Y11 FOOTBALL TEAM V CHARTER SCHOOL

The first game of the season for the defending Champion Year 11 team took us to West Dulwich, and straight into the 1st round of the PlayStation Cup against The Charter School Dulwich.

In fair conditions FCBS started positively scoring in our first attack, with a few neat interchanges releasing Liam, with a one on one with the goalkeeper, with the expected outcome, 1-0 FCBS.
However, credit to our opponents who pulled the game level within minutes with a good goal after a momentary lapse in concentration on our back line.
With persistent Fulham pressure, Yuusuf added his name to the score sheet with a thunderous strike in only our second meaningful attack of the game, shortly followed by Liam making his mark again showing frightening speed taking on Charter's defenders and scoring from the tightest of angles. 3-1 FCBS.

Perhaps playing overly confident at times we gave the ball away deep within our own half again, just a few minutes before the break, Charter again took the opportunity to keep their Cup campaign alive scoring and pulling back to 3-2 FCBS.
In an extraordinary tit for tat-like exchange, Liam claimed his hat-trick with a stylish solo effort ending the half 4-2 FCBS.

With an equally positive start to the second half from Charter, they were duly rewarded with a well crafted headed goal from a corner kick.
Now clearly sensing they could get a result from the game and playing good football they were later awarded a penalty for their efforts to level the game 4-4.
FCBS were not to be written off, Liam again finding the net on the end of a crossed ball to head home a sensational 4th goal of the game. 5-4 FCBS.
Fulham College powered on to score the 6th and final goal in this 10 goal thriller, a blistering 20yard top corner strike leaving a stranded goalkeeper from team captain Troy.
Final score:
Charter 4
FCBS 6
 

Y9 FOOTBALL TEAM V HOLLAND PARK - OCTOBER 2017

Our defending Champion Year 9 team opened their 2017/18 season account with a convincing 7-0 victory over The Holland Park School.
In a sustained all one way traffic probing attack, the seemingly unstoppable Oliver hauled a quick halftime hat-trick setting out our intentions from the start supported by fellow attackers Marshal, Salahoudin and Y8 Jeffrey.

The second half proved more of the same with Oliver helping himself to an additional 2 goals, Marshal and Jeffrey scoring 1 each and fine performances by all from back to front.
Well done!
 

WORLD'S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

On Thursday September 28th, Year 7 welcomed our neighbours from Lygon House to a Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillian Cancer support.  The year sevens had fun finding out about Fulham before they were born and life without PlayStations, televisions and indoor toilets.   Whilst our visitors from Lygon House heard about how great it has been to start in year seven in Fulham College Boys’ School. 

Everyone enjoyed their time together hugely and our visitors left saying that we must do this again soon.  The plans for our next meeting are already being worked on. 

LONDON YOUTH GAMES - JULY 2017

We are immensely proud of our boys who represented the Borough in the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace on 9th July. 

Tyrell Hope came 4th out of 33 Boroughs in the high jump with a jump of 1.55 metres

Jakub Glowacki came 4th out of 33 Boroughs in the shot put with a throw of 10.73

Have you registered for the Fulham College Boys' School App?

At the start of term we launched the ParentMail App and so far, 46% of parents have registered. This free and handy app allows parents/carers to receive school information, letters and emails straight to their tablet or smartphone, and also make payments for school meals and trips online by Credit/Debit Card or PayPal. You should have received a registration email or text, but if you haven't please contact the office for more information. 

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Success for Fulham College Boys' School as Results Rise!

This year at Fulham College Boys’ School, 59% of students achieved the threshold of 9 – 4 (A* to C) in English and Maths – a 13% rise on last year’s results. This shows a remarkable improvement and we are delighted.

Further highlights in individual subjects include 100% A* - C in Modern Foreign Languages and 82% in English.  We are also really pleased to see an increase in our A/A* grades this year with 15% of the cohort achieving these best grades.

After her first year at Fulham College Boys’ School, Sally Brooks, Head of School is thrilled: “I am so proud of our dedicated students and staff – it has been a phenomenal first year.”

