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GCSE Results 2019

Could Bloxwich academy be the most improved school again nationally, twice in 3 years?

Bloxwich Academy are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results. The progress pupils have made is outstanding, with many pupils achieving the top grades available. Our pupils have certainly embraced the academy’s ethos of being the best you can be.

We are over the moon with the progress our pupils have made.  These results truly reflect the hard work and commitment of our pupils, parents and staff. The fantastic results now echo the excellent behaviour, superb culture and ethos we have at Bloxwich Academy. We are looking forward to working with our pupils on their return to Sixth Form in September.

Dame Mo Brennan, Chief Executive of Matrix Academy Trust, said: “These results show what determination and hard work can achieve. Bloxwich was once one of the lowest-achieving schools in the country and now it is one of the most improved. Pupils, parents and staff should all be proud of what they have achieved. “

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Best Ever A-Level Results

Students have surpassed all expectations with another record-breaking set of results. 42% of all entries were at the top grades of A*- B or equivalent. This has resulted in 40% of our students holding offers of places at prestigious Russell Group universities.

We are extremely proud of the fantastic outcomes and superb destinations our Year 13 students have achieved this summer. To see so many accessing one of the top universities in the country shows how far the academy has come. All credit to our staff and students who have worked extremely hard to reach these standards


Some of our top performers (Pictured)  R. Jones A, A, Distinction in Maths, Physics and Engineering, A. Pegg B, B, B in Biology, Maths and Physics. A. Cooke B, B, C in Film Studies, Psychology and Sociology. V. Hammonds C, (Double) Distinction, Distinction in Sociology, Health and Social Care and Childcare

Thank you to our local MP Eddie Hughes for popping in to discuss our pupils’ fantastic results.
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A Night At The Musicals

After many hours of rehearsals, dedication and hard work, Bloxwich Academy students ranging from Year 7 through to Year 12 created a show that won’t be forgotten. Bloxwich’s first-ever Musical showcased snippets from The Greatest Showman, Annie, Chicago, Les Miserable, Matilda and Hairspray. Many pupils performed multiple roles and the evening was a huge success and everyone involved should be immensely proud of themselves.

We hope to see some of our students in the West End one day due to the confidence and professionalism that was shown throughout the three performances.  

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Year 11 Celebration Event

This week our Year 11 cohort enjoyed their final celebration assembly, where they had the opportunity to get their school shirts signed by their friends and teachers.

TOP OF THE BLOX: Watch our 2019 Year 11 Leavers video now!

They also received certificates and kind words from their Heads of Houses and Head Teacher. We would like to wish them the best of luck with the rest of their exams and we cannot wait to see them at next week’s prom!

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Prom 2019

On Thursday 11th July at the beautiful grounds of Calderfields Golf Club, staff eagerly awaited the arrival of our Year 11 Prom guests. Students spent the evening snapping photos, watching some fire breathing in awe and even getting a self portrait drawn by our very talented caricaturist.

Once the sun had gone down our Prom King and Queen were announced, that then led into a party to end all parties with our DJ. A great night was had by all and it will certainly be one to remember, especially the live version of leadership baby shark…

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Art & Textiles Exhibition 2019

Vibrant hues, hard-hitting topics, and personal voice are common themes in this year’s Fine Art and Textiles exhibition. The evening demonstrated an array of talent from a wide age range of pupils at Bloxwich Academy, showcasing work produced over the last year. The diversity of the work on show explored a variety of mediums executed with a high level of skill, and year 13 students demonstrated analytical thinking through their investigation of mature themes such as; slavery, domestic violence, the roles of women in society and entrapment to name but a few.

The evening was a huge success with plentiful comments from parents and staff complimenting pupils on the talent and hard work evidenced. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Art department staff for their hard work in presenting the showcase and pupils for their efforts and enthusiasm this year, we look forward to seeing the fruits of your labour in the summer.

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Vision Screening

Bloxwich Academy was chosen by Essilor to have vision screening for all pupils. Vision Screening enabled qualified opticians to identify reduced vision in one or both eyes. If your child received a warning note, please visit an opticians. Essilor & Scrivens is offering a free lens upgrade to all our pupils. We urge you to visit an opticians, this enables your child to be able to see clearly. If you require more information please call school reception.

Your Local Scrivens

Willenhall – 33 Cross Street, WV13 1PG
Bilston – 9 Market Way, WV14 0DR
Aldridge – 45 Anchor Road, WS9 8PT

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Matrix Performing Arts Show

This year the prestigious Matrix Academy Trust performing arts show was held at Etone College. Ranging from all Key Stages with a mixture of both dance and drama performances. All academies came together to showcase their performances from after school clubs and exam pieces. The collaborative show gives pupils the opportunity to gain inspiration from their peers.

