Bayside School was awarded the Cyber School of the Year 2020 in the National Cybersecurity Awards on Wednesday evening. We were shortlisted along with another three schools from the UK.
Our nomination was based on our successes in the Cybercenturion competition over the past five years, along with our efforts to close the gender gap, our work with children who are on the autistic spectrum and the rolling out of the first Gibraltar Cyber Challenge, Rock Defenders. The partnerships formed with the tech industry in the private sector has played a huge part in Bayside being recognised as one of the top schools developing cybersecurity skills.
Sponsors of the event include National Police Chief's Council, (NPCC) KPMG and Amazon Web Services. Our award was sponsored by KPMG. Judges including former Defence Minister Geoff Hoon, Professor Dresner of Manchester University, along with representatives from BAE, HSBC and the UN.
We are proud to announce that Bayside School has been nominated for three upcoming awards;
Cultural Awards 2020 - Best Educational Project
Bayside School is recognised for it's Headteacher's Portrait Exhibition, which paid tribute to the 10 head teachers in our school's history. The project also served to highlight changes in schools.
Also, a number of Bayside students have been nominated for individual awards in the Junior and Youth sections.
Phone lines open on Friday to cast votes.
Gibraltar Sustainability Award 2020 - Technology for Sustainability
Bayside School is recognised for its cybersecurity education work and specifically for closing the skills and gender gap in digital skills education locally and being at the forefront of inclusive technology education.
The National Cyber Awards 2020 - Education and Learning - The Cyber School of the Year
Bayside School is recognised for its continued extracurricular educational program in cybersecurity along with the strong partnerships made with experts in the field. Also recognised is the creation of the first Gibraltar Cyber Challenge, Rock Defenders, which will be delivered to all Key Stage 3 students in both Comprehensive Schools.
We would usually have invited you to a presentation in June/July before the school closed for the summer to talk to you about our school. We know that it is not quite the same but we have posted a presentation for you to look at (audio included in some slides) to give you an idea of what Bayside is like.
It's in our pastoral section together with our handbook and some other information you might find useful.
There's a global issue with attachments and the GCSE results are delayed in going out. Apologies for this. It is outside of our control.
Further to the statement made by Roger Taylor, Chair of OfQual, who said
"We have therefore decided that students be awarded their centre assessment for this summer – that is, the grade their school or college estimated was the grade they would most likely have achieved in their exam – or the moderated grade, whichever is higher".
We will be issuing new statement of results as soon as we receive them from the exam boards.
In the meantime we will still be responding to CAG requests via email@example.com.
Please address all queries to this email rather than contacting your teachers directly.
You may have seen the recent press release stating that all results will be issued electronically https://www.chronicle.gi/gcse-and-a-level-students-to-collect-results-electronically/?fbclid=IwAR3ehUpbPEQlg0HM4uN_lzIQF-YtC5fCnd5GhQWowCTs1Z-1Bqu3_RnPS64
In order to ensure we send your results to the correct email, we would like you to confirm your contact details in the form we have published on your year's Google Classroom Information Page.
In order to help you understand the Centre Assessed Grades process please read the student guide attached below.
Check out our Parents' Handbook 2020-21 https://www.baysideschoolgibraltar.gi/pastoral.html