Please see details of Literature & Language revision sessions for after the Easter holidays. These sessions will be hosted after school (unless stated otherwise) in the Core. For further revision over the holidays, please use the resources on the school website and Seneca Learning.
Have a lovely Easter break, from The English Department.
Kits Academy are an ever growing Company with Sports and Performing Arts Instructors throughout the midlands making up our fantastic team. With the ever expanding market within Schools and Nurseries we are always looking for new Instructors to join us. We take huge pride in our team and also offer apprenticeships, work experience and a number of training opportunities within the wider community.
To keep your revision organised for papers 1 & 2 (13th & 16th May) you have 14 individual assignments set up on Seneca Learning (www.senecalearning.com). At the moment all 14 assignments are visible but the first one will be disabled/disappear on Monday 15th May. Then, 2 days later, the next one will be disabled/disappear, and this will continue every 2 days up to 11th May.
This process is to ensure you are doing little bits of revision regularly by revisiting each topic every 48 hours.
If you know you will not be able to complete an assignment in time (due to other commitments) then please complete it before the deadline and get ahead of yourself.
Obviously this is in addition to your own revision strategies.
Any problems please speak to your teacher
Week 6: Theme B Life
Complete our weekly quiz to support your revision for your exam.
All Year 11 German students are warmly invited to attend a revision session in ML1 with Mrs French.
Royal Shakespeare Co
This is a great opportunity for individuals looking for hands on experience in one of the most well-known theatre companies in the world. If you enjoy creative construction and installation and have a great eye for detail, this role might be for you.
Thursday 4th April.
P4 – 11X1 and 11X2
P5 – 11W4, 11W5, 11Y4, 11Y5 AND 11Y6
In the GYM
Please ensure you revise key quotes and key words for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 ready for your external exams.
You must ensure you are applying these throughout all exam responses.
See your Philosophy and Ethics teacher for more details.
Remember to use the History department revision page and the YouTube videos to support your independent revision for the Walking Talking Mock on Friday. This will be on the Germany in Transition unit, potentially covering everything apart from the foreign policy section. If you have any questions, or you are not sure whether you are doing the exam P1 or P5, make sure you see your teacher or Mrs Gough before Friday. Happy History revision!
Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics quiz of the week focuses on Theme A: Family
Please use this to support your revision for the up and coming exams
- Define the term cohabitation (1 mark)
- Explain one Christian view on marriage? (1 mark)
- Identify one quote which supports procreation (1 mark)
- Explain one Christian view on divorce (1 mark)
- Identify one quote which explains Christian views on gender equality (1 mark)
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
As an Apprentice Administrator, you will perform a vital function as part of the Trust in ensuring that all administration functions run smoothly. You will need to be highly motivated, enthusiastic and organised, with good verbal and written communication skills, having the ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues.
Don’t forget on Thursday 4th April you are completing your walking, talking mock in preparation for the external exams.
See the student bulletin for more details of when your class is taking part.
Don’t forget to bring your class book with you.
Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics boost revision sessions are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in P1 until Friday 10th May.
This week’s focus is on the Islamic belief of ‘Angels.’
All students receive a Boost for attending.
Alltube Engineering Limited
Year 11 students have now completed the NE1 and NEA2 part of their GCSE course.
4th April 2019
Focus: Theme E – Crime
Step-by-step support on exam technique and assessment using the AQA Mark scheme Please bring your class book to support your revision
Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics boost revision sessions are on every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes in p1 until Friday 10th May. This week’s focus is on the Islamic belief of Sunni and Shi’a.
All students receive a Boost for attending.
Cummins Engine Company Ltd
Cummins Engine Company Ltd
To be completed by all students over the Easter break, ready for their external exam on Monday 13th May 2019.
Year 8 and 11 Team
Wow! Such an amazing morning for both the Year 8 team, winning three out of the four games and Year 11 team winning all four. Ellie M; Millie H; Holly H and Abbie M; Kacie M; Alice D; Cerys J; Ruby C and Madison S all achieving ‘player of the match for the four games played.
Can’t wait for tomorrow! Proud of every single member of each team! You have all been absolutely superb. Well done so far.
VALLEY ENGINEERING LIMITED
Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics weekly quiz on Christian practices
Monday 25th March
Friday 12th April
Football, Rugby, Badminton, Basketball, Netball & Table tennis.
The role will offer successful candidates the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of engineering process within the rotating machines industry. Machine shop activities, generator/motor build, mechanical fitting, electrical testing, CAD and engineering design are all areas in which you will gain experience and find your place.
The role, together with other members of the Finance Team, is responsible for
ensuring that the Company’s financial transactions are correctly and accurately
recorded. The role also involves some general administration duties in support of the
All Year 11 German students are invited to attend intervention sessions preparing you for all four exam skills on Wednesdays 3.45-4.45 in ML1 with Mrs French.
World Book Day Quiz in the library on Thursday at 12.45pm. Limited spaces available – sign up your team now!
Reminder to all students in Y10, 11 and 12 doing Silver: The second training day is this Saturday in the CORE block from 9am. We will be out walking in the afternoon so make sure you have your walking boots, plus waterproofs in case it rains.
Parents/Students please use the attached file to log and keep track of your Computer Science revision. Watch each video once and then repeat two more times. Make revision notes and reduce them each time you watch a video. Spend at least 20 minutes per day on this activity.
