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08/10/15 - Strode Students Amazing African Adventure
Strode Students Amazing African Adventure

Nineteen A Level Biology students from Strode College enjoyed an amazing African adventure - a two week field trip in Zambia - where they got up close to the wonderful wildlife and learnt about the fascinating culture. 

The students enjoyed treks and safaris in some of Zambia’s stunning national parks, where they encountered a wealth of wildlife including elephants, hippopotamus, crocodiles, baboons, giraffes and zebras. A highlight for the students was a night safari to watch lions hunt buffalo and a leopard hunting impala.

Other trip highlights included a visit to an elephant sanctuary where the students were able to feed baby elephants, and a visit to the world’s largest waterfall - Victoria Falls. 

Fiona Deacon, Strode’s A Level Biology teacher, said: “This was a highly enjoyable and successful trip; the students have returned to their studies inspired. You just can’t beat seeing the animals in their natural environment and the trip was also a great opportunity for our students to experience other cultures.“ 

Biology is one of four A Levels taught at Strode College to be ranked among the best in the country for student progress. This is measured by Advanced Level Performance Systems (ALPS), the national system that compares student’s A Level results with their predicted results based on their GCSEs. The other Strode A Levels ranked as best in the country for student progress are: Archaeology, Law and Psychology.

Photo (top-left): Verity Payton-Crisp of Bridgwater (formerly at Crispin School) feeding a baby elephant.

In the jeep and ready to go on safari.  Strode students had a great time at the elephant sanctuary in Zambia.

Above-left: In the jeep and ready to go on safari.
Above-right: Strode students had a great time at the elephant sanctuary in Zambia.

Georgie Lucas (formerly at Ansford and lives in Keinton Mandeville) feeding a baby elephant.  Amelia Noonan (formerly at Huish Episcopi Academy and lives in Somerton), zips over the Zambezi River on the Zambia/Zimbabwe boarder.

Above-left: Georgie Lucas of Keinton Mandeville (formerly at Ansford Academy) feeding a baby elephant.
Above-right: Amelia Noonan of Somerton (formerly at Huish Episcopi Academy), zips over the Zambezi River on the Zambia/Zimbabwe boarder.

You can find out more about studying Biology at Strode College and many other A Levels and vocational qualifications by visiting the college’s Open Evening on Thursday 22 October, 6.00-8.30pm.

Find out about A Level Biology at Strode.

01/10/15 - Sound, Lights and Effects for Strode Students
Sound, Lights and Effects for Strode Students

Music Technology students at Strode College were given the chance to get some hands on experience with some professional sound equipment last week when Adam Benton, managing director of ASB Industries Ltd, a production company specialising in sound, lighting and effects based near Yeovil, found time in his busy schedule to pay them a visit.

He brought with him two digital mixing consoles: a Midas Pro2 and a Yamaha LS9; both examples of professional sound equipment that is used throughout the live music and events industry. Adam showed the students how to set up and control each mixing console as well as talking about the industry, job opportunities and working practices.

Subject leader for Music Technology, Adrian Smith said: “Music industry links and first-hand experience are so valuable for our students; we aim to build in as many opportunities like this as possible.” To find out more visit the Music Technology section of our website.

28/09/15 - Cardboard Carnival Comes to College
Cardboard Carnival Comes to College

Art and Design students at Strode College showed skill and creativity recently, making some impressive cardboard carnival costumes.

Students worked together in small groups to design and construct sturdy but stylish cardboard costumes in less than two days before the project finale - a catwalk show in front of other students and staff.

They created some intricate and striking costumes such as the Hindu god Ganesh, Medussa, Jenny the Jellyfish, a Witch Doctor, a Chicken Dinner and a Clown Harlequin. All of the costumes showed a great deal of thought, imagination and skill, with one group using a combination of talcum powder and glitter to create ‘steam’ for their Eco-Friendly Express Train.

