Exhibition and The Hepworth

Tuesday 30th September and some lucky Year 13 Art and Design students got a chance to go to their first ever Private View of a new art exhibition at The Hepworth in Wakefield.

Called Conflict and Collision, they saw an amazing range of work.  They got to meet up again with Natalie Walton, Head of Learning at the Hepworth. Dr Abigail Harrison-Moore head of School for Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Leeds, gave them tips for their personal statements too.  The highlight was when they got to talk to Toby Ziegler, one of the artists in the exhibition, about his work.

Black History Month

Throughout October Humanities will be promoting Black History Month both in class, through displays as well as some resources to use in form time. For more information please visit http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk
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Recent A level photography student featured in advanced photographer magazine

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Recent A level photography student Mark Watson has been featured in Advanced Photographer magazine. Click here to read the full article.

GCSE results day images

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A level results day images

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Year 12 and 13 Art Students Exhibition 16th July

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Race for Life

 

25 of our year 9 students have been involved in a program called living for sport, run by Sky Tv. They have learnt some leadership skills and how sport can be a medium to success. The final challenge was to organise an event. They decided to link up with the new Dixons school Marchbank Primary and organise a ‘race for life’. The students prepared an assembly, allocated jobs and then ran it on the day.

 

Art in the mall

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Leavers Celebration Concert

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If you would like to download any of the concert pictures you can see the full collection by clicking here. Click on the thumbnail to see the full image.

Educational Outcomes Awards 2014

Dixons City Academy has received national recognition for the value it adds to enable students’ high achievement at GCSE.
The school has qualified for two SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards by being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between key stage 2 results at primary school and GCSE results at age 16, and in the top 20% nationally for high attainment. The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT in June.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
‘Dixons City Academy should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools. These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Dixons City Academy, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.