The ACE Academy Newshttp://acesch.co.uk/OFSTED Inspectionhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-16-ofsted-inspectionhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2017-01-16-ofsted-inspection<p>School is being inspected by OFSTED on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th January. <a href="/files/files/Letter/Letter_to_parents.docx" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the OFSTED letter to parents, and access the&nbsp;parent view here: <a href="http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/">www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk</a>.</p> http://acesch.co.ukMon, 16 Jan 2017 17:04:58 GMT6TH Form Informationhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-09-6th-form-informationhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-11-09-6th-form-information<h1>&nbsp;6<sup>th</sup> form open evening is on 24<sup>th</sup> November 2016: 3.30pm &ndash; 6.30pm</h1> http://acesch.co.ukWed, 09 Nov 2016 08:47:39 GMTINSET Day Cancelledhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-30-inset-day-cancelledhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-09-30-inset-day-cancelled<p>The inset day planned for the 5th October has been cancelled. School will be open to students as usual.</p> http://acesch.co.ukFri, 30 Sep 2016 10:32:20 GMTSummer Opening Hours for the Libraryhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-summer-opening-hours-for-the-libraryhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-summer-opening-hours-for-the-library<p>Dear Parents/Carers,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To ensure students have access to plenty of reading materials over the summer, please be aware that the school library will be open <b>every Wednesday</b> <b>between 10am and 2pm</b>.&nbsp; Students are welcome to browse, return and change their books and DVDs during this time.&nbsp; For those families that have received overdue letters - all overdue items should have been returned to the school library by now, or the student should have at least come to talk to me.&nbsp; This summer holiday is their final chance to do so.&nbsp; Any students who have received letters, but have neither returned the item(s) nor spoken with me by the time we return in September will no longer be allowed to borrow from the school library as I cannot guarantee the safe return of borrowed items which has a negative effect on many other students.&nbsp; Should you wish to contact me during the holidays to discuss any issues, please feel free to come to see me or ring me on any of the Wednesdays, or email me on <a href="mailto:nina.williams@acesch.co.uk" target="_blank">nina.williams@acesch.co.uk</a> .&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I hope you all have a happy holiday!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Mrs Nina Williams, School Librarian</p> http://acesch.co.ukTue, 19 Jul 2016 12:13:52 GMTSports Aidhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-21-sports-aidhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-21-sports-aid<p align="center"><strong><u>SPORTS AID</u></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A well done goes to all staff and students for undertaking the activities put in place to raise money for Sports Aid.</p> <p>It was a great afternoon of basketball between staff, 6<sup>th</sup> form and year 11. Staff came out overall winners and Mr. Lewis scored an impressive shot &ndash; he took all day to prepare!</p> <p>The year 7 charity club ran a lunchtime &lsquo;tuck shop&rsquo; that was well supported as well as giving their time at the basketball game to keep players and supporters well fed and watered. They also did an &lsquo;extra&rsquo; tuck shop at the whole school lunch break to raise extra funds.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/4.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>The highlight could be said to be the &lsquo;Throw the sponges&rsquo; at your PE staff where students paid 20p a go to throw sponges at staff. Miss. Green and Mr. Elmes got particularly wet!</p> <p>The money raised to date is &pound; 156.87.</p> <p><img align="left" height="333" hspace="12" src="file:///C:/Users/P8F87~1.BYT/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" width="444" />A well done goes to Miss. Brown for all of the hard work and the commitment she has shown to this event and for engaging the students to support a worth while cause, also to the PE department who have supported this charity in every way they could.&nbsp;</p> http://acesch.co.ukMon, 21 Mar 2016 08:12:59 GMTCharity Fund Raising Events for Motor Neurone Diseasehttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-21-charity-fund-raising-events-for-motor-neurone-diseasehttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-21-charity-fund-raising-events-for-motor-neurone-disease<p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">ACE as part of their continued Charity events this school year are undertaking a mini marathon to raise money for Motor Neurone disease.