Thank you so much to all the performers at the Xmas assembly today - 7 in total (a record)! You were all outstanding and I've already had loads of comments from students and staff saying how much they enjoyed your performances. Thank you so much for participating and showing what a talented year group we are.
Thanks also to all the tutors who put so much work into the Xmas competitions.
Please have a look at the video if you were unable to see the assembly.
At the end of this academic year the current Year 9 cohort will advance to the Key Stage 4 curriculum. At this stage in their academic studies the students will cease to follow a common education structure, but will instead embark upon the educational pathway of their choice.
Making the right choice of subjects with your child is perhaps one of the most important factors that will determine their future career prospects. Not only will students be given the opportunity to select the subjects they wish to follow, but also the nature of the courses they will follow. The demands and expectations of the different qualification types differ greatly and it is important that our students are correctly matched to the courses that suit their learning needs.
We are one of the first 100 schools and community groups to sign up to GoGoCreate – the official Learning Programme for GoGoHares 2018.
Break charity are delighted to have us on board!
GoGoCreate offers a chance for schools, sports clubs and other community groups to get involved. The hare sculptures will be joined by smaller leaping leverets, decorated by children, which will star in their own trail for nine weeks during the summer. At the end of the trail the sculpture will be returned to our school for a lasting legacy of this unique project. The GoGoCreate trail will take place from 2 July until 2 September 2018 and the main GoGoHares trail will run from 28 June to 8 September 2018.
To support their understanding of how coastal land-forms are created, some of our Year 10 students have have been competing to build their own giant models of a Spit.
With a focus on the coastal process that lead to the creations of these land-forms and the keywords that are used to describe them, it was great to see the students working as a team and getting stuck into their work.
In preparation for their forthcoming GCSE studies, the Year 9 students have started working on the topics of tropical Rainforests and Cold Environments.
As two of the topics included in the new GCSE Syllabus, this will give them a great head start for next year. These models-created by the students and based on self selected success criteria-have helped to develop their understanding of the role of tropical Rain Forests and to learn about the different layers found within them.
During the Spring term two groups participated in the Norwich City Football Club CSF Enterprise Programme. Each group was tasked with organising an event to raise money for Community Sports Foundation and both did an amazing job; in both the preparation and execution of the event.
The options process is complete (well nearly…) and you did very well. There was a lot of information given, a whole load of assemblies and even more paperwork! I hope you are all pleased with the choices you made and excited about the journey ahead.
A couple of reminders from me in terms of priorities this term…..
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