Duncan Cameron, Strode College’s Foundation Art and Design course manager, said: “We always kick off the year with a project to warm up the students’ creativity after the summer holidays and to get them working together in small groups – we want them to hit the ground running with this fun induction! They’ve shown great design and construction skills and created some fantastic costumes using recycled cardboard, brown tape, paper and string. We’ve had a great time working with them - watching their ideas develop and their confidence grow. I think we’re in for a record-breaking year of art and design at Strode.”

Students who worked on the cardboard costumes are studying Art and Design Level 3 Extended Diploma and Art and Design Foundation pre-degree Diploma.

Jago Sherman, from Thornford near Yeovil is currently studying Art and Design Foundation pre-degree diploma and he worked with the team that created ‘Geoffrey Beef’ who wears a tailcoat, a bowtie and mini top hat, and carries a cane with his hooves. Jago also modelled the cardboard creation for the catwalk. He said: “I used to work in an office for a packaging supply company so it’s quite funny that I’ve come to college and my first project is this! I really enjoyed working on this project – everyone is so friendly at Strode. It was really good fun and it’s been brilliant meeting new people.” Jago plans to go to Goldsmith’s University in London when he finishes his studies at Strode.

Bryony Kemp lives in Glastonbury and was home educated before joining Strode. She is currently studying the Art and Design Extended Diploma. She was on the team that created ‘Clown Harlequin’. “We wanted to create a circus feel to the outfit – and it gradually became a ‘harlequin’.”

Strode College also teaches A Level Art and Design and Art and Design Level 2 Diploma.

Take a look at all the costumes in our Cardboard Carnival gallery.

11/09/15 - Most Ever New Students Welcomed to 'Outstanding' Strode College
Most Ever New Students Welcomed to 'Outstanding' Strode College

Over a thousand new students, the most ever, began studying A Levels and vocational courses at Strode College this week, but before they got down to some hard work they had fun at the College Fresher’s Fair finding out about the many clubs, activities and interests they can enjoy while at Strode.

There was a buzz of excitement in the air as the students looked around the 43 stands displayed by College clubs and services, outside agencies offering information and advice, and interest groups inviting students to get involved.

James Staniforth, Principal of Strode College said: “This is an exciting time for our new students and we want them to get the most out of their time with us. Following our Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rating last year, we are confident the students who have joined us this year to study A Level and vocational courses will make outstanding progress, achieve excellent results and accomplish their university and career ambitions in the future. We encourage our students to work hard and to become independent and motivated learners, and we also encourage them to take part in other activities and to develop other interests. We provide a vibrant and varied mix of activities at Strode and our Fresher’s Fair is a great way to show our new students what’s out there for them.”

Freshers Fair 2015  Freshers Fair 2015

Left: 'It's ok 2BU' students pose for a photo.
Right: Students talk to one the many exhibitors attending the event.

Strode students can choose from over 30 different sports activities, as well as choir, music, dance and theatre groups, languages – including Japanese and Mandarin, creative writing, debating, photography, employability skills and charity fundraising, including the College Gambia Project.

College staff were on hand at the Fresher’s Fair to talk about the services available to students such as academic and personal support, transport, housing, finances, careers, higher education and counselling. A wide range of outside agencies also attended including the Samaritans, RAISE (Racial Awareness, Inclusion, Support & Education), Mind, Chlamydia Screening Service, Somerset Road Safety, Somerset Rural Youth Project, Terrace Higgins Trust, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the National Blood Service.

Freshers Fair 2015  Freshers Fair 2015

Left: Lily Preece, Lauren Bowles, Freya Sutherland, Jake Bryant enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.
Right: Students have a go at Fencing.

 

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea Smith lives in Street and previously attended Crispin. She is studying Health and Social Care: “I really like it at Strode, it has really good teachers. I was here previously.”

 

Caleb GibbsCaleb Gibbs lives in Shepton Mallet and previously attended Ansford. He is studying Public Services: “I’d been recommended Strode College and when I came on Open Evening I liked the feel of the place – and it offered the course I wanted to do.”

