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Debate Club Autumn Term Report

Debate club is an interesting, yet at the same time challenging, club. We find that, sometimes, despite having a clear, strong opinion about a certain issue, by the end of a debate, our views have changed. With the help of our moderator, Mr Luis, we always choose to discuss topics concerning contemporary issues. This helps to deepen our knowledge about current events, and teaches us how to apply a critical way of thinking to everyday society. Our last topic was… Read More

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Progress Report

CIC’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has got off to a great start with students signing up to both the silver and gold award. The DofE, started by Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956, is a youth award and involves participants completing a series of self-improvement exercises in four key areas: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. At Gold level there is also a ‘Residential’ section which involves students staying and working away from home for five days, or doing a… Read More

A2 Photography students visit Brompton Cemetery

A2 photography students recently went on a trip to the nearby Brompton Cemetery. The Victorian backdrop provided an extensive platform to explore a range of ideas for their coursework. It was also the perfect setting for students to practice a range of composition techniques such as depth of field and various viewpoints. Read More

CIC Principal contributes to the Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History

Chelsea Independent College is pleased to note the publication of the Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World History, to which Principal Dr Martin Meenagh contributed well over a hundred entries. The dictionary covers the main global events, personalities and themes from the eighteenth century to the present. Martin contributed to a broad range of sections including Asian and European politics, British and Commonwealth history, political biographies as well as Imperial history, with special thanks given to Martin by the editor for… Read More

Art and Photography Autumn Term Trips

For their first trip of the term, A-Level art students visited Tate Britain to view the permanent art collection. This was the first time that most of the students had visited this gallery, with many enthusiastically engaging with the twentieth century paintings and sculptures in particular. Meanwhile, A-Level photography students had their first trip to The Photographers’ Gallery to see the exhibition ‘Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines’. This showcased a selection of the American photographer’s most recent work,… Read More

GCSE and A-Level Results 2017

A-Level results A-Level results day saw several students excelling to the highest possible standards and achieving straight A*s. In fact, one in every ten A-Level result received was an A*, with three in every ten being an A. Economics, Maths, Art, Chemistry, Languages and English performed particularly well with a large proportion of students achieving A*/A grades in these subjects. OCR praised CIC’s English department, and observed that: ‘Candidates showed an excellent knowledge of the text and its… Read More

Art department exhibition 2017

An exhibition of this year’s A-Level and GCSE students’ work from Chelsea Independent College was on show last month in the main hall of the local Stoll Foundation. The work featured a fantastic range of drawing, painting, three-dimensional work and photography. Many students, parents, teachers and Veterans of the Stoll attended the exhibition. The feedback was very positive, commenting on the talent of the students and how much they enjoyed the exhibition. Read More

An awe-inspiring trip to CERN

At the end of last month, 11 students from CIC’s science department travelled to Switzerland to visit CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and home to the Large Hadron Collider. The students were accompanied by two of the department’s science teachers, Mr Tom Gray and Dr Daliya George. Presentation and tour of CERN During their visit, students were fortunate enough to be given a presentation by a scientist working at CERN about its history. Students found it… Read More

March: Photography and Art trips

Art and Photography students have had a busy month! Art teacher Marina tells us about their recent gallery visits: On 14th March, the year 12 photography group went on a trip to Tate Modern to see the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition. They were very absorbed in looking at the work there and were particularly impressed by the large scale work. The year 13 photography group went to the same exhibition on 22nd March,… Read More

Meet Keisi, Head of Student Council

Tell me a bit about yourself. Hello! I’m Keisi Mançellari. I’m studying Maths, Further Maths, Economics and English Literature at CIC. I’m currently President of the Student Council; a position that I took up in January. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music and playing football, so I am part of the football club. What’s your favourite thing about the Student Council? My favourite thing about the Student Council is that everyone freely expresses their own opinions, and we work… Read More