Year 12 Bude Residential


New Year 12’s Residential Adventure Days, Bude If you have been offered a place at Clyst Vale to study a post-16 course you should have received a letter inviting you to undertake a personal development and team building residential week.  The week will run from Sunday 25th to Friday 30th September.  Activities include survival, search & rescue, surfing, high ropes, abseiling, […]

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“Baby Swapped At Birth…..”


  “Baby Swapped At Birth Now Swaps Parents? A load of old bull!” The third unit of the GCSE Drama course, “From Concept To Creation” is marked by a visiting examiner and is worth 40% of the total marks.  Mrs Linda Brown, of Penzance, Cornwall braved road works, breakdowns and traffic jams on the A30, to visit Clyst Vale on […]

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Ski Trip 2013!


If you would like the chance to join the ski trip in 2013 at half term to Courmayeur, Italy  you need to get a letter from students services asap!     This year we are very pleased to have managed to secure a provisional booking to Courmayeur in Italy with Interski, a company renowned for school skiing and with over […]

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Girls’ U15 Rugby


Devon & Cornwall Schools’ Rugby Festival –   14 keen students from CVCC emerged the victors of a Devon-wide tournament.  They won the final beating Tavistock to take the honours in the Devon & Cornwall schools rugby contact festival. In reaching the championship stage at the Tavistock event the under-15’s played 7 games against sides including KEVICC, Exmouth Community College and […]

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Salad Days!


The Clyst Vale allotment was nothing but an idea in January 2008. Following various student proposals, plans and investigations, letters were sent to the National Trust to put Clyst Vale Academy on the waiting list for an allotment at the current site directly opposite the College. The purpose of acquiring an allotment was to benefit groups of selected students, some […]

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Yr 7 MFL Deep Learning Day


The latest deep learning languages day for Year 7 on 4th May was enjoyed by an enthusiastic half of Year 7 (the other half get their chance to have fun on the 6th July). There were some excellent face paintings and costumes               Making a Spanish tortilla.  The best bits are flipping it over and, of […]

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Maths Challenge


Maths geniuses achieve success in national contest. In February the top maths sets from Years 10 and 11 took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Mr Turnock’s Year 11 group had one Gold Certificate winner in Ben Perrot as well as 4 Silver Certificates and 6 Bronze. Ben went on to the next round – the formidable European Kangaroo Maths […]

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Year 9 Snack Attack


As part of their Business Enterprise course, Y9 students carried out their own market research into the savoury snacks. They carried out a blind tasting of eight varieties of crisp and scored them according to several criteria which included taste, crunch, appearance and texture. As can be seen, some crisps were much more popular than others! The totals were added […]

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ICT Students Keep Clicking


Some ICT students from Year 11 have proved that they just can’t stay away. Several students have been popping in to add finishing touches to their COR National portfolios. The students pictured are still working hard to ensure that they give themselves the best possible chance of achieving the higher Merit and Distinction grades.   Some have suggested that the […]

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Art Legends Dominate!


  Clyst Vale Art and Photography students have been working incredibly hard in recent weeks on their Art exams.  Students in year 11, 12 and 13 have had two full days in which they have had to complete a final painting or sculpture on a theme set by the exam boards.  The themes this year were ‘Similarities and differences’, ‘Mystery […]

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