 

Maddy TaylorMaddy Taylor lives in Westbury-sub-Mendip and previously went to the Blue School in Wells. She’s studying Public Services and Business Studies: “Strode has such a wide range of courses to choose from. I really wanted to come to college for a fresh new start.”

 

Callum CookCallum Cook lives in Wincanton and previously attended King Arthur’s Community School. He is studying A levels in Business Studies, Physics and IT: “I decided to come to Strode because it has the best reputation and was the best choice for me. I’m really impressed by the Enrichment opportunities too, especially the range of sports available – I’m probably going to sign up for Futsal.”

 

Daniel QuintonDaniel Quinton lives in East Coker and previously attended Westfield Academy. He is studying the Extended Diploma in Music: “I’d heard good things about Strode and I’m glad to be here.”

 

Molly PaolozziMolly Paolozzi lives near Sherborne and previously attended The Gryphon School. She’s studying A Levels in Law, History, Psychology and Sociology: “I really enjoyed it when I came to the Experience Day. I think the Fresher’s Fair is brilliant and am looking to sign up for enrichment activities – something in sport or exercise.”

 

Estelle SpinnerEstelle Spinner lives in Yeovil and previously attended Bruton School for Girls and is studying A Levels in Geography, Art, Chemistry and Geology: “Strode was always my preferred choice. It has a really nice and inviting atmosphere. I’m interested in Somerset Road Safety here at the fair.”

 

Jake BryantJake Bryant lives in Stoke St Michael and previously attended Whitstone School. He’s studying A Levels in Graphic Design, Film Studies, Media Studies and Business: “Strode was top of my list and the best choice for me. There’s a lot of information at Fresher’s Fair, it’s really informative.”

 

Paul Norris, Session Marketing Co-ordinator in the South West area for NHS Blood and Transplant said: “It’s our first time here and we’ve had an incredible reaction from the new students – they have been asking questions and made a conscious decision to sign up with us today. We’ve signed up 20 blood donors and 15 organ donors. We’re really pleased.”

 

20/08/15 - Art & Design Student's Sculpture to Greet Meadow Walkers
Art & Design Student's Sculpture to Greet Meadow Walkers

Charlotte McKeown, Level 3 Art & Design Extended Diploma student at Strode College, recently won an under 20s sculpture design competition, hosted by the Step in Stone Project. Charlotte went on to create her sculpture full-scale in a day with help from Step in Stone. Guided walks are being run, in collaboration with ecologists from Somerset Wildlife Trust’s ‘Save Our Magnificent Meadows’ project, through a normally restricted zone, and Charlotte’s sculpture will be one of the works of art on display along the way in Halecombe. The event runs until October 18 and starts in the grounds of Somerset Earth Science Centre, near Shepton Mallet, for phase one. On August 15 phase two starts with Westdown/Asham and Halecombe quarries both having work installed and phase 3 will form part of Somerset’s Art Weeks Festival. Leaflets and maps are available from Shepton and Frome tourist information.

13/08/15 - Strode's Best Ever Results Confirm Ofsted's 'Outstanding' Judgement
Strode's Best Ever Results Confirm Ofsted's 'Outstanding' Judgement

Students at Strode College in Street are delighted with their outstanding A Level and vocational results - the best ever achieved at the college. These excellent results clearly reinforce Ofsted’s recent judgement that Strode College provides 'outstanding' sixth form education.

James Staniforth, Principal of Strode College said: “While these fantastic results are great news for the college as they reflect the high quality of the education we provide, they are even better news for the hundreds of students who have studied and thrived with us, and who are now able to progress onto university and into great careers.

“Last year, when Ofsted judged our teaching and support to be outstanding and found that this leads to outstanding student progress and achievements, we said that we would continue to strive to be outstanding in all we do. These results show that we are delivering on that promise and there is no place better in Somerset to study A Levels and vocational qualifications. We achieved our 'outstanding' result last year and our students now have their outstanding results too. I am delighted and send my congratulations and respect to our students and our staff for their hard work and commitment to achieving their very best.”

