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27/10/21

Meet Ezinne - the UK's best Spanish student! 🇪🇸 Having won in 2019-20, Ezinne was finally able to receive her certificate and coveted prize of a bursary for further Spanish studies in Spain. Congratulations to Ezinne for achieving this impressive feat. 👏 https://t.co/1DB2aMn0K9

27/10/21

Retweeted From CRUK Blackheath shop

🧡Thank you to all the amazing teachers, staff & pupils from the wonderful 4 raising over £922 for 👏. Such a fabulous school, with heart & soul, that takes the time to make a difference, thank you all so much🧡🙏🏼🧡 https://t.co/fJLPNoFQj5

21/10/21

Recently, Year 13 student, Carla, attended the prestigious French acting school, Les Cours Florent in Marseilles. 🇫🇷 This wonderful experience was made possible by our MFL Sixth Form Scholarship. Read Carla's full recount 👇 https://t.co/I1svygz2Lq

20/10/21

If you have a little one at home, our Director of Music and Music Scholars would like to invite you to 'Classics for Kids' - a 30-minute musical adventure, introducing little people and their grown-ups to a range of music and sounds. 🎶 Book your space 👇 https://t.co/Igub9zvCTs

18/10/21

Throughout October, we have participated in a range of activities for . There have been talks from guest speakers such as , assemblies on Black familial history, and so much more; because, at BHS, the things that make us different are celebrated. https://t.co/hWhSWez52w

15/10/21

Our girls did an absolutely fantastic job of designing and creating their own kites at home and in their lessons last week! 🪁 Here they are at 's kite day on Sunday, proudly taking their kites to the skies. 👇 https://t.co/atave4UKMB https://t.co/QnqHYNllTm

15/10/21

Such a spectacular array of donations from our Junior girls and their families for the Harvest Festival!🍂 What a wonderful way to bring the start of the autumn term to a close: with generosity and compassion. 💫 https://t.co/hyIdzyq0DB

15/10/21

Retweeted From CRUK Blackheath shop

🧡Thank you so much wonderful seniors & juniors 4 doing a mufti today 4 🧡. So important & crucial 2 raise awareness & funds. Mrs B looks awesome & we’re sure you will all have a fabulous day. Thank you🙏🏼🧡👏💥 https://t.co/rkjLerWXNU

14/10/21

Congratulations to our cross country teams👏- what an impressive, well-deserved feat! 🏆 https://t.co/HDAUMVDbh9

12/10/21

Our Science lessons have started strong this term. Both students and teachers are excited to be taking part in practical experiments. In Year 12, girls have been dissecting fish heads to study gill arcs and filaments, for their new topic 'Transport in Animals' - fascinating! https://t.co/6KvodQD0W6

12/10/21

Good luck, girls! 🤞 https://t.co/9d35NqkzOZ

11/10/21

We were delighted to host you - thank you for sharing your story with us. https://t.co/5MkVIA8QDS

08/10/21

Our Year 6, 8 and 9 girls loved showing visitors around at our School in Action mornings this week. Registration is still open for next week's School in Action mornings. Book your space here to experience our vibrant teaching environment live in-person > https://t.co/Ygfjfk7SV4 https://t.co/9bjxvmYHhz

07/10/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

We are very excited to welcome and students from the to for a Wollstonecraft Speaker Series special tomorrow...the students have been thinking hard about good questions!🤔 https://t.co/6Tc0usgkST

05/10/21

Our Junior School girls have been set the challenge of making a kite that they can fly at 's kite day on Sunday. Nursery to Year 5 will make theirs at home and Year 6 will be getting stuck-in in their DT lessons. We can't wait to see their innovative creations! 🪁 https://t.co/SxGUcY5rG8

04/10/21

Our Year 8 girls are putting on their detective hats to try and uncover the mystery of the injured science teacher. Let's hope they solve the case before home time! 🕵️‍♀️ https://t.co/8ZHVwfWST5

