Cryptonite – winners of The Digital Schoolhouse 2018 finals

The video game industry is booming, as our culture become more digitalised gaming has simply become more accepted. We live in a day and age where elderly people on buses are playing games on their phones while they ride the bus.

 

That’s where Digital Schoolhouse from UKIE come in. They regularly hold workshops and tournaments to educate schoolchildren on the potential jobs that exist within the gaming sphere. Every year, they host a gaming tournament for schools across the nation – the finals culminated at the Gfinity Arena earlier this week.

Out of all the teams that competed, it was the group  ‘Cryptonite’ from the Crypt School in Gloucester that came out on top in the Overwatch tournament.

The team of 14 and 15 year-olds couldn’t believe their luck, taking home a trophy, medals, a PlayStation 4, a signed Overwatch poster in a frame and a limited edition Soldier 76 statue between them.

The win came as a big shock to them according to one of the winners, Beau Maguire: ‘It was very nerve-wracking and surprising because we didn’t expect to win at all. We didn’t expect to win regionals and we definitely didn’t expect to win the whole thing. We somehow didn’t even drop a map.’

The Digital Schoolhouse report

The Daily Mail Online report (including typos!)

September 2018 Cohort – News Update

The Crypt School Headmaster, Nicholas Dyer, is delighted that at least 30% of the new 2018 Year 7 entry will be girls.

“I am delighted to confirm that 1/3 of our cohort for 2018 will be girls.  There will be a few changes and appeals in the forthcoming weeks, so more boys and girls will join us.   However, we do not anticipate the gender distribution to change significantly. ”

 

Full article from the School website.

Gloucestershire Exiles

 

Howard Allen, a Past President of the Old Cryptians Club, is a huge fan of Cricket wherever or by whom it is played.  He is particularly keen on Gloucestershire Exiles  (click) which is a part social and fund-raising organisation which exists to support Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.  Howard invites all Cricket lovers to take a look at the piece (MS Word) and consider joining.

 

2017 A Level and GCSE Results

A Levels

85% of A Level grades were awarded at the A*-C level this year, with over 63% of grades awarded to Year 13 students at either grade A*, A or B. 33% of grades were awarded at A*-A, with a record number of students achieving all A*-A grades. The overall pass mark was 99% A*-E.

These grades reflect the hard work and commitment of both the students in Year 13 and their teachers over the course of the last two years.

GCSE

The Crypt School has recorded an outstanding set of GCSE results. 80.1% of grades were awarded either an A*, A or B (including the new grades 9-7), with 53.4% of grades at the top A*-A level (including the new grades 9-7).  58.9% of students gained 5 or more A*-A grade passes (including the new grades 9-7).

Full details are available at The Crypt School website.