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17/07/19

Thank you to for welcoming our Year 10 students yesterday and helping them explore City in and more. https://t.co/n6ldIFXgy9

11/07/19

Very proud of Hassan, winner of the Key Stage 4 competition. Hassan has worked hard perfecting his skills in the art of oil painting, creating self-portraits which reflect his culture and identity. Find out more https://t.co/rnHxR1NDEv Great work, Hassan! https://t.co/bek58roRQP

10/07/19

Thank you for supporting our boys. The really enjoyed meeting all our wonderful business volunteers!

10/07/19

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Absolute pleasure to attend ’s ‘Inspire The Future’ event to encourage school children to pursue a career in the NHS and, hopefully, as doctors!

09/07/19

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Please RT. We are looking for dancers, singers, poets, spoken word artists? To perform on 13/07. Would you like to showcase your talent to your local community? Please get in touch. Perform @ Peace Event 😊 https://t.co/6dehSNV2RI

08/07/19

Here are our first boys to achieve 500+ Harris Points this year. Well done Faizal, Yvan, Lalloh and Calvin! We now have 21 boys who have Gold Star Lapel Badges for reaching 500+ Points. See who they are at https://t.co/t5jsbMQyXZ Great work everyone! https://t.co/fSL4248BtK

08/07/19

Download our latest school newsletter. Parent Survey results 2018-19; Southwark Book Awards; Uber Rewards Trip - five days to remember; National Maths Challenge - 23 boys honoured; Great Speeches; Spelling Bee 2019... and more. Hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/1PNohtoXRC https://t.co/rursAyohse

08/07/19

This image is by Yvan, Year 7, who has a great natural ability with . https://t.co/XirihCIu5H

08/07/19

This image is a collection of for 26 boys in Year 8. They had been working on tonal for three lessons and achieved really nice results. https://t.co/PXsX1UhX7E

08/07/19

This image is by Isaiah, who has a passion for but has just began to use acrylic paint. He has gained a lot of insight and skill through his practice over the past few weeks. https://t.co/3e1KPHrwzA

08/07/19

This image is by Faizal, Year 7, who completed quite a sizable piece for his age. He is very ambitious and this can be seen through his tenacity to work hard to complete his canvas. https://t.co/GD7FwWNNcx

08/07/19

These two images are by Hassan, Year 10. Hassan has worked so hard over the past year to create photo realistic works with oil paint. Hassan has proven that if you put your mind to anything you can achieve exceptional results. https://t.co/FfuwsWR3Pw

08/07/19

Gallery of Great Art. We're proud to show you some of this year's exceptional work by out students. More pics at https://t.co/muu0l8y6cs https://t.co/15RZPQa6vi

03/07/19

Starting Year 7 in September? Our has put together suggestions of great fiction you might like to try reading over the summer. There's action, comedy, mysteries and much more. Have a look! https://t.co/0no8PKlyIL

03/07/19

It's at our academy, 15-19th July. A week that helps us learn in a different way! From Dover Castle to animal ethics, mind-blowing experiments to acting Shakespeare. It's going to be terrific! Find out what's on at https://t.co/reHhadd2FI https://t.co/oaUCxu4g6j

03/07/19

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Are you aged 16–21 and looking to develop new skills this summer? The has a new summer programme called Greengross Creatives. Find out more at https://t.co/OuUazFqX8a. It looks good! Deadline for applications is 11 July. https://t.co/nDavHj06yk

02/07/19

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🐝Really excited to host our annual Spelling Bee competition at ! 🐝 🍀 Good luck to all those involved and remember, "i before e except after c..." https://t.co/VUWLiRFaAW

02/07/19

Thanks Farid, we're looking forward to welcoming him!

