In the run up to X22’s mock exams we have been unpicking exam questions and practising applying our exam technique. Today students were working hard and getting smart unpicking source, knowledge and explanation based questions. Keep up the hard work!!
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
As we are now coming to the end of our expedition ‘Are we really free to choose?‘ students have once again being applying their knowledge and practising answering exam questions. It’s been really pleasing to see so many students Working Hard and Getting Smart when attempting source and interpretation questions. Students have really risen to the challenge with these tricky questions! Here are just a few examples of their hard work from this week.
Here is the plan for X22 Extended Study. Please can parents support students by ensuring it is completed on time.
|Date set||Date due||Higher Topic||Support on website||Foundation Topic||Support on website||Done?|
Genetic Diagrams p67-68
|Biology unit 7||DNA p53
Genetic Diagrams p57
|Biology unit 7|
|8/4/19||15/4/19||X and Y Chromosomes p 68
Inherited disorders p69
|Biology unit 7||X and Y Chromosomes p 56
Inherited disorders p58
Family tree p59
|Biology unit 7|
|15/4/19||24/4/19||Resistance and V=IR p187
Resistance and I-V characteristics p188-189
|Physics: unit 2||Resistance and V=IR p162
I-V characteristics p164
|Physics: unit 2|
|24/4/19||29/4/19||Series Circuits p191
Parallel circuits p192
|Physics: unit 2||Series Circuits p166
Parallel circuits p167
|Physics: unit 2|
|29/4/19||7/5/19||EM waves p238
More uses of EM waves p239
|Physics: unit 6||EM waves p201
Uses of EM waves p202
More uses of EM waves p203
|Physics: unit 6|
Build the world from scratch
X22 have been discussing how to get potable water in order to rebuild the world after an ‘apocalyptic-style disaster’.
Beautiful work X22!
The Celebration of Learning for X22 students will be on the 6th and 7th February. Students will be presenting their art work and discussing how they have chosen to represent last term’s guiding question: Who were the Vikings? The evening will begin at 5.30pm with a short introduction by our students followed by an opportunity for parents to view all students’ artwork and speak to students about the process and thinking behind their work.
Skipper students will present their work on Wednesday 6th February and Admiral students on Thursday 7th February.
We look forward to seeing you.
Students have worked hard to grapple with a difficult 18 mark historical essay question from last years GCSE history paper. Reece’s work shows excellent progress in both his structure and application of historical skills. Well done!!
Our fantastic Year 10 students have begun looking at the Vikings as part of the history GCSE period study. The guiding question for this expedition is ‘Who were the Vikings?’, and it has been lovely to see such beautiful work being produced by students already!
On Wednesday 12th September C22 Admiral students will be visiting the Jorvik Viking Centre, York. The following day, Thursday 13th September, C22 Skipper students will attend the same visit.
The visit will take place wholly in school hours and students will return before the end of the day.
Students will need to ensure they are wearing warm clothing – as there is a short walk across York to the museum – as well as a packed lunch. Students who are on Free School Meals will have a lunch provided by school.
The visit will give students the opportunity to see Viking artefacts up close and in person as well as speaking to experts on this period of history.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
Students have a small amount of revision to do over the summer for science. The work covers some of the fundamental knowledge which needs to be retained. This will allow students to make a running start to the year and will help us maximise the time available before their exams next year. Many students are confident with the ideas already so this will require very little work.
Secondly, there are some students who have not completed their ‘answer to the guiding question’ in science. It is important that students complete this before we return. It will be a challenging year for students next year as it is, so it would be beneficial for students not to have to catch up work on previous expeditions.
Finally, 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 useful 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.