Research and Development

What is Research and Development?

Research & Development sessions take place every Thursday between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.  There is a range of activities that take place in R&D that involve our link industry partners, including Dyson, Advetec, Universities of Kent, Cambridge, Bath and Bristol, as well as Kew Gardens Royal Botanical and Eden Project.  Current activities also include VEX robotics, boat-building, computing, further maths and CREST Award Science.

Private Study

This is the real crux: as a Sixth Form student, you have the opportunity to work independently when you do not have other commitments, during the school day.  Use these wisely: you have full access to the R&D Hub, classrooms throughout Mendip and also the use of the Writhlington Sixth Form centre.

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  • End of term arrangements

    Monday 22 July: school day ends 1.20pm, buses will run as normal at this time. Lunch will be available at school from 12.30pm until 1.10pm. Final registration takes place at 1.10pm before students leave.

    Monday will be a mufti day. Students are asked to bring in £1 which will go to one of the school’s selected charities.

    START OF SCHOOL – Year 12 starts on Wednesday 4 September / Years 10 and 11 start on Thursday 5 September / Year 13 start on Monday 9 September.