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6th Form Half-Term Revision Timetable

Posted on: February 13th, 2015 by Merchants' Academy No Comments
Monday 16th February
Monday AM 9-12pm Art Mr Townley Y12 & Y13 students
Monday AM 9-12pm Art & Photography (fine art) Mrs Mitchell Y12 & Y13 students
Monday AM 9-12pm Y12 Religious Education Mrs Meiklejohn Y12 students only
Monday PM 12:30-3:30pm Art Mr Townley Y12 & Y13 students
Monday PM 12:30-3:30pm Art & Photography (fine art) Mrs Mitchell Y12 & Y13 students
Monday PM 12:30-3:30pm Y13 Religious Education Mrs Meiklejohn Y13 Students only
Wednesday 18th February
Wednesday AM 9-12pm Textiles Mrs Naish Y12 students
Wednesday AM 9-12pm Y12 AS Physical Education Miss Mangham Y12 AS PE Students only
Wednesday PM 12:30-3:30pm Product Design Mrs Naish Y12 students
Thursday 19th February
Thursday AM 9-12pm Maths Mr Crockett Y13 maths only

Playing with Bristol City

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015 by Merchants' Academy No Comments

Merchants’ Academy were delighted to welcome the Bristol City Futsal Team last Friday afternoon during Y11 PE. The afternoon provided our students with the opportunity to learn the rules and skills unique to futsal from Head Coach Ian Parkes, as well as competing against the Bristol City Futsal Team in a number of highly competitive and entertaining matches.  It was a fantastic afternoon and one that will definitely be repeated, as Merchants’ Academy continues to develop links with Bristol City FC.

Bristol City Futsal


Y11 February Mocks

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by Merchants' Academy No Comments
Start Time
Monday 9th February 08:40 English Literature 1hr 45
Monday 9th February 13:20 History Paper 1
Geography Paper 1 F & H
1 hr 15
1 hr 45
Tuesday 10th February 08:40 English Language Edexcel
English Language CIE Core
English Language CIE Ext
1 hr 45
1 hr 45
2 hr
Tuesday 10th February 13:20 Sport
Product Design
1 hr 30
2 hr
Wednesday 11th February 08:40 Maths Calculator F
Maths Calculator H
1 hr 45
2 hours
Wednesday 11th February 11:10 Science BTEC
Science GCSE
1 hr
1 hr
Thursday 12th February 08:40 Spanish 1 hr 30
Thursday 12th February 11:10 History Paper 2
Geography Paper 2 F & H
1 hr 15
1 hr 15
Thursday 12th February 13:20 French 1 hr 30
Friday 13th February 08:40 Computing
1 hr 30
2 hr
Friday 13th February 13:20 Maths Non-Calculator F
Maths Non-Calculator H
1 hr 15
1 hr 30

Temple House News

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by Merchants' Academy No Comments

Temple Leaders Are An Inspiration To Their Peers!

Chloe and carlyCarly Greenslade and Chloe Betty ran a fantastic sporting competition for 8H as part of their leadership challenge for Temple House. The girls were confident and knowledgeable leaders throughout the challenge and they lead a fun, engaging and well organised session. 8H really enjoyed themselves and were grateful for the opportunity. A huge thank you to Carly and Chloe for their dedication and support of Temple House. They are advocates for Temple and role models to their peers.

The winning group in 8H was; Emma Purnell, Danielle Jones, Jessica Hembury and Venus Maragyn.

8H winnersThe rest of Y10 Temple students will be leading their sporting competitions on the 17th and 24th of October to Y7. We really look forward to seeing what the other Y10 students have planned as Carly and Chloe have set the bar high!


Sixth Form 2014 – Best Results Ever!

Posted on: August 18th, 2014 by Merchants' Academy No Comments


Students at Merchants’ Academy  are celebrating  success in achieving the best AS and A level results ever achieved by students at the Academy. There are many individual successes and overall 100% of students studying A levels passed with an A*-E grade with 56% of these being grade A*-C. Y13 BTEC students are also to be congratulated with 100% achieving at least one distinction grade.

These fantastic results have enabled 57% of our students have had their places at university confirmed with remaining students going on to  apprenticeships or employment. The University places are around the country including Exeter, Manchester and Brighton. We wish all of our Y13 students the best of luck in their future university courses and work placements.

Y12 also joined Y13 in their celebrations as recorded numbers passed with many securing grades A*-C. These results also represent the best Y12 results in the history of the Academy. We look forward to these students doing even greater things next year as the move into Y13.


A GOOD Ofsted Report

Posted on: June 18th, 2014 by Merchants' Academy No Comments

IMG_0370We are very proud of our recent Ofsted inspection. It was an absolute delight to show off our school and our exemplary students.

Please click the link below to read our primary and secondary Ofsted newsletter.

Primary & Secondary Ofsted Report

Results Day 2014

Posted on: June 12th, 2014 by Merchants' Academy No Comments

A Level results day this year is Thursday 14th August and GCSE results day is Thursday 21st August. Your results will be available for you to collect from the Academy between 10:00am and 12:00pm in the restaurant. If you are unable to collect them on the day and wish to have them posted to you please provide the Academy with a stamped addressed envelope. Alternatively, results can be collected from Reception from the 1st September.


Posted on: June 11th, 2014 by Merchants' Academy No Comments

Brunel bike Our Future Brunels tried their hand at all sorts of interesting activities at Dymag recently – including superbikes!

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‘Future Stars’ Graduation

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by Merchants' Academy No Comments

Tuesday 3rd June saw the graduation of over 50 young people who have been taking part in the ‘Future Stars’ programme in partnership with South Bristol YOUth and the University for the West of England (UWE). The Future Stars programme set out to improve the students’  and parents’ understanding of higher education with an overview of what universities offer and information about finance.

The students participating  attend South Bristol schools ,including a large group from Merchants’ Academy. The students have taken part in a variety  of activities including visits to the University, workshops in school, outdoor education trips and work with student ambassadors from the University.

The Merchant’s Academy students showed a huge amount of commitment – congratulations to them all!

Camilla Chandler-Mant

South Bristol YOUth programme coordinator

Calling all models/hairdressers/makeup artists

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by Merchants' Academy No Comments

Are you an aspiring model? Do you love styling other peoples hair? Do you enjoy applying makeup that makes people stand out from the crowd? Then this could be for you!

DT show poster 2014The Design and Technology show need models, hairdressers and make up artists to help on the night. You would need to be available from 3.30pm on Thursday 5th June until approximately 7pm that evening. We will provide drinks and food for you in return for your hard work and talent! Please see Miss McCartney, Miss Cooke or Mrs Williams to sign up.