LOXFORD IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Within the month of November our students took part in the following activities:-

  • We held our Year 13 UCAS Evening to help parents in supporting the students with UCAS
  • Student Council Meetings were held across the year groups
  • The Careers Club invited two Engineers in to give encouraging talks to students who are interested in Engineering. One came from BT and the other from BA
  • Our Year 7 Parent/Tutor Evening was a massive success
  • Our Year 12 & Year 13 BTEC and A Level Computer Science students attended an all day Digital Solutions Competition & Careers Guidance Day in school. They all participated well and we had  winners of 3 separate challenges who will be going through to the National competition
    • Wearable technology: Mariam Kadir, Jawad Riaz, Fawzia Tasnim
    • Pet products: Abdelmajid Belarbi, Ikram Chowdhury, Tahsin Karim, Kishan Solanki, Zarif Uddin
    • Technology in schools: Jonayed Ahmed, Tanvir Alam, Umit Hossain, Vijay Singh
  • Mental Health Talks were given to Year 10, 11, 12 & 13 by a speak from the charity group, MIND
  • We held a successful Sixth Form Subjects Fair to assist Year 11s in choosing subjects if they wish to apply for the Sixth Form
  • Our Year 12 BTEC students attending an event with 2 speakers who came in from Eversheds Sutherland (International Law firm) and Photobox. It was a successful event and we will continue to establish a relationship with the companies

We visited the following places:-

  • 49 of our Year 11 English students went to the CLT Theatre in Peckham to see a refreshing, modern production of ‘Macbeth’ which is a core GCSE text.  The production expanded their understanding of the play and afterwards there was the opportunity to have a short Q&A with the director and actors, so that students were able to gain a deeper insight into the characters
  • Year 10 Gifted & Talented students visited the SOAS University to work with university professors and gain an insight into what is required of university study and how to make a successful application. They also benefited from world class insight into Black History from a renowned institution by attending a workshop
  • Our Year 10 Textile students went on a trip to the Royal Academy of Arts to see the exhibition Matisse in the Studio
  • 20 Year 11 GCSE students watched England vs Germany at Wembley
  • Our Law students participated in a Regional Bar Mock Trial Competition at Snaresbrook Court. State school students take on the roles of barristers and witnesses and presented their case against teams from other schools.  The students worked hard over the past few weeks by preparing the cases and they battled it out in real courtrooms, in front of real judges.  Their performances were judged by Circuit Judges, Recorders and senior barristers or advocates.  Although we did not win our regional heat, the judges were impressed with their advocacy skills
  • A group of Year 7 and Year 12 students planted trees as part of the “Tree for Cities” project at Loxford Park. This was an opportunity for community volunteering whilst learning about how tress can bring real benefits to our cities, our health and our wellbeing
  • 4 Year 13 Finance students attended an internship at the London Institute of Banking and Finance and won the stock market competition against other schools. Jay Vyas was congratulated by the CEO himself on the achievement of his results being in the top 1% of the country
  • Year 12 students from BTEC Business attended a “Future Leaders Day” at Newcastle University London campus
  • Our Year 8s took part in a Rugby Tournament in conjunction with the Rugby Football Union England to raise participation in school
  • A group of Year 12 A Level Media students went on a trip to the BFI, Southbank for an Exam Study Day
  • Year 12 Business students attended a Conference at the HSBC Canary Wharf – Inspiring Women in Finance. They had a splendid day and met the Head of HSBC UK, Mr Stuart Gulliver
  • Our Year 11 Geography students went on a trip to Stratford and the Olympic park to complete the fieldwork element of the Paper 3 examination.
  • Year 12 attending a Key Skills Conference at Fairlop Waters where they practiced interviewing skills; they had a fantastic day
  • The Geography department took a group of Year 12 students to Nettlecombe Court Field Centre, Somerset to complete 4 days of fieldwork for their A Level Geography
  • 24 of our Year 10, 11 & 12 students visited the Royal Opera House to attend a performance of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci. The music was amazing and the students really enjoyed it
  • Our Year 12/13 Media students went on a trip to the BFI IMAX and behaved impeccably

Loxford took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Year 11 boys football lost to Woodbridge 0-4
  • Year 7 boys football lost to Canon Palmer 4-5
  • Year 7 boys football drew with Chadwell Heath 3-3
  • Year 11 boys defeated Isaac Newton 4-1
  • Year 10 girls’ netball drew 10-10 against Woodford who had Essex players in their team
  • Year 7 girls’ netball won overall the tournament at Redbridge Sports Centre
  • Year 7 boys’ football defeated Forest 9-2
  • Year 10 boys’ football lost to Mayfield 1-5
  • Year 8 girls’ netball lost to Wanstead 1-13
  • Year 10 girls’ netball lost to Ursuline 3-5