A Level results - Best Ever

Strode’s A Level students achieved excellent results across the breadth of subjects studied, including the 'facilitating' subjects favoured by many universities such as Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, History, Geography and Languages; and other more specialist subjects such as Law, Psychology, Sociology, Film Studies, Art and Design and Textiles.

Strode’s overall pass rate for A Levels this year is 99.6%, significantly higher than the national average of 98.1% The number of students at Strode who gained high grades of A* to B is 57% compared to 52.7% nationally, with 9.3% of students achieving A* grades compared to 8.2% nationally; 31 students gained three or more A grades. 82% of students gained A* to C grades compared to 77.2% nationally. Subjects notable for the high number of A* grades are Geography 29%, Biology 25%, Further Maths 21%, Art and Design 21%, Maths 18% and Law 17%.

Three students achieved particularly outstanding individual performances, gaining the highest possible results of four A* grades:

  • Results CelebrationEdward Beaty (from Walton and formerly at Crispin School) gained A* in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and History, as well as grade 1 in his Maths STEP papers – he is going to Cambridge University to study Maths;
  • Bethany Clough (from Baltonsborough and formerly at Huish Episcopi Academy) achieved A* in Geography, Physics, Maths and Further Maths – she is going to Durham University to study Engineering; and
  • William Orchard (from Glastonbury and formerly at Crispin School) achieved A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths – he is going to Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.


The majority of Strode’s students will go on to university with 1 in 3 gaining places at top Russell Group universities. This year six students were delighted to achieve the grades they need to progress to Oxford and Cambridge. In addition to Edward Beaty and William Orchard:

  • Altair Brandon-Salmon (from Ston Easton and formerly home educated), will go to Oxford University to study History of Art, having achieved A Levels in History of Art A*, History A*, English Literature A* and Government and Politics A;
  • Myfanwy Craigie (from Bruton and formerly at Sexey’s School) will go to Oxford University to study German and Spanish, having achieved Spanish A*, English Literature A* and German A;
  • Georgia Corrigan (from Glastonbury and formerly at St Dunstan’s School) will go to Oxford University to study French and Russian, having gained English Literature A*, French A and History A; and
  • Amber Pavey (from Ilchester and formerly at Stanchester Academy) will go to Oxford University to study Earth Sciences, having gained A Levels in Biology A*, Geology A*, Maths A and Physics B.

Results Celebration
Many other students will go on to professional employment and this year, for the first time, some Strode students will be taking up highly competitive Higher Level Apprenticeships, including:

  • Emily Burridge (from Shepton Mallet and formerly at The Blue School), who has accepted a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship as a Trainee Supervisor with Hanson Aggregates, through Derby University under the 'Lead Programme';
  • Chris Jones (from South Petherton and formerly at Stanchester Academy), who will be employed as a Level 4 Engineering Higher Apprentice with Agusta Westlands; and
  • James McGillivray (from Moorlinch and formerly at Crispin School) who will be working in Project Management as a Higher Apprentice with Thales.


Vocational qualifications

Strode’s advanced level vocational results are also excellent, with a 99% pass rate; 53% of students achieved a Triple Distinction or higher, with 34% achieving a Triple Distinction Star, equivalent of 3 A* at A Level.

AS Levels

AS results were also excellent with 13 students achieving four A grades at AS Level and Albie Gifford (from Shepton Mallet and formerly at Whitstone School) achieving five A grades, in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Human Biology and Psychology.

Download the Strode College Roll of Honour 2015

 

Strode College Results - Student Case Studies

A Levels

Edward BeatyEdward Beaty, from Walton and formerly at Crispin School
A Level results: Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Physics A*, History A* and STEP Maths grade 1
Where next? Cambridge University to study Maths

“I’m happy with my results. I expected to do well but I needed a high mark in the additional STEP Maths paper that I had to take to get into Cambridge University; I was surprised with my result. The teachers at Strode gave me a lot of help to prepare for the STEP paper, they arranged for a special tutor to help those of us taking the exam – I got more support than people I know who are studying elsewhere. I’m really looking forward to university.”

