CHISLEHURST SOCIETY ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS
We are very proud of Bromley High's students who had great success at the recent Chislehurst Society Environmental Awards.
This year's theme was Imperial Chislehurst and the Guest Speaker was Robert Finlay - Captain of the Chislehurst Golf Club who represented the epicentre of Imperial Chislehurst - Camden Place, the grade 2 listed house where the last Emperor of the French was exiled in 1871.
Pictured below is Amelia Willars with the Guest Speaker Robert Finlay
Junior School representatives from Y3 attended the award presentation evening held at Coopers School held in memory of Alun and Joy Jones who worked to keep Chislehurst special for many years.
2B's collaborative entry named ‘Imperial Bees’ was highly commended. Their entry used a variety of media to focus on Napoleon III love of honeybees. Napoleon often wore images of bees embroidered on some of his regal garments. 2H's entry 'The First Chislehurst Bus' is a 3D model of the first public transport bus that transported passengers to and from Chislehurst made from recycled boxes and card and decorated with children's copies of advertisements of the time. The children looked at the fashion of the 1920's and made clothes for the model passengers.
Year 3 girls made lanterns to represent the lamps taken from Camden Place during the war, and decorated them with hand drawn scenes of places associated with Imperial Chislehurst for their entry entitled, 'Lighting Up Imperial Chislehurst'. These were hung from a lashed willow frame, representing the willow cutting Napoleon III planted in Chislehurst which was taken from his grandfather's grave. With a click of a button, the lanterns lit up in the tricolours of France. We were very proud to have been awarded the 2nd prize for this junior category entry.
Year 3 art club’s entry was awarded 3rd prize in the Y3/Y4 category. Their piece named ‘The Many Faces of Napoleon III’ showcased portraits of Napoleon using a range of media and artistic techniques and were inspired by the artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Eric Carle.
Year 6 girls submitted a collaborative landscape of violets and bees made from a variety of materials. Each pupil had different ideas about how to create their violets and bees, and one pupil even designed a beehive using French knitting.
Our Year 8 pupils were awarded third prize in the senior section of the awards for their series of postage stamps designs. Students looked at the impact of Napolean III and the French Royal family on Chislehurst and used a range of influences including architecture and street signage to create their designs.
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CELEBRATING IMPRESSIVE A LEVEL RESULTS 2017
Once again in 2017, almost half of all grades were A*/A and 38% of girls achieving 3 or more A*/A grades.
Top A* grades increased by a third this year, 77% of grades were A*-B and A*-C grades rise to 96%, particularly impressive given the predictions of volatility in results from the new Linear A levels..
Notably, those subjects where students scored 100% A*-A grades, like Dance, Music, Further Mathematics, Spanish and Physical Education, reflect the way in which maintaining a broad A level curriculum allows students to choose subjects which they enjoy and where they know that can excel. An outstanding 94% of this year’s applicants were accepted by their preferred universities.
Angela Drew, Headmistress Bromley High School, said: “We are thrilled to see that these excellent results have enabled so many girls to achieve their first choice of university.”
A*s SOAR IN RECORD BREAKING GCSE RESULTS
47% of all GCSE entries were graded A* and 74% A*-A in exceptional results which saw more than half of Bromley High School's Year 11 achieve 9 or more A*/As.
There were outstanding results in many subjects with Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics averaging 62% A* grades and spectacular results in History (93% A*/A), Geography (96% A*-A) and Music (100% A*-A). Girls were unfazed by the new Grade 9s with 11% of entries in reformed GCSEs achieving the rare 'Super A**.' An amazing 22 girls, a quarter of the year group, achieved 8 or more A*s.
BHS – THE FIRST ALL GIRLS SCHOOL IN THE WORLD TO GAIN STEINWAY ACCREDITATION
This year Bromley High School GDST became the first ‘all girls' school in the world to be accredited as an All Steinway School. This accreditation is given when a school provides Steinway pianos to play and rehearse on in all practice and performance spaces.
By becoming an All Steinway School, the students will have the opportunity to attend masterclasses given by Steinway Artists and perform themselves at Steinway Hall.
“Our educational philosophy values the creative arts very highly,” said Angela Drew, Headmistress of Bromley High School. “We have demonstrated our commitment to the arts not only by investing in these beautiful instruments but in additional staffing to enable the Bromley High Music department to enhance the musical opportunities available to pupils in local primary schools.” Pictured above are music scholars and GCSE musicians with the renowned Concert Pianist Joanna MacGregor OBE who is both a Steinway artist and an Alumna of a GDST School.