27/1/23 Roundup – Extra curricular clubs (all year groups)

Sports

Badminton

Badminton club runs on a Friday after school is open to all years 3.15-4pm. All students taking part require a PE kit and trainers. 

Girls indoor football

Girls indoor football will be on every Wednesday in the sports hall. All years welcome. For more information, please see Miss Arrowsmith.

Fitness Suite club

All year groups welcome. Friday evenings after school in our fitness suite – see Mr Scott to sign up.

Boys Football- all years

Flexible due to fixtures- see Mr Barrow.

Boys Rugby- all years

Flexible due to fixtures- see Mr Barrow.

Netball – all years

Thursday- see Miss Jones

*NEW* Girls Rugby Club

Friday after school 3:15 – 4:30. All years are welcome

*NEW* Girls Cricket Club 

Thursday after school 3:15-4:30

School Newspaper

If you are interested in the school newspaper or would like to have your writing or art published, please come along to A6 on Friday lunchtimes. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Allies Club

Allies club is a place to come and explore issues around equality. If you are interested in making the school and wider community more inclusive and want to help celebrate our diverse communities, please come along to A6 on Tuesdays after school.

Science

IRIS project

Year 12 Science: IRIS project runs on Tuesdays in C3 between 3:05-4:00 pm

MFL

DUOLINGO CLUB

We will be running a Duolingo club for students who want to practice any foreign language.

Sessions will take place in C9.

Performing Arts

Drama, dance and theatre design.

All year groups welcome.

Wednesdays 3.15-4.15pm 

English

Y10 Reading Champions

Tuesday lunchtimes, A15

Staff and Sixth Form Reading Group

Once per half term. Please see English round up for more details

Music

Tuesday lunch: Year 9 Band

Thursday lunch: Choir

Friday lunch: Whole school Band

Tuesday after school rehearsals for the Music Winter Showcase:

Tuesday 17th January: 3.15 to 4.15pm

Tuesday 24th January: 3.15 to 4.15pm

Tuesday 31st January: 3.15 until 5pm

26/1/23 Roundup – Sports results

U14 Boys Football County Cup v Madeley 

After all the bad weather it was great to finally get some football played.  Our U14’s hosted Madeley on Monday afternoon.  With 2 evenly matched teams the game was of high quality, with Alleyne’s having the bulk of the chances. The Madeley goal keeper pulled off a number of good saves and that coupled with an effective offside trap kept us scoreless.  Against the run of play Madeley scored after a rare defensive lapse, we equalised rather fortuitously when Alfie’s cross looped over the keeper into the far corner.  Madeley then took the lead just before half time with a quick counter attack from a corner.

In the 2nd half we dominated from the kick off and Alfie scored a hatrick including an amazing goal that saw him cut inside from the right touchline and curl a shot left footed from 25 yards into the top corner.  Filip then got a deserved goal to make it 4-2. A late Madeley header meant a nervy last few minutes but we held to to a deserved win.

Captain Freddie was instrumental throughout with a terrific range of passing.  Theo at centre back was man of the match with a great display.  Full backs Kieran and Jayden were composed and disciplined. Jack had a very good game after being out injured for much of last term.  Will and Ben protected the back 4 superbly and allowed Adam to attack their full back.

25/1/23 Roundup – English (all years)

Year 9 – Our Day Out and Matched Guise

We’ve had a lot of positive comments from our Year 9 students about their new unit, “Our Day Out” and their introduction to linguistics in the form of the “matched guise” test. If you’re interested in learning more, or having a go for yourself, watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=956pPCaMxZg or check out Accent Bias Britain’s work (https://accentbiasbritain.org/)

Revision

Getting your adjectives and adverbs in a tangle? Keep getting stuck on “interpreting” and not yet “analysing”? Mrs Hunt is leading revision this week, focusing on language analysis and “writing a lot about a little.” Room A15, 3:10-4:00.