 

Bethany CloughBethany Clough, from Baltonsborough, formerly at Huish Episcopi Academy
A Level results: Physics A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A* and Geography A*
Where next? Durham University to study Engineering

“I was really scared yesterday but feel really good now. I can’t quite believe it! I needed one A* to get my place at Durham University and I got four! I didn’t sleep last night, so got up early for my results and then went back to bed and slept so well. Strode has been brilliant – the teaching was really good and everyone is so friendly.”

 

William OrchardWilliam Orchard, from Glastonbury, formerly at Crispin School
A Level results: Biology A*, Chemistry A*, Physics A* and Maths A*
Where next? Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences

“It was a possibility that I could do well and I thought I’d get one A* in Maths, but I didn’t sleep well and got up early to check my results. I needed two A*s and an A to get into Cambridge and I got four A*s – I’m feeling pretty good. I’m excited about going to university but nervous too.”

 

Rachel LynchRachel Lynch, from Langport, formerly at Huish Episcopi Academy
A Level results: Physics A*, Maths A* and Chemistry A
Where next? Birmingham University to study Physics

“I’m feeling very happy. I was predicted B grades when I joined Strode based on my GCSEs but I got two A* and an A – much better than I needed for university. I have absolutely loved it at Strode, particularly the teachers and the atmosphere at college. I don’t want to leave but I am really excited about going to university.”

 

Altair Brandon-SalmonAltair Brandon-Salmon, from Ston Easton, formerly Home Education
A Level results: History of Art A*, History A*, English Literature A* and Government and Politics A
Where next? Oxford University to study History of Art

“I thought I could do well, I knew it was achievable, but I didn’t expect to get such good results. It has been hard work but I’ve really enjoyed my two years at Strode – it’s been a fantastic experience. The teachers have made it a real pleasure and have definitely contributed to my success. Without their assistance with the application process for Oxford University I don’t think I would have got in. They made sure I was prepared and knew what to expect; their support was really useful.”

 

Amber PaveyAmber Pavey, from Ilchester and formerly at Stanchester Academy
A Level results: Biology A*, Geology A*, Maths A and Physics B
Where next? Oxford University to study Earth Sciences

“I’m so happy and relieved. It feels a bit surreal. I’m the first person in my family to go to university, and I’m going to Oxford. I called my mum at work and she cried; I called my dad and he said he was going to do cartwheels in the car park; and I called my granddad and woke him up – he said he didn’t mind being woken up for such good news! I don’t think I would have applied to Oxford without the encouragement of my teachers at Strode. They made me think I could do it and they pushed me to achieve the best I could in my A Levels. I’m really excited about going to university but also quite nervous about leaving everybody.”

 

Georgia CorriganGeorgia Corrigan, from Glastonbury and formerly at St Dunstan’s School
A Level results: English Literature A*, French A and History A
Where next? Oxford University to study French and Russian

“I’m really pleased with my results – yesterday was nerve wracking and I didn’t get much sleep. I’d like to say thank you to my teachers, especially my English teachers because I got a B grade for my AS exam last year and it seemed unlikely that I would get a high grade, but I got an A*! “

 

Peter HernimanPeter Herniman, from Shepton Mallet and formerly at Ansford Academy
A Level results: Maths A*, Physics A, Further Maths A and Computing B
Where next? Southampton University to study Computer Science

“I am relieved! I was having doubts yesterday about how well I had done, so I’m really happy and looking forward to university. I’ve enjoyed my time at Strode. I like the relaxed atmosphere here and the fact that you get to know the teachers well so that you can interact with them confidently. They take time to know you and they know how to help you achieve what you need.“

 

Emily CooperEmily Cooper, from Bridgwater and formerly at Haygrove School
A Level results: Biology A*, Chemistry A, Psychology A and French B
Where next? Bangor University to study Marine Chemistry

“I did much better than I thought I would; I cried! I didn’t think my exams went well, so I was only expecting one A grade. Strode has been amazing. The teachers are brilliant, the support is great and it’s such a friendly place.”

