• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

On 13th July we had our very own CSI event in school led by the Criminology, Science & Performing Arts Departments, with a serving CSI and local police officers supporting. Year 12 Criminology students and some Year 10 students interested in the career area, donned their crime scene suits and were led around a mock crime scene set up in the Abbey grounds. Students learned about photographing a crime scene, how to set up a cordon, using different forensic science equipment and analysing the techniques and the roles of different professionals. They then had to determine what could have happened in the lead up to the crime and hypothesise the cause of death. Drama students also completed a performance of a fake news report live from the scene.

In the afternoon, our students hit the science labs for some hands on experience to learn how to measure blood spatter, determine blood types and how to carry out finger printing. One student said “I think it was really informative on what it would look like if you progressed in that career area. I really enjoyed it!"  

Well done to all involved, what an amazing experience!

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/education/abbey-college-host-crime-scene-expereince-9146926

 

 

 

A group of our brilliant Sixth Form students have raised money for a feasibility study into improving road safety around the school. The students collaborated with local businesses and the primary school and wrote to parents requesting support, raising the £500 needed. The students are passionate about preventing incidents so that all students can feel safe on their way to and from school and other community members can also feel safe at busy times.

Further details can be found in the following press releases:

One of our amazing Year 13 Art students has had their work selected to be displayed at the prestigious Royal Academy Young Artists Summer Show. Sam's entry was one of 21,000 and will be on display at the Royal Academy from 19th July to 14th August, with the online exhibition being available from 19th July. Details can be found here.

Press release with further information can be found here:

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/education/ramsey-student-to-display-art-at-national-exhibition-3728414

 

Some of our brilliant anti crime team met with the Deputy Mayor of Ramsey to showcase their posters about county lines (the transportation of illegal drugs from one area to another, often by children or vulnerable people who are coerced into criminal activity by gangs) and explain what they have been up to as a team. The Deputy Mayor chose two winning posters which will be displayed around the town.

The full report can be read here.

 

  

We’re so proud of our Year 7, 8 and 9 girls who competed in their first ever girls’ rugby fixture at the Peterborough Rugby Club Touch Rugby Festival in March! With over 12 schools competing, our Year 7 girls won the tournament! A huge thank you to Year 10 student, Abi and Year 12 student, Ruby who have done a fantastic job coaching the girls.

See more information on the England Rugby website:

https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/girls-loving-first-taste-of-rugby?fbclid=IwAR39WzKnj-wzI

 

Our Year 7 and 8 students have been enjoying OOP, which are out of school activities that aim to inspire students to engage in new activities, develop their interpersonal skills, meet new people and learn more about a newfound interest.

Last term, students enjoyed multiple sports clubs such as hockey, football and netball, as well as a variety of other sessions such as acting master class, design and make, and an anti-crime team.

This term, students can take advantage of a range of new clubs including dance and fitness, clay and crafts, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

For more informaiton please see https://www.abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk/students/extra-curricular-activities/oop and the press release at Ramsey Abbey students enjoying new programme | Hunts Post

 

 

Our brilliant students collected essential items to put into wellness packages to help support homeless people in Cambridgeshire. As part of the annual initiative, students in each form group chose a number between one and 25. Each student is then responsible for donating the item that is revealed on their numbered day. Items include packaged food, cereal bars, and bottled water, as well as various other items such as toothpaste, gloves and hand warmers. These are then set to be collated into individual care packages by the Sixth Form Events Committee at the school to help spread Christmas cheer to those most in need.

Further information can be found in the following articles:

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/students-provide-wellness-packages-for-the-homeless-8566218

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/people/students-help-spread-some-christmas-cheer-3499101

 

A-Levels

Abbey College is celebrating fantastic A Level results - More than 60 per cent of pupils at the college gained A or A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Drama, Art, History and English Language, and 100 per cent of pupils gained an A* - B grade in History. The average A Level grade for the college was a B, and 45 per cent of pupils achieved AAB.

100% of students accepted their first or second place at university, including 28% into the Russell Group and one student is going to Underwood International College in South Korea for Creative Design.

Abbey College students that made significant progress include Emma Buxton, Sophie Ling and Mithushan Praba, they are heading off to study adult nursing, social and political sciences, and law with politics. 

The news article can be found here

GCSE

There were further celebrations following the amazing GCSE results, after a challenging two years. We look forward to welcoming many of our students back in September!

Abbey College’s highest performing students have excelled in all their subjects: Jack, Morgan, Caitlyn, Elliott, Josh collectively achieved 35 grade 9s and 15 grade 8s.

Abbey College students that made significant progress include Makenzie, Luke, Isla and Jessica.

The news article can be found here.