Words of the Month

This month’s words have been *prevalent* all over school, and they’re really beginning to show through in students’ writing. Moreover, when teachers ask for *clarity,* they’re no longer having to explain what the word means! There is one more week with these words, and we’ll start new ones in February. Remember, if you see one of our words “out in the wild,” you can still send us the evidence!

Bedrock Shoutouts

Shoutouts to Megan R (US) and Lewis M (HS) who have made the most progress in between pre- and post- learning tests. They have really challenging words, including “pernicious” and “rapturous,” which may go some way to explain their huge progress, but what amazing words to be working with!

Rotary Club Competition

Our competition for this half term is external, with a deadline of 17th February. This is being run by the Rotary Club, and offers some exciting prizes!

The competition is open to all youngsters aged 14- 18 – ages as at 31st August 2022 and the theme this year is ‘Peace’.
Competition Guidelines and Task

– To produce a written or typed story in prose entitled, ‘Peace’. The written entry could be fiction or non-fiction, prose, or a poem, as long as the piece relates to the theme. Up to maximum of 550 words for prose entries, up to a maximum of 40 lines for poetry entries. No pictures/drawings to be part of the entry.

We’re hoping to support this competition as part of our curriculum this term, but welcome students’ contributions from outside of lessons, too.

Power & Conflict Poetry Revision

Pick two quotations at random using your anthology.

If you can, find a technical term or device that is in those quotes. If you are struggling, identify either “description” or “imagery” (these are just as good as ANY other terms… it is your explanation of the meaning or emotion that they create (and why) will decide your grade.

Then write short exam style answers using these sentence stems:

The poet writes the quotation “_________________”. We can see the technique of ____ being used in the words “____”. This makes the reader think/ feel _____________________

because__________

Collect a bank of these – build this up over time.

Memorise these sentence stems for further revision.

24/1/23 Roundup – Drama news (year 13)

A Level Drama and Theatre Studies student Heather Leech has been accepted onto the BA (Hons) Drama and Contemporary Performance course at The Manchester School of Theatre. 

Heather (pictured as Miss Lynch in Grease last year at TAHS) has been offered a place after a successful audition for this prestigious course, which receives a very high amount of applicants each year.

Alumni for The Manchester School of Theatre include 

Amanda Burton, Steve Coogan, Richard Griffiths, Bernard Hill,  David Threlfall, John Thomson and Julie Walters CBE.

Congratulations to Heather, and to all of our students who have received offers so far including Evolution College and Derby and Staffordshire University. We wish all of our Drama students the best of luck in their upcoming auditions and interviews. 

Mrs Mood, 

Drama Department. 

23/1/23 Roundup – Forensic Science trip (year 12)

As part of the BTEC qualification in Forensic Science, y12 students spent the day at the Crime Scene house at Staffordshire university. They processed the crime scene by documenting it then identifying, collecting and packaging evidence. The evidence, including a blood stained knife, bags of drugs, broken bottles and fingerprints, will be used as part of their coursework and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would like to thank the staff at Staffordshire university for facilitating this visit.

22/1/23 Roundup – Key messages & Term dates (all year groups)

We would like to congratulate students who have sat examinations in Sport, Animal Care, Forensic and Applied Science and Health and Social Care over the last two weeks. Whilst the main examination season is in the Summer, over 170 students have successfully sat examinations during January. Their conduct has been exemplary. Last week, we shared the November resit results for Maths and English with students. Sometimes it takes more than one attempt to pass an examination and we are thrilled where students have achieved these important qualifications. 

The vast majority of Year 11 students have now received their ‘Future Intentions’ interview when they discussed their next steps with a leader in school. Each time we hold these interviews it is a privilege to hear how hard so many of the students are working and their plans for the future. As part of this interview we encourage all students to have a structured plan in place for revision in Year 11 and 13. If any student needs help putting this together please ask them to see Mrs Lindsay or their form tutor. Following the success of the presentations delivered to Year 11 by ‘Inner Mind’ we have planned to ask them to come back into school to deliver the same training for Year 9 and 10 next week. The sessions focus on motivation and organisation and hopefully will help Year 9 and 10 as they move through their school journey. 

