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  • Managing pupil wellbeing in the pandemic

    Published 14/01/21

    How has St Benedict's supported pupils' wellbeing during lockdown and in school over the last year? The Headmaster, Andrew Johnson, writes about the particular challenges Covid-19 has presented, and how he and his staff have tried to address them.

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  • Selfless commitment at Dunkirk: Dom Gervase Hobson Matthews

    Published 09/11/20

    Eighty years ago, a Benedictine monk and chaplain to the forces was killed as he stayed with the wounded at Dunkirk. A teacher at St Benedict’s for 10 years, Father Gervase volunteered as a military chaplain because so many of the boys he had taught had sacrificed everything to serve their country.

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  • Is this the end of GCSEs?

    Published 08/10/20

    The future of GCSE is under intense discussion at present, with calls for its abolition. The Headmaster, Andrew Johnson, believes that the current pandemic crisis offers an opportunity to focus on how we can adapt and reform GCSE to best serve our pupils over the next decade.


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  • The Test of False Belief and the Theory of Mind

    Published 22/06/20

    A level Psychology student, Joe McDonald, asks, How valid is the Test of False Belief in measuring the development of Theory of Mind?  

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  • Alfred Hitchcock's female characters

    Published 18/06/20

    Evie Lyons wonders how Alfred Hitchcock would fare in Hollywood today.

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  • J.S. Mill and Gender Equality

    Published 18/06/20

    Kristian Thomson asks, To what extent was J.S. Mill revolutionary in developing the notion of gender equality? 


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  • What is the most important opportunity that the current crisis presents?

    Published 22/04/20

    The first online, 'Thinking Forum' discussion this term asked St Benedict's students for their comments and views on the current situation, as we continue to live our lives indoors, in isolation from each other and school life. Here are some of their responses.

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  • Spring

    Published 18/03/20

    Whatever else may be happening, life on the farm goes on, as Tom Curtis (Year 12) discovered when he spent two weeks on the lambing night shift - delivering lambs, helping the vet, and seeing starlight in all its glory.

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  • The Importance of Reading ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Published 17/03/20

    St Benedict’s Librarian, Emma Wallace, outlines the many ways in which St Benedict’s inspires and encourages pupils to enjoy reading.

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