This week at Bucksmore, Magdalene College, the students enjoyed yet another week of fascinating lessons, workshops, and masterclasses.
In Psychology, the students are embarking on an assessed project researching self-efficacy. They have been asked to gather information and statistics from their fellow students regarding some of this week’s activities (such as Box Car Racing and Minute to Win It). This will help to teach them the importance of primary research, and give them a first-hand insight into the complex workings of the human mind; next stop, mind-reading!
Meanwhile in Advanced Mathematics, the students have been learning the satisfying art of differentiation, whilst in Economics they have been captured by the concept of market failure.
In the IELTs Masterclass, students have completed practice papers and speaking assessments, whilst in the SAT Masterclass they have learned how to succeed in the face of a complex exam structure, odd scoring system, and fiendish essay.
The Urban Sketching Workshop, led this Friday by Kate (our academic co-ordinator) and Trynity (our activities co-ordinator), ventured into the very heart of Cambridge in pursuit of new inspiration. In the world-famous, late-Gothic King’s College Chapel, the students learned to master the art of hatching and cross-hatching in the midst of some of the country’s most important historical architecture.
The Film Workshop has also been busy, beginning work on a daring new cinematic masterpiece. I hear it involves an Italian, a trip to Cambridge, and a near-death experience… We can’t wait for the world premiere at graduation!
Here’s to a similarly productive final week at Bucksmore Magdalene!