I hope people can join us for our ‘Future Intentions’ evening next week, when we will have external providers in school to speak with our students and their families. Please see the Future Intentions notice (below) for further details.

Pastoral reminder

From all pastoral can we remind hoodies are not permitted and will be confiscated. As it is very cold, blazer and either a plain black or school jumper should be worn all this week. For further clarification coats will be needed for breaks and lunchtimes when outside but shouldn’t be worn in lessons.

Urgent safeguarding reminder

I appreciate this was shared last week but with the safety of our young people being so important I will keep reminding. Please read, share and get in touch if you need any support.

Safeguarding: “A Game” – Warning to Parents

It has come to our attention that there is “A game” being circulated via Facebook to children which contains several different actions for them to complete, including the encouragement of self-harm and hurting others.

Whilst many of our children will, I am sure, be confident in ignoring these messages, we are conscious that around the country there have been several incidents where dares via social media have led to child fatalities.

Please be vigilant around your child’s use of social media and if you have concerns, advice can be sought from the following platforms or contact the safeguarding team and school.

Social media | NSPCC

Social media guides – UK Safer Internet Centre

Year 9 Workshop – Studying with the brain in mind

On the 24th January all Y9 and 10 students will be taking part in a one hour workshop entitled ‘studying with the brain in mind’. This session is run by Inner Drive and designed to give students a better understanding of how to get the best from their brain and effective ways to revise.  Many Y11 students found this session useful and so we wanted to share this opportunity with all students.

Event – Future Intentions Careers Fair

On Thursday 26th January we are hosting our Future Intentions Careers Fair in the sports hall between 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

The event is suitable for all students from Years 7 to 13 and all Yr 7 and Yr 8 students from the three middle schools have received a flyer inviting them to the event.

We currently have over 50 exhibitors invited including John Taylor Teaching School, Nottingham University, RAF, Keele University, JCB, Francesco Hairdressing, DBC Training any many more….

This evening offers a fantastic opportunity for students and parents to find out more about not only Thomas Alleyne’s High School but all aspects of Future Intentions.

Bra collection

News from the last week

Other round up news this week that you may have missed:

Wednesday

Pastoral and Elkes & Computing

Thursday

Art

Friday

Future Intentions, Sixth form, revision sessions and STEM career’s

Saturday

Half term curriculum plan

Sunday

Exams

TERM DATES  ACADEMIC YEAR 2022 – 2023

Holiday: Monday 20 February – Friday 24 February

Term ends: Friday 31 March 

Holiday: Monday 3 April – Friday 14 April

Easter Sunday: Sunday 9 April

Summer Term 2023

Inset day: Monday 17th April

Term starts: Tuesday 18 April

May Day: Monday 1 May

Holiday: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June

Term ends: Tuesday 25 July

Holiday: Wednesday 26 July – Friday 1 September

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22/1/23 Roundup – Exams (Years 11)

Exam information for January

BTEC exam

Provisional Summer Exam Timetable

Please see the PROVISIONAL timetable below. There are three contingency days that have been planned by JCQ, to allow for a national incident/s which may necessitate a co-ordinated change of date for some exams.We advise that all students are available to attend on the following days:

  • Thursday 8th June – afternoon
  • Thursday 15th June – afternoon
  • Wednesday 28th June – all day

21/1/23 Roundup – Half term curriculum plan (all year groups)

In our most recent parent feedback you told us that you wanted to know more about what they students are studying and when. So this post will become a half termly update that runs in addition to the information on the school website.

Thank you to anyone that took the time to reply to parent surveys. Your input is of the upmost importance to us.

