Tagged: Year 12

STEM Russell Club Launches for Year 12

As part of the school’s ongoing commitment to developing opportunities for the most able pupils to achieve their university ambitions, a new programme has been launched for students interested in Science, Technology, Enigneering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. Named the STEM Russell Club, the initiative is being run in collaboration with...

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Swansea University Helps Year 12 Sustainable Transport Project

Bishop Vaughan School’s close links with Swansea University continued this week with a visit from the University’s Sustainable Transport team. Mr McKay’s Year 12 Skills/WBQ class have been working on a project to develop sustainable school transport, particularly electric school buses. To help with their research, Nigel Morris of the...

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Year 12 Book ‘n’ Brew Club

The Year 12 Book ‘n’ Brew reading club met last week to discuss their first book choice, ‘1984’ by George Orwell. ‘1984’ is a dystopian novel set in an alternative London run by an all-powerful dictatorship led by the mysterious Big Brother. Whilst not an easy read, the students engaged...

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First Gold DofE Expedition Training Day

On Saturday 7th January, eighteen year 12 pupils started training for the expedition section of their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award by walking around Afan Argoed. They learnt basic navigation skills such as map orientation, taking compass bearings and pacing distances. Despite the wet and foggy conditions everyone maintained their willingness to learn...

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