Careers Fair 2015

Students visiting the Dow Corning stand were able to experience working in full safety equipment.

Students visiting the Dow Corning stand were able to experience working in full safety equipment.

On February 26th, Barry Comprehensive School’s Main Hall was filled with companies, businesses and organisations welcoming students to the annual careers fair.

Hundreds of students visited the stalls to find out about the opportunities in the workplace and in further education.

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Geologists narrowly miss out

The Barry Comprehensive team

The Barry Comprehensive team

On Tuesday 10th March six geology students from Barry Comprehensive School travelled to take part in the Welsh final of the BGS Schools’ Geology Challenge.

As part of the event each team had to prepare a poster on this year’s topic: ‘The Greatest Geological Discoveries’. Continue reading

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Healthy Living Week 2015

Show Racism the Red Card encouraged students to examine their own beliefs about different cultures

Show Racism the Red Card encouraged students to examine their own beliefs about different cultures

Now in its 7th year, the annual Healthy Living Week at Barry Comprehensive School has become established as a focal point of the spring term calendar with students and staff taking part in a wide range of activities promoting healthy eating, healthy bodies, healthy minds, healthy relationships and a healthy planet.

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F1 in Schools Success

F1 Team Gareth Hurman, Mitchell Thorngate, William Eddy, Thomas Cosgrove, Oliver Bartlett and Bloodhound Team Dylan Davies, Luke Sargent, Jack Ollier, Ruben Hopkin, Thomas Froud, Joshua Garland

F1 Team Gareth Hurman, Mitchell Thorngate, William Eddy, Thomas Cosgrove, Oliver Bartlett and Bloodhound Team Dylan Davies, Luke Sargent, Jack Ollier, Ruben Hopkin, Thomas Froud, Joshua Garland

Two teams from Barry Comprehensive School won through to the F1 in Schools National Finals from the Regional Final held recently at Swansea Waterfront Museum.

F1 in Schools Ltd is a social enterprise working with industry partners to create a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, science, Continue reading

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Geology Fieldwork Fortnight

GCSE Trip - Observing the 'Three Chimneys' feature

GCSE Trip – Observing the ‘Three Chimneys’ feature

Over two weeks in late January and early February GCSE and AS level Geology students have undertaken important fieldwork trips as part of their respective courses.

The GCSE geologists stayed at Broadhaven overnight and undertook two days of fieldwork looking at the rocks, minerals and fossils in the area. We visited Marloes Sands, Broadhaven, Newgale and Solva to investigate the geological history of the area. Continue reading

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Mathematics Success

Some of the students who achieved A* and A grades

Some of the students who achieved A* and A grades

The summer examinations are still a few months away but some Barry Comprehensive School students already have a GCSE under their belts.

Last November, a group of 95 Year 11 students took the opportunity to sit their GCSE Mathematics examinations early.  Continue reading

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