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Students compete in national competition


Congratulations to all of our students for their efforts during the Vocabexpress Global Challenge 2016, which resulted in the best ever results for the academy as we were placed 11th nationally for all languages, 6th for French, 7th for German and 13th for Spanish.

Considering that more than 30,000 students from over 200 schools registered points during the course of the week long competition, this is a really pleasing set of results.

For the first time at the academy, Year 7 pupils were also invited to take part and they rose to the challenge, working hard as individuals to beat older pupils in the academy and also as a team to win points to move the academy up the national leader boards. Parents at the Year 7 partnership evening told many stories about their children asking to stay up late to earn more points! It is thanks to the high level of commitment and determination shown by our pupils that we kept our positions on the national score boards for the top schools in the country for all three languages. Special thanks go to Matthew Bowman, who even scored some points for learning Mandarin!

The top 25 pupils in each language will feature in a special display in the languages area and will receive certificates to prove they are geniuses. Particular congratulations go to the following students who were ranked top three for French (Phoebe Lilly with 4,415 points, Jasmine Crosby with 4,190 points and Jessica Taylor with 4030 points), for German (Trinity Fenney 3,265 points, Kelly Rowlands 3,110 points and Matthew Lynch 1,555 points) and for Spanish (Leonie Hanlon 1,285 points, Georgia Edwards 1,265 points and Naieeda Akthar-Haque 945 points).

We are now looking forward to the next languages challenge, when we hope to climb even higher on the national leader boards.

Students compete in national competition

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