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YEAR 11 students and teachers at The International School & Community College were rewarded for their tremendous hard work with the best GCSE results the school has ever seen.

Outgoing head teacher Ruth Robinson and her staff were proud that the results were the best in East Birmingham.

The trend for GCSE results and A-level results to improve every year has continued, helped by the extensive and stimulating curriculum.

An exciting addition to the curriculum for Year 10 students is a wide range of BTEC vocational as well as traditional subjects, so there will certainly be plenty to help every student enjoy and succeed for whatever their career ambition might be.

There were various highlights during the 2005/6 school year.

For example, The International School was awarded Business and Enterprise College status, with pounds 120,000 for the school to spend on improving business studies, ICT and mathematics education teaching.

There were visits from high-profile people, including Prince Harry, who taught Year 9 students rugby, and NASA astronaut Commander Scott Kelly, who recounted his experiences.

The school had the most improved attendance of any in Birmingham and Prime Minister Tony Blair invited Ruth Robinson to 10 Downing Street in July 2006 to discuss how this had been achieved.

VIPs will honour the Shard End area in general and students of The International School at the forthcoming opening of The Prince of Wales Youth building.

ISCCB students have been involved

for the last six years in designing and constructing the building, which will be a fantastic facility for students to use for educational purposes during the day and youth activities in the evenings, weekends and during school holidays.

Additionally, students from the school become athletes for the day at the Alexander Stadium on their sports day. The wonderful venue saw fierce competition and many school records were broken.

There have been many activities available during every holiday for ISCCB students. Over the last six weeks the school has run summer activities which have ranged from hockey to computers, from craft to dodge ball and much more. More than 100 local young people enjoyed the various activities.

"The International School feels that we have a responsibility to use our premises and resources not just to improve exam results, but to provide activities for our pupils and the community, where they can have loads of fun, in a safe environment," said incoming head teacher Colin Bateman.

"This has been possible due to the on-site youth work team and a grant from the Youth Opportunities Fund."

The school's community ties will see 40 ISCCB students build and ride bikes with Alcoa, a local company, along the Kingfisher trail.

Another highlight of the year arrived in July when 220 International School students had a fantastic time at Euro Disney.

These are just a small selection of many and varied activities that students at The International School can get involved with.


The International School

Head teacher Colin Bateman

Address Gressal Lane, Tile Cross, Birmingham, B33 9UF

Phone 0121 464 9600



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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Sep 5, 2006
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