01/10/21

It was such a pleasure to open our doors and welcome guests to our Open Morning last week. It is always wonderful to see visitors engaging with our creative, diverse community, and we can't wait to welcome guests back again to our School in Action mornings next week. https://t.co/yI1dhswWbt

30/09/21

Our Mighty Girls enjoyed welcoming guests to the Junior School Open Morning on Saturday. They will also be at our School in Action mornings on 7 & 13 October to tell you more about the Mighty Girls Challenge and how it motivates our girls. Register here - https://t.co/khR0dV8M5G https://t.co/zFQJOlXLUf

28/09/21

There's still time to register for our Sixth Form Virtual Q&A taking place tomorrow. Book your place to engage with our Sixth Form Leadership Team and our Sixth Form students to find out what makes the Blackheath High A-Level experience unique - https://t.co/u2tP3Nc1z4 https://t.co/RreDiOFLUh

25/09/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Ready to open our doors this morning - wonderful to be able to welcome visitors safely and warmly onto our site at last! https://t.co/KoQBsV1nlz

23/09/21

We encourage our girls to be daring. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/rlC9TvehpD https://t.co/hst4PMNND8

23/09/21

A massive congratulations to our sports scholar, Marley, who competed at the Inter-Regional Champs for British Triathlon last week. After qualifying for the main final, Marley pushed herself and finished 9th in her age group in the entire UK - incredible! https://t.co/PoaH1QNOOv

22/09/21

Our Sixth Form girls are courageous and insightful. Speak with our Sixth Form Leadership Team at our Virtual Open Evening and Live Q&A on Wednesday 29 September to find out what makes Blackheath High Sixth Form unique – book now: https://t.co/qtcBgOg8PC https://t.co/IPnnN6QNHG

21/09/21

Our Senior School students loved receiving their 'welcome' tote bags at the start of term. These eco-friendly, reusable bags were designed by one our talented Year 13 Textiles students, Lumina, who will be starting at the University of Bath this year. https://t.co/dRQc0YDrzw

20/09/21

It's societies week! Last week our Sixth Form students advertised their societies in a whole school assembly, and this week our senior girls will be choosing which society they would like to join. They can choose from a wide range, from Art, to Film, to Law and many more. https://t.co/u6W1xGsxhX

17/09/21

We support and encourage our girls all the way from Nursery to Sixth Form. Book your space at our Open Morning on Saturday 25 September and take a tour of our new Sixth Form Centre to see how we can prepare you for university and beyond – sign up now: https://t.co/cUoFRsIY2Z https://t.co/BVkJ5VIZFC

17/09/21

Last week we celebrated the achievements of our wonderful Year 11 and 13 students at our Valedictory Ceremony. There were music and dance performances by our students, and an inspiring speech from . Needless to say, it was a fantastic evening. https://t.co/2cU5U5s2XX

16/09/21

It was such an honour to host the Sixth Form ball for our recently graduated Year 13 students this month. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating their achievements with their friends and former teachers as they prepare to move into the world of higher education. https://t.co/EHMLMvA2SX

09/09/21

GCSE and A-Level art displays are being put up across the school today. Each year we celebrate the amazing talents of our art students with an exhibition where their work goes on display for all to enjoy. This year's exhibition will be taking place next Tuesday. https://t.co/g5xotu3nqM

07/09/21

Today is our Clubs Fair. At the Clubs Fair, students can choose from a range of exciting extra-curricular clubs to further enrich their studies. Some of our clubs include: 🥋 Chinese Martial Arts in Mandarin 🚲 Bicycle Maintenance 👾 Minecraft & more! Which would you choose? https://t.co/5629a4iWPN

06/09/21

Wishing a warm welcome back to all of our students. As we step into the new term together, we're looking forward to a fun-filled year and seeing where our girls will Boldly Go. https://t.co/XW42DA2LI7