&nbsp; The students are being sponsored to run, skip or walk one mile around the school field to help support this worthy cause.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Miss. Green is also running the London Marathon and the students participation in this is also a warm up to help her with her training.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">If anyone would like to donate or sponsor we will be willing to accept your help and support.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; color:black">Keep reading and stay tuned to the school website&nbsp;as we will be updating the gallery&nbsp;with photos of your children and the London event.<o:p></o:p></span></p> http://acesch.co.ukMon, 21 Mar 2016 08:10:00 GMTDofE Diamond Challenge http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-16-dofe-diamond-challengehttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-16-dofe-diamond-challenge<h2 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Keith&#39;s Diamond Challenge is to complete 100 Classic Climbs! </strong></h2> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><strong>Within this, the 60<sup>th</sup> Year of the Duke of Edinburgh Award</strong></h2> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="/images/2.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 258px; float: left;" /></strong><img alt="" src="/images/1.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 536px; float: right;" /></p> <p><strong>Please help towards his &pound;1,000 Target</strong></p> <p><strong>How to make a donation</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Donate online at &ndash;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.justgiving.com/Lust-for-Adventure2016"><strong>www.justgiving.com/Lust-for-Adventure2016</strong></a></p> <p><strong style="text-align: center;">By text message</strong><span style="text-align: center;"> to donate &pound;10 Text </span><strong style="text-align: center;">FIKM76 &pound;10</strong><span style="text-align: center;"> to </span><strong style="text-align: center;">70070 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keith&rsquo;s Story</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Over the years, I&#39;ve done some amazing things with some fantastic people.... I completed The First Atlantic Rowing Race from Tenerife to Barbados (3,000 miles) , have reached both the Poles, sailed and completed all the land sections of The Five Kingdoms Challenge and Three Peaks Yacht Races,&nbsp;canoed many a long distance river marathon and much, much more, &nbsp;but now, I&rsquo;m not putting it off any longer.... I&rsquo;m taking the DofE Diamond Challenge with a personal goal of completing 100 Classic (Global) Rock, Ice or Mountain Climbs... it&rsquo;s now time to take fund raising to&nbsp;a &lsquo;far&rsquo; higher level!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Join me or sponsor me and help transform the lives of many vulnerable young people across the UK.... and help make this happen!&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>100 Classic Climbs</strong></p> <p><strong>Keith&rsquo;s Climbing Log:&nbsp; 01/02/2016&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="718"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="4" style="width:340px;"> <p><strong>Climbs</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Type</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p><strong>Status</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p><strong>Date</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p><strong>Climbs</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" style="width:340px;"> <p><strong>The Lakeland Mountains</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Mountain UK</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Completed</p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>14/02/2016</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>7</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:132px;"> <p><a href="http://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes1.htm">Scafell Pike</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes1.htm">Scafell</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes4.htm">Helvellyn</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes1.htm">Ill Crag</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes1.htm">Broad Crag</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes27.htm">Skiddaw</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.walkingenglishman.com/lakes4.htm">Lower Man</a></p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>South West</p> <p>South West North East South West South West North West North East</p> </td> <td style="width:57px;"> <p>978m</p> <p>964m</p> <p>950m</p> <p>935m</p> <p>934m</p> <p>931m</p> <p>925m</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>3,209 ft</p> <p>3,163 ft</p> <p>3,117 ft</p> <p>3,068 ft</p> <p>3,064 ft</p> <p>3,054 ft</p> <p>3,035 