02/07/19

We're very proud to be hosting the Spelling Bee today. Power to all the teams representing their schools, including Adam, Shanewaz, Marlo and Abdulahi, who will be representing us. Good luck everyone!! https://t.co/xNCkfQjEnS

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Progress Sessions for Years 10 and 11

We have introduced ‘progress sessions’ for years 10 and 11 to help students to maximise their Progress 8 score.


Year 10 progress sessions

Year 10 students get an additional two hours per week in subjects where they have been identified as making the least progress. These Progress Sessions are led by a subject specialist. Directors meet with Mr Uddin, the Year 10 Progress Leader, to choose students for bespoke additional support based on the latest attainment data. These sessions cover a range of subjects at any one time and include some or all from those detailed below, based on the progress and attainment needs of the students.

In addition, we use Monday mornings for careers, Building Cultural Capital and an assembly programme. The assemblies are delivered by members of the Senior Leadership Team, Directors or external agencies and focus on themes such as: changes to exam specifications; Post 16 applications; Progress and Attainment 8; and extra-curricular enrichment.

From term 1b onwards we will start to introduce after-school ‘Progress Sessions’ for Year 10 students which will again be driven towards supporting students to fulfil their potential.

BTEC Sport: Mr Hutton, Mr Metcalfe and Mr Belcher

Year 10 progress 1

Students in the B band are divided into one of three BTEC Sport Progress Sessions as all students in these groups will sit their BTEC Sport Unit One examination at the end of the first term. This exam unit is worth 25% of their overall end of Year 11 grade and we are optimistic that the additional time will help maximise their attainment.

In term 1a the groups revisit the subject knowledge required for Unit One which is covered in the BTEC Sport curriculum. The teachers will deliver theory or practical sessions to help students apply their knowledge and understanding.

In term 1b the focus changes from subject-specific knowledge to exam preparation and exam technique. The PE staff model the ‘PEEL’ answering technique (Point, Example, Explain, Link - see picture) to help students plan their longer answers and we are confident this will stretch and challenge students to access the higher grades.

In term 2, B and O band students will switch over as O band prepare for their Unit One exam which will be sat at the end of term 2b.

Art: Miss Twieg, Teacher of Art

We are using our form time progress sessions to focus on a combination of drawing and recording skills and some new techniques which link to GCSE Assessment Objectives 2 and 3. These studies support the coursework and students can include this work in their sketchbooks.

Year 10 progress 3

EBACC (History/Geography/Spanish)

The Year 10 EBACC Master Classes follow the pastoral support system driven by individual student's subject specific needs. Each programme is aimed at providing extra support to the students in order to enhance and embed core skills, knowledge and understanding of the syllabus.

Geography: Mr Maserejje, Director of Humanities. Our mornings involve improving literacy for geography learning, revision skills, practising of exam techniques, exploring relevant subject resources and completion of learning tasks to stretch understanding and a review of subject content. Students are expected to take advantage of this programme so as to ultimately make the expected progress and raise their attainment in the subject.

History: Mr Walsh, Innovation Leader/Teacher of History. Pupils are studying for the most difficult GCSE history exam that there has ever been. The sessions will help pupils succeed and reduce the amount of intervention needed at school From Monday to Friday all pupils have an engaging 40 minutes in which they revise and develop the knowledge and skills required for the GCSE paper. Over term 1a and 1b the pupils will be revising the Cold War unit of the Edexcel exam board.

Day

Session Content

Monday

PSHE/Building cultural capital

Tuesday

Cold War content

Wednesday

Cold War content

Thursday

Exam skills and revision

Friday

Podcast ‘Cold War stories’ and revision games

Spanish: Ms Cañavera, Head of Spanish. This term we have been focusing on grammar skills with a specific emphasis on the tenses and how to conjugate verbs. In addition, we are also practicing our Spanish dialogues using interactive videos to promote spontaneity in speaking, which is a skill required on the new Spanish GCSE exam. The smaller group size enables students to engage with discussion in a more confident and meaningful way.


Year 11 progress sessions

Year 11 progress sessions have now started. The timetable for progress sessions from September 2018 is below.

