Category Archives: Arts, Media, Music & Drama

Carnegie Medal Announcement Celebration

For our Year 9 students who have reading and discussing the 8 shortlisted books for this year’s CILIP Carnegie Medal, Monday 18th June was the date they have been waiting for – the judges’ announcement of the winning book! To mark the occasion, we had organised a celebration luncheon during which we could watch the live streaming of the announcement…

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A Night at the Oscars 2018

The Media Department, once more, concluded its academic year with an extravaganza of a show, celebrating the frankly remarkable talents of our young filmmakers and print experts. The annual ‘A Night at the Oscars’ enlisted its largest independent judging panel to date to pore over the music videos, short films, and advertising campaigns, produced by GCSE and A Level students….

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Ratcliffe College – A level Drama

I was privileged to be among the very small number of teaching staff to watch the Yr 12 and Yr 13 dramatic pieces on Friday night last; I am very glad I did so. We have seen the duo of Sophie Dring and Natasha Walsh (no relation!) perform together before, and these girls now work off each other extraordinarily well….

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Parliamentary Debate at The Palace of Westminster

Easter blessings came early for 13 Ratcliffe College students who celebrated the beginning of their Easter holiday with a trip to the Palace of Westminster and an audience with Members of Parliament. At 2pm sharp, the Great Clock of Westminster struck the iconic Big Ben welcoming distant members of the family home.  A metaphorical great uncle to Ratcliffe legacies, Augustus Pugin, a…

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