SubjectYear 9 Topics and focus Year 10 Topics and focusYear 11 Topics and focusYear 12 Topics and focusYear 13 Topics and focus
DramaBlood Brothers by Willy Russell. The students will explore themes plot and character through performance and design. They will be building on their prior learning of vocal and physical skills. Year 10 will be be preparing their Component 1 devised plays on the stimuli that was set in the Autumn Term. Alongside the performance piece, they will be developing their 2000 word written portfolio. Year 11 are preparing their final draft of portfolio coursework as well as preparing their practical, scripted examination for the live examiner visit in March. Year 12 are developing their Component 1 Devised pieces based on the play Lungs and the work of theatre practitioner, Bertolt Brecht. Alongside their performance they are developing their 3000 word written portfolio. Year 13 are preparing their scripted performance exam for the live examiner visit in March. They are currently rehearsing their group pieces in lessons and working independently on their monologue performances. 
HistoryLife in Nazi Germany and the causes of the Second World War.The British Sector of the Western Front and Anglo-Saxon England, 1050 – 1066The rise of the Nazi Party and life in Nazi GermanyThe Russian Civil War and the last years of LeninThe Great Patriotic War and the last years of Stalin
BTEC Animal CareAnimal restraint and handling.  Students will complete the externally moderated coursework component on this topic this term.Animal behaviour.  Students will complete the internally moderated coursework component on this topic which is worth 25% of their qualification
BTEC Applied ScienceStudents will be completing the chemistry component of the Unit 1 and will sit an external exam in this subject in May. They will then begin to work on two separate coursework components relating to laboratory skills and the digestive systemStudents will sit their second external exam and then concentrate on coursework components.  The two coursework components are: evaluation of laboratory skills and the musculoskeletal system
BTEC Forensic and Criminal InvestigationStudents will start the Forensic Genetics topic and will begin to complete coursework on the structure and function of DNA. They will also visit a Crime scene house and write up how they collected and processed the evidenceStudents will be completing the Forensic Genetics topic by completing coursework on the structure and function of DNA.  They will also complete coursework on the legal framework regarding criminal prosecutions
Computing (year 9), Computer Science (year10-11) IT (y11)For those students who had less lessons last half term we will be starting with Python programming and making a Magic 8 Ball program. If you have one of these lying around the house it would be a good experience to see if you can work out how they work before the lesson. For everyone else and going forward we will be starting the iDea certification working on the E-safety and safe online badges. With final lesson of the half term being on Logic Gates, focussing primarily on AND OR and NOT gates as these are the ones that carry through to GCSEs. For homeworks we will be focussing on reviewing last half terms work and filling gaps shown in the data capture.As I’m sure the students could tell you Python programming skill is just that, a skill. With it needing to be practised and honed over time (much like learning a language or instrument) we consistently use our Friday lessons to practise programming. We are sticking with basic techniques of input, output, selection, iteration and lists for now. Tuesdays are our paper 1 lessons focussing on the theory topics. Our topics for this half term are a mix of continuing with data representation (binary shifts, representing sound, character sets) and the internal components of a computer (CPU architecture, CPU speed, memory and storage). Interleaving topics like this is crucial to them being stored in long term memory which in turn benefits each and every student.Year 11 Computer Science will be focussing Thursdays lessons on Python programming. This is a very mixed ability class so is highly differentiated so that all students can access it to improve their coding skills. Some students will be becoming more secure in their understanding on inputs, outputs and loops, while others will be taking their first look at object orientated programming to prepare them for A-Level. In Tuesdays lesson we will be filling the learning gaps identified in the mock examinations and via the weekly homework task. It continues to be vital that all year 11 Computer Science complete their homework tasks, in turn allowing me to continually develop a bespoke set of lessons for each student. In year 11 IT they have Mondays and Fridays lesson for the first few weeks to concentrate on coursework. Once they are in a more secure place with that we will look at covering the gaps from the mock examinations. N/AN/A
PsychologyResearch Methods and AttachmentSchizophrenia and Forensic Psychology
Child DevelopmentFactors affecting growth and development (preparation for assignment next half term)Individual needs for children to learn, play and develop and creating safe environments
Health & Social CareLife events and sources of support Single award: Unit 5: Supporting individual needs Triple award: Unit 5 plus unit 6: work experience in H&SC and unit 18: Children’s development Single award: Unit 14: Physiological disorders Triple award: Unit 14 plus unit 6: work experience in H&SC and unit 18: Children’s development
MathematicsHigher tier – Rounding, Perimeter & Area, Sequences.  Foundation tier – Rounding, Perimeter &Area, Coordinates and Linear GraphsHigher tier – Standard Form, Angles & Polygons, Simultaneous Equations.  Foundation tier – Loci & Constructions, Algebra, Congruent & Similar ShapesHigher tier – Vectors, Inequalities, Transforming Functions, Numerical Methods.   Foundation tier – Quadratic Graphs, Growth & Decay, Vectors, Revision topicsTrigonometry, Vectors (2D), Quantities and Units in Mechanics, KinematicsProbability, Normal Distribution, Moments, Forces & Friction
