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

Mickey Day, year 9 Engineering student, has been very busy over lockdown. Mikey has had his new 3D printer working and has just purchased a new CNC laser cutter.  Whilst he is still learning how to use that, Mickey has also have been learning how to use fusion 360. Here is a drawing of his multitool for which he was then able to create a 3D printed model of.  As well as this he has made an oil cap to replace the one he lost from his traction engine rally.

This is great work and we look forward to seeing what else he can come up with!

Mickey

We are delighted to see our musicians performing for the 8pm Thursday Clap for the NHS.  Hollie is in year 9 and is an ASCA Music saxophonist.  She has been playing for her street as her tribute for the Key Workers.

Hollie

Our students are very busy during lockdown doing art work, DT work and catering.  An example here is Emily in Year 9 for her passion and enthusiasm for woodwork during home learning and for completing her three dimensional design coursework!

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The Rotary Club held a tournament at St Ivo school on the 26th February. Teams were entered from Abbey College in the foundation, Intermediate and Advanced section. The foundation Abbey A team  came first out of 6 schools taking part. The winning Year 9 team won a very Challenging Engineering task which they got marked on their Designing  prototype manufacturing and testing skills. They were up against the best students from each school supervised by Mr Austin and Mr Hollis. Well done Abbey College

They got a glass trophy and a £50 cheque as an award for winning awarded by Roy White Rotary Club and Dr Andrew Harter CBE Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire

The winning  team are shown in the back holding the trophy and a cheque which they won. From Left to right Mr Roy White Rotary Club, Nicholas G, Owen P, Mackenzie HRotary Technology Tournament 26 02 2020 74 and Dr Andrew Harter.

Remembrance Service

 

 

With guests, including the Mayor of Ramsey, all staff and students braved the changeable weather and held our annual Remembrance Service outside on the field. The lovely service was led by the Head teacher, Head Boy and Head Girl. With our uniformed students in attendance it was the first opportunity for the school to watch our CCF students in action, led by flag holder Year 11 George Gysin and commanded by Sixth Former Eleanor Phipps. The Last Post and Rouse was played live by Sixth Former Joe and was joined this year by Year 9 brass player Evelyn.

Well done to all involved in making it such a special occasion and thank you to the visitors who came to join us.

Excitement is in the air at Abbey College, Ramsey, where all core GCSE subjects have secured impressive results and more students have achieved the top 5-9 grades.

This year, a notable 70% of all grades were level 4 to 9 which is a significant 8% improvement on last year. Even more remarkably, the percentage of students achieving a level 5 or higher has risen by 11%, from 40% in 2018 to 51% in 2019. This means more students than last year have achieved the top grades.

The college achieved strong results in all core subjects. 89% of students secured level 4 and above in English, a significant 8% improvement on last year. 73% of students achieved level 4 and above in Maths, which is a 5% increase on last year’s results. Meanwhile, 66% of students achieved level 4 and above in Science, which is an 8% increase from 2018.

64% of students achieved Level 4 and above in both English and Maths and 48% of students gained Level 5 and above in both English and Maths. Both these are increases on the 2018 results.

Other subjects that secured high achievements included Business Studies BTEC, where 67% achieved a L2 Distinction or better, Physics, where a 100% of students received grades 4 to 9, and Chemistry and Biology, where 99% of students received grades 4 to 9.

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Another fantastic set of A Level Results at Abbey College

Students at Abbey College’s Sixth Form are celebrating today after receiving another fantastic set of A Level results.

Over half of all grades (54%) were the highest A*, A or B grades, with 40% being A* or A grades. Over three quarters of all grades (78%) were A* to C grades.

These are the best results on the new specifications for A Levels and BTECs for the Ramsey-based college, which was awarded a Good rating from Ofsted in all areas, including the Sixth Form, just last year.

The overall pass rate was an impressive 99%.

There were particularly strong achievements in a range of subjects, including 50% A* grades in English Literature, 50% A*-A grades in Maths with 71% achieving A*-B grades, and 80% A*-B grades in Philosophy & Ethics.

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Oh no he isn't! Oh yes he is!

This year's school production is the pantomime Dick Turpin!  Suitable for all ages - the story has a twist and so is not going to be gorey or sinister.  With lots of singing, dancing, laughter and pie fights, this promises to be a good couple of hours of entertainment!  With students from all ages taking part we are very proud to open the doors to the public in early February.  Tickets are bought on the door!

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