X22 Exam Prep for Art, Craft and Design

X22 have embarked on their Final Art GCSE exam paper and have been given 8 weeks to prepare for their 10 hour exam. This is the timetable that shows what work needs to be completed within the time period. We are on week 3 and in their sketch book they should have a mind map with their ideas and a spider diagram. By next week they should have a total of 6 drawings in different media from the work of other artists that they have researched. Could parents please check to see if they are on-track at home as they should be completing extended study every week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see they are close to completing their Art GCSE and their final exam will be after the half term.

I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Post-16 information evening for X22 students and their families.

 

 

Rescheduled: This will now take place in XP East on Thursday 7th November from 5 pm.

The evening will give students and families an opportunity to hear from students and staff in the Post-16 team about our offer in terms of academic studies, our partners in the Internship Academy programme and the exciting XP Diploma.

The XP Diploma combines qualifications, personal development, careers guidance and personalised pathways to prepare our students to be successful in the modern world. The programme is co-constructed by the student, parents and XP and is based around three central reflective questions:

1. What do I enjoy?
2. Who do I want to become?
3. Where do I want to go?

The Diploma is indicative of our determination to personalise the learning experience of students so that they are fully prepared to be successful in the modern world, which will be particularly pertinent to X22 students as they consider their next steps of study with XP whilst completing their work experience.

 

There will be additional open evenings during the course of the year, to which we will also invite external candidates for Post-16.

Ennis Hills wonderful revision again

Ennis Hill have once again shown there wonderful revision skills during crew sessions this week and should be fully prepared for there Mock exams starting on Monday.

On top of this we had a check in on crew pledges (which were previously posted) and 100% of crew have stuck to these pledges. Keep up the amazing work Ennis Hill.

Crew Ennis Hill

During the first week of term Ennis Hill have been brilliant. The week started with a lovely check in. There time both in crew and during sessions around the school has been used wisely and purposefully. It was an intense first week back, with a presentation of learning 2 days after they returned to school, work towards being ready for their Art GCSE after school and revision for the upcoming Mock exams which start on Monday 18th June.

This is the start of what will be one of the hardest years of there lifetime. Keep up the great work Ennis-Hill.

C22 Preparation for Y10

I do appreciate there will be weeks where Tassomai can not be done and that the most important thing for students is that they have a rest this holiday, however if Tassomai can be kept ticking over it would be highly beneficial to students. 

I would be really grateful your support with this.

To both students and families, please have a wonderful summer and enjoy the deserved rest.

Mr Campbell

C21/C22 Parents: Tassomai

Students in Years C21 and C22 have the ongoing compulsory extended study of 10 minutes of daily quizzing on the Tassomai science learning programme. This system works to develop students retention and recall of key science facts and concepts by daily quizzing and interleaved retrieval practice. Tassomai done for a least 10 minutes per day will be massively important in ensuring students are GCSE ready. It is only effective when done little and often over the time until GCSE examinations. It is ineffective when not done and left until before exams.

We have been using Tassomai with students in since Christmas and have an expectation that it is done on a daily basis. However, there have been perhaps a significant number of students who have not used the program for many days and continue to do this sporadically despite reminders from members of staff.

We have therefore decided that students who have missed two days or more of quizzing in a week will attend a compulsory extended study session to catch up. Progress will be checked on a Friday and those students who need to then attend compulsory extended study will then do so on the following Thursday. We would greatly appreciate it if parents could give students a nudge to check whether Tassomai has been completed.

Thank you for your continued support in ensuring our students develop strong habits of work and learning and in our aim of becoming exam ready.