ft</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" style="width:340px;"> <p><strong>The Welsh 1,000m Peaks</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Mountain UK</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Completed</p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>28/02/2016</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>4</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:132px;"> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnedd_Llewelyn" title="Carnedd Llewelyn">Carnedd Llewelyn</a></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnedd_Dafydd" title="Carnedd Dafydd">Carnedd Dafydd</a></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garnedd_Ugain" title="Garnedd Ugain">Garnedd Ugain</a></p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yr_Wyddfa" title="Yr Wyddfa">Yr Wyddfa</a> (Snowdon)</p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>Snowdonia</p> </td> <td style="width:57px;"> <p>1064m1044m1065m1085m</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>3491 ft 3425 ft</p> <p>3493 ft</p> <p>3560 ft</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="4" style="width:340px;"> <p><strong>The Derbyshire Peak District</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Completed</p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:132px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>Stanage</p> </td> <td style="width:57px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Gritstone</p> </td> <td style="width:113px;"> <p>Lead - Completed</p> </td> <td style="width:85px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td style="width:66px;"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%;" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/1(1).jpgWed, 16 Mar 2016 08:22:08 GMTFootball Successhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-04-football-successhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-03-04-football-success<p><strong>ACE Academy made it a hat trick of wins in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge 2015/16 as they were voted the team to represent West Bromwich Albion in the area finals of the annual challenge.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The school beat off competition from the likes of Sandwell Academy, Shireland Collegiate Academy, St Michael&rsquo;s and Bristnall Hall Academy to win the club final for the third straight</p> <p>The Premier League Enterprise Challenge is an annual event where Premier League and Football League Club Community Organisations delivering Premier League Enterprise initiatives, schools, community groups and young people take part in an exciting national competition. The Challenge builds on existing enterprise education programmes delivered by the Foundation all year round. This year schools were tasked to devise a strategy that&nbsp;encourages attending fans to spend more time at the stadium on match days, including commercial opportunities that this could generate.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/DSC_0080_1.png" style="width: 1000px; height: 386px;" /></p> <p>All participants were invited for a day at The Hawthorns and took part in a&nbsp;stadium tour to kick the day off, then the hard work began! The groups were given 60 minutes to put the finishing touches to the presentations before talking a group of judges through their ideas. The judging panel consisted of three Foundation and Club members of staff including Foundation Director Rob Lake, Head of Partnerships George Harborne and Conference and Events Sales Manager Helaena Aston.&nbsp;</p> <p>WBA FC Sales and Marketing Director Adrian Wright opened proceedings on the day before each group took to the stage for their presentations. There were a wide range of ideas including a Fan App, a Barclays Band, and ticket drones. After much deliberation, it was decided that ACE Academy would represent the club</p> <p>WBA were so impressed with the efforts and ideas of the pupils, they invited them to the West Bromwich Albion v Chrystal Palace match to meet and have a Q&amp;A session with one of the clubs sponsors <strong>James Verrier &ndash; here is a video clip of the day</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYsbNuLu5D4">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYsbNuLu5D4</a></p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/DSC_00141-300x180.jpgFri, 04 Mar 2016 14:50:36 GMT6th Form Open Evening http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-27-6th-form-open-eveninghttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-27-6th-form-open-evening<p>Date: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;3<sup>rd</sup> February 2016</p> <p>Time: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;6 &ndash; 8 pm</p> http://acesch.co.ukWed, 27 Jan 2016 09:33:15 GMTFood Bank Donationhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-08-food-bank-donationhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2016-01-08-food-bank-donation<p style="background:white"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">On Friday 18th December, a group of Year 11 pupils visited local food bank &quot;The Well&quot; to drop off food and toiletries that they had donated in the weeks running up to Christmas. Donations made to the food bank are given to people&nbsp;who have fallen on hard times and are struggling financially. The staff at the food bank were extremely grateful for the donations&nbsp;and impressed by the students&#39; charitable efforts. This was a very proud moment for the academy. