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College Gala Concert plays to a packed house

College Gala Concert plays to a packed house

The annual Gala Concert, held at the start of July, was given to a packed Sports Hall.  In addition to our own choirs and musicians, the audience was thrilled by performances from our visiting performers.  The Chester Wind Band was conducted by Ted Milner who led t... read more

ABBEY GATE COLLEGE GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP TO SWITZERLAND

ABBEY GATE COLLEGE GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP TO SWITZERLAND

  The GCSE and A level Geography students from Abbey Gate College, led by Head of Geography Andy Austen, turned their attention once again to Switzerland and have just returned from a 6 day tour of the Swiss Alps; the aim of the visit being to witness first hand many of... read more

Silver Expedition ends a successful Summer.

Silver Expedition ends a successful Summer.

The Expedition season came to an end on the last weekend of June with thirty nine pupils (12 pupils from Y11 and 27 pupils from Y10) successfully completing their Silver Expedition. The trek from Moel Famau to Dyserth near Prestatyn started in low cloud and rain on... read more

Year 8 Drama Festival Success

Year 8 Drama Festival Success

The Year 8 Drama Festival is an event that takes place every year and on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th June it was our turn to try.  The Drama Festival is a brilliant event held by Drama teacher Miss Andrews and members of the English department.  The whole of Year 8... read more

Sun shines on Shakespeare's Macbeth!

Sun shines on Shakespeare's Macbeth!

 On a beautiful Monday afternoon the words of Shakespeare's verse could be heard echoing around the College Gardens! Our Key Stage Three Drama Club descended into the stunning surroundings to perform their version of 'Macbeth'.  The picturesque gardens provided the per... read more

Best selling author comes to town

Best selling author comes to town

On Thursday 26th June, Year 7 took part in a Creative Writing workshop led by best-selling children's author, Alan Gibbons. Alan, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award for his novel, 'Shadow of the Minotaur', talked about his experiences as a writer and answered questions fr... read more

'Wolf Tales' reach the national final

'Wolf Tales' reach the national final

Congratulations to our fantastic Sixth Form Young Enterprise group, Wolf Tales, who picked up another 3 awards last Thursday, taking their tally so far to 8!  The latest ones included best sales team and the ASDA sales award for best product/sales pitch, on their way to b... read more

Brecon Gold Award success in glorious weather

Brecon Gold Award success in glorious weather

This Gold assessment route started at Llanddeusant and took in a number of 600m peaks including Pen y Fan on the way to Brecon – over 70 kilometres; a big physical challenge! The groups had sound navigational skills and demonstrated excellent knowledge of all areas needed... read more

VITAL POINTS HAUL FOR MORRIS ON CHALLENGING HOCKENHEIM WEEKEND

VITAL POINTS HAUL FOR MORRIS ON CHALLENGING HOCKENHEIM WEEKEND

 Former Abbey Gate College Sixth Form student, Seb Morris, rounded-out the third event of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup season at Hockenheim last weekend, 14th/15th June, sixth in the championship standings following an outing of mixed fortunes for the Caterh... read more

Provocateur in Residence

Provocateur in Residence

On June 16th, a ‘provocateur’ visited Abbey Gate College to stimulate argument and discussion with pupils from years 9, 10 and 12.  They were given the topic of ‘private education’ to prepare; Tom Bureau, the provocateur, then incited debate by stating that private... read more