Year 10 Spanish Extended Study

Students need to log on to espanolextra to practise numbers this week, ready for sessions on Monday 11th September. Go on to the topics area, then numbers, and scroll down to the listening section on telephone numbers. There are 2 activities to complete. Any problems, please see Mrs Sprakes.

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.

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

X22 Application and Practice

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.

Crew Bronte – Academic Pledges

Crew Bronte completed their Student Led Conferences a few weeks ago which included students reflecting on their mock examination results and considering academic pledges for the upcoming examinations in June. Check out Alzbeta’s reflections below on how she is currently performing in her History GCSE.

Ally’s pledge to ask for more ‘feedback’ and her determination to ‘test’ herself and ‘revise more regularly’ shows that she is really ‘getting smart’. In the next few weeks in academic crew sessions we are going to look at revision resources and techniques so that we are fully prepared for the challenges ahead!

X22 Humanities Extended Study Due Thursday

Students have made an excellent start to our new expedition looking at the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany. This week we have examined the problems facing Germany after WW1, specifically the Treaty of Versailles, hyperinflation and the Great Depression. See below for their beautiful books and notes!

Students have been given an image of a propaganda poster from 1932 to annotate with their thoughts on the posters’ message and purpose. This is due next Thursday (7th February) where we will discuss students findings and prepare for an assessment.

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Crew Bronte – Othello Speeches

Crew Bronte. along with other crews in X22, have been working hard this week delivering their speeches on Othello entitled, ‘Who is the most to blame for the death of Desdemona?’ The speeches have been recorded and will be sent to the Eduqas examination board so the students can gain a grade in Spoken Word which will complement their final GCSE grade in English. The speeches have been well prepared, thorough and detailed. Great 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.