BSB Reporters

The BSB School Life from a Different Perspective

Glaring at our freshly printed timetables towards a list of four total subjects, generous free periods braided within the days that create a seemingly, already hectic year. We all wonder what the sixth form expects from us. The responsibilities, high expectations, and endless piles of homework we’ll have to manage for two years before going to university - another daunting thought in itself. It is the unspoken-of transition from being a teenager to an adult over a single summer when you’re expected to be older, more mature, calm and collected. Yet, we’re all still the same 16 year-olds that took our IGCSEs a few months ago. One half-term into the year, we’ve probably changed our minds about what we thought sixth form will be like. Welcome to our column. We’re a group of four voluntary writers wanting to give members of our community an insight into our school life from a student perspective, writing content that is truthful, relevant and impartial.

The EPQ: Should You Do It?

A compilation of reflections by Alexandra, Bonny, Georgina and Laura
At the start of Year 12, we were given the option to either complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or a...

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The Black Panther Party

Parallels and Perpendiculars, what Their History Can Teach Us, an article written by Rafael
The Black Panther Party exists as a brief blip in American history and as an even smaller...

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​Christmas Gift Appeal

An article written by Yasemin and edited by Daniel
The holidays are rapidly approaching and the BSB community aimed to spread joy to the wider public. Once again, our...

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Turtles All the Way Down

An article written by Ilinca and edited by Daniel

About the book:

  • Author - John Green
  • Genre - Young adult
  • Book Type -...

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Get to Know Our teachers: Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Mulchrone

Written by Ada and Alexia, BSB Reporters Edited by Daniel, BSB Reporter Mr. Kennedy As some of you might know, Mr. Kennedy is our School’s new Drama teacher. Unfortunately, neither of us take Drama,...

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12 Angry Men: The Dangers of Preconception and Prejudice Pose for Justice and an Assured, Taut Example of Minimalist Filmmaking

Written by Matei, BSB Reporter It is safe to assume that a majority of people avoid watching old movies in favour of the new. commercial, contemporary film: topped with today’s popular stars,...

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The Return of Mr. Shuttleworth: A Year in Vietnam

An article written by Bonny and edited by Daniel. At the end of the 2018-2019 academic year, BSB’s most enthusiastic Maths teacher Read More

A Truly Addictive Book with Phenomenal Writing

One of Us is Lying, Book Review written by Vedangini and edited by Daniel Author - Karen M. McManus Genre - Mystery Book Type - Fiction Read More

BSB is Back!

An article written by the BSB Reporters: Briony, Ilinca, and Veda

We can all agree that 2020 was no one’s year. Four months of online school stretched out for what felt like an...

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BSB’s National Discus Champion

Written by Bonny and Laura , the BSB Reporters Over the summer, Alexandra, BSB Year 13 student, had been taking part in numerous...

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​Charity @BSB

An article written by Bonny and Emilia, Edited by Daniel (Year 12 students).
Something we found ourselves getting more and more involved in, ever since we joined BSB, is charity...

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​10 Things I Wish I Knew at the Start of Year 12

An article written by Laura and edited by Daniel (Year 12 students)
If you are like me - by which I mean a normal human being that is neither unnaturally neat nor organised - then...

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Racism Has No Place in Our Future. What about Yours?

An article written by Briony and Ilinca (Year 10 students), and edited by Daniel (Year 12 student).
As part of the diverse BSB community, we students should be aware, if not involved, in the...

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BSB in Quarantine

Written and edited by the BSB Reporters team.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in a multitude of ways, one of which is the colossal shift from traditional education to...

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BSB's Journey to Becoming an Eco-School

Written by Bonny and edited by Daniel.
This term, Head of Science Mr. James Walsh started an Eco-Schools Award CCA (Co-Curricular Activity) where he acts as the Eco-Coordinator guiding the...

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How to Pick Yourself Up after the Mocks

An article by Bonny and Emilia. In February, we mark the end of the dreaded mock examinations and welcome results with open arms. To some, it is a wake-up call that their revision...

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Shaping a Humanities Academic Profile

An article by Laura. As Year 12 students, it is rare that we know exactly what we wish to study for the next four or so years of our lives. For quite a long time, I was contemplating between multiple...

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Celebrating 20 Years of Preparing BSB Students for a Better Future

An article signed by Bonny and Laura.
As Sixth-Formers, the questions we get asked from everyone we know are all the same. Which universities do you want to go to? What do you plan on studying...

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Why Passion Outweighs Quantity in Aiming for Success

An article signed by Laura. As Sixth-Formers, the greatest priority is said to be academics, however, what builds all our individual profiles are the activities, commitments and...

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​Sixth Form Doesn't ‘Hit You Like a Truck’

The very beginning, by Bonny
My first day of sixth form was a surprising start. Eleven new students had joined our year group, which was much more than I had expected for year 12. Many...

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Review of the 2019-2020 Academic Year

We can all agree that the 2019-2020 Academic Year was far from ordinary! Our team of BSB Reporters proceeded to discover how this school year was for our colleagues and teachers. Watch the wonderful video...

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