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.
School Spring Concert
Wednesday March 28th 19:00-21:00 in the School Hall
Upcoming music events
15th March 17:30- 18:30 Gloucester Cathederal Evensong
20th March 18:30-20:30 GCSE/A-Level Recital in the school hall
26th March 13:00 Music for Youth Competition at Cheltenham Town Hall
2017 A Level and GCSE Results
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.
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.
An afternoon at the School
The Headmaster and Chair of Governors would like to invite all Old Cryptians to an afternoon at Podsmead, to celebrate The Past, The Present and The Future of The Crypt School on Friday, 23rd June at 12 noon. See details here: OC Afternoon June 2017
The School would like to see as many Old Cryptians as possible – those who left many years ago and those who left a few years ago – all are most welcome. If you are in contact with other OCs who are not members of the Old Cryptians’ Club – please do pass the message on.
For catering purposes please contact the School Office (01452 530291) if you intend to come to this special event.
School Results 2016
The excellent results achieved by Crypt School pupils in the 2016 Exams can be found here.
Invitation to the Carol Service
The annual Crypt School Carol Service will be held at St. Barnabas Church, Stroud Road, Gloucester on Tuesday, 16th December at 7.00 p.m.. The Headmaster has kindly invited Old Cryptians so if you would like to attend, please email your address to Sue Wales (Headmaster’s Secretary) to receive one or more tickets. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Headmaster will move to Plymouth
The Headmaster, Jonathan Standen, has announced that he has accepted the post of Headmaster at Plymouth College. He will leave the Crypt School at Easter 2015 and will be succeeded by Nick Dyer, the current Deputy Head. Jonathan will be sadly missed by the whole Crypt Community. He has been an excellent Head and leaves the School in a commanding position. The last OFSTED report was brilliant and the Summer GCSE results were the best ever achieved. An excellent, new £1.8M Science, Mathematics and Engineering block will open next year due, in great measure, to the Headmaster’s efforts.
The Committee of the Old Cryptians’ Club has benefitted from Jonathan’s unstinting support and he has attended many OCC events during his time as Headmaster. The Club wish him well when he takes up his appointment at Plymouth.
Crypt School Founders’ Day
The Club will shortly be emailing Old Cryptians with arrangements for Founders’ Day – Monday, 30th June. The format will follow previous years but with the supper held in a rather special place – the Parliament Rooms next to Gloucester Cathedral. Earlier in the day the annual Golf Competition will be held at Highnam and in late afternoon the Cathedral service commemorating the founding of the School in 1539.