Progress sessions Sept 2018

The first term sees our students focusing on coursework and controlled assessment, with a small focus on core subjects. Students will be selected by a subject based on their current progress and attainment data.

English

We have used our tracker to select pupils who have had problems on specific questions, as indicated by their low scores. We have then chosen 10-12 pupils to target for a session which is completely focussed on that question. We teach techniques and practice/model answers. Each English teacher teaches students from their own group – this gives us a faster start as we know them and their areas of challenge and how to get them to work. For the next session we choose another cohort and another question: this way we will work through every question and each pupil has a tailored intervention based on specific and relevant need.

Maths

In the Autumn term we use Question Level Analysis (QLA) from the end of Year 10 exams to place students into weekly topic specific interventions.  Each week teachers deliver an exam-focused intervention on whichever topic has been assigned, culminating in the students redoing the question they got wrong at the end of Year 10.  The boys can see simply why they have been placed into each intervention and can see clear progress when they are able to answer a question they previously got wrong.

PE

BTEC PE intervention takes place on a Wednesday after school. Using a tracker we identify the students that have gaps in their coursework. The PE department then use the computer room to support students with their coursework. Students can work independently or can use the support of the PE staff that are in the room. Once students have completed their coursework they can submit it to their teacher and then they leave. There is a nice relaxed atmosphere at the sessions.

Business

BTEC Business progress sessions are a great way for pupils to develop their subject knowledge. They focus on considering case studies. Pupils get support with how to research and reference relevant contextual examples to illustrate work. They are a great way to get clarification about key topics and to progress further by brainstorming ideas in groups and thinking critically. They also allow for pupils to complete homework as part of their coursework in a quiet and focused environment.

Music

Year 11 progress sessions allows students to expand their composition coursework by using resources such as our recording studio and mini mac studios to develop their coursework to a high standard. The progress sessions have allowed for more opportunities for students to perform as part of an ensemble by holding and organising rehearsals. We have held informal solo performances in front of their peers in the class to build their confidence and have more experience in preparation for their solo performances. The sessions also include students listening and supporting each other. Students also appreciate the 2 to 1 support from peers as well as from the teacher. Students have managed to complete coursework in a shorter amount of time due to them having more access to our state of the art music technology and performance equipment.

Art 

Year 11 art intervention sees students working independently on their projects. The students have access to our broad range of materials and specific equipment that is used to create a variety of art work and artistic experiments. This work all goes towards Unit 1 and Unit 2 of their GCSE.

Design and Technology

Students are working on hospitality and catering controlled assessment, completing evaluations and putting finishing touches to the practical exams they have completed. One exam was based on fruits and vegetables. The students made two dishes based on vegetables and two dishes based on fruits. For task two they created a two course meal based from a country of their choice.

MFL

We started selecting the students that missed controlled assessments. These students will complete the controlled assessment within the set date. After this we move to the students that need more support and we give them interventions to prepare for their exams.

History

Since September the history department have made great use of the intervention time to support students with their GCSE coursework. The pupils have worked hard to develop their coursework to an acceptable level. Pupils know the high expectations we set on them and pupils realise that the hard work they put in now will go a long way to helping them achieve their target grade. Once the coursework has been completed the intervention will be used for revision and exam practice.

Science

Science intervention has been set up based on the Year 10 Summer examinations. All pupils completed mock exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and were given a predicted grade. From this both attainment and progress can be calculated for every pupil. If pupils have not achieved their target grade or have significantly poor progress scores (based on KS2 data) then they are required to attend compulsory Science intervention with the Science department. Here they will spend six weeks studying topics they performed poorly in during the mock exams. This six week intervention will culminate in a small test to check progress and if this is significantly better than the previous mock result will result in the end of intervention for that term. If the test is not completed to the required standard the pupils will re-attend intervention the following term. This process will happen each term up to and including the exam period.