Peter Haylock, Executive Principal, Fulham College Academy Trust has said: “The boys and staff should be really proud of what they have achieved; these are a fantastic set of results.”

Many individual students have shone out in their success, achieving excellence in every subject. To name but a few, at Fulham College Boys’ School with a raft of A*’s and A’s, Alexander Camacho, Bogomil Gerov, Younes Chaffa, and Wajeed Rahim.

The boys were all very pleased with their results and there was a buzz all around the building this morning as the students arrived nervous and anticipatory.  Alexander Camacho commented, “I am speechless; thank you to all of the teachers that have supported me!”

 Summer 2017 Headlines:

59% of students achieved 5 9 - 4 with English & Mathematics. This is significantly above the national average.

15 grade 9s were achieved.

Our Progress/ Attainment 8 score was 0.

This means that the average student achieved their minimum expected grade!

Spectacular Subject Success

English – 81% 9-4

Spanish – 100% A*-C / 62% A*

RS – 48% A*-B

ECDL – 71% A*-A

Construction – 100% A*-C

Geography 36% - A*-B

 

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JAGTAG SUMMER CAMP - 29 AUGUST

The Jacksonville Jaguars are excited to announce the first JAGTAG SUMMER CAMP www.jagtagsummercamp.com

Having delivered JagTag to over one hundred schools in London for the past two years we re thrilled to now offer a summer camp.

The JagTag is a simplified tag (non-contact) version of American Football suited for all abilities. At the camp boys and girls will learn the techniques of throwing, catching, evading, defending and more from highly qualified American Football coaches. The camp is an opportunity for kids to have fun and learn more about the game in a friendly environment. Please spread the word and tell your friends and family who may be interested in attending.

 WHEN:                  Tuesday 29th August - Thursday 31st August, 9:30am-3:00pm

 WHERE:                Fulham College Boys School, Kingwood Road, Fulham,  SW6 6SN

 WHO:                   Girls and boys, any skill level, between ages 11-16

With ONLY 32 places available we advise booking early to avoid disappointment! The cost of the camp is £25 per day or £60 for all 3 days.

Click the link to book now, www.jagtagsummercamp.com.

Feel free to send any queries to ascott@fulhamfc.com

 #BeJaguars #Win

#GreenforGrenfell

On Friday 23rd June Fulham College went Green for Grenfell in order to raise funds for those affected by the fire in Grenfell Tower.

The students and staff came to school wearing as much Green as possible and donated money for this cause.   Students made and sold cakes in various shades of green. Also a team of students made green ribbon badges for our school and for various primary schools in the borough to sell and show support for the community.

The event was picked up by the media with articles in newspapers as well as being interviewed on  Breakfast News for the  BBC, 6pm news on Channel 5 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3XTbarGndI )  and the news on ITV where our students were very eloquent and did the school proud. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08vd155/breakfast-23062017   See the school interview at 1:34 and another at 2:51

http://www.prweek.com/article/1437136/schools-launch-organic-greenforgrenfell-social-media-campaign

The amount raised by Fulham College Boys' School was almost £800.

Y8 Championship Plate Final 21/5/17

Massive congratulations to the FCBS Y8 Football team who emerged victorious over a very tough, well drilled Burlington Danes Academy team in the QPR 11 a-side Championship Plate finals at QPR Stadium Loftus Road.

0-0 at half time, after both teams pressed tirelessly to take that first valuable goal lead in very warm humid conditions.  FCBS broke the deadlock midway into the second half with a perfectly delivered cross from team captain Oliver finding Tahweed to head home that all important opening goal.

With little option, against the clock, Burlington Danes needed a quick goal in response to keep their championship campaign alive, and were almost rewarded for their efforts only for Hossam with a superbly timed tackle within his own penalty area to deny what could have been a certain equaliser 3 minutes before time, however FCBS remained focused and disciplined until the final whistle to claim their 2nd title for the season 2016/17, with the final score 1 - 0, and man of the match Tahweed. An excellent effort and performance by all.
 

