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Year 9 Chemistry - Effect Rate Between Marble Chips and Hydrochloric Acid When Increasing Surface Area

Feb 08, 2022 | | Tags: Science, KS3

Year 9 investigating the effect of increasing surface area on the rate of reaction between marble chips and hydrochloric acid. Students also learn how to set up apparatus new to them. It is quite difficult to set up this apparatus; filling up the measuring cylinder with water and turning it upside…

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Year 7 Job Advertisement for a Position in a Medieval Castle

Feb 05, 2022 | | Tags: Humanities, KS3

Year 7 were asked to create a job advertisement for a typical position that would have been needed in a medieval castle. This is part of the KS3 History curriculum, Castle Unit, teaching students about different castle types and the people who were a part of them.

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Year 8 have been studying Pythagoras’ Theorem

Jan 27, 2022 | | Tags: KS3

In Maths, Year 8 have been studying Pythagoras’ Theorem and looked at solving more complex problems by applying the formula and perfecting their algebraic manipulation skills.

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Year 9 - History Students Engaged in a Diplomatic Simulation Role Play

Jan 25, 2022 | | Tags: Humanities, KS3

In Year 9, history students engaged in a diplomatic simulation role play to learn about the alliances that were in place by 1914 and the build up to the first world war. Students acted as diplomats of one of the protagonist countries of WW1 and in that role they needed to send each other diplomatic messages…

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Year 8 Drama Students Explore the World of Spies

Jan 17, 2022 | | Tags: Expressive Arts, KS3

"The name's 8.....Year 8!" This week in drama, students will continue to develop their acting skills as they explore the world of spies in their new unit of work "Secrets and Spies." In pairs, they have had to devise role-plays that include a secret exchange of information using secret codes and signals.…

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Year 9 Biology Students Extracted DNA from Bananas

Jan 13, 2022 | | Tags: KS3, Science

Year 9 Biology students extracted DNA from bananas. This is actually a surprisingly simple procedure and can be done with materials we all have at home in the kitchen. Bananas are a good source material because they are soft and easy to squash and mix with the other chemicals needed. The DNA extracted…

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Year 9 Biology - Woodlice Preferred Conditions

Oct 25, 2021 | | Tags: Science, KS3

Year 9 carried out some investigations into the conditions preferred by a sample of woodlice. They set up choice chambers with different conditions to see which would be preferred by the woodlice.

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European Day of Languages 2021

Sep 27, 2021 | | Tags: KS3, MFL

The Modern Foreign Languages department is taking the opportunity to make students aware of the importance of learning a foreign language by celebrating European Day of Languages 2021. It actually fell on Sunday the 26th September, but we weren't going let it pass us by!

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Year 7 Protostar Award Programme Award Ceremony

Sep 19, 2021 | | Tags: KS3

Very well done to Year 7 students for achieving so many stars in our Protostar Award Programme. The aim of this programme is to further enhance the transition between Primary and Secondary. We create opportunities and tangible outcomes for the children to demonstrate to teachers in Year 7 what they are…

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Year 7 Students Received their School iPads

Sep 07, 2021 | | Tags: KS3

It was wonderful to see such happy faces as our Year 7 students received their school iPads today. These devices will allow them to take their learning outside the classroom and foster their creative abilities, while the tightly managed suite of apps available means they are never able to lose focus…



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