nibbles. The work was very individual this year with students producing exciting pieces on a diverse range of themes and created using a variety of different media from painting, mixed media, printmaking and sculpture. It takes a long time to produce the quantity of work required at this level and it was evident to all the sheer amount of time students had put into their work in and out of school to produce such high quality work. One of our students at A2 Level, Emma Booker and one student at AS level, Lily Hammond achieved 100% in both the coursework and exam components, an exceptional and rare accomplishment in Art at this level. Lisa Dana

YEAR 13 Gold – Ryan Jones 6AMP Silver – Richard Fox 6KWA

On Tuesday 17th May we held our annual Arts Café to showcase and celebrate the work of our GCSE students in Art, Music and Drama. The evening was a great success attended by many students, parents and staff. Again this year the work showcased by all three areas was of an exceptionally high standard. The Richard Smith Hall was transformed into an atmospheric café with candles on the tables. The event was made even more special by the fantastic food provided throughout the evening for our guests created by Year 10 Food Technology students and organised by Marj Pratt and Kathy Pearson. Artwork from every student studying Art at GCSE was exhibited, a considerable feat again this year requiring all the available space in the Art department, Richard Smith Hall and surrounding corridors. A selection of GCSE Music students and a group of GCSE Drama students performed throughout the evening in our Café. Congratulations to the 2011 Year 11 Expressive Arts students for their achievements this year and a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the evening. Lisa Dana

Tupton Hall School, Old Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6LG Tel: 01246 863127 email: info@tuptonhall.derbyshire.sch.uk www.tuptonhall.derbyshire.sch.uk edited, designed & printed by pickards.org.uk

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