03/09/21

Retweeted From Brent Pirie

GDST girls from and Norwich High, playing a cracking piece of music. An ethos of collaboration, team work, friendship and supporting each other at a challenging but enjoyable residential week of playing brass 💥🎼👏🙌 https://t.co/JNvYCWs0W8

25/08/21

We encourage our girls to chase their dreams with conviction. Take a tour of Blackheath High Sixth Form GDST at our Open Morning 25 September – book now: https://t.co/hzAsr04f9Z https://t.co/ReFCFTJAGG

25/08/21

Having worked though the most challenging of years, our Sixth Form Textiles student have produced the most extraordinary collections and have proved just how creative they can be. Read more about our impressive Sixth Form Fashion Show here: https://t.co/lUb5yelRqq https://t.co/XCv8xq5xDY

23/08/21

On Thursday 24 June, we displayed all GCSE and A-level Art work as an exhibition in the Wollstonecraft Room. This featured acrylic paintings, mixed-media and Personal Investigation projects. Well done girls! You can view a gallery of the work here: https://t.co/HP6QdsdjTS https://t.co/NXfD0Ba4Wz

19/08/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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18/08/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Day 3 of the Sports Camp has kicked off with a very competitive game of Capture the Flag. https://t.co/LN9BRc4LOp

17/08/21

Retweeted From Ruth Coles

Reviewing brand-new primary Christmas nativities in August for and secretly loving it🎄 🎶. Thanks for asking ! https://t.co/z7kRgNYV2i

17/08/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

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17/08/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Day 2 of the Sports Camp and we’re having a great time. There’s been dodgeball, hockey, tennis, rounders, netball - the only thing missing is some sunshine ☀️ https://t.co/uA39pUJlBl

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April 2

Spotlight on Senior Maths

Maths teacher Mr Tarr tells us all about the benefits of Senior Maths at Blackheath High School and how it is a benefical gateway to many skills and careers.

How long have you been teaching Maths at Blackheath High School?

I have been teaching at Blackheath High Senior School for nearly two years now.

Can you tell me about your background?

I grew up in Scotland but went to Nottingham to study Civil Engineering at university. Although I enjoyed the subject I didn’t see myself pursuing it as a career: there’s a limit to how interesting I find concrete! My parents were both teachers so I guess the profession must have called to me from an early age. I decided I wanted to do something exciting where I could make a direct difference in peoples’ lives and teaching looked fun! I did a PGCE in Southampton and taught in Central London for seven years before moving to Blackheath.

What is covered in Maths? What are your students working on at the moment?

I really enjoy teaching such a wide variety of subjects and age groups, it’s a great challenge. Currently I’m teaching Year 9 about the 2500-year-old topic of Loci which involves a lot of practical work. I’m doing another practical subject, Moments, with my Year 13 which reminds me of my Civil Engineering days, and in Year 13 Further Maths we’re looking at integrating trigonometric functions using the Weierstrauss substitution. Don’t ask!

Is it a popular choice of subject?

GCSE students have to take the subject of course, but Maths is one of the most popular A Level subjects at Blackheath High School, which is a real testament to the effort and engagement of the department.

What are the benefits of studying this subject?

Maths is a gateway to so many skills and careers: any hobby or job involving logic, statistics, proportion or real-life modelling benefits from good mathematical skills. If you want a high-paying job in programming, finance, science or engineering, then Maths is the key to that. Also people with a Maths A Level earn 10% more on average than those without across their career. As a mathematician you also get really good at Sudoku.

What is unique about Maths here?

At Blackheath High School we offer a really personalised experience: we know how all our students are doing and act to make sure that they have the ability to achieve their best. We are also reflective and every year strive to improve the learning experiences of our students. For example this year our Head of Department, Mrs O’Hanlon, introduced the Maths Support Hub. This is a space that students can go during any lunchtime for help from teachers, to meet their mentors, or just for a quiet place to practise. It has been a great success.

Is there a particular aspect of the course that students tend to enjoy?

There are too many to count! (pun intended)

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