The Quest Academy

Applying to Join Year 7 at Quest and Riddlesdown in 2021

Croydon Council, in fulfilling its public health duties, has advised against in-person open events for secondary transfer this year. Therefore, please click on the following link to find out how you can find out more about secondary schools within The Collegiate Trust: Riddlesdown Collegiate & The Quest Academy.https://tct-academies.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Year-7-Admissions-2021.pdf

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Studying Geography Through Remote Learning

During remote learning, Year 7 students learned about borders (why we have borders, and why people migrate) and studied cold environments – glacial processes, landforms, and how to adapt to life in these extreme environments. They investigated why Otzi the Iceman was found thousands of  years after he died and how glaciers preserved his body.  […]

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CEO Reflections on 2020 Exam Results

Our CEO offers his thoughts on results and the issue of “grade inflation”. Read here.

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GCSE Results at The Quest Academy

Quest students have achieved another set of excellent GCSE results. Particular congratulations must go to Quest’s top performer, Amber Chase, who achieved a fantastic set of results with seven 9s, two 8s and a 7. Amber is planning to go on to study Biology, PE and Drama at A Level and said, “Thank you to […]

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CEO Letter to Year 13 Students

The CEO has written to all Year 13 Students following A Level & BTEC Results Day. Click on Read More then the letter can be downloaded here.

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Celebrating Students’ Achievements at The Quest Academy

Students at The Quest Academy have performed exceptionally well, despite the disruption to their education that they’ve faced in recent months. In addition to overall successes, several students obtained impressive sets of results: Head Girl Idorenyin Hope is progressing her studies at the University of York where she’s been accepted on a Biotechnology course. Idorenyin […]

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MFL in Lockdown

During lockdown, French and Spanish students took advantage of this unique opportunity to not only become excellent linguists through practicing grammar and vocabulary, but also through exploring Francophone and Hispanic culture.  Through various challenges, we looked at food, films, festivals, memes, music and famous sites in French and Spanish speaking countries. Our students worked really […]

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An Update from the Sociology Team

GCSE sociologists have been uncovering and analyzing inequalities within society, applying their knowledge to contemporary events. Year 10 have been studying the Crime and Deviance unit, applying the concept of ‘institutional racism’ to current events in America; and analyzing the riots and Black Lives Matter protests surrounding the death of George Floyd. Year 9 have got […]

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Culinary Challenges at The Quest Academy

Students were set different culinary challenges and definitely rose to the occasion.  All the creations look absolutely delicious! Salad Design Challenge – students were set a ‘design and make’ task to create their own salads. Here is what some of our students have come up with. Well done to all those who attempted this task.  […]

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Drama & Media During Lockdown

During the lockdown, drama students explored topics such as puppetry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Crucible, as well as having access to recorded theatre and reviewing plays. Groups have also been working remotely to develop plays that they will have to perform as part of their assessment when they return to school.  Work has been […]

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Art in Distance Learning

In Key Stage 3 Art in distance learning, the students have been making some exceptional works, from photography, to drawing, painting and even Photoshop!   The work being submitted was so impressive that we decided to launch an online gallery, and have plans for an exhibition (when the world is all up and running again) at a potential site in Croydon. […]

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