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The next event will take place on Saturday 13 September 2014 with access for stall holders and buyers from 7:00am; no need to book.
stalls holders £7 (car); £10 (van). Subsequent boot fairs in 2014 will be held on 11 October

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    The first day of term 1 for all students is Friday 5 September 2014.

    However years 12 and 13 may be called for interview in the previous days or week.

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    Got your results?
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  • P1020855 250px Dane Court Grammar School is celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results: 96% of students gained at least five GCSE passes at grades A*-C.

    Among

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  • csp2014 250px Luke Burston, Monique de Cormorand, Yumeng Li and Kallum Marlow have just returned from a three week Scholars' Summer School at Cambridge University. This prestigious

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  • hsm 250px In July 2014 students and staff from across the school joined forces to present High School Musical on Stage!
    Created by Disney and based on

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  • Namibia14 250px A group of 16 students joined Mr White and for the final time Mrs Opperman on a 16-day adventure into the heart of Namibia. Joined

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  • P1020778 250px Over the last two days, year eight students have been involved in The Thinking Project in which they were asked to think about themselves, their

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  • P1010796 250px There are over 100 sixth form students taking science subjects at Dane Court this year. They all took part in the Group 4 Project, an

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08/09/2014 1:50 pm - 3:30 pm

GCSE results 2014

P1020855 250pxDane Court Grammar School is celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE results: 96% of students gained at least five GCSE passes at grades A*-C.

Among our outstanding students, Sarah Jones scored 12 A* grades and one A, Amy Napier and Alice Rawson both gained ten A* grades and at least two further A grades; Suzanne Fletcher and Esme Votta both gained nine A* and four A grades. Top-scoring boys were James Howard with nine A* and five A grades; Matthew Hancox, Daniel Van Hinsbergh and Alex Payne each gained seven A* and six A grades.

Science results were especially impressive, with 85% of students gaining A* and A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These excellent results mean that the large majority of students have secured the grades they need to progress to high-achieving sixth-form International Baccalaureate courses at Dane Court.

Head of School Andrew Fowler said “these superb results reflect the hard work of the students and the wonderful support they have received from their teachers and parents.”
Sarah Snaydon, Assistant Head, said “I am delighted with the success of our Year 11 students. They have worked very hard for these excellent grades, with a very significant number gaining four levels of progress. A number of students have overcome great personal hardship, and I am very proud of their success.”
Chair of Governors Dr V Austin commented, “As always, Governors are intensely proud of the achievements of students and staff at Dane Court.”

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Scholars' Summer School

csp2014 250pxLuke Burston, Monique de Cormorand, Yumeng Li and Kallum Marlow have just returned from a three week Scholars' Summer School at Cambridge University. This prestigious event not only provided fantastic academic opportunities but also offered a glimpse into the life of a Cambridge undergraduate. As members of this programme our students were able to explore the city, make inspiring new friends, enhance their future and receive advice for their applications to university.

Energize your future

The Lighthouse ChallengeA group of 35 year eight students spent last week working with Education Busines Partnership Kent and local employer Cummins Power Generation to explore how we make electricity and other forms of energy. The week started with a visit to school by James and Sudhar - two ambassadors from Cummins. They brought with them a range of models and kits for our pupils to use when exploring many ways of generating electricity. In the afternoon James and Sudhar introduced our students to the challenge for the rest of the week; to develop an innovative way to generate power for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

High School Musical on Stage!

hsm 250pxIn July 2014 students and staff from across the school joined forces to present High School Musical on Stage!
Created by Disney and based on their own 2006 TV movie; "High School Musical", the theatrical format retains the energy and strong story line (described by the author as a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet) of the film version.

The Thinking Project

P1020778 250pxOver the last two days, year eight students have been involved in The Thinking Project in which they were asked to think about themselves, their skills and the aspirations for the future. Students were asked to create a presentation using whatever means they wished, to convey their thoughts on what type of person they aimed to be 15 years hence. The task asked students to think independently, creatively and be self reflective. All students worked hard and did an excellent job.

Namibia 2014

Namibia14 250pxA group of 16 students joined Mr White and for the final time Mrs Opperman on a 16-day adventure into the heart of Namibia. Joined this year by Miss Hodgett, the students explored the stunning desert, finding the elusive desert elephant, not seen by the students on the two previous trips.
As the students sat on top of a windy sand dune at 5:00am you could see their hearts warming to this very special continent and what it has to offer. As always the run down after the hard climb was loved by all, with Martin and Sally making the most of the opportunity to tumble their way down over the soft sand. From there they moved north to the Skeleton Coast, via Mrs Opperman's family farm and a great meal of Springbok pie.

International Baccalaureate results 2014

P1020630 250pxDane Court Grammar School is absolutely delighted with their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results, received this week. 92% of students passed the Diploma and, across the whole year group, the average point score was 33 – equating to the equivalent of 3 A level A* grades each.
Annie Hale, Head of Sixth Form, said "This was our first IB cohort with the whole year group studying either the IB Diploma or the IB Careers-related Certificate. They have performed quite brilliantly. The IB is the best educational offer in the world and is far more coherent and worthwhile than simply taking three A levels. The IB is also regarded by many as being more challenging than A levels – and our superb results prove that Thanet students not only have the sticking power, but also the talent, to compete against the rest of the world and come out on top."

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