In Year 9 and beyond, and as in previous years, our X25 students will either continue to study Spanish to GCSE standard, and be entered for external examination at the end of their Year 11, or pursue a combination of supervised self-guided Spanish study and taught GCSE Citizenship, identified as “Spanish+” on their timetable. Either course will mean three hours of study per week and lead to a GCSE qualification. This follows our current curriculum model, and begins the process of personalisation of our provision for students that is then continued with choice and common mission entitlements.
We have now concluded a careful appraisal of your child’s achievements and attainment in Spanish so far, and are in a position to make a strong recommendation that they either join the GCSE Spanish group, or the Spanish+ group. You will shortly receive confirmation as to which of the two groups your child will be placed in, and Crew Leaders will be able to answer most questions that you might have.
In the event that you wish to discuss the recommendations further, or have any questions that Crew Leaders cannot answer, then please contact Mrs Sprakes in the first instance.
In X25 students have been studying Lee’s Push and Pull Theory of Migration. Students were given different scenarios in order for them to make a decision of wether they would decide to migrate or not.
Two stand out students in X25 were Beth and Georgia would worked incredibly hard together to complete their answers to question. Georgia also showed great courage standing up in front of the class and explaining the model in one minute.
This week in C24 students have been studying rebellion in the Medieval Period. Starting by exploring the feudal system and analysing its impact. The students have worked really hard on the craftsmanship and quality of their book work. An excellent start has been made to the expedition by all students! Let’s keep it up!
X24 have had a fantastic visit to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. We saw exhibits that helped us to put our studies of the slave trade and prejudice into context. It’s been a real pleasure watching our students working hard, getting smart and being kind to each other and the other visitors to the museum today.
A reminder about Thursdays fieldwork arrangements. Please see the original post below.
Could I also ask that parents and carers do not send students with anything containing peanuts as we have a student with allergies to peanuts, also if students require an inhaler they must bring one with them on the day.
As part of the expedition Disaster!, students will carry out Fieldwork at the Natural History Museum, London, on Thursday 30th March 2017. Students will be travelling by coach to London and will therefore need to arrive at school no later than 6.15 am ready for a 6.30 am departure. We will arrive back at school later that evening at around 7.00 pm, depending on traffic. All students except those on Free School Meals will need to bring a packed lunch, and may want to bring some money for the Services on the way home where there will be an opportunity to eat, or bring a double packed lunch instead.
We ask that any students who are travel sick take their medication in good time, sit at the front of the bus, and pass their return journey medication to myself or their Crew leader.
If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.