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Christmas Extravaganza

Year 8 have worked spectacularly well this term and there’s been an excellent atmosphere within all 8 forms as they’ve worked collaboratively in the extended interform competition. In total there have been 10 challenges and 2 are still ongoing.

We are running an Xmas competition in the run up to end of term in Year 7 and one of the challenges for students is to make the best Xmas decorations both for their form display and individually.

Students in 7LE were an absolute hive of activity and a there was a really lovely atmosphere in the room - I am so impressed with these students!

Mr Setchell

On Monday we had Year 6s from Sprowston Junior School visit our Maths department to take part in some maths challenges.

A really enjoyable and rewarding experience - we look forward to more of the same over the next few weeks.

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Thanks Mr Sedgwick!!

As the mock exam season kicks off, it is great to see that Year 11 is in a very positive position.  

The Year 11 reports which will now be arriving with you offer a clear indication of the likely GCSE grades that our students will achieve. 

The PPG (Professionally Predicted Grade) provides a teacher's best judgement on  the grade that the students will achieve in their exam.  These grades are built on performance in lessons, attainment in assessments and the teacher's underpinning knowledge of each student's aptitude and attitude.

When considered together, the data indicates that we have a year group that is not only meeting, but is actually exceeding the expected levels of progress.  Reports also indicate a myriad of individual cases of success and the evidence of hard work and a shear determination to excel. 

A big well done to all the students who have worked hard this term, I wish them the very best of luck throughout their mock exams.

Mr Bidle

I met with five more Year 7 superstars today to give them certificates and a prize.

Martyna, Georgia, Jude and Niaz were all highly praised for their great work in MFL and Freya has made some excellent contributions to her Form Group. I am really impressed with these students - well done!

Mr Setchell

Academic Success Awards Autumn 2017

Congratulations to all the students from this half term who achieved an Academic Success Award. This is to recognise their outstanding academic achievement and attitude.

The awards are given by class teachers to those students who have shone in terms of working extra hard in and out of lessons, or persevering with difficult work, along with those who have exceeded their personal target grades and achieved at a high level.

Well done to all students and keep up these really high standards for the rest of the year.

We had the first of several planned visits from Falcon Junior School this week involving Year 6 students coming to take part in Science activities.

Students were really engaged and we look forward to the next group joining us on Wednesday!!

Mr Setchell

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.

Year 9 Preferences Booklet

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!

So, what is GoGoCreate?

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.

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