Year 7 workshop with Into University

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Into University provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve! Their specifically tailored programme demonstrates improved academic performance, improved chances of getting to University, and improved attitudes to learning.

This week, Into University visited the school in order to inspire and challenge our new Year 7 students.

The activity this week was “Choosing Success”. In each workshop, the boys were split into three groups and within these groups the students were given various tasks and activities to do. The tasks encouraged the boys to communicate, work together and raised their aspirations, whilst giving them insightful infomation on career choices.

Into University tracks the progress of their students after leaving school - and in 2016, 75% of students who had participated in their workshops had progressed onto University, in comparison to 39% of students at maintained schools nationally.

It was clear that the boys really enjoyed themselves and opened their eyes to the possibility of going on to study at University.

One very excited student said: “I think today was really important - it has taught us how to communicate and work together… I really want to go to University now.”

Another student said: “University sounds great! I’d like to go to University, get a good job an have a great future!”

It was great to see all our new students participating in all the activities today and seeing them all be so inspired, one of the Into University mentors said: “The communication of the students today was excellent, it was lovely to see them working so well together, we were very impressed with their behaviour.”

Glowing GCSE Results!

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There were jubilant scenes last week as our Year 11 leavers came into school to collect their GCSE results. The boys were extremely pleased with their results and there was a buzz all around the building. There were many shocked faces as the boys opened up their envelopes, with many in disbelief at their success.

Sally Brooks, Head of School, was absolutely thrilled with the results last Thursday, and said: "Best results ever, particularly as they are all academic GCSE subjects. The high number of 8 and 9 grades our boys have achieved has surpassed all expectations and we could not be happier for them".

 HEAD OF  SCHOOL, SALLY BROOKS, WITH HEAD BOY, YOSEF MECHTI

HEAD OF  SCHOOL, SALLY BROOKS, WITH HEAD BOY, YOSEF MECHTI

Outstanding individual performances include a clean sweep of top grades for Head Boy, Yosef Mechti - his results have enabled him to attend a top independent boarding school with a full scholarship.

Brimming from ear to ear, Yosef said: "I am very pleased with my results — Fulham College Boys' School has supported me in achieving my goals as it provides an ethos where you can achieve anything you want."

Reflecting fondly at his time at FCBS, Deputy Head Boy, Nemr Chaer, said: "My family has a proud tradition of excellent results at FCBS that spans many years and I am thrilled to now add to this. Although I have worked exceptionally hard, I cannot ignore the excellent platform that my school has provided me and the other students during our time here".

Last Thursday morning saw our students taking another significant step towards bright futures, with some students going on to study medicine and law. Others have secured places at excellent colleges and we are really pleased that many are enrolling at our very own Fulham Enterprise Studio. Here, students can study vocational courses and work alongside high-profile companies such as Mitie and Chelsea Football Club.

THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS & FCAT

On Thursday 9th July students from FCAT journeyed to Westway Sports & Fitness Centre to take part in an event hosted by Fulham Enterprise Studio’s partner The Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Students spent the morning learning and practicing Jag Tag drills (non-contact American Football)  alongside one of their star players Leonard Fournette, running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Students had the rare opportunity to ask Mr Fournette questions about the game and life as an NFL player.  They were also able to run a few drills with the star running back.  The students had a blast!

Thank you to all the team at Jaguars UK for providing such an amazing opportunity.

The event was filmed for an NFL documentary, so watch this space for the link to the footage!

The Studio will be continuing their partnership with the Jaguars in September by offering students across the Trust an opportunity to take part in the free after school sessions. 

Jack Petchey Reward Trip

On Wednesday 27th June, 16 pupils in year 10 went to watch Jurassic Park and eat lunch as part of a Jack Petchey trip.

The boys were very appreciative of the opportunity. It was an enjoyable afternoon.

Y9 Rowing on the Thames

9F had a very nice day at the Fulham Reach Boat Club.  The boys had a rowing taster session on the river Thames which they really enjoyed.

