Year 10 and 12 Coastal Fieldwork Trip, 25th April

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 15:58 -- Lydia Makram

The sunny weather came at the right time for us on our trip to the cornice. The pupils used an array of fieldwork skills such as finding out the beach profile using ranging poles and clinometers. They also completed a litter survey. We were pleasantly surprised to see that there wasn’t a great deal of litter on the streets since bins had been located along the footpaths. We rounded it off with an ice cream to cool us down. What better way to the end the school week!

Copyright Debate

Wed, 24/04/2013 - 10:14 -- Peter Astbury

Year 8 had an excellent debate in their Computer Science lesson this week about the merits of copyright law and whether it should be changed.  We learnt what copyright law said about when its okay to copy work that someone else has produced and when it isn't.  Year 8 had lots of really good ideas about copyright and why they thought it should or shouldn't change but in the end the majority agreed that "This house believes that copyright law should be changed."

Senior School House Football - March 2013

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 10:39 -- Lydia Makram

House Football competitions were enjoyed by Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. The festivals were a culmination of their programme of study.  All the pupils played really well, demonstrated the skills they have learnt in PE lessons and played all matches in a good sporting manner. Well done to all.

Senior School House Football Results

KS 3 Boys

1st                   Gold Eagles

2nd                   Red Scorpions

3rd                   Blue Scarabs

Football Evening - World Water Cooperation Day

Thu, 14/03/2013 - 13:11 -- Lydia Makram

As part of our drive to helping the poor around the world, access to clean water and sanitation is right up there at the top with any other worthy cause in the development arena. The pupils raised money through a cake sale and in a football evening. The charity water aid will receive a worthy donation to help them give help to those who are forced to drink dirty water. Another successful charity event. 

Year 12 AS Geography Fieldwork Trip

Thu, 28/02/2013 - 16:29 -- Lydia Makram

As part of the course we needed to investigate the coastal seas defences. On Thursday 28th February 2013, we started by looking in the cartography section of the Bibliotheca to find old and new land use maps of the coast. We asked numerous people in the library for any professional insights into our enquiry about whether the coastal defences are adequate or not, along with asking normal Alexandrians.

Year 11 Urban Fieldwork: Kafr Abdou - 31st January 2013

Wed, 06/02/2013 - 11:15 -- Lydia Makram

There are many problems around Kafr Abdou associated with overcrowding and competing land use, as we all know. Our students were out and about mapping the land use, judging the environmental quality and even interviewing people to try and work out how best to solve its urban problems. As well as giving them the key skills needed to answer their final examination questions in June this year.

Let’s hope their hard work pays off!

Mr. Abbott, Humanities Teacher

Year 11-12 Business Studies Trip - 13th December 2012

Sun, 16/12/2012 - 09:00 -- Lydia Makram

The Nile Linen Factory in the free zone was an excellent case study for our students to link their theory with the real world. It highlighted the best ways in which to organise and run a business. With massive markets in Europe, the factory has to be efficient to be able to compete. Quality control and production methods were key topics investigated by our students. This will certainly help them consolidate their learning with their looming IGCSE exams. 

Year 10-11 Kafr Abdou Fieldwork

Mon, 10/12/2012 - 15:06 -- Lydia Makram

As part of our fieldwork skills for IGCSE Geography, the students had to investigate local people's perceptions of a natural hazard. An earthquake seemed to be the most appropriate example after the famous 1992 incident in Cairo. The students asked them questionnaires about whether they felt that Egypt was prepared for an earthquake and asked whether people were afraid of a future earthquake. This primary data has now been analysed and evaluated to teach the students the skills needed in Geography fieldwork, which is a key aspect of the course.

Year 7/8 Desert Trip - 22nd to 24th October 2012

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 12:36 -- Lydia Makram

After a long and arduous journey we made to Bahareya. After changing vehicles we ventured forth into the desert. Over the duration of the trip, we were treated to the unique delights of the once volcanic black desert, only to be contrasted by the white limestone, chalk desert the following day (formerly a sea bed). The pupils experienced what most likely was their first camping trip, including a taste of traditional Bedouin cuisine under the stars.