Further MathematicsSequences, TrigonometryRoots of Polynomials, Momentum & Impulse, Work, Energy & PowerComplex Numbers, Differential Equations
English LanguageTransactional writing: open letters and formal speeches. Focus on writers’ methods, including formal register, genre features, and discourse structure.Paper 2 skills, particularly question 4 (identifying and interpreting language to indicate point of view) and question 5 (arguing an opinion, paragraphing and using rhetoric) Paper 1 skills, particularly question 4 (evaluate), and structure of extended descriptive writing (both analysing and producing)Language Diversity: region and gender, with a focus on P2 Q3 and Q4 (discourses and opinion pieces)Diachronic change, with a focus on Paper 1 Section A Meanings and Representations; Child Language Acquisition (Literacy) for Paper 1 Section B.
English LiteratureModern play: “Our Day Out.” Focus on how writers use language to create characters, with ideas of stereotyping and (non) Standard English.Power and Conflict poetry – studying the remainder of the poetry cluster and learning how to compare poems.Revision of Power and Conflict poetry – refining exam technique and consolidating understanding of contextual and literary links.Love and Relationships: Atonement and Anthology poetry; Othello.“Journey’s End” and “A Long, Long Way.” Preparation for Paper 2.
PEBoys- Fitness.  Girls- Swimming. Mixed- BasketballBoys- Fitness.  Girls- Swimming. Mixed- BasketballBoys- Fitness.  Girls- Swimming. Mixed- Basketball
BTEC SportCoursework on Unit 2. (details on Teams) This will involve developing a deep understanding of the fitness requirements, rules, skills and coaching of competitive sport.Revision for Unit 1 exam on 6th Feb. Students have revision resources in folder and on Teams.  From Feb-May students will be completing practical course work on coaching and leadership.Students are learning about Professional development in the sports industry and will be completing assignments on careers in sport.Students are learning about Fitness testing and how to be a sports scientist.
BusinessMrs Major – 1.2 Spotting a Business Opportunity: Customer Needs, Market Research, Market Segmentation. Mr Graham – 1.3 Finance: Cost, Revenue, Profit, Break Even, Sources of Finance. Mrs Hadfield – 1.4 Making the Business Effective: Location, Marketing Mix, Business PlansMrs Major – Finance: Gross and Net Profit, Profit Margins, Average Rate of Return, Analysing Business Performance. Mr Graham – Human ResourcesMr Graham – Unit 3 Marketing. Mrs Major – Unit 4 OperationsUnit 8 – Strategic Models: Ansoff’s Matrix, Porters Generic Strategies, Bowman Strategic Clock.  Unit 9 – Strategic Methods: Growth, Economies of Scale, Mergers & Acquisitions
RELife Issues (Theme F)Medical Ethics (Abortion and Euthanasia)Buddhist Beliefs and Practices Ontological Argument
ChemistryThe Chemistry of the AtmosphereChemical Analysis – Chemical changes – reactions of metals, acids and bases Enthalpy and Introduction the Organic ChemistryRedox reactions and fuel cells
Design Technology, Food Preparation and NutritionPractical skills in the workshop, Use of Plastics, Health and Safety, Isometrix Sketching, Colour and Rendering, Healthy eating, Macro nutrients, Micro Nutrients, Raising AgentsCore theory work, design development, model making and Final design Ideas.All Year 11s are currently working on NEA.Product Moodboards, practical in workshop developing Lighting Project Ideas, CAD CAM.All Year 13 are currently working on NEA.
FRENCHL’avenir / The future – including free time, options and jobsSchool life, then Free time (leisure, eating out, sports)Future intentions, future relationships, technologyStrikes and campaigns, marginalisation, how criminals are treated
PhysicsWaves and Energy (Parts of Module 1-Energy and Module-6 Waves)Energy and Heat (Most of Module-1 Energy and parts of Module 3-Particles covering Latent Heat)Space and Magnetism (Module-8 Space and Module-7 Magnetism and Electromagnetism)Waves and Energy (Sections 4.4 and 3.3 in the specification)Medical Imaging and Electric Fields (Sections 6.2 and 6.5 in the specification)
BiologyTransport of substances into cells (active transport, diffusion and osmosis) and Organisation in organisms (including the digestive system))Homeostasis and the nervous system (including neurone structure, reflexes and eyes), the endocrine system (including the role of insulin and adrenaline, and the hormones of the menstrual cycle) and plant hormones.Types of reproduction in organisms, genetic inheritance and genetic technologies.  More biological molecules including DNA, DNA replication and protein synthesis, immunity. Also exchange surfaces in organisms (lungs, gills) and transport systems in animals and plants.Control of gene expression and genetic technologies, as well as responses in organisms (including receptors and the nervous system). 
ArtDrawing, Designing, responding to Artists, Creative development using abstract inspiration in oil pastelObservational drawing of related resources to individual unit theme of “The Sea.” Students will be experimenting with clay, drawing in a range of media and researching related artist contexts (relating to practical processes used in lesson)Year 11 will be starting their component 2 exam unit where they will be investigating an exam question of their choosing following the resources and examples set out by staff as part their prep work in the run up to their final 10 hour exam at the end of AprilYear 12 are concluding their prescriptive investigation (foundation studies in Art/Photography) and beginning planning, research and initial ideas for their personally determined component 1 investigation.Year 13 will be concluding their coursework investigation (personal determined unit- component 1) for the February Deadline. Following which time all students will begin their component 2 exam unit where they will be investigating an exam question of their choosing following the resources and examples set out by staff as part their prep work in the run up to their final 15 hour exam at the start of May.
GeographyHazardsRiversHazardsGlobalisation / WaterCarbon / Human Health and Intervention

