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Year: 2016

Bronze Success for Duke of Edinburgh Students

A huge congratulations to 8 students who completed and passed their assessment for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition at the Long Mynd in Shropshire over October half-term. Travelling on foot, unaccompanied and completely self-sufficient for 2 days, the students enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to explore the Long Mynd hills in Shropshire. The skills […]

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Science Magic…Magic Science with Ian Dunne

Last week we welcomed several of our local primary schools in to see a fantastic science show delivered by the very engaging and amusing science presenter Ian Dunne. Ian wowed the audience with various scientific demonstrations including a Van de Graff generator, a singing Tesla coil, and an extremely high pitched talking Theramin (pictured)! The […]

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Violin Lessons a hit with Year 7 Students

Students in Year 7 are learning to play the violin taught by specialist instrumental teachers from Forest Arts Centre working alongside Head of Music Mrs Duckett, as well as taking part in singing and musical games. This exciting opportunity enables every child to have the chance to experience live music, group singing, ensemble playing and performance. Our […]

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Year 7 Rounders Team Crowned Walsall School Champions

Only 6 months after being formally introduced to the sport, Grace Academy Darlaston’s Year 7 Rounders team were crowned Walsall School Champions after an impressive final against Streetly. Over the summer months the team played numerous league matches against schools from around the Walsall borough including Aldridge, Pool Hayes, Shire Oak, Brown Hills, St Francis […]

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Students Celebrate rise in A* to A Grades in Their GCSE Results

Students at Grace Academy Darlaston are celebrating achieving outstanding results in their GCSEs. The majority of students achieved grade C or above in English and Maths, with both subjects achieving above national average progress. Over 61% of students achieved A* to A grades in at least one subject, an increase of 26% on last year. […]

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Improved achievement for Sixth Form students

Sixth Form students at Grace Academy Darlaston are celebrating an overall improvement in their achievement this year. Over 90% of A Level students and 100% of vocational students passed their examinations with some exceptional results, while the average points allocated to each student increased by 12 points compared to last year. Many students’ achievements surpassed […]

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Grace Academy Darlaston awarded Duke of Edinburgh plaque at Buckingham Palace

In September 2015, Grace Academy Darlaston became a Directly Licensed Centre to deliver the renowned Duke of Edinburgh Award programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. On Monday 16th May, Principal Mr Salt and Duke of Edinburgh Manager Mrs Duckett were invited to Buckingham Palace to be presented with the special Licensed Organisation plaque from […]

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Students go on Kinver Edge Day Walk

Earlier this month, twelve Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Students, Mr Miles, Miss Franks and Mrs Duckett walked 8 miles off-road around Kinver in South Staffordshire over the Easter holidays. The Great British weather tested the group as they navigated their route along muddy bridle paths, tow-paths of the Worcestershire and Staffordshire Canal, foot paths and […]

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Darlaston Primary Schools Rappers Win Poetry Slam

A team of primary school rappers has won first place in a poetry slam at Grace Academy Darlaston run by Andy Craven-Griffiths, renowned lead singer and rapper for his band ‘Middleman’. The winning rappers from Years 3 and 4 at Kings Hill Primary School beatboxed their way to victory against 53 of their school mates […]

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Talking About University with Former Oxford Student Emma Bausch

Emma Bausch, the Outreach Worker at Oriel College, Oxford visited the Academy today to hold workshops with our Year 10 and Sixth Form students. These workshops gave a valuable insight into University life. The Year 10 students were given an introduction to university life, including reasons to go to university, choosing a course, with a […]

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