 

Jack DuddenJack Dudden, from Yeovil and formerly at Westfield Academy
A Level results: Maths A*, Physics A, Chemistry A and History B
Where next? Durham University to study Physics

“I got the grades I need for university and I’m very excited, although I’m shattered today as I didn’t get much sleep. I’ve really enjoyed it at Strode. It’s always been a really positive experience.“

 

Alannah Brannagan-FullerAlannah Brannagan-Fuller, from Martock and formerly at Stanchester Academy
A Level results: Biology A, Chemistry A, Maths A and Physics B
Where next? Hull and York Medical School

“I was terrified yesterday but am really happy today, although I don’t think it has sunk in properly. The teachers at Strode are really supportive and always willing to help and I made lots of friends here.”

 

Mitch DeanMitch Dean, from Ashcott, formerly at Crispin School
A Levels: Maths A, Accounting B, Further Maths C and Level 3 Diploma Accounting Pass
Where next? Apprenticeship with Milsted Langdon Accountants in Taunton

“I studied an Accounting Diploma alongside my A Levels – it’s been hard but worth it. It feels good to get good results after putting in so much effort. There’s no point spending two years studying if you’re not going to work hard and get good results.”

 

Vocational Qualifications

Health and Social Care

Sophie NugentSophie Nugent, from Wincanton, formerly at King Arthur’s Community School
Vocational result: Health and Social Care Level 3, Extended Diploma: Triple Star Distinction
Where next? Bournemouth University to study Adult Nursing

“I am literally so proud of myself! I became very focused at college and my teachers were very supportive, which helped to improve my results from my predicted grade. Strode is a great college and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. There’s a good balance between studying and social life.”

 

Sport

Sara BradleySara Bradley, from Wedmore, formerly at Kings of Wessex Academy
Vocational result: Sports Level 3, Extended Diploma: Triple Star Distinction
Where next? Gloucester University to study Sports Therapy

“I loved it at Strode and I highly recommend it; it’s been the best two years and I definitely made the right decision to study here. I’m so happy with my results; it just goes to prove, if you put your head down you can achieve.”


IT

Matt TreeceMatt Treece, from Somerton, formerly at Huish Episcopi Academy
Vocational result: IT Level 3, Extended Diploma, Triple Star Distinction
Where next? Working in Explorium, a learning centre in Compton Dundon, as a Media Manager

“The learning style of vocational studies suited me much better than A Levels. I loved the environment at Strode and meeting new people and the teachers are brilliant and really supportive.”

 

Business

Emily WhiteEmily White, from Street, formerly at Crispin School
Vocational results: Business level 3, Extended Diploma: Triple Star Distinction
Where next? Bath University to study Management with Marketing

“Strode has a friendly, community atmosphere with high quality teaching – the staff genuinely care and want you to achieve; it motivated me to put lots of work in - I knew I was capable of achieving this grade.”

 

Art and Design Foundation Diploma (Pre-degree Diploma)

Frances EyreFrances Eyre, from Darshill near Shepton Mallet, formerly at The Blue School
Vocational results: Art and Design Foundation Diploma (pre-degree): Distinction
Where next? Falmouth University to study Marine and Natural History Photography

“Strode has been a brilliant bridge between school and university. It’s such a great environment and the teachers put in a lot of time; their feedback and constructive criticism has been invaluable. Strode College is brilliant and I would always recommend it.”

11/08/15 - Courses for Adults Enrolment Event
Courses for Adults Enrolment Event

Strode College in Street will be opening its doors from 10am - 2pm on Saturday September 5, to anyone aged 19 or over who is interested in enrolling on a new course. If you fancy learning a new skill, taking up or developing a new interest, gaining a qualification or training to support your career, there’s plenty to choose from in Strode’s latest ‘Courses for Adults’ prospectus.