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="background:white"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Food_Bank.JPGFri, 08 Jan 2016 08:44:31 GMTSandwell SIPS Concerthttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-12-16-sandwell-sips-concerthttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-12-16-sandwell-sips-concert<p>Ace brass students performed at the Sandwell SIPS Music Concert<br /> last week at Shireland Collegiate Academy. Jack Taylor (year 7),<br /> Bethany Shephard (Year 9), and Tyler Wardley (year 9) played a<br /> selection of music with&nbsp;Sandwell Intermediate&nbsp;Brass Band and Hannah<br /> Durdin (year 10) and Macy Boddy (year 9) performed&nbsp;as part of Sandwell Youth<br /> Band. Callum Davis (year 9)&nbsp;played with Youth Band on<br /> tuba and then with Sandwell Jazz&nbsp;Orchestra playing solo tenor<br /> saxophone. It was an excellent&nbsp;concert and all the students were<br /> a credit to ACE. Callum even got&nbsp;a special mention for his<br /> dedication and the fact he now&nbsp;plays in all four of the SIPs Music<br /> senior ensembles!</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/logo/Everyone_Successful_Every_Day_Logo.jpgWed, 16 Dec 2015 10:13:33 GMTShoe Box Appeal 2015.http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-11-27-shoe-box-appeal-2015http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-11-27-shoe-box-appeal-2015<p>The Shoe box appeal has now finished, with 70 shoe boxes being collected.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Well done to all who helped.</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/Shoe_Box_Appeal.jpgFri, 27 Nov 2015 11:49:52 GMTThe ACE Academy Remembrance Ceremony 2015http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-11-12-the-ace-academy-remembrance-ceremony-2015http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-11-12-the-ace-academy-remembrance-ceremony-2015<p>{doc:151112091305-fd6882a6733544f29bd062a808714e79}</p> <p><a href="/files/files/Remembrance_2015.pdf" target="_blank">The ACE Academy Remembrance Ceremony 2015</a></p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/events/Everyone_Successful_Every_Day_Logo(1).jpgThu, 12 Nov 2015 09:14:58 GMTGCSE Results Day - Thursday 20th Augusthttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-08-11-gcse-results-day-thursday-20th-augusthttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-08-11-gcse-results-day-thursday-20th-august<p>Results will be available from 9.00am-11.00am for Year 11 Students</p> <p>Results will be available from 11.00am-1.00pm for Year 10 students</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/logo/Everyone_Successful_Every_Day_Logo.jpgTue, 11 Aug 2015 14:23:11 GMTPost 16 Results Day - Thursday 13th Augusthttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-08-11-post-16-results-day-thursday-13th-augusthttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-08-11-post-16-results-day-thursday-13th-august<p>Results will be available from 8.00am-10.00am for Year 13 Students</p> <p>Results will be available from 10.00am-1.00pm for Year 12 Students</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/logo/Everyone_Successful_Every_Day_Logo.jpgTue, 11 Aug 2015 14:22:38 GMTTrip to Londonhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-05-18-trip-to-londonhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-05-18-trip-to-london<p>Visit to Neasden Hindu Temple, St. Paul&#39;s Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and a quick stop at Buckingham Palace before we headed for home after a long but enjoyable day.</p> <p>{gallery:Trip to London}</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_5087.JPGTue, 19 May 2015 14:32:20 GMTScience Eventhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-25-science-eventhttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-04-25-science-event<p>On Friday 24th April I had the pleasure of attending a lecture delivered by professor Brian Cox with our year 10 physicists. During the lecture professor Cox discussed his work in with The Hadron Collider and space exploration (really exciting stuff for us science nerds!) as well as career opportunities for young physicists.