Waterstones Y7 Trip 26/4/2017

On April 26, 2017 a group of us children set off towards a shop for book-lovers called ‘Waterstones’.  The one we toured was situated in the heart of Central London – Trafalgar Square precisely – in the shadow of Nelson’s Column, under the arches of The Grand Building.  Waterstones welcomes book lovers from London and all over the world.  We left at specifically 11:43 am, took the 220 bus to Hammersmith Station and had a 27 minute journey to Embankment Station.  We ambled to the 3-storey book shop, consisting of all types of books – comedy, kids, cookery, science, politics, business, economics and so much more.

 As the trip was for ACHIEVEing students we had the privilege of choosing a book of our choice.  Everyone chose their cherished books.  We finished our main activities and therefore all of us could designate their next place to go – a Lego shop (the biggest Lego store), the biggest M&M store and a Nickelodeon centre.  To top it all off we ate at a restaurant near the distinguished Nelson statue.  We had an extravagant day.

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QPR School League Championship Winners

With favourable conditions and a very keen and well prepared FCBS team, the stage was set for West London’s top two Year 10 School teams (Fulham College Boys' School and Hammersmith Academy) to play for the ultimate prize.

FCBS started the game with vigour and purpose, passing and moving, creating an early sense of control and always looking dangerous within our opponents half. A venomous  strike from Leon rattled the cross bar sending an early message of clear intent, however the score remained level within the first 10 minutes.

With sustained pressure FCBS were rewarded with a fabulous goal from Liam to take a 1-0 lead in the first half.

Yuusuf doubled the score line before half time with a silky finish to place FCBS in a very favourable position to restart the 2nd half.

Feeling good....with a great team spirit, however never underestimating our opponents, we remained firmly with our original game plan.

Hammersmith came out for the second half in search of a quick goal in order to change the complexion of the game, however our defence held firm and disciplined, denying Hammersmith a breakthrough.

FCBS worked a third well-crafted goal; Yuusuf with a teasing run and cross finding Jordan  to score from close range, to wrap up the game within the final few minutes.  The final score 3 - 0.

FCBS ....CHAMPIONS!! 2016/17

William Morris English Conference

A fantastic day was experienced by a group of lucky Year 10 and 11 pupils at William Morris Sixth

Form this month.  Students had been invited to a creative writing workshop led by famous teenage fiction author: Bali Rai.  Bali spoke to the boys and girls about his influences for writing and what makes good fiction.  The students came up with some inspiring writing – they will certainly be performing well in their English exam after such a brilliant workshop!

ACHIEVE LIBRARY VISITS

On ACHIEVE Day, Year 7 explored their local community by attending three local libraries.  This was an opportunity for them to enrol and see what is available to them locally.  The students really embraced the day, looking for chances to ACHIEVE and show their commitment to learning outside of school as well as inside. 10 lucky winners that proved themselves to be committed to ACHIEVING on the day will be headingto Waterstones with our Head teacher Ms Brooks so she can buy them all a book!

Y11 POETRY WORKSHOP

This brilliant workshop reinvigorated the poetic interests and joy of word play of Year 11 students as they prepare to take on the AQA or Edexel poetry anthologies. This early engagement half-day poetry workshop had a direct impact on pupils understanding and enjoyment of the anthology poems as well as improving their academic work in their G.C.S.E module.

These AQA workshops really helped our students to engage with poetry and realise the joy and power of language again. They came back to class re-invigorated and ready to learn.  These sessions are something different and touch the parts that other booster sessions do not.

Y9 PRISON ME! - NO WAY!

Prison Me! No-Way! is a national educational charity with a core aim of raising awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. The programme, delivered to Year 9 on ACHIEVE day was led by a team professionals from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds working in the justice system; they were top quality, accessible, flexible, effective and available right across the country.

The boys were educated about the consequences of making bad choices; the message was clear about the penalties you pay for poor choices in life.  Year 9 were attentive and constructive throughout the day.  When it comes to telling the truth and getting its message across constructively, PMNW! certainly takes no prisoners!