Staff and teachers will be on hand during the enrolment event for any questions you may have regarding the 100s of part-time courses for adults that are available. Courses include: creative writing; arts and crafts; childcare; a variety of hair, beauty and complementary therapies; computing; foreign languages; photography plus many more.

If you’re interested in finding out more or enrolling on a new course, pop along to the Courses for Adults Enrolment Event at Strode College on Saturday September 5, call 01458 844590 or visit the Courses for Adults section of our website.

Pottery  French class

17/07/15 - Strode College Sports Awards Celebrating Sporting Success
Strode College Sports Awards Celebrating Sporting Success

Strode College held its annual Sports Awards recently to celebrate individual and team achievements throughout the year in local, regional and national competitions. Students, representing the broad range of different sports played at the college, enjoyed a memorable evening at the Tor Leisure Club.

Twenty two awards were presented recognising the outstanding contribution, talent and effort that students have made to college sports over the last year.

Overall ‘Sports Man of the Year’ went to Jake Krige (from Crewkerne); ‘Sports Woman of the Year’ went to Lianna Burt (from West Pennard); ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sport’ went to Amy Clegg (from Shipham) and the ‘Team of the Year’ award went to the Strode College Men’s Trampolining team who successfully competed at both the British Colleges and English Schools National Finals. Other awards for each sport included `Player’s Player of the Year`, `Player of the Year` and `Most Improved Player`.

Shonagh Butler, Head of Sport Strategy at Strode College, said: “Our Sports Awards evening is an excellent opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the College’s sports men and women for the successes they have achieved, both for individual and team sports. We have had some very high standards of performance at national and regional level this year, but we also recognise and appreciate the weekly commitment that these students have made to ensuring that team fixtures are met and competitions are entered, so these awards also give recognition for the commitment, effort and contribution that the students give to college sport.

“Numbers of students participating in sport at Strode have once again increased this year. Much of their sporting success is due to the quality of the coaching and support they receive and the commitment of our sports team staff. I am very grateful for all of their efforts.”

Strode Sports Awards Strode Sports Awards Netball Team

 

Strode College Sports Awards Winners

Jake KrigeSports Man of the Year 2015
Name: Jake Krige
Hometown: Crewkerne
Previous School: Wadham Community School

 

Lianna BurtSports Woman of the Year 2015
Name: Lianna Burt
Hometown: West Pennard
Previous School: Crispin School

 

Amy CleggOutstanding Contribution to Sport
Name: Amy Clegg
Hometown: Shipham
Previous School: Kings of Wessex

 

Netball

Ellie GrantNetball Coaches Player of the Year
Name: Ellie Grant
Hometown: Street
Previous School: Crispin School

 

Lucy BakerNetball Player’s Player of the Year
Name: Lucy Baker
Hometown: Walton
Previous School: Crispin School

 

Lauren ArmsonNetball Most Improved Player
Name: Lauren Armson
Hometown: Wincanton
Previous School: King Arthur’s Community School

 

Football

Joe Foreman1st Team Football, Manager’s Player of the Year
Name: Joe Foreman
Hometown: Ilchester
Previous School: Stanchester Academy

 

Joe Brine1st Team Football Player’s Player of the Year (and Top Goal Scorer)

Name: Joe Brine
Hometown: Evercreech
Previous School: Ansford Academy

 

Cameron Shepherd1st Team Football, Most Improved Player
Name: Cameron Shepherd
Hometown: Street
Previous School: Crispin School

 

2nd Team Manager’s Player of the Year
Name: Frazer Carpenter
Hometown: Shepton Mallet
Previous School: Whitstone School

 

Alex O’Brien2nd Team Player’s Player of the Year
Name: Alex O’Brien
Hometown: Evercreech
Previous School: Ansford Academy

 

Jordan Mason2nd Team Most Improved Player
Name: Jordan Mason
Hometown: Walton
Previous School: Avalon School

 

