Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School pupils sit most exams on record
This summer has been a busy one for Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School, as pupils have sat more exams than ever during the GCSE and A Level season. The school hosted a total of 195 formal external examinations this year, which is a great testament to the resilience and determination of the pupils who worked so hard over recent weeks. Exams are stressful for all pupils, but to undertake them whilst receiving treatment in hospital and during a difficult time in their lives is additionally impressive. Pupils were supported in lessons by teachers to cover any remaining areas of the curriculum and plan revision timetables.
Maarten Crommelin, deputy headteacher at the school said: “Exams were managed for pupils from the Snowsfields Adolescent Unit, the Bethlem Adolescent Unit, the Intensive Treatment Programme and the Enhanced Treatment Service. These pupils came to us from a range of schools, many following different exam courses with different demands and regulations….Some pupils had no schools of their own place and were entered for the examinations by The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School.”
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Bespoken Theatre becomes school’s new resident theatre company.
They will work closely with the school to write and perform productions with the children and deliver drama and art workshops tailored to particular themes within the curriculum.
It has been a busy few months at the school and Bespoken have been working closely with children and staff to create unique and individual shows that are tailored to enhance and develop the learning curriculum of the school.
The final show this summer was to celebrate the life of Mary Anning. Creating an immersive historical production about the incredible contributions that Anning made to Natural History and Paleontology.
The children were encouraged to dress up as Victorian fossil hunters and help Mary discover fossils on the beach. They also explored the history of the Victorian holiday and after a music hall interlude, were invited to queue for a delicious vanilla treat at a bespoke ice cream stall.
It was a wonderful end to an wonderful term. The company have many plans for next Autumn term including preparation for a Christmas show.
Watch this space…