Archived News for July 2015

Extended Learning Day
July 17, 2015
By Kuran Phull, Year 12 Student
On the 6th of July all sixth form pupils were taken off timetable in order to participate in an extended learning day (ELD).

Pupils were divided into their regular forms and were given timetables to follow the activities of the day. Activities consisted of a tutorial on how to register and initiate the process of a UCAS application; this application will enable students to apply for universities when ready to do so in a year’s time. Students were then given advice and examples on how to correctly write a personal statement; this was particularly informative as students were taught what was included in a good personal statement and how to include these aspects into a personal statement. Later, students were given the opportunity to research university courses and apprenticeship courses whilst being able to ask questions about anything they felt unsure about. Overall the extended learning day was very constructive for sixth form students who actively took part in the activities offered to them; the day furthered their knowledge about their future and how to improve it.
Induction Day
July 17, 2015
By Anna Church, Year 12 Student
On the 10th July the sixth form held an induction day for the year 11 students who are joining the sixth form in September.

All students were allocated forms which they visited first thing in the morning. The year 11 students then went to taster lessons for each of their subjects they hope to study for A-level.

After break and lunchtime we had a variety of activities in which each form hoped to gain points in order to win overall.
The first activity was a quiz that involved general knowledge, music, sport and TV rounds. After our delicious buffet-style lunch each form participated in a rounder’s competition, tug of war, egg throwing competition and other team challenges. The activities were enjoyed by everybody and provided a great opportunity to get to know the new members of our forms and build communication and teamwork.

At the end of the day, the much anticipated result revealed that form T were the overall winners!

Thank you to everybody who helped run the day, it was thoroughly enjoyable and we now look forward to the year 11s joining us in September.
NHS AGM at the University of Hertfordshire
July 17, 2015
By Briony Day, Year 12 Student
On Tuesday 14th July, Sixth Form were fortunate enough to be invited to the NHS AGM hosted at Herts University.

Several pupils put together a survey for the younger years to complete. The focus was on young people's knowledge of the NHS.

A group of sixth formers went to represent the school and had to present their findings in front of various professionals.

It was an honour to be invited to this event and a brilliant opportunity for students to meet numerous people in medical professions. All the students agreed it was yet another fantastic success for Chancellors!
Year 13 Leavers’ Ball
July 13, 2015
By Anna Church, Year 12 Student
On the 9th July at Moor Park, Rickmansworth the Sixth Form held their annual leavers ball for the Year 13s.

The Year 13s arrived first and had a delicious sit down meal along with speeches from Robyn, Joe and Mr Whitelock. At 8:00 the Year 12s arrived to celebrate the rest of the evening.

Moor Park was a beautiful venue with stunning gardens. The atmosphere throughout the evening was fantastic with lots of laughter, dancing and emotional goodbyes.

The photo booth provided lots of fun with silly props. The DJ got everyone on the dancefloor, enjoying classics such as the cha-cha slide! The photographer captured all of the fun so everyone has lasting memories of the night.

A big thank you to everybody who put so much effort into organising such a fantastic night. Everybody looked amazing and had a brilliant time.
Year 12 Psychology Research Investigation Workshop
July 13, 2015
By Mrs K Maidment, Head of Psychology
Last month we visited the University of Hertfordshire for the day to experience a lecture and seminar delivered by the Psychology Department at the University.

On Monday 6th July, Dr Sue Anthony and her colleague, Nuala Ryder both from the Psychology department at the university, came to visit the Year 12 Psychologists at our school.

Since the visit to the university, the Year 12s have been planning and carrying out an independent research investigation into an area of their choice. Dr Anthony and Dr Ryder took the opportunity to informally talk to the students about the progress of their investigations and offer them any help and advice on how to proceed further.

This was a wonderful opportunity for students to not only challenge themselves with independent research, but also a chance to engage with university lecturers when explaining and justifying their plans. Dr Anthony and Dr Ryder were both very impressed with the standard of the work and the positive attitude that the students had towards their psychology work.

We now look forward to reading the psychological reports when they are handed in after the summer holiday.
Sports Day
July 13, 2015
By Kieran Bett, Year 12 Student
On Friday 3rd July we had our annual sports day, which featured fantastic competitors from all houses and all years which took part in the day’s events, all culminating in a victory to Wolsey House by the end of the day (congratulations Wolsey!).

Throughout the day the events would not have been possible if not for the essential efforts of the staff and sixth form in taking down results and scores, setting up events and the infamous gazebos which fell down more than a few times!

A big thanks to everyone involved, and congratulations to all competitors that took part, it wouldn’t have been possible without your contributions.
2015 Summer Showcase
July 13, 2015
By Kieran Bett, Year 12 Student
On Tuesday 30th June Chancellor’s school hosted the Summer Showcase, which brought together all the arts, from performances from the drama department, to a gallery highlighting the best that our art department has to offer and several performances by the orchestra and music departments.

It was a truly fantastic event, and had an incredible turnout, which would not have been impossible without the careful planning of Mr Clarke, Mr Price, Ms Garnish and the rest of the staff that got involved, not to mention the assistance of the PTA and the Sixth Formers alike.

Thank you to everyone who got involved and made it such an enjoyable event.
County League Tennis
July 06, 2015
By Mrs N Seabrook, Head of Girls PE
This year we have been playing in the boys Nicola Mabbitt County League tennis leagues.

We had representation in the U13A category with year 8’s, U13 B category with Year 7’s and U14 category with Year 9’s. Players have to have an LTA rating of 9.2 or more for this part of the County School’s tennis set up, meaning they play at club level or are keen beginners.

All the squads played well, beating opposition from Mount Grace, Sherradswood, Yavneh, Hertswood and Monks Walk. The Year 7 team narrowly missed out on getting to finals day by losing to Monks Walk 20-18 in games in our final group match, which meant they finished second in the district for their age. The Year 9’s finished 3rd.

The 100% successful Year 8 squad made it through to the finals which were held at Queenswood on Thursday July 2nd. At the event the players were representing Mid Herts and played against schools from around the County.

The boys finished 1st in their pool beating Dacorum district (JFK School) and St Albans district (St Albans Boys School). They played extremely well and had only dropped 4 games in total by the final. In the final they came up against Haberdasher Aske Boys School. Chancellor’s Pair 2 won 4-2 and our Pair 1 lost 2-4. Unfortunately for us, the rules on the day meant that countback was based on Pair 1’s result and rather than play an extra game, we had to settle for second (by a whisker or a ruling!).

Congratulations go to all players who played and volunteered this year in tennis; Year 9 - Sam Mouskides, Nathan Clarke, and Matt Dowdall. Year 8 - Lucas Farndale, Joe Mari, Oli Mask, Matteo Rizzo, Josh Over. Year 7 – Ben Clayton Harris, Daniel Edmond, Alex Pike, Freddy Hotter, Tom Rosamund, Jake Wall, and Daniel Morris.

Well done and a special mention must go to the Year 8 finals team of Josh Over, Oli Mash, Matteo Rizzo and Joe Mari.

We look forward to next summer’s events.