Laurence CataGoal of the Season
Name: Laurence Cata
Hometown: Yeovil
Previous School: Westfield Academy

 

Joe BrineTop Goal Scorer (and 1st Team Football Player’s Player of the Year)
Name: Joe Brine
Hometown: Evercreech
Previous School: Ansford Academy


Hockey

Betony ColmanHockey Coaches Player of the Year
Name: Betony Colman
Hometown: Shepton Mallet
Previous School: King Arthur’s Community School

 

Lianna BurtHockey Player’s Player of the Year
Name: Lianna Burt
Hometown: West Pennard
Previous School: Crispin School

 

Rachel LynchHockey Most Improved Player of the Year
Name: Rachel Lynch
Hometown: Langport
Previous School: Richard Huish Sixth Form College

 

Trampolining

Josh PimmTrampolinist of the Year
Name: Josh Pimm
Hometown: Westonzoyland
Previous School: Huish Episcopi

 

Cross Country

Sam SommervilleSomerset County Team Cross Country 3rd Place
Name: Sam Sommerville
Hometown: Montacute
Previous School: Stanchester Academy

 

Team NineteenTeam Nineteen (College Six-a-side Football League) Winners:

  • Ryan Catterall (from Martock and formerly at Leyland St Mary’s Technology College)
  • Tom Ball (from Street and formerly at Crispin School)
  • Craig Miller (from Shepton Mallet, formerly at Whitstone School)
  • James Ashman (from Cheddar, formerly at Kings of Wessex Academy)
  • Cameron Shepherd (from Street, formerly at Crispin School)
  • Lucie Nurse (from Street, formerly at Crispin School)
  • Becky Jenkin (from Langport, formerly at Huish Episcopi)

 

Team Nineteen Helpers (officiating and recognition of efforts)

  • James Lee (from Street, formerly at Crispin School)
  • Callum Sydenham (from Martock, formerly at Huish Episcopi Academy)

 

Sports Management Team Certificates Strode College Sports Management Team Certificates:

  • Amy Clegg, Shipham, Kings of Wessex
  • Ellie Green, Yeovil, Westfield Academy
  • Lianna Burt, West Pennard, Crispin School
  • Callum Sydenham, Martock, Huish Episcopi
  • James Lee, Street, Crispin
  • George Edge, Shepton Mallet, Kings School, Bruton

 

Find out more about Sport Extended Diploma, Sport Level 2 Diploma and Physical Education A Level at Strode College

07/07/15 - Complementary Therapies students visit Lavender Farm
Complementary Therapies students visit Lavender Farm

The part-time Level 3 Complementary Therapies group recently visited Faulkland Lavender Farm, located near Radstock, to learn and see how the lavender is grown and processed to become Lavender Essential Oil.

Beauty Therapy Lecturer and Complementary Therapy Course Manager, Min Parfitt, who uses the oil on her course said, "Lavender oil is a universal oil, which is excellent for all conditions, both physically and mentally. It's especially used for relaxation as it has a calming, soothing effect, that is great for anxiety and stress related conditions. It also helps to calm the mind and aid sleep." 

For more information please see our Complementary Therapies course page.

06/07/15 - Further Information on Further Maths at Strode College
Further Information on Further Maths at Strode College

A level Maths students at Strode College benefitted from some extra help recently when retired Admissions Manager for Maths at Bristol University, Richard Walters, came along for the day to deliver a workshop aimed at preparing students for studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics subjects at university level. The workshop dealt with new styles of learning, and gave students the opportunity to experience how lectures are delivered by universities, which can be quite different to the way lessons are taught at schools and colleges.

Sam Sommerville is currently studying A levels at Strode but plans to study Further Maths in the next academic year: “Today’s workshop has challenged me to think about solving maths problems in a way that I wouldn’t normally have. It’s helped me to think outside the box. I’ve gained the knowledge to be able to look at problem solving from a different perspective.”

Find out more about Maths and Further Maths A Levels at Strode College.

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