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SLT Update November 23rd

24th November 2018

 Well done to Georgia D’Arcy, who gained a silver medal in 200m breast stroke at the U12 Barnett Gala last weekend.
 It was wonderful to catch up with our ex-students at their GCSE Presentation Evening on Tuesday. Now the official GCSE figures are finalised, this was our last chance to congratulate them on their hard work. It was also great to tell them that their maths, geography and MFL results in particular showed they had made among the best progress in the country. Thanks to all the staff who attended too.
 This week, our Yr11 students have been hard at work doing their mock GCSE examinations. Following these, the students will receive predicted grades for each subject, which will determine which post-16 courses students are eligible to apply for. All Yr11 students will then have an interview with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to discuss their efforts and post-16 plans. Students must complete their UCAS applications by 7th December 2018. References written by form tutors will then be added. Students should rest assured that in cases where a form tutor is new to the College and does not know the students well, references may be completed by Mr Reynolds or myself.
 On Monday, our Year 10 Health and Social Care students had a wonderful afternoon, helping out at the Celebration of Ages event organised by Melbourn Parish Council. The girls were fabulous! They served dinner, helped people to move around the room, collected drinks and handed out the gifts at the raffle, going above and beyond to make sure everyone had a good time. Some students were told stories of their great grandparents and got quite emotional and many even gave away their raffle prizes to their new friends. Miss Joyce reported, ‘I’m very proud of them and feel that they learnt a lot from the experience.’
 On Tuesday, the Yr 7 & 8 Girls football teams ventured to Swavesey for the 2nd round of the district football tournament. In very cold and wet conditions the Yr 8 girls lost 2 games but won against St Bede’s and Cambourne. The Yr 7 girls won 4 matches against St Bede’s, Chesterton, Cambourne and Comberton. Well done to all involved.
 The U14 boys’ basketball team remain unbeaten with a convincing victory over Swavesey Village College on Wednesday. With the Yr11 boys hopefully busy revising for their mock exams the U16 team was made up of all Yr 9 boys too! The future appears bright for boys’ basketball at MVC with large groups of our KS3 three boys getting involved. Next week there are lots of boys’ basketball matches; students should check the noticeboard by the changing room for more details.
Have a good weekend.
Regina Lawrence
Deputy Principal


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