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  • Drama students perform to Trust Primary school

    Published 05/12/17

    Year 9 drama students invited Oakley Vale Primary school to watch their first live performance of ‘The Grinch’.

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  • Final GCSE success stories

    Published 24/08/17

    Here is our final instalment from our GCSE success stories.

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  • More GCSE success stories

    Published 24/08/17

    Here’s the second in our series focusing on GCSE success stories:

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  • GCSE success stories

    Published 24/08/17

    Well done to all of our students who are celebrating their GCSE results. Here’s what a few of our top performers are planning to do next:

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  • Students celebrate GCSE results 2017

    Published 24/08/17

    Students and staff at Brooke Weston Academy are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE examination results. This year, 93% of year 11 students secured grades 9 to 4 in the newly reformed English qualifications and 88% of the cohort secured the same in Mathematics. Impressively, over a quarter of all grades were awarded A*/A, or the new equivalent 9 to 7 measure. 

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  • Students visit College of Food in Birmingham

    Published 04/07/17

    A group of Year 10 GCSE students visited the University College of Food in Birmingham, one of the countries leading universities for food courses as part of their food technology GCSE preparation.

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  • Grease is the word

    Published 09/01/17

    GCSE Drama students were invited to the Curve Theatre in Leicester to attend a workshop and watch a performance of the musical Grease.

    The students took part in a question and answer session with two of the lead actors, and discovered the training involved in acting and how they got into performing. The actors spoke of the numerous roles within the theatre and how necessary each one is when creating a successful performance, they were given a backstage tour of the Curve and discovered the preparation that goes into getting the set, costumes and props ready every day.

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  • BW and CTS students collaborate in theatrical workshop

    Published 23/11/16

    Students are incorporating techniques they learned in a theatrical workshop into practical work for their GCSE coursework. Students from Brooke Weston and Corby Technical School had a workshop with renowned theatre group Frantic Assembly.

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  • BW Prizegiving 2016

    Published 23/09/16

    Intrepid explorer and adventurer George Bullard was the guest of honour at our 2016 Prizegiving where he spoke about his latest adventure, kayaking thousands of miles from Greenland to Scotland.

    He and fellow explorer Ollie Hicks paddled 1500 miles from Greenland and ended up 66 days later (and just a fortnight ago) on the beach at Balnakiel Bay on the north of Scotland. They travelled via Iceland and the Faroes and navigated the dreaded Devil’s Dancefloor before becoming marooned on North Rona for a week, surviving on rainwater and wildlife including limpets and sea birds.

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  • Food tech students visit University College

    Published 13/09/16

    A group of 14 GCSE Food Technology students found out more about food related courses and technology during a recent visit to University College Birmingham.

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  • Rajmund‚Äôs excellent results reflect his status as most improved student

    Published 07/09/16

    Rajmund Baranyi faced huge challenges to gain his excellent GCSE qualifications of a Distinction in Business, a B in food technology, Cs in English and maths and Ds in science, additional science and geography.

    When he started at Brooke Weston, not only did Rajmund have blindness to contend with, but English wasn’t his first language. Since joining us five years ago he has had the support of a Visual Impairment team who have accompanied him to lessons and made sure he has all the resources and equipment he needed to learn and take part in practical tasks.

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  • Year 10 students celebrate A* GCSEs!

    Published 01/09/16

    Congratulation to three of our Year 10 students who have taken GCSE exams a year early, each scoring grades of A*. For Winston Ho and George Tysoe their friendly rivalry in maths spurred them on to excellent scores with Winston averaging 95.5% over two papers and George just one mark behind, but with one paper scoring an amazing 99% on its own!

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