20/1/23 Roundup – Sixth form

Sixth Form entry September 2023 – online application

If you have missed the application deadline of 13th January, please get in touch with Mrs Walton via sixthform@tahs.org.uk ASAP.

Reading Group

Staff and Sixth Form reading group will next meet in A6 on Thursday 26th January at 1.20 pm. This is a great opportunity to discuss a wide range of books and looks excellent on UCAS applications.  Refreshments, tea, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.

Please bring your lunch.  All sixth form and staff welcome!

The next book we will be reading is ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue. Synopsis below:

Room is a 2010 novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. The story is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy,Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along with his mother. Donoghue conceived the story after hearing about five-year-old Felix in the Fritzl case.

Year 12 Lockers

We will be offering a limited number of lockers to Year 12 students on a first come, first served, basis.  There will be a £5 refundable deposit payable via Parent Pay.

Please can students bring a copy of their Parent Pay receipt to the Sixth Form Office where they will be issued with their key.

Refunds will be issued via Parent Pay when the key is returned.  This must be before the end of Year 13 whilst still on roll.

Bra Collection

Data Collection Sheet

Any students who haven’t returned their data collection sheet, please can you drop it into the Sixth form office.

Sixth Form Finance

The school has been allocated a Discretional Bursary Fund (DBF) which students are able bid into throughout the academic year providing they meet the financial criteria set by the school and outlined in our DBF policy.

