#year 10

  • Congratulations to all the certificate winners at the summer assembly (17/7/19).
    A big thank you also to the brilliant performances by Grace, Cindy & Kei Tao.
    I hope everyone has a great Summer holidays, see you in September for the start of Yr11!
    Mr Cordeaux
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  • Teddy Bear Picnic

    On Wednesday 11th July, we had the privilege of visiting Cecil Gowing Infant School. We planned for them to have a magical teddy bears’ picnic.

    We really enjoyed spending time with the children, getting to know them and sharing the lovely experience with them. We really did enjoy planning this event for the children and were so impressed with their manners and kindness towards us and each other.

    Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

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  • I took Year 9 and Year 10 German students on a Langauge Day to Cambridge University on Friday 27.03.18.

    We shared a bus with students from Hellesdon High School and this gave students an opportunity to forge friendships on the journey.

    All our students were exceptional in their behaviour and conduct all day and it was a pleasure to share the day with them.

  • Well done to the year 10 students who took part in the Year 10 Maths Feast at the City of Norwich School.

    Both teams performed brilliantly and were great ambassadors for the school.

    We were pleased to get an award for teamwork.

    Thanks also to sixth former Katie Orbell who supervised one of the teams.

  • Year 10 are very proud of Erica today - she received an award for her One Punch Can Kill poster. 

    In Year 9, we had the privilege of listening to a powerful assembly led by Ann Bartlett, and were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to enter this important competition - alongside 50 other Norfolk Schools. 

    Erica's entry came top and has been selected to appear on the One Punch Can Kill website (www.1pck.org.uk/)

  • Visiting Spanish students offer one-to-one help to Year 10 students of Spanish with their GCSE role plays.

    A group of 25 Spanish students spent three weeks at Sprowston during September and October. They were looked after by our students to get a taste of what life is like in a British secondary school. They attended as many lessons as possible and got to grips with expectations such as school uniform and queuing!

  • We took 29 students from Years 8, 9 & 10 to Spain for a water sports trip during the May half-term.  The fantastic trip took in activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, pico sailing, wind surfing, snorkling among others.  It also included a day trip to Barcelona and the whole week was a great success.

    The company in charge of the trip commended our students on their attitude in a testing week.  We are investigating going on a similar trip in the summer of 2019.

  • On Thursday the 6th of July 90 Years 9 and 10 Media Studies and Design Technology students went to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios.

    The students got to experience the magic behind the movies and see where the franchise really began and discovered how the set and props were created. They also got a chance to see the original costumes and marvel at the creature workshop. Some students also made the most of the CGI and special effects experiences on offer, such as flying a broomstick in front of a green screen or having a drink with Hagrid in the optical illusion exhibit.

  • On Monday 26th June six year 10 students attended the International Space Challenge at RAF Waddington near Lincoln. The students had to design and build a model of a space hotel, backed up with scientific, mathematical and engineering data. They then had to prepare and deliver a marketing presentation in Spanish. The panel of judges included representatives from the RAF, Business Language Champions, People First Education, pH Interim Forensic Engineering and the National Space Academy. 

  • Congratulations to all of the students from Y7 to Y10 who have successfully completed phonics programmes this year. We have seen all of the students engaging really positively and as a result students have made significant progress in reading and spelling scores. Special thanks to Mrs Richardson for running these interventions and organising the celebration party- it was a bit hot for cake but we managed it anyway!

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    One thing that has remained consistent for the current Year 10 cohort has been their great attitude as seen in their respective ATL grades!

    Time and time again, the year group has consistently achieved inspirational ATL grades, It was therefore wonderful to see that over this past term, an even greater number of them have made their way in to the group achieving an average of 3.5 or higher.

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    I took the chance to meet with all 30 of these students and provided them with a pastry breakfast by way of saying thank you for their effort, diligence and hard work.

    Well done Year 10!, Mr Bidle

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    A change is in the air....as of 2016, the systems in place to measure the performance of students in English Schools has changed. The traditional grading systems of A*- G are being phased out and being replace with a 9-1 grading scale while the traditional 5 A*-C measurements are being replaced with Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores.

    Over the coming months as the students become more familiar with these new systems, I will be championing those students showing outstanding levels of progress under the new system. This photo shows the highest flying students, who I had the pleasure of meeting with and congratulating.

    More information on Progress 8 and Attainment 8

  • A very big well done to all those in Years 9, 10 and 11 who took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge 2017. Students from across these three year-groups won a total of 17 certificates at silver and bronze level, after pitting their wits against the notoriously fiendish problems in this year’s edition the famous Challenge. It was an absolute pleasure to present these awards to our gifted Key Stage 4 students, and particularly the year 9 stars of the future.

    Mr Crowley

  • Sorry to start with such a dreadful pun, but today I had the pleasure of awarding our most impressive Year 10 students with an Easter Egg.  21 Year 10 students have achieved an average ATL grade of 3.5 or higher on their most recent report and it was great to be able to show recognition of this and thank them for their work.  Special mention needs to go to Natasha Leversley and Michael Walker for achieving the very highest grades.

  • A summary of parents & carers views for years 7, 9, 10 and 11 has been compiled to show how well the school is performing in certain areas.

  • We've only gone and won it!! Excellent day at the 5 a side finals. Team 1 were Champions and Team 2 finished 4th in their competition.

  • With sub-zero temperatures, frozen mornings and bracing winds to contend with at this time of year, it can be difficult to understand why this term is called the spring term. Yet within a matter of weeks, the skies will clear, temperature rise and the first signs of the approaching summer will be upon us.

  • After making an excellent start to the academic year, the Year 10 students continued to shine like a guiding star in the run up to Christmas.


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