Boston Grammar School head to France for the summer
Forty students from Y8 headed to France for a fantastic week away this summer. It started with a visit to a snail farm, seeing how they are farmed and tasting them - tastier than you might think! We also spent a thought-provoking day visiting La Coupole German WWII rocket museum and the Passchendaele WWI museum. These were followed by a visit to Tyne Cott Commonwealth cemetery where we laid a wreath on behalf of the school, before visiting Langemark German cemetery as well.
We then spent a sweltering day in the old town quarter of Boulogne on a town trail, after we had visited a sweet factory to see how sweets are made. Sampling the sweets was the best bit!
If all that wasn't enough, the next day we started on a reflective note, visiting Ypres and the Menin Gate, before heading for an afternoon of thrills at Bellewaerde theme park and animal park. Everyone loved getting soaked on the log flumes in the heat!
On our final day, we tried our hands at baking tarte au sucre, a custard tart, before climbing on the coach to head home.
Everyone found the battlefield days really thought-provoking, while lots of the students plucked up the courage to try out their French skills in the museums and shops. Bravo! They were all great ambassadors for the school and a credit to themselves - the only downside was that it was over all too quickly!
Impressive GCSE results at Boston Grammar School.
There has been a big increase in the number of top GCSE grades at Boston Grammar School. Students and staff have worked tirelessly to achieve excellent results once again. I'd like to thank everyone involved for their industry over the last two years. GCSEs are becoming more demanding with each year that passes and it's the combined efforts of students, teachers and parents which makes success possible.
This year there were many wonderful individual performances, especially in terms of the number of higher grades obtained by numerous students. Matthew Dickens ( 9 x 9, 1 x 8, 1 x 7), Ryan Carter (6 x 9, 2 x 8, 2 x 7), Adrian Dinulescu (5 x 9, 4 x 8, 2 x 7), Bilal Yahya (5 x 9, 4 x 8, 2 x 7), Shahmeer Khan (4 x 9, 7 x 8), Matthew Millington (4 x 9, 4 x 8, 1 x 7), Ibrahim Irfan (3 x 9, 3 x 8, 3 x 7), Cavan Chambers (3 x 9, 1 x 8, 2 x 7), Joel Wilson (6 x 8, 2 x 7), Fayzan Al-Qadir (5 x 8, 5 x 7), Matthew Hoyle (1 x 9, 2 x 8, 5 x 7), Daniel Joseph (1 x 9, 3 x 8, 4 x 7),
Ben-Nasser Kadar ( 5 x 8, 5 x 7), Aaron Shaju (4 x 8, 4 x 7) and Malachi Clegg (4 x 8, 3 x 7).
Behind every set of examination results there is a personal story of real graft, commitment and perseverance which we are keen to celebrate. Congratulations to everyone!
Excellent success at BGS – A level results, 2019
Boston Grammar School's students have achieved impressive A-level results in Biology, English, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Economics, French, History, PE, Polish, Spanish and the Extended Project Qualification.
The determined and conscientious efforts of students and staff have led to many excellent achievements, once again. At a time when examinations are becoming more and more challenging it is fantastic to see students reaping the rewards of their industry. The amount of work involved with increasingly difficult A-levels should not be underestimated. They provide opportunities for our students which allow them to make aspirational choices and to determine their own futures. We are all indebted to the unstinting support and inspiration of their teachers.
There have been many outstanding performances. Particularly impressive were Seth Greeves (A*A*A), Will Nuttell (A*AA), Will Balsom (AAAB) and Andrea Barnes (AABB). The Y13 cohort has been a pleasure to work with and we are delighted so many of our students achieved excellent grades and are now going on to some of the country’s top universities.
All of our students are to be congratulated on their success in achieving such superb grades. The partnership between students, teachers and parents has never been more important in helping to deliver such magnificent results. Well done to all Boston Grammar School A-level students.
Successful bid by BGS
7 wonderful pupils represented Boston Grammar School at Lourdes (France). They worked with people who physical or mental needs. Their role is to facilitate their needs. The girls are working incredibly hard and are a shining example of the school. The pilgrimage is visited by 200000 per week and it is great that Boston Grammar School is represented.
Successful bid by BGS
Boston Grammar School has been successful in its bid for funds from the Condition Improvement Fund. The bid related to further works on the school’s heating system as well as fire safety equipment. This will see approximately £300k (£220k on heating and £80k on fire safety) being spent on improving these parts of the school’s infrastructure. Work will be starting this term.
Boston Grammar School pupils deliver language lessons
Boston Grammar School pupils have recently visited Boston West Academy to deliver language lessons as part of the Language Leader Award. The Language Leader Award develops student leadership skills and linguistic skills. Learners of all abilities gain a tremendous amount of satisfaction and confidence from sharing what they know with others. It is also known that we retain the knowledge that we teach actively to others far more effectively than that which we take on board in a more passive way.