For the academic year 2022-2023 students are eligible for funding of up to £400 if their parental income is below £27,000 (proof required) or if they were designated as pupil premium. If a student is a looked after child (LAC) they may be entitled to up to £1,200 of financial support. Students must use this funding to support their Post-16 education.  For example, Sixth Form uniform, transport costs to and from school, textbooks, revision guides, course materials, IT equipment (up to £150), educational visits, UCAS application Fee, University entrance tests etc.

More detailed information will be available in the DBF booklet which students can be obtain from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office or by emailing sixthform@tahs.org.uk

TAP for W/C 23rd January 2023

TAP for W/C 23rd January 2023

Y12 – Thomas Character:  Self Fulfilled

Monday:  Deciding between Uni or apprenticeship? Watch these clips to help you ensure that important decision is an informed one.

Apprenticeships vs University 2019 – YouTube

Apprenticeships vs university: which is best? | FT Schools – Bing video

Why Higher Education? – Bing video

Tuesday:  TED talk

Wednesday:  revision and well being

Thursday:  future intentions

Friday:  assembly

Y13 – Thomas Character – Healthy and Happy

Monday: Watch this video about the level of personal support you can expect at universities: student support services – Nottingham Trent Uni (just under 10 mins). For those not applying to university, please choose another budgeting sheet from the previous resources eg supermarket challenge or exchange rate info.

Student Support Services – Nottingham Trent University – Bing video

Tuesday:  TED talk

Wednesday:  revision and well being

Thursday:  future intentions

Friday:  assembly

Date for your diary 2023

Y12:  Parents Evening Thursday 2nd February 4-7pm – bookings via Talaxy are now open – please get in touch if you need help with booking.

20/1/23 Roundup – Updated revision sessions (Years 11 and 13)

Animal Care

Animal Care coursework catch up

Wednesday and Friday in F1 each week.

Business

Year 13: Wednesday after school C24 3.10pm to 4.00pm.

Year 11: Friday lunchtime C4.

Computing

GCSE Computer Science and Cambridge National revision lunchtime support

Wednesday lunchtimes in C3. Please come along for support with this weeks revision topic as per homework task.

After school session

By student request after school sessions will be starting on a Thursday from 5th January to accommodate.

*NEW* Child Development & Health and Social care

Health & Social Care/ Child Development coursework club on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school for years 10-13 in rooms S2 and S3.

Design and technology

Design and Technology after school interventions are Thursday after school for year 11 and 13.

Room 39 or C 19.

Drama

After school

Tuesday in K9 each week. You will receive coaching for the component 3 exam as well as help with the all -important written portfolio. See you there, snacks and drinks served.

Lunch time

GCSE Drama Revision Thursday lunchtimes in K9. Come along any time during lunch. 

English

Every Thursday. Please see English roundup for more details.

Geography

Wednesday 

For both GCSE and A-level in either room A1 or A2.

History

Year 11After school in A9 and A10 3.10 – 4.00 pm.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – see Mrs Johnson / Mrs Young for details

Maths

DayRevision GroupRoom
TuesdayHigher GCSE / A-level Further MathsJ4
 Foundation GCSEC6
 GCSE Further MathsJ7 / C7
WednesdayFoundation GCSEJ6
 Higher GCSEJ7
ThursdayHigher GCSEJ5
 A-level MathsC7
FridayFoundation GCSEC7
 A-Level MathsC5

MFL

MFL MUSINGS

REVISION SESSIONS

Grade 7 – 9, Wednesday after school in room A5

Grade 3 – 6, Thursday after school in room A4

A Level conversation practice, Thursday lunchtime in A4

Science

Chemistry revision

Takes place Wednesdays after school 3.10pm-4.15pm. Sessions are split between triple science and combined science to take place fortnightly. Week 1 sessions will be Triple Science (Chemistry) and Week 2 Session are Combined Science (Chemistry). Sessions are in C9.

Combined science Higher Tier

This is for any student currently studying for combined science GCSE who has been recommended by their teacher to sit the higher tier exam.

Thursday in F1 each week.