X23 Year 10 January Mock Exams

X23 will be sitting a short round of mock exams starting towards the end of this week and into the early part of next week. The exams will focus largely on the content covered in the previous two terms but will include unfamiliar content also so it is important that students do some extra study to prepare. Students will be given some additional revision sessions this week to prepare. As our students in X23 move a step closer to their real GCSE examinations in 2021, this is another opportunity for them to feel what it is like to sit in the exam hall and get used to the conditions. It is also a good opportunity for us to take an informed snapshot of progress and make plans for the rest of this year and into Year 11. The exam timetable can be found below.

 

X23’s tonal self portraits looking amazing!

Y10 have been working extremely hard to get their tonal self portraits finished for their ‘Christmas Style Lecture’ that is due to take place next week.

Pupils have looked at portraits through history in order to help them with their own self portraits.

Pupils have been asked to plan a background for their portraits to show aspects of their character and what makes them who they are. They have all been asked to create a rough plan in their sketchbook. Here are some examples:

Pupils now need to complete their background and mount their tonal self portraits onto them.

Here is one in progress:

Im looking forward to seeing this piece of work completed and displayed next week! Well done X23! Keep up the fantastic work!

X23 Skipper have been introduced to the ‘grid method’ in their art session today. They have looked at the artist Chuck Close who uses this method to create large scale photorealistic portraits.

He uses this method to ensure that the proportions are accurate. He us able to look at each individual section so he isn’t overwhelmed or overpowered by the whole image, breaking it down into more manageable areas which he can work through methodically.

Students looked at a piece of his work and used the grid method to start re-drawing his work at a slightly larger scale:

As you can see – Skipper have made an excellent start with these!

They will be using this method to create their own self portrait very soon!

Well done X23 Skipper!

X22 Skipper and Admiral Art

X22 have immersed in to their trial exam in Art for the expedition ‘Past, Present and/or Future’. They should have collected 8 contextual images and annotated them in their sketchbook or on a doc. For next week they need to have 2 contextual studies drawn in their chosen media (this has been set for extended study and is on google classroom).

This is some of their artwork that they are currently working on.

 

X22 Mock Examination Timetable

 

Date Session Exam Start Time / Location
Mon 17th June AM – Session 1/2 English Language paper 1 9.15am

1 hr 45mins

XP EAST

Tuesday 18th June AM – Session 1/2 English Literature 9.15am – 11.15am

2 hr

P02/P03

PM – Session 4/5 Spanish 14.00pm

1hr F

1hr 15mins H

XP EAST

Wednesday 19th June AM – Session 1/2 Biology Start 9.00am – 10.15am

1 hr 15 mins

XP EAST

PM – Session 4/5 Common Mission With Common Mission teacher in the Common Mission time
Thursday 20th June AM – Session 1/2 History Paper 1

C+P

Normans

9.00am

1hr 45mins

XP EAST

PM – Session 4/5 English Language 13.15pm

2hrs

XP EAST

Friday 21st June AM – Session 1 Chemistry 9.10am – 10.25am

1 hr 15 mins

XP EAST

Monday 24th June AM – Session 1/2 Mathematics Paper 1 9.00am

1hr 45mins

XP EAST

PM – Session 4/5 English Literature 13.45pm

1 hr 30

XP EAST

Tuesday 25th June AM – Session 1/2 History Paper 2

Nazi Germany

Vikings

9.00am

1hr 45mins

XP EAST

 

PM – Session 4/5

 

Mathematics Paper 2

13.45pm

1hr 30mins

XP EAST

Wednesday 26th June AM – Session 1/2 Physics 9.00am – 10.15am

1 hr 15 mins

XP EAST

PM – Session 4/5 Mathematics Paper 3 13.45pm

1hr 30mins

XP EAST

X22 – Identity

X22 are working on their coursework for Art, Craft and Design; through the expedition ‘Identity’. Here are some pieces of work that reflect our ‘Habits of Work and Learning’:Getting Smart and Working Hard! The craftsmanship and quality of the work is really developing. Well done and keep up the beautiful work!

Students have also independently researched what ‘identity’ means to them and looked at artists work to influence their ideas. This is evident in the unique work they are producing.

Crew Nightingale reflect on their HOWLs

At the end of last term in Crew we spent some time reflecting and unpicking what our HOWLs should look like. Following our return from the two week break each Crew member has set new pledges to ensure they are Getting Smart, Being Kind and Working Hard. We will use these new pledges to frame and focus our final term in Year 10