Denton Community College students from Year 9 graduated from Manchester University on Thursday 7th February 2019 after completing University style dissertations based on a wide range of topics in a range of disciplines. These included English, Maths, Science and Humanities.
The students have taken part in the Brilliant Club through the Scholars Programme.
The Scholars Programme recruits, trains and places doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in schools to deliver programmes of university-style tutorials, which are supplemented by two university trips. It aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. They do this by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools. DCC has worked with the programme for three years.
This year DCC entered it’s the largest cohort of students and they worked to complete University style dissertations over an extended period of time. The students were highly successful and produced the best results the school has seen from the programme.
Their work was marked with a University style grading system, and over 60% of the Cohort received the highest grades of either a 1st or a 2:1, this demonstrates that these students are working at A level standard, and 38% got the next two grades of 2:2 or 3rd which is a good GCSE level. This is an amazing achievement considering that they have not yet begun GCSE courses.
Congratulations to all involved, and special thanks to Ms Driver, Ms Lamb, Ms McCartney and Ms Dixon for organising arranging and supporting this opportunity.
The staff, students and families at Denton Community College have been raising money for Brain Tumour Research and so far raised an amazing £1280
An enterprising team from Year 8 have taken part in this years Dragon’s Den competition which is run by the Manchester Airport Community Group. Competing against 20 other schools and students from Yr9 and Yr10 the team raised over £500 for their chosen charity which was Francis House. The team came in 11th place and received special praise from the ‘Dragons’ for their professional pitch to secure their initial funding. The team named themselves the ‘Candy Crew’. They created a hot chocolate kit and festive sweet cones, which they sold in a variety of locations including Manchester Airport, local Primary school fairs and to their friends and family. A big thank you to everyone who supported the team and to Eden, Caitlin, Isobel and Jenna for all of their hard work
Congratulations to Michelle Delia, pictured here with Mr Rule our Headteacher, who recently won the school raffle prize of a framed Manchester Bee.
The proceeds of this raffle went to our Christmas charity for Brain Tumour Research, which the school has currently raised £533. Our overall aim is to raise £2,740, which will provide one full day of research at a centre of excellence.
Congratulations to Chantelle in Year 9 who has won the ProAm competition and solo league.
The category’s of her wins were:-
Under 14 ballroom
Under 14 latin
Under 16 ballroom
She has also met the mayor of Brentwood who is still following her success and was taught by some of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.Dance Success
In military tradition, the Last Post signifies the end of the day’s activities. Soldiers didn’t have wristwatches so the bugle or trumpet call would tell them when to have meals, when to go on parade, when to go to bed and other things throughout the day. It is also played at military funerals and is played at the graveside.
On the 11th November at 11am, the Last Post is played to signal the start of the 2 minute silence. The silence marks the end of the First World War and is a time to remember and honour all those who have been killed, injured or are still fighting today. On Friday 9th November, Mr Ridgley ( Music Teacher) played the Last Post surrounded by our students as a mark of respect and in remembrance.
Courtney and Alba were selected by the University of Cambridge to attend an Modern Foreign Languages undergraduate taster day at Girton College. This was a competitive process, and they were part of a group of 40 students chosen from across the country!
During the day, they worked on French slang, studied a literary extract in French and analysed a French translation of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky.
Both of our students flourished in the challenging conditions and rose to the occasion with the work they produced!