Year 11 Students

October Half Term Computing NEA Sessions

There are a number of half term sessions taking place to support Computer Science students with their NEA (20 hour Non-Examined Assessment) which started a couple of weeks ago.
 
These are as follows:
Monday 23rd October – Mr Sycamore (IT1) & Miss Ordu (IT2)
Tuesday 24th October – Miss Ordu (IT2)
 
Students have been given letters with the full details and it would be appreciated if the reply slip could be returned asap so as we can prepare the appropriate resources.
 
Mr Sycamore
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Year 10 Rugby 

Southam V Bilton (Varsity Match)

Confidence boosting win for the Year 10 Rugby Team.

The Year 10 Rugby Team produced their best performance of the year so far with a comprehensive victory in the Varsity Rugby fixture against a slightly weakened Bilton team.

Our forwards took control in the first half, dominating possession and territory, crossing the line 3 times with Ben Leahy kicking some great conversion to extend our lead to 21-0 at half-term. It could have been more if Lucas Evans had remembered to ground the ball after a mazing run took him past half the Bilton time, but also out of play!

Bilton hit back early in the second half, capitalising from an early Southam ‘knock on’. We didn’t, however, let this affect our game. Strong running from Matthew Hughes and tireless work from our forwards, wrestled control of the game back definitively. Bilton ran out of answers to our incessant pressure and we scored 5 more times in the 2nd half to record a 52-7 victory.

Congratulations to the team on a great performance. You filled you Head of Year with pride. It was just a pity that a number of last minute drop outs weren’t able to share in our success!

Tries from: Matthew Hughes (3), Dan Turner, Joe Bromley, Sam Washbrook, Charlie Thwaites and Mackenzie Spilman-Penn. Ben Leahy – 6 conversions.

Man of the Match – Matthew Hughes

Mr MacGibbon

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Day 2 of the German Exchange Home leg

Muggle students thoroughly enjoyed learning a trick or two in the Harry Potter studios, made gains in their wand skills, had a lesson in the magic of film making, enjoyed some butter beer and then displayed their new talents on a beautiful autumnal day. ” Du bist ein Zauberer Harry!”

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English Department’s Student of the Half Term

Congratulations to all students who have been awarded the English Department’s Student of the Half Term in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.
Well done to Sid English, Amy Latus, George Iacovides and Isabella Cuffaro. A fantastic start to the academic year!

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Library – House competition

Your chance to ask an author a devastatingly brilliant question. Fill in a question card in the library then post it in the question box.

Haps awarded for the top twenty questions!

Good luck

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Arrival of the German Exchange

After months of anticipation the German Exchange students arrived safely at Southam College at midday on 11th October and enjoyed their welcome party with their Southam partners.
Herzlich Willkommen!

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Southam College Celebrates Diwali

Southam College celebrates Diwali from Friday 13th October. We are running a number of events throughout next week for students to be able to explore the traditional, cultural and social elements of Diwali.

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Drama Trip

Last night the Drama department took thirty two Year 11 students to Warwick Bridge House Theatre to watch the Greek tragedy of Antigone.

The production was excellent, the Ancient text was brought to life on stage; set in a dystopian world, complete with drones. The students were a credit to the school and will have plenty to write about in their final exam.

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Year 11 Football

Southam v Kineton

The Yr 11 football team racked up another convincing win with an 8-2 victory at home against Kineton.

Hoping to build on a good win from our last outing, we didn’t start with the quality of football that we are capable of, making too many unforced errors and giving to ball away cheaply. With Kineton growing into the game, we managed to settle any nerves with 2 well taken goals from Riley Birch. Our own worst enemy, we gifted Kineton a goal giving them a way back into the game. Fortunately the 2 goal cushion was restored before half-time by Owen Kennedy, and we didn’t look back from then on.

Our passing and movement improved after the break, and with Kineton tiring, our industry and pace fashioned out many more opportunities. Further goals from Birch and Kennedy, a brace from Josh Thomas and a penalty from the hefty boot of Goal-keeper Oz Kee, secured a comfortable win and the team await their next opponents with anticipation.

Man of the Match – Josh Thomas.

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