</p> <p>Students then went on to take part in various STEM activities in which they excelled and really did show the organisers how fantastic the pupils of ACE are</p> <p>Sukky Badesha</p> <p>{gallery:Science Event}</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_1752.JPGThu, 07 May 2015 09:26:40 GMTStudents from years 10 took part in 'taste of work' chocolate design enterprise challenge at Mondelez International.http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-03-16-students-from-years-10-took-part-in-taste-of-work-chocolate-design-enterprise-challenge-ahttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-03-16-students-from-years-10-took-part-in-taste-of-work-chocolate-design-enterprise-challenge-a<p>The day involved going to the Bourneville site of Cadburys World, to the Research and Development Department to take part in the enterprise challenge and have a tour of the plant.</p> <p>After the event students were asked to complete an evaluation form with their feedback about the experience. Here are some of the comments made by the students about the event:<br /> &quot;We learnt everything about the production of chocolate&quot;</p> <p>I enjoyed the day &quot;because I understood and enjoyed seeing how the chocolate we eat is made&quot;</p> <p>Overall the students developed skills in team building, communication and presentation. The design challenge raised their awareness of the different careers within the sector and the importance of marketing and design of a product.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/files/images/image1_4_.JPG" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/image1_2_.JPGMon, 16 Mar 2015 13:07:24 GMTACE Academy Through to the Final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge 2015http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-03-12-ace-academy-through-to-the-final-of-the-premier-league-enterprise-challenge-2015http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2015-03-12-ace-academy-through-to-the-final-of-the-premier-league-enterprise-challenge-2015<p><a href="http://thealbionfoundation.co.uk/?p=20245">http://thealbionfoundation.co.uk/?p=20245</a></p> http://acesch.co.ukThu, 12 Mar 2015 11:01:58 GMTSilver Kyte Mark Success for an ACE PE departmenthttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-11-02-silver-kyte-mark-success-for-an-ace-pe-departmenthttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-11-02-silver-kyte-mark-success-for-an-ace-pe-department<p>The ACE Academy has been awarded the Sliver Kyte Mark for the PE department which emphasizes the achievements and accomplishments of not only the department, but more importantly The ACE Academy students. &nbsp;The award recognises the accumulation of hours available for over 35% of pupils to participate in a wide range of sporting opportunities such as Netball, Water Polo, Rugby, Handball and many more. Leadership opportunities available at The ACE Academy were taken up by more than 10% of the school by leading in events such as the Primary Black Country Games Tennis tournament final. Our Academy&#39;s&nbsp;School Games Day, which was a great success, involving all the students&nbsp;in the Academy in roles as&nbsp;participant, leader or spectator was key to qualifying for the award.</p> <p>The ACE Academy also finished 3<sup>rd </sup>out of 54 schools in the whole of the Sports Black Country Medal table with a total of 94 medals from 2014. &nbsp;This&nbsp;further highlighted the sports success of students&nbsp;and staff in striving for our ACERS values; <strong>A</strong>chievement, <strong>C</strong>hallenge, <strong>E</strong>njoyment, <strong>R</strong>espect and <strong>S</strong>elf-discipline. With the culmination of the wide ranging sporting triumphs the Sainsbury&rsquo;s Sports Mark validator stated &lsquo;The ACE Academy provided evidence of meeting or exceeding the required criteria in order to achieve the Silver School Games Mark&rsquo;. &nbsp;Well done to all involved,. &nbsp;We re now going for Gold!</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/School_games.jpgSun, 02 Nov 2014 20:37:20 GMTYear 12 and 13 Sixth Form Newshttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-08-26-year-12-and-13-sixth-form-newshttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-08-26-year-12-and-13-sixth-form-news<p>If returning to ACE 6th Form you must have been sized for your business suit. &nbsp;You have until 11.30am on Wednesday 27th August to do so.</p> <p>All business suits can be collected between 9.00am and 1.00pm on Monday 1st September at the Academy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Students will not be admitted if they have not attended an enrolment meeting, with their parents present, and are not wearing their business suit on Tuesday 2nd September.