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Year 7 Geographers – Map Skills

This half term Year 7 have been looking at map skills. This is a very important skill for students to learn and is one that features throughout the Geography curriculum. Within this topic we have focused on scale, grid references, height on a map, field sketches and map symbols. As part of this topic students […]

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A Level Geography Trip to Minehead

Day 1 After a 4 and a half hour journey we arrived at Nettlecombe Court. After getting settled, we headed into Minehead to be introduced to place geography in the field. Having looked at narratives, 8 ways of thinking and mood mapping we undertook mood mapping in 2 locations in Minehead. Back at the centre […]

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Certificates Ready for Collection

Year 11 and Year 13 Summer 2023 Certificates are now ready for collection. Certificates are available for collection from Reception from 9:30am – 4:30pm. If you are unable to collect your certificates and would like to nominate someone to collect them on your behalf, please email exams@thequestacademy.org.uk to let us know who will be collecting […]

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Trip to Roehampton University

We arrived at the main entrance and were taken to the Portrait Room, where we enjoyed a talk about Roehampton University, and all the courses on offer. The ambassadors introduced themselves and we were so surprised to see one of our Quest students helping out and chatting about what she studies at the university. Frankie […]

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Geography Trip

Year 11 geographers went to Walton-on-the-Naze on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September. We were collecting data on our hypothesis ‘Hard engineering is effectively controlling longshore drift’. The group visited the managed and unmanaged sections of the beach to compare the two sites. Students carried out a groyne profile and two field sketches. Students worked […]

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GCSE Success at The Quest Academy

Students at The Quest Academy in Selsdon have produced a great set of GCSE results. Particular congratulations must go to Quest’s top performers, Lexine Agyare who achieved an astonishing four 9s, four 8s and two 7s and Kanzy Elderini who got five 9s, two 8s, two 7s and a 6. Lexine now plans to go on to study Biology, Chemistry, […]

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Summer School

Over the summer holidays, the new Year 7 pupils came to The Quest Academy for Summer School running the weeks commencing the 14th and 21st. Summer School is an important part of the transition calendar as there is no better way to prepare the pupils for their start here than to let them experience it themselves! […]

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Quest6 Successes

Quest6 students have secured a wide range of exciting destinations now that their school careers have come to an end. From degree courses in Architecture to Acting and Business Management to Biomedical Sciences; apprenticeships ranging from marketing to chemical analysis; and jobs in ecommerce to retail, the students are excited about embarking on new beginnings. […]

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Geography Field Trip

Year 10 GCSE Geography students went to Stratford on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July investigating their hypothesis, “Regeneration has a positive impact on quality of life”. This field work forms part of their Paper 3 exam. We visited Carpenters Estate (which has not been regenerated) and students completed a field sketch and an environmental quality survey. […]

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Thames Water Microbiology Laboratory

Year 12 biologists were invited to visit the Thames Water microbiological laboratory in Reading, which plays the vital role of testing water from taps, pipes and reservoirs for bacteria and other microorganisms. Supplying 2.6 billion litres of fresh water, through 32,000 pipes to 15 million customers, the analysis of coliforms using membrane filtration and mass […]

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Temple Group Visit

On Wednesday, the Science department took the year 12 chemistry students to Temple Group which are an environmental sustainability consultant group in London Bridge. The students were involved in workshops and activities throughout the day in which they learnt about green careers and sustainability across different markets. They took part in problem solving tasks and […]

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FCA Visit

During activities week, the Science and Maths departments collaborated to take year 12 students to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in Stratford. This was a great experience for them as the FCA is the conduct regulator for around 50,000 financial services, firms and financial markets in the UK. Students attended a workshop on early careers […]

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