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New Head Students
This week we have been delighted to announce the results of our Head Student elections; the winners are as follows:
- Head Girl – Shannon Perreira; Deputy Head Girl – Charlotte Wright
- Head Boy – Kyle Cording; Deputy Head Boy – Dean Taylor
72% of our year 13 students have applied to, and been accepted by, universities across the country this year.
How many teachers can you spot?
No students were harmed in the making of this film.
Merchants’ Academy had their first ever Senior 1st XV fixture on Wednesday 11th February 2015. After two terms of rugby co-curricular, Mr Applin and Mr Booth whittled the number down from 90 to 20 boys from Y10-Y13 who would complete a six week programme with England Rugby Union community coach Kei Burgh. The students were picked, not only because of their rugby skills, but their continued commitment and dedication to rugby.
The weeks of training focussed on the professional environment they would encounter if they decided to pursue rugby as a career, covering aspects like: fitness, positional development, teamwork, self-discipline, communication and respect.
The inaugural match was eagerly anticipated, as Millfield 1st XV had just recently won the RFU U18 National Trophy and is a traditional rugby powerhouse in England school rugby.
The game got underway with Merchants’ receiving the kick off and a slight uphill slope in the first half. After 5 minutes things were looking good – we had possession and were working well as a team. Then Millfield received possession and their regular training started to show with well drilled passing and rucking, eventually taking a 20 point lead through 4 tries.
At this point, the Merchants’ players showed real character and some of the BRISTOL values such as Boldness and Tenacity. Firstly, with a great line break from Jordan Buet, zig zagging his way for 60 metres setting the tone, before tries from Dom Bradley, Connor Bodnarazek and Bradley Laver helped Merchants come from behind and take the lead 20-21. Connor converted all three difficult kicks.
Although these would be the last points scored by Merchants’ Academy they were extremely well lead by Kyle Cording, who tackled anything that moved. So much so that the opposition coach and players were all commenting on his work rate and big hits!
Towards the end of the game the players showed real resolve under some tough conditions, as Millfield started to field a few more of their 6th Form players (the coach hinted at playing some of the 2nd XV) looking to cement a long awaited win, as Merchants’ tackles kept flying in.
As a team the boys did the Academy proud and Millfield have expressed an interest in making this an annual event. Well done to all that made this possible.
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.
|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
|Tuesday 10th February||13:20||Sport
|1 hr 30
|Wednesday 11th February||08:40||Maths Calculator F
Maths Calculator H
|1 hr 45
|Wednesday 11th February||11:10||Science BTEC
|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
|Friday 13th February||13:20||Maths Non-Calculator F
Maths Non-Calculator H
|1 hr 15
1 hr 30
Temple Leaders Are An Inspiration To Their Peers!
Carly 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.
The 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!
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.
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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.