</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/gcse_043.jpgWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:29:59 GMTGCSE Results 2014http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-08-20-gcse-results-2014http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-08-20-gcse-results-2014<p>ACE Academy&rsquo;s Governors, Headteacher and staff are delighted with the outstanding results achieved by many of our Year 11 students in this year&rsquo;s GCSE examinations. Micaela Harris achieved the equivalent of 15 A*-Cs including English and Maths with A*/A grades in Maths, PE, Art and Health and Social Care. Laura Bytheway achieved the equivalent of 14 A*-C grades including English and Maths with A*/A grades in Travel and Tourism, Geography, PE, Maths, English and Science. Audrey Agudetse, Oluwaseyi Apapa, Rachel Hands, Ocean Kang, Vinz Literatus, Britani Oakleyh-Kyte and Jamie Leigh Penk all achieved 12 A*-C grades including English and Maths with Audrey achieving A*/A in Biology, Chemistry, History, French, RE and Citizenship.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rob Grover, newly appointed Headteacher of ACE Academy, commented, &ldquo;Although our analysis of these results is at a very early stage and subject to correction, we are all delighted for the many students who have done so well in their GCSE examinations this year. Their success is well deserved and is the result of a lot of hard work on the part of the students and staff and their parents/carers. This good news swiftly follows the many outstanding results achieved by our Post 16 students last week and we look forward to our Year 11 students joining us for their sixth form studies in September.&rdquo;<br /> Ends</p> <p>11.49 20th August, 2014</p> <p>{gallery:A Level Results - August 2014}</p> <p>{gallery:GCSE Results - August 2014}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/news-20-08-2014.jpgWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:33:22 GMTHandball at The Black Country School Gameshttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-07-08-handball-at-the-black-country-school-gameshttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-07-08-handball-at-the-black-country-school-games<p>Photograph: Handball Squad: back row left to right, Megan Hill, Rebecca Robinson, Hollie Langford, &nbsp;Kyle Allen, Naila Toseef, Ryan Tinsley. Second row from the back left to right, Lewis Hanley, Liam Fryer, &nbsp;Tyrone James, Anoop Kabba, Daniel Chilton, Ryan Bratt, Luke Messer. Second row from the front left to right, Chloe Evans, Charlotte Hartland, Abigail Durrant, Courtney Aldridge, Harry Pearson, Helena Bissell, Joshua Cotton, Joel Weaver, Connor Fieldhouse. Front row left to right, Ethan Klair, Brandon Gough, Callum Parry, Owen Cooper, Kyle Austin, Callum Harris.</p> <p>ACE Academy students had the opportunity to show off their talent in Handball at the Black Country School Games, whilst representing Sandwell. The Black Country School Games is an Olympic/Paralympic style school sport competition and a culmination of a myriad of competitive opportunities and events designed to engage and inspire more young people in sport.</p> <p>All ACE Academy students put in strong performances to aid their team&rsquo;s success in Handball. The Under 13 boy&rsquo;s Handball team showed good team work and communication allowing them to finish third in the competition and to be award Bronze medals. The Under 15 boys made it to a very gripping final, but unfortunately came runners up to a very strong team. &nbsp;However, the boys finished second in their age category for the whole of Black Country and were awarded Silver Medals. &nbsp;The outstanding success of the day came from the Under 15 girls&rsquo; team, who won all of their matches to be crowned Black Country Champions in Handball and all received Gold Medals.</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/1404827210_handball-at-the-black-country-school-games.jpgWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:32:09 GMTPress Release 5th June 2014http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-06-23-press-release-5th-june-2014http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-06-23-press-release-5th-june-2014<p>Photograph: (Year 10 male pupils back row left to right, Mohammed Rahman, Jinaid Younnis, Liam Bolton, Ryan Bratt, Lewis Worsey, Mahfuz Rahman, Amaan Khan, Reegan Penk, Nathan Fisher and Raymond Reeman. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Year 10 female pupils front row left to right, Emily Stubbs, Holly Lacey, Megan Hill, Abigail Durrant, Chloe Evans, Hollie Langford, Charlotte Hartland, Rebecca Robinson, Courtney Aldridge and Helena Bissell)</p> <p>Year 10 pupils from the ACE Academy got a chance to shine when asked to use their leadership skills at the Black Country School Games at Tipton Sports Academy. This event saw primary pupils from Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton compete against each other for success at this Level 3 Primary Tennis Tournament. Pupils from the ACE Academy showed maturity, communication, knowledge and great decision making when leading the warm-up and umpiring the regions tennis matches. Lee Marks, Sports Development Officer who co-ordinated the event said &lsquo;What a great job all of the leaders did at the Level 3 Primary event. Couldn&rsquo;t have done it without them!&rsquo;.