School Photographs – Crew & Year Group

Students have been given Crew and Year group photo order forms this morning.

If you would like to order photos to be delivered to the school free of charge the deadline to have forms back at reception is Wednesday 17th April. Orders can be done afterwards online but postage will have to be paid.

Lost Property

We have lots of lost property that hasn’t been claimed.  If you can have a look at the pictures and ask your child to speak to Mrs Morrell or Mrs Mohammed in the office if there is anything that you recognise.

We will keep it for approximately 4 weeks and anything that hasn’t been collected will be donated to a charity.

Many thanks

X22 ES Plan


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?
1/4/19 8/4/19 DNA p63

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

Best wishes

Mr Campbell

X23 DofE Expedition information:

Kit Check:

Just a reminder that Kit check takes place this Friday. All students need to bring in all the items on their kit list. They can bring it in any bag as when they go on expedition it will be transferred into one of the schools expedition rucksacks. If you have any problems with getting kit please let me or crew leaders know so we can help.

Bag Packing:

Students will need to bring in all of their kit and food again on Wednesday morning 10th April ready for bag packing after school from 3.15pm to 4.30pm.


Students can come to school at the normal time on Thursday morning 11th April. We will be spending the first few hours doing route planning and basic map skills before we head out. Our Bronze practice expedition this year is taking place around Askern. We have some great routes for the students to learn the skills needed for their qualifying expedition. Students will be supervised by staff at all times on the practice / training expedition.


We will return to school Friday morning and spend time de-gunging equipment followed by a debriefing of their practice to make any changes, updates & improvements to their plans ready for the qualifying expedition. Students can be collected from school at the usual time.

Also, as it could be very cold during the evening & night students can each bring an extra blanket or thick coat that can be kept separate from what they have to carry. This doesn’t need to come to kit check.

If you have any questions please email me or speak with crew leaders.





Dear Parents

We have managed to secure a fantastic opportunity for our Year 10 students to visit the National Holocaust Museum as part of our expedition ‘Are we really free to choose?’ Students have been studying Hitler’s rise to power in Germany and the impact of Nazi rule so this will be an ideal opportunity for students to build their knowledge and ask questions about a key and tragic event in this historical period.

X22 Skipper students will attend on Wednesday 10th April 2019 and Admiral the following day Thursday 11th April 2019.

Students can come in casual dress and they will need to bring a packed lunch. Students who receive Free School Meals will be provided with a packed lunch.

We will leave school at 9.15am and we will return for the end of school at 3.15pm, traffic permitting. If there are any unforeseen delays we will update details via the school website.

A link to the museum’s website is here:

Thanks for your support.

X22 Visit to Sheffield Hallam University

Good afternoon

On 25th April 2019, all of Year 10 will be visiting Sheffield Hallam University. The day of part of the region’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships programme.

Students will learn about pathways through higher education and the nature of university life, including a campus tour.

Students will need to bring a pack-up meal with them. We can provide pack-up for students that normally have school lunches provided.

We will be leaving school at 9.00am by coach, and expect to be back in school for 15.15pm. We are leaving Sheffield at 14.15pm so will keep you updated via the website of any delays incurred through possible traffic.

X23 DofE Bronze Expedition Food:

Expedition food is planned and decided within each student expedition group. This is part of the training and planning process which should now have been completed by each group and checked by the adult supervising their group on Friday afternoons.

If you are unsure of what your child’s responsibility is in this process they can show you what they have been doing over the past 3 Fridays.

On the XP DofE website under ‘Expeditions’ is their year group ‘X23’. Here at the top of the page is a list of the 8 DofE expedition groups. These are the planning documents each group has to complete before going on expedition. Students can show you the planning they have been doing including what food they have chosen, a complete shopping list with prices & calories and when where and how they are shopping for their food.

Please don’t send your child with extra food, sweets or snacks other that what is on their menu plan.

If you have any further questions please contact me directly or speak with their crew leaders.

Many thanks


X23 DofE Expedition Kit Check:

Just a reminder that X23 students will be having their DofE expedition kit checked on Friday afternoon this week (5th April).

Students need to bring in all the items listed on their kit lists. This can be viewed by clicking on  XP DOfE website:

Here you will find the Bronze kit list, information for choosing & borrowing kit and how students must present their kit for checking by expedition supervisors.

Many thanks