News

  • Sixth Form Mentors

    Year 12s and 13s are supporting our Year 11s as their mocks and GCSEs approach. Volunteers are mentoring students who feel they needed an older student to explain how they dealt with the stresses of Year 11. Students and mentors meet fortnightly to discuss ideas like; how to revise, what their options are for next year and how to manage their time effectively. This volunt...

    ...Continue reading

  • Year 12 Service and Leadership Session

    In the Year 12 Service and Leadership session this week, our Maths teacher Mr Chapman spoke to students about his 22 years experience of working within the Royal Air Force. Over the years he worked in various roles including intelligence and being on the front line. Students were fascinated by his experiences and ‘Have you ever killed anyone Sir?’ was just one of the many questions...

    ...Continue reading

  • Best Year Ever for Oxbridge

    Congratulations to the four Wren Academy students who made it through the extremely competitive selection process to gain an Oxbridge offer this week, two from Oxford and two from Cambridge. This is the highest number we have ever had during the relatively brief life of our Sixth Form.  Two of the four have the chance to study English, one has an offer for Biomedical Sciences and one for A...

    ...Continue reading

  • Apprenticeship Advice

    This week’s Service and Leadership Hour featured a presentation on the opportunities available for apprenticeships, by The Education and Employers Taskforce. This is a charity that aims to provide a link between employers and school students. Students heard about the huge diversity of apprenticeships on offer and how they can often provide an attractive alternative to a regular university...

    ...Continue reading

  • Oxbridge Interviews

    Eight Wren students have been called to interview at either Oxford or Cambridge, our best ever total. As part the preparation process our students went down to St. Olave’s, in Kent, on Saturday 25 November, to take part in their Oxbridge interview preparation day. As a highly selective grammar school St Olave’s has a long tradition of getting significant numbers of students into Oxf...

    ...Continue reading

  • Engineering Talk

    Engineer Josh Shimmin, from consultancy firm Max Fordham,  visited Wren at the end of October to talk to Year 13 Physics students. He discussed the many options open to those pursuing a career in engineering, including civil engineering, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering. Josh discussed some of the projects he and his company have been involved with, such as the Tate Modern,...

    ...Continue reading

  • Spelling Bee

    Year 12 took part in an Inter-house Spelling Bee this week, as part of their Service and Leadership enrichment. We certainly saw the competitive side of our students, with vocal support from the audience for representatives of their house. Contestants were challenged by words of increasing difficulty, including: pirouette, aspidistra, and a posteriori.  Zinnia (Strand)...

    ...Continue reading

  • A Level Results

    Congratulations to all Wren students who have received their A Level results this summer. They have worked very hard over the last two years and have been rewarded with outstanding results. Particular mention needs to be made of the dedication of their teachers whose excellent teaching, enthusiasm for their subject and constant support has enabled our sixth form students to reach their potentia...

    ...Continue reading

  • Brent Cross Challenge

    A team of Year 12s came through as winners of this year's Brent Cross Retail Challenge, beating strong competition from five other schools, including Woodhouse College. The students spent the morning with different retailers and in the afternoon had to put together a presentation on some aspect of business strategy. The Wren team were tasked with looking at how food outlet Leon could improv...

    ...Continue reading