</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/1403518539_tennis-leadership-photo.jpgMon, 23 Jun 2014 11:29:29 GMTPress Release 12th June 2014http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-06-23-press-release-12th-june-2014http://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-06-23-press-release-12th-june-2014<p>The ACE Academy has introduced Tchoukball and experienced massive success as a result. A national championship was entered by the academy and 14 boys, which involved a mixture of Year 11&rsquo;s and Sixth Form students of limited experience, travelled to Bedford. These extremely athletic boys got progressively better as the tournament went on gaining knowledge and confidence throughout to improve their play and success as a result. &nbsp;By the end of the day seven of the boys were selected for the England Development Squad! &nbsp;Since then the boys have attended regular training sessions held at the academy and at England Tchoukball&rsquo;s base in Bedford.</p> <p>Due to the athleticism, attitude and positive approach of our students, &nbsp;there is a very good chance that some if not all of our students will make the final selection process. This will be held on 14th September 2014 for the England Tchoukball team&rsquo;s next fixture. The next fixture will take place at the World Youth Championships in Brazil May 2015.</p> <p>Mr Brissett, Head of Boy&rsquo;s Physical Education commented, &ldquo;This is one of the proudest moments of my teaching career to date. &nbsp;We have given the boys an opportunity to represent our Academy and now they are fully established in the England Squad the world is their oyster! &nbsp;We couldn&rsquo;t have wished for a better outcome.&rsquo;</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/1403518249_tchoukball-photo.jpgMon, 23 Jun 2014 11:28:29 GMTPress Release 16th Junehttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-06-23-press-release-16th-junehttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-06-23-press-release-16th-june<p>Photograph: (Year 9, 10 and 12 ACE Academy students getting clever with paper textile construction)</p> <p>Academy Art Students tour Midlands Universities Art shows</p> <p>The ACE Academy Art students have been roving far and wide to discover the opportunities and possibilities available at local universities. Three recent trips to Nottingham, Wolverhampton and Loughborough Art &amp; Design degree shows have wowed our students with their creativity, innovation and expertise.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sixth form students of textiles, photography and fine art were overwhelmed by their visits. Lucy Owen, a fine art and textiles student, said &ldquo; The shows are really inspirational. They have a massive impact on what I think I can do in the classroom when I get back&rdquo;. &nbsp;Bethany Furber, a Year 9 student hoping to take art GCSE in September, was very impressed by Wolverhampton Universities show and the special textile activity laid on by staff there. &ldquo;It was so great- I just loved everything! I wish we could do something like that every-day!&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>Mrs Bullas, Head of Art at The ACE Academy, Tipton, said &ldquo;The programme of visits is designed to support students in their current work, raise aspirations and engage with career opportunities. We are very lucky to have such excellent connections to these universities and their expert staff, who offer a wide range of expertise through their work with our students. When they return to the academy they are really fired up with new ideas.&rdquo;</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/1403517926_press-release-16th-june-photo.jpgMon, 23 Jun 2014 11:27:38 GMTTennis Leadershiphttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-06-10-tennis-leadershiphttp://acesch.co.uk/news/latest/2014-06-10-tennis-leadership<p>Photograph: (Year 10 male pupils back row left to right, Mohammed Rahman, Jinaid Younnis, Liam Bolton, Ryan Bratt, Lewis Worsey, Mahfuz Rahman, Amaan Khan, Reegan Penk, Nathan Fisher and Raymond Reeman.</p> <p>Year 10 female pupils front row left to right, Emily Stubbs, Holly Lacey, Megan Hill, Abigail Durrant, Chloe Evans, Hollie Langford, Charlotte Hartland, Rebecca Robinson, Courtney Aldridge and Helena Bissell)</p> <h4>Pupils Serve an &lsquo;ACE&rsquo; in Tennis Leadership</h4> <p>Year 10 pupils from the ACE Academy got a chance to shine when asked to use their leadership skills at the Black Country School Games at Tipton Sports Academy. This event saw primary pupils from Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton compete against each other for success at this Level 3 Primary Tennis Tournament. Pupils from the ACE Academy showed maturity, communication, knowledge and great decision making when leading the warm-up and umpiring the regions tennis matches. Lee Marks, Sports Development Officer who co-ordinated the event said &lsquo;What a great job all of the leaders did at the Level 3 Primary event. Couldn&rsquo;t have done it without them!&rsquo;.</p> http://acesch.co.uk/images/news/1402398648_tennis-leadership-photo.jpgMon, 23 Jun 2014 11:26:41 GMT