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16/10/20

You could not be more welcome!

16/10/20

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WOW. You've really pulled out the stops for us today. We could never say thank you enough. https://t.co/crcrEEmvMp

16/10/20

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Great work boys! 🏆 https://t.co/FLP28R30z4

16/10/20

Over 100 of our boys have been rewarded for their consistently good conduct at special breakfasts with Principal Mr Groves this week. Our boys' conduct has remained excellent this term, with 25,836 points awarded by staff. Well done boys! Find out more https://t.co/ABLH2FwICN https://t.co/Zy2oz49S9U

16/10/20

We are proud to be an anti-racist school and stand united: changing minds and changing lives by being https://t.co/ws2BDdSaIa

16/10/20

Supporting anti-racist education every day at . Solidarity with and working to make lasting change https://t.co/hAXY7RmAxM

14/10/20

Year 11... don't miss this one! https://t.co/1S3P9YeDSp

14/10/20

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Dear students, we hope you have a restful half term from Fri. If you have any emotional concerns or worries over the holiday, remember you can get support from . It’s free, safe and easy to use. Watch the video below to find out more https://t.co/hfAVDIk4de

12/10/20

We're continuing our tradition of Principal’s Breakfasts as part of our programme this year, even though this year they must be in year group bubbles and socially distanced, of course. Find out more at https://t.co/BwGtRonXgU https://t.co/Zt1ZBBnFvG

09/10/20

6th Form Virtual Open Evening, Weds 14th Oct, 5.30pm. Find out how our Sixth Form can help you take the next step towards university, apprenticeships or work. Sign up for this LIVE online event at https://t.co/699o1JeN0W https://t.co/ubzTPloim0

09/10/20

"I’m happy that our school has taken the time to talk about this week in lessons and that we can wear stickers today too." Daniils https://t.co/lGd2YNgQL2

09/10/20

This comment from one of our former Year 11 boys has brought a tear to the eye... "Thank you so much for everything the school did to support me and my classmates. The school was like a family to me and I will really miss it."

09/10/20

"As boys, I feel that it’s important to talk about ," says Che. All this week we've been raising awareness of the struggles and sometimes hidden issues surrounding . Our teachers and boys are proud to support and . https://t.co/5PNfRU4Gm3

08/10/20

This made us happy🙂 . A comment sent to us by a local resident: "I just wanted to say how nice it is to see the boys back. It is nice to see them around, chatting and laughing to each other and giving off a nice positive energy around them."

07/10/20

Music industry executive gave an inpiring talk to Year 10 today on the importance of and in helping to realise your ambitions. A big to Mr Lyn from all our boys! Find out more https://t.co/4Dk6fPWfQL https://t.co/eUL37LMaop

02/10/20

To kick off , 30 of our students interviewed Baroness Wheatcroft of . They asked a range of probing questions around equality & diversity, raising achievement, global warming, the police and gender. Very proud of our boys' professionalism... https://t.co/dKoWMjtGwi

02/10/20

Visit our Virtual Open Day to learn more about our academy and meet Principal Peter Groves. We look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/hBl8VyPPm0 https://t.co/2uzJqdDkbm

02/10/20

Our boys are excited about meeting Baroness Wheatcroft of today for a two-way online conversation about democracy and role of the House. Thank you to “Learn with the Lords Online” programme (https://t.co/n9nRbqnciN) for organising. https://t.co/a3AP8A5u4B

01/10/20

Our Poetry Table is proving popular... why not try a verse novel for ? A great story that gets to the point and doesn't waste time... https://t.co/ZKH290qmdE

01/10/20

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On , we're thinking about all of the amazing verse novels that are out at the moment! Here's the brilliant reading from Long Way Down - head this way to find out why he thinks poetry is so powerful: https://t.co/T0YMpGpxyR https://t.co/M6FfehhRkk

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Posted on June 27th 2019

Cyber Crime Careers Trip to Metropolitan Police

Our Computer and ICT Department recently organised a careers trip for our boys to the Metropolitan Police Cyber Unit, where they learned about cyber crime and how the police combat this type of crime, and also use cyber skills themselves in their police work.

The day was a fascinating insight into the many career opportunities in the world of computing and cyber skills.

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What students said…

“It was really cool listening to the police talk about the real world of hackers and how they deal with them.” Ahmed, Year 9

“It was really fun because we go to learn something new and find out information about future careers.” Mohi, Year 9

“I got the chance to learn about something I have not before and overall it was a fun day, I really enjoyed doing the Lego set which was like a solving real cybercrime issue.” Mohamed,  Year 9

“Such a good experience for my current course. Practising how cyber specialists deal with real life situations was really fascinating.” Chernor, Year 9

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Daniel, Year 9, reports...

Daniel Scott, Year 9, has written a great write-up about the day. Thanks, Daniel!

Everyone was excited. We left the school in high spirits around 11:50. We journeyed to the nearest bus stop and boarded a bus. We made it to Vauxhall by around 12:30 and with plenty of time to spare we entered the police station and collected our lanyards before marching through the station to what looked like a conference room.

We were greeted by two police officers, one a constable and another a detective. The constable talked a bit to us about cyber crime and what that covers. He talked to us about the dangers of cyber crime but also about some of the careers that revolve around some form of computing or cyber skills. He also explained the different types of cyber criminals from expert hackers to ‘script kiddies’ who simply utilise pre-fabricated malware to deal damage.

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How police user cyber skills

The detective talked to us about the ways the police utilise cyber skills and he talked about the ways people could get into healthy, legal cyber activities and potentially create an amazing career for free. He also talked to us about the way the police and other companies prevent people, usually kids, getting in trouble with the law and instead help them use their amazing skills for good instead of for crime.

After that we had a another police officer that worked against cyber crime talk to us about a real case study about a man who taught himself these skills and instead of using them in a high-paying job he used them for crime and got himself a ten year prison sentence. This man was attempting to sell bank details that he acquired through illegal means online. He made an algorithm that would shove passwords and usernames into a login site and if he gained access he would harvest information on that person and sell it to them.

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The day was finished off by playing a game. We were made in charge of a company that had no protection, whether that was from the looming threat of hackers or from criminals. This game taught us what companies face and what to prioritise when seeking to defend against cyber threats.

After that we left the station and headed back to school. It was an interesting and educational experience that benefited all in attendance.

Daniel, Year 9


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