The Dance pieces crossed all genres of dance from Ballet to Body Locking. There were solo’s, duets and group pieces bringing different dimensions to the showcase. The Drama touched on sensitive issues but also brought humour to the proceedings. The audience gave such support to all performers which added to the brilliant atmosphere.

As always it was a pleasure to see all our schools from within the trust sharing their talents with one another and celebrating their successes. A huge well done to everyone involved.

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International Womens Day

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Juliana Rotich is a technologist, strategic advisor, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. She is co-founder of BRCK Inc, a hardware and services technology company based in Kenya. BRCK was formed to realise a vision for enabling communication in low infrastructure environments by developing useful, innovative technologies. Juliana also co-founded Ushahidi Inc., a non-profit tech company, which specialises in developing free and open source software for changing how information flows in the world.

 

 

Artist: Thandiwe TshabalalaThandiwe is a Cape Town-based graphic artist. Her work is bold, colourful, and conceptual. Her motto as a creative is: “Communicate don’t decorate.” In 2015 she was awarded with the prestigious Mbokodo Award for South African Women in the Arts, in the Creative Design category.

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Dr. Hayat Sindi was born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and is one of the world’s leading biotechnologists. She is the Founder and President of the i2 Instituteand a co-founder of Diagnostics For All. She was ranked by Arabian Business magazine as the 19th most influential Arab in the world and the ninth most influential Arab woman. Sindi has a Ph.D. in biotechnology from Newnham College, Cambridge, which she obtained in 2001; she was the first Saudi woman to be accepted at Cambridge University to study the field of biotechnology, and the first woman from any of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf to complete a doctoral degree in the field.

Artist: Lidia Tomashevskaya is a freelance illustrator from Tel Aviv, Israel. She has worked with publishing houses on book illustrations and has produced illustrations and graphic design for brands such as Hewlett Packard.

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Tu Youyou is a Chinese pharmaceutical chemist and educator. She discovered artemisinin (also known as qinghaosu) and dihydroartemisinin, drugs used to treat malaria. Her discovery was a significant breakthrough in 20th-century tropical medicine, saving millions of lives around the world.

For her work, Tu received the 2011 Lasker Award in clinical medicine and the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, jointly with William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura. She is the first Chinese Nobel Laureate in physiology or medicine, and the first female citizen of the People’s Republic of China to receive a Nobel Prize in any category. She is also the first Chinese person to receive the Lasker Award. Tu Youyou was born, educated and carried out her research exclusively in China.

Artist: Xu Hui. Xu Hui is an illustrator from Jinan, China. You can see more of her work on Behance.

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Gladys West is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematics underpinning GPS. Her contributions to GPS were only uncovered when a member of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, read a short biography West had submitted for an alumni function.

Artist: Geneva B is a self-taught illustrator from North Carolina. She loves working with colours, drawing big hair, and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and happiness.

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Rosalind Franklin was a pioneer of the study of molecular structures receiving recognition among scientists for her research on the molecular structure of coal, viruses, and DNA. Her X-ray diffraction images of DNA enabled the University of Cambridge’s Francis Crick and James Watson to identify the molecule’s double helix structure. For years her work on the structure went unnoticed as only Crick, Watson and Franklin’s colleague Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for the discovery in 1962. In 2003 The Royal Society established the Rosalind Franklin Award to bring attention to outstanding work of women in STEM.

Artist: Juliette Brocal is an animation student & illustrator from France who likes to draw seaside places, folk stuff and people playing music.

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Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization.

Artist: Karina Perez is a Mexican American Illustrator/Designer. She’s always interested in exploring storytelling through design and colour to visually communicate the love and acceptance she receives from those around her.

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Maria da Penha is a Brazilian biopharmacist and human rights defender. She advocates for women rights, particularly against domestic violence. When Maria da Penha was almost killed by her husband, there wasn’t a single police station she could go to in Brazil that specialised in violence against women. The case Maria filed languished in court for two decades, while her husband remained free. Years later, in a landmark ruling, the Court of Human Rights criticised the Brazilian government for not taking effective measures to prosecute and convict perpetrators of domestic violence. In response to this, the Brazilian government in 2006 enacted a law now known as the Maria da Penha Law on Domestic and Family Violence, which increased the severity of punishment for domestic violence against women, whenever it occurred in a domestic or family environment.

Artist: Camila Rosa. Camila is a freelance illustrator and designer from Brazil. Her work translates women from an alternative perspective: Latin-American, brave, powerful, and not fitted to mainstream beauty standards. Camila believes it’s important that her work can be used to support and educate girls and women around the world.

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Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc. She is a pioneer of Social Robotics and Human Robot Interaction. She authored the book Designing Sociable Robots, and she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences on the topics of Autonomous Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Human Robot Interaction, and Robot Learning.

Artist: Joana Neves is a digital artist from Portugal who loves drawing and started teaching herself how to digitally paint in 2014. She is driven by her longtime interest for fashion, folk tales, burlesque and animation.

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