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Drama students buzzing after Lord of the Flies performance

Drama students buzzing after Lord of the Flies performance

(Posted on 03/10/18)

On Thursday 27th September, Natalie took our 12 wonderful GCSE Drama students to Theatr Clwyd to see a production of Lord of the Flies.It was an exciting and innovative interpretation with an all female cast who were exceptional. They stayed for a post-show talk and got to ask some of the actors some questions face to face which will definitely help the students complete some notes about...

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Warhammer Elective

Warhammer Elective

(Posted on 28/09/18)

The Warhammer elective ran by Mark has allowed to me to pursue the board games that I have been interested in for quite a while now.Another good thing about this elective is that you can pursue other board games like D&D, Age Of Sigmar, Warhammer, 40k, and any other board game that we want. We can also do tournaments in Chester against the other schools which could eventually lead to a championship...

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Independent study trumps homework says Lucas from Year 12

Independent study trumps homework says Lucas from Year 12

(Posted on 26/09/18)

One of the banes of my existence in high school was the monster that ate your evenings, interrupted your personal time and, whenever you tried to socialise, reared its ugly head. That monster being.... HOMEWORK!It was the worst thing about school, the weight and feel of those heavy and loathsome papers in your bag as you walk home, those loathsome papers which cause nothing but pain...

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Year 12 visit the University of Cumbria

Year 12 visit the University of Cumbria

(Posted on 21/09/18)

The Year 12 trip to the University of Cumbria on 17th September 2018 was very useful to the whole year as the lecturer gave great detail on university courses and student finance.This made us, as prospective students, very aware of university finances.This financial advice certainly motivated me to look after my finances whilst at university and it even made me realise that because of the government...

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CIS students take on UK Intelligence Service workshop

CIS students take on UK Intelligence Service workshop

(Posted on 20/09/18)

Keen linguists from years 11 and 13 are just back from a fascinating workshop with a team from GCHQ, part of the UK intelligence service.Designed to inform students of the wealth of opportunities studying a language at a more advanced level can bring, and to encourage learners to think about taking up some of the less commonly studied languages, we were treated to a great session to learn some basic...

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Publication success for CIS chemist

Publication success for CIS chemist

(Posted on 10/09/18)

Congratulations to our very own Dr Alex Lawrenson, whose research into antimalarial drugs has been published in a recent issue of the Journal of Molecular Modeling.Nearly half the world’s population are at risk of malaria, which kills half a million people each year. The drug chloroquine is widely used to treat malaria, but there are many strains of malaria that are now resistant to chloroquine...

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