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News

January 2016

  • Alumna Ba Penney Visits Drama Students

    Published 14/01/16

    Year 12 Theatre Studies students were treated to a visit from alumna, Ba Penney who spoke to them about her career path from Shottery to RADA to Company Stage Manager for a whole host of major productions.

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  • an Evening with Professor AC Grayling

    Published 13/01/16

    On Thursday 28th January, sixth form students were lucky enough to welcome Professor Anthony Clifford Grayling to the school for an evening of discussion and debate.  AC Grayling is a highly acclaimed British philosopher, who lectured at Oxford University and has written a number of influential philosophy books.  Most recently, he became the controversial founder and first Master of his New College of Humanities, an independent college founded in 2011 in London.  As the name of this institution suggests, it specialises in the humanities subjects, namely: history, English, philosophy, economics and politics and IR.  It was on the importance and prevalence of these subjects in the way they inform and shape our role within society today, that Grayling spoke to us with such passion and enthusiasm. 

    Following Grayling’s presentation on ‘Why study the humanities?’ we had the opportunity to challenge some of the assumptions and assertions he had made, allowing students to engage with the philosophical background of Grayling’s opinions as a humanist.  Unsurprisingly, the allotted time for this discussion was far too short, and so the girls continued to quiz and question Professor Grayling over refreshments in a more informal setting.  Some of the more keen girls took this opportunity to spark conversations with Grayling on subject matters that they have been learning about in their classes, opening up discussions ranging from the ontological argument, to ethical debates surrounding euthanasia, to the creation of the universe if there is no God.  Needless to say, this evening was incredibly interesting, and full of diverse, inquiring and stimulating debate.

    The slogan for Grayling’s new college is: “Where a quick mind meets the challenge it deserves.”  We would like to think that we demonstrated to Professor Grayling just how aptly this very slogan applies to Shottery as well.  With many thanks to the Professor for his time and the enthusiasm with which he enthralled his audience. 

    Akira Madams, Year 13

     

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  • Year 13 Chemists Visit Warwick University

    Published 06/01/16

    On Tuesday 15th December 2015, Year 13 Chemistry students had the opportunity to experience a day working in the undergraduate chemistry laboratory at Warwick University, which was led by Professor Nick Barker.  Here, Year 13's Stephi tells us about their day.

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  • Target 2.0

    Published 05/01/16

    Target Two Point Zero - The Bank of England and The Times Interest Rate Challenge gives teams of students aged 16-18 the chance to take on the role of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, assess economic conditions and the outlook for inflation and tell panels of judges what monetary policy they would set to achieve the Government's inflation target of 2.0%.  Here, Year 13 student Anna tells us about her experience.

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  • Young Writers' Anthology

    Published 05/01/16

    It's been another busy year for our creative writers!  They have been putting their talents to good use and have created their second volume of original writing.  We are extremely proud of the girls and know that there will be something in here for everyone to enjoy!

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Published on 20th November 19