Lawn Tennis Association Tennis Festival

The Lawn Tennis Association kindly invited our pupils to a tennis festival at Normand Park in Fulham.

Pupils were put through their paces by coaches from Virgin Active Gym who were really impressed by our boys" tennis skills. 

Chidi, Adam, Daniel and Vasile were some of the stand out performers on the day.

There was also a surprise visit from world number 1 doubles player Nicolas Mahut who won the French Open earlier this month with his partner Pierre-Hughes Herbert.

Fever Tree Tennis Championship Reward Trip

I had the pleasure of taking Jack, James, Mohammed and Jakub to the Queens Club to watch the Fever Tree Tennis Championship on 18th June.

The boys were nominated by their LPC's for their continued excellent effort and behaviour at school. 

We watched several games with the stand out game being Cameron Norrie versus former world number 2 Stan Wawrinka.  Wawrinka won in straight sets.

YEAR 7 SPELLING BEE

The first cross federation Year 7 Spelling Bee competition took place on 11th June after weeks of mounting tension and excitement!

The main prize went to a student from FCGS but our boys performed exceptionally well. Muhab in 7F was placed third; apart from his spelling prowess, he was roped in at the last minute to step in for another finalist who was absent! Incredible courage, sense of pride and commitment to the school at such a young age- well done Muhab.

We played host to parents, staff and  students from both FCBS and FCGS and received some lovely  comments from all who attended. An enormous thank you and well done for a very successful cross federation event indeed!

 

KS3/KS4 BOROUGH ATHLETICS - MAY 2018

After a super Sunday of football, a magnificent Monday of athletics saw both KS3 boys and KS4 take the lion’s share of the points and claim victory in the Borough Athletics championships.

This huge success coupled with our earlier victory in the indoor event this year solidifies our name and reputation borough wide and beyond as a force that requires close attention.

Our attitude and approach to this year’s championship was a true reflection of the result with several outstanding performances in both track and field.

BIKE CLUB

We have the welcome return of the Bike Club on a Monday  (KS3 2.45 - 3.45 and KS4 3.45 - 4.45) just in time to make the most of the warmer summer days.

Learn everything there is to know about bike maintenance.  Bikes will be provided, or you can bring in your own bike to work on.  The club will cover everything from puncture repairs, gear and break alignment to complete rebuilds.

 

QPR SCHOOL LEAGUE FINALS - SUNDAY 13TH MAY 2018

Fulham College Boys Y9 vs  Burlington Danes Academy - Kick-Off: 13:20pm

Fulham College Boys Y11 vs Chelsea Academy - Kick-Off: 15:20pm

There will be a small spectators admission fee upon entry of £4 for adults and £2 for U16s.

It would be fantastic to see as many staff members, friends and family as possible to support our Athletes on their day at the QPR Stadium in Loftus Road.

 

Copy of Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall

On Friday 16th March, a group of Year 7s were invited to attend the Classical Spectacular concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Students left school and headed for South Kensington, amid a buzz of excitement as to what the day would hold for us. We arrived just in time to enjoy a brief spell of glorious sunshine to accompany our picnic lunch in Hyde Park. On arrival at the Albert Hall with many other schools, students were escorted to their seats in the choir stalls right behind the stage! This gave us a fantastic view of not only the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra but the Albert Hall itself. Students were able to identify all the orchestral instruments they have been learning about in lessons, see them really close up and hear the difference in sound from each instrument and family of the orchestra.

Our musical journey began with Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, followed by many wonderful pieces of music from operas, ballets and symphonies from Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Puccini  and Ravel to name but a few. We were able to listen to professional opera singers guided by a wonderful conductor who told us all about each piece before it began. We were treated to an amazing light show for each piece including lasers and dry ice which really added to the experience.

The favourite part for most students was the final piece from Tchaikovsky, the 1812 Overture. Miss Bell had conveniently forgotten to warn students about the cannons and muskets which go off at various stages of the music so needless to say, a few students were a little startled!