Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser Answer – 11th January

Last week we asked:

Assume you are using a basic calculator and press the numbers in the order shown, replacing each question mark with a mathematical sign.

Plus, minus, multiply and divide can each be used once only.

In which order should they be used to score 24?

2    ?     8    ?     6    ?     9    ?    3   =    24

Well done to Finlay (9AH), Hayley (8ML) and Elizabeth (8ML) who all got the correct answer to the weekly brainteaser. They will be receiving a Praise Postcard and Hall Points for their efforts.

The answer was:

Minus, Divide, Plus, and Multiply.

Year 8 Scholars – Reading Group Meeting

Mr Dobson will meet all the Year 8 scholars Wednesday lunchtime in A214. Please bring your copy of ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell with you. Before Christmas he set the task to aim to be at a midway point in reading but please don’t worry if you have not yet made it that far. Any questions please see Mr Dobson.

Scholars – Monthly Mensa Puzzle Competition – January

Enter this month’s competition for a chance to win a set of Mensa branded Absolutely Authentic Mensa test cards. A must for anyone who enjoys testing their logical thought process to the limit! For a chance of winning, submit your answer to the following question. We will pick two correct entries after the closing date.

For each of the following place the two words together and arrange the letters to give one word.

  • a) MAIL + TROY   b) CRUST + TIN   c) POOR + TERM

What are the words? To enter please click here

Closing date for all entries is: 31st January 2016.  Please apply directly through the link above.

Scholars – All Years Weekly Brainteaser 11/01/2016

Assume you are using a basic calculator and press the numbers in the order shown, replacing each question mark with a mathematical sign.

Plus, minus, multiply and divide can each be used once only.

In which order should they be used to score 24?

2    ?     8    ?     6    ?     9    ?    3   =    24

Answers to Mrs Wardle in A215a by Monday 18th January by 9am.

All Scholars – weekly Brainteaser answers 17/12/2015

A knight is positioned on the centre square of this chessboard.

Move the knight to each square once only, collecting letters to spell out five types of dwelling.

Each dwelling is five letters long.

What are they?

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Well done to Finlay in 9AH and Thomas in 8AH who both got the correct answer to our weekly Brainteaser.  They will be receiving a Praise Postcard and Hall points for their efforts.

Answers were:

  • House
  • Lodge
  • Villa
  • Igloo
  • Manor

Scholars Programme – Reading Challenge 2016

Are you up for the Reading Challenge 2016? Take a look at the mission attached – should you choose to accept it – and see how far you can get through the list. If you’re looking for some inspiration why not click on the link to see what 100 fiction books all students should read before leaving secondary school. How many have you read?

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/100-fiction-books-all-children-should-read-leaving-secondary-school-%E2%80%93

Year 10 & 11 Scholars Programme – Notice

Please can Year 10 and 11 students on the Scholars Programme go to the Board Room, Wednesday 6th January at 12.45pm for a talk from a former student who is studying at Cambridge University, to find out the reality of being a student at an Oxbridge University. Emma is currently studying chemical engineering and completed a year studying Natural Sciences and is happy to take additional questions from students interested in these fields.