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Bucks & Chiltern Partnership

Year of Formation:2012
Hub:Wycombe Abbey School
Co-ordinator:Sue Jones
Email:bucks@ogdentrust.com

Partnership schools:Amersham School; Beaconsfield High School; Chalfont Community College; Chesham Grammar School; Dr Challoner’s Grammar School; John Hampden Grammar School; St Michael's Catholic School; The Wycombe Grange Pupil Referral Unit; Wycombe High School

The Bucks & Chiltern Partnership has had another busy year. The Sixth Form Physics Conference saw a very high standard of presentations of independent research from Year 13 students in the partnership, with constructive criticism and judging from a Cambridge Admissions Tutor and a splendid supper making this an enjoyable social occasion too. The Arduino Workshop was a series of after-school sessions, introducing students in Year 10 and upwards to basic programming; in its second year, this activity was extremely well-supported by students from across the partnership, and run by a partnership teacher. Lectures, by presenters including Dr Lewney and Professor Boksenberg, were enjoyed by students across the age range. A series of six masterclasses, run in conjunction with the Royal Institution and designed to inspire Year 9 students, was fully booked again this year, the highlight being a trip to the RI in London. Links with local primary schools are as strong as ever, and full advantage is taken of the equipment bank and the CPD on offer. Six primary schools enjoyed visits from the Physics Roadshow and the Year 6 Gifted & Talented day provided an inspirational highlight for the lucky pupils involved.