06 November 2006

The Wonders Of Ofsted.

Ofsted inspections are wonderful things. Inspectors come to see a school, and the school does its best to impress the inspectors - so in effect they don't see the 'normal' running of a school. So my conclusion? Scrap Ofsted and spend the money on some Macs. There, problem solved.

Chemistry was doing a titration experiment (again). Any hope that an inspector would walk in, see Pearson teaching and sack her on the spot? We weren't that lucky. (Only joking, by the way! Pearson isn't actually that bad.) Maths was in the computer room, although we only seemed to be in there as an alternative to checking answers in the back of the book. Physics was also in the computer room. Scion Image is actually half decent, I take some of what I said earlier back. We did some image manipulation, aka. removing noise from images and making certain shapes show up, definitely not cutting someone's head and putting it on say, I dunno, a yak.

Lunch was strange. I probably shouldn't say much about it, but it involved a certain French teacher 'sleeping' on the stage while pictures were being taken. It was all strictly legal I must add. Geo on a Monday last thing is a joke. The class just run wild. That's the truth plain and simple. Still, we did get some work done. 'Some' being the key word...

05 November 2006

Wooo!!! Bonfire Night!

I really should start posting regularly, but same excuses as usual: too much homework/other stuff. Anyway tonight was Bonfire Night, so naturally we didn't have a bonfire, but we did have some fireworks. Not that I was paying much attention, I was too busy fiddling with my camera. I got a couple of nice pictures, I'll post them up here once I have had a proper look at them. Here's one to get started.

Oh yeah, and Planet Earth is back on. That show is just completely stunning. I have to get the DVD once it comes out. I have to...

01 November 2006

GCSE Certificate Evening.

Ok, so it wasn't nearly as bad/boring as I had feared. First up was Imdad playing the piano and then Newman making a welcome speech. I think he needs more practice, that's all that I'm saying. Then we got our certificates, handed out by none other than Mr Sparrow. A bit later he gave a speech, which I personally found really hard to understand as he kept pausing mid sentence and jumping onto another topic. He also kept praising music students. Oh well, it only happens once, but then Harpal did a couple of drum pieces. Wow. That's all I can say...