Blog week ending 18th January

Posted on: 18/01/2019

Maximize Your Potential delivered a motivational study skills seminar to our Y11 students as they work toward their GCSEs this summer.  The session included invaluable advice to support their independent study plus tips and encouragement for the examinations.  Students completed a workbook with relevant notes to use as a reference resource.

This term during their PE lessons, Years 8 and 9 are completing a theory unit to give them a taster of GCSE PE. Y9 have been learning about bones, joints, muscles and movement and Y8s have been learning about the importance of diet, body types and social, mental and physical health. The students have really enjoyed it and have learned lots of key information to help them in their future PE lessons.

Mrs Laura Iles

Year 9 Food Technology students have been learning how to make choux pastry.  The finished product was a savoury dish of crisp choux shells prepared with a filling of their choice.


Each department is running support/intervention sessions for Y11 GCSE students.  The sessions are held either after school or at lunch, are open to all students and are designed to most benefit students in each subject.  Please note it would be advisable for students to attend no more than five in a week as this could be counter-productive in terms of time and stress management.

An external tutor offers classes in acting, musical theatre and public speaking.  In addition to recognised qualifications, students are awarded UCAS points.  For availability and further information please contact Kelly Woods as below.

Acting, Musical Theatre and Public Speaking

The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the best actor you could ever hope to be…..  -Stanislavski

​Which is true, but that doesn’t mean we won’t keep trying our hardest to disprove it! Our students work closely with us to understand the process of inhabiting a role. Asking questions of themselves about the characters they are creating, the physical demonstration of emotions, learning about the major practitioners, stagecraft, theatrical convention, vocal modulation, physicality, subtext, and how to convince an audience to suspend their disbelief.

We are incredibly proud of the consistently excellent results achieved by our students from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with the vast majority achieving Merits and Distinctions. Students passing grades 6, 7 & 8 are awarded UCAS points which are of tremendous benefit to anyone pursuing further study.

In addition to the recognised qualifications achieved with LAMDA exams, the lessons are of tremendous benefit to students studying GCSE and A level Drama as they offer a deeper insight into the subject. We are proud to be in our fourth year at WGSG working with students from year 7 to year 13. In the coming weeks we have a few places available to study with us in our Monday evening after school (3.30 – 4.30) group sessions at £9 a week and a short waiting list for solo/duo lessons.  A 20 minute lesson in Acting, Musical Theatre or Mime, years 7 to 11, costs £10 a week (£5 if shared with another student) and can be arranged by emailing

Our Librarian’s Book of the month, Piecing me Together by Renée Watson