#year 10

  • 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.

  • The Year 10 Christmas Assembly took place on Monday morning.  A wonderful festive event of celebration and reward.  This year's programme included an impromptu performance of 'the night before Christmas' acted out in true Christmas play style by some of our Year 10 Drama students and a year group sing-a-long to the '12 days of Christmas'. 

  • As we approach the midway point of this second half term of Year 10, it is pleasing to see that Year 10 students remain on track to excel in their GCSE courses. Here are a few facts that perhaps explain why they are doing so well…

    69% of Year 10 students have an attendance figure that Ofsted would recognise as Outstanding,

    70% have never missed a homework deadline, ever been late,

    89% of the Year Group have been an average Attitude-to-Learning grade that shows great commitment towards their studies,

    And 68% of the year are performing above where we would expect to see them at this point in their courses.

    All in all, a great start to Year 10.

  • Thank you to all the parents, carers and guardians of Year 10 pupils that filled in the parent view questionnaire at the last parent's evening, the responses of which can be on the Parent View page.

  • As part of our Anti-Bullying Awareness Scheme here at Sprowston Community High School our Year 10 & 11 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors visited Falcon Junior School on Tuesday 15th November to run workshops with Year 5 on the effects bullying has on a young person physically and mentally. The content of the day consisted of team building activities and role play scenarios tackling many different types of bullying, the day ended with reflection and evaluation.

  • Sprowston Community High School has been victorious in the East Anglian heats at the annual Top of the Bench Science Investigation Day, and will go on to compete in the national finals in 2017.

  • Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting with the Year 10 students who achieved an average ATL of 3.5 or above a great achievement. Congratulations to them all, especially Natasha Levesley who is at the top of her group with a fabulous ATL of 3.8.



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