Archive for September, 2016

Weekly Wall of Fame

Posted: September 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

Each week, I’ll be sharing the very best of your work – work that has impressed me. This could be homework or class work. Anyone featured on my Virtual Wall of Fame will achieve S-P-I points if eligible and house points.

This week, I’ve been so impressed by the quality of collaborative work across years 11, 12 and 13. From Padlets to mindmaps, using Whatsapp or Edmodo, the students are all pulling together to create and learn. Impressive stuff!


Year 8 and 9 homework researching the context of Of Mice and Men




SO4 Takeaway Homework

Posted: September 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

SO4 takeaway menu Homework Success Criteria:  Takeaway Homework forms an important part of the assessment process. It is a key indicator of your progress and effort and informs my decision when giv…

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Welcome back!

Posted: September 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

Welcome back to a new academic year. Here’s a quick guide to what we’ll be doing:

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Years 8 and 9: We will be reading the amazing ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck. We’ll be learning all about America in the 1930s and uncovering the dark truth about The American Dream.

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Year 11: We’ll firstly be reviewing the mock exam we took at the end of last year. You’ll be preparing for your literature mock too. We’ll be getting back to ‘The Sign Of Four’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and solving the mysterious case of the one legged man!

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Year 12: You’ll be getting to grips with the demands of A Level study and diving into the decadent era of Jazz and Flappers as we study F.Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel: ‘The Great Gatsby’.

Year 13: Be prepared to enter the dark world of Jacobean Revenge Tragedy, full of blood, gore, incest and murder. Just like Game of Thrones but without the dragons! Welcome to Webster’s ‘The Duchess of Malfi’.






S-P-I Challenge

Posted: September 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

This is the resource you need for your S-P-I challenge. Good luck!