Monday 4th March
12.30pm to 1.00pm
In Lab 6 with Mrs Milson
Final prep for Tuesday’s exam covering required practicals and exam skills.
Monday 4th March
3.45pm to 4.45pm
In Lab 2 with Mrs Sharpe
Monday 4th March
Open to All Year 11 Students
If you want to learn some strategies to help you unwind, relax and become in control of your anxieties and emotions, come along and join Mrs Godfrey in a mindfulness and meditation session on Monday lunchtime in Drama 2.
The National Citizenship Service are running 2 lunchtime stands next Wednesday 6th March and Friday 8th March to answer any questions students have about this fantastic opportunity this summer and receive any application forms. If you haven’t had a chance to find out about this yet, please make sure that you visit the stand.
Head of Year 11 – Southam College
Wednesday 27th Feb – Paper 1: Non-calculator
Monday 4th March – Paper 2: Calculator
Wednesday 6th March – Paper 3: Calculator
Can all students please bring all the necessary equipment –
- Black Pen
- Pair of compasses
- Scientific Calculator (recommended Casio fx series)
Year 11, support your final revision preparations for Paper 1: Christianity and Islam, Tuesday 26th February, with our weekly quiz on Islamic beliefs.
Don’t forget to use the resources on our tab to help you with key knowledge and understanding.
Our Apprenticeship programme runs across a range of engineering specialisms including Track, Electrification & Plant, Signalling, Telecoms and Overhead Line. During your first 21 weeks you’ll be living and learning at Network Rail’s training centre in the Midlands. For the remainder of the 3 year programme you will work out of your local depot.
University of Warwick
An opportunity to join a highly innovative University department on a four year modern apprenticeship where you will be part of one of Europe’s largest energy research facilities with the scope to build on your academic studies through your College course; and then enhance your skills and knowledge by joining an exciting technical team.
Year 11 support your revision for the Philosophy and Ethics PPE’s with a sample exam paper and questions for Paper 2 Themes A, B, D and E:
11V1 and 11V3 Philosophy and Ethics students are taking part in our live pro-choice vs pro-life debate today with @Lifecharity @humanistUK
P3 in the CORE.
We are continuing to run our Philosophy and Ethics Boost classes every Monday – Thursday lunchtimes in P1, 12:30PM start
Southam College are running a HOUSE competition as part of our celebrations during Global Virtues week. We would like all students to enter at least one picture they have taken which illustrates a ‘celebration of our lives’.
All entries receive HAPS and the winning polaroid wins family tickets to the Belgrade Theatre to see ‘In the Willows’.
We must receive all entries by Wednesday 27th February.
Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics students, here is our second weekly quiz on Christian Practices.
Make sure you revise key Christian beliefs and practices for Paper 1 PPE.
Year 11 Philosophy and Ethics students make sure you know exactly what you will need to revise in preparation for your next round of PPE’s. You will need to revise both Paper 1 and Paper 2 content.
Ensure your February half term revision packs are completed in time for your PPE’s.
We would like you to complete revision PIE’s for Christianity and Islam and quizzes for Theme A, B, D and E.
See your Philosophy and Ethics teacher for a copy:
Today’s revision resource is a ‘quiz generator’ PowerPoint for the Conflict and Upheaval unit. The PowerPoint will flash through a range of key words / people / dates when you put it on presentation mode. You can stop it to randomly pick a slide – can you test yourself on this topic? You can use this resource to make sure you are comfortable describing each key feature. Happy History revision!
Today we are starting the next round of ‘a resource a day’ to support your preparation for the upcoming PPEs after half term. This week will focus on the Conflict and Upheaval unit, with next week moving onto Germany in Transition. Today’s document is a key words list with suggested revision activities included. This would be a good place to start to audit what you are / are not confident with and will help you to quickly categorise key words into themes / topics / time periods.
Happy History revision!
Click to view or download
Thursday 31st January at 3:45pm is the final revision session for Year 11 Health and Social Care students in ALS. We will be focusing on Q4,Q5,Q6. All are welcome!
3.45pm until 8pm Wednesday 30th January and Wednesday 6th February.
All Year 11 Resistant materials and Textiles students are welcome.
We will be focusing on exam content and technique ready for the next round of PPE
Half-term Discovery Days
“Have a go” at something new for your future
Monday 18 February 2019 10:00 – 15:00
Do you have an interest in any of the below virtues and are you keen to make a difference to the society in which you live?
First meeting is on Wednesday 23rd January in P1 at 12:30.
See Mrs Thomas for more details.
Come and find out more about our Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship. Hear from our tutors and existing apprentices, take a tour of our amazing facilities and watch demonstrations of the cutting edge technology in use.
Register online at the-amtc.co.uk/apprenticeships/open-evenings
A massive congratulations to our hardy runners who represented the school at the Warwickshire School Cross-Country Championships. The weather was a little damp and cold, but our runners battled on, producing some excellent results and many will now go on to represent Warwick at the English Schools Championships in Leeds and Prestwold Hall.
Performance of the day came from Madeleine Jacks (Yr 8), who tore away from the field on the second lap to win comfortably. Madeleine was running against Yr 9 students and still has another year in this year group, making her win all the more impressive! Elspeth Unitt suffered a fall during the race, but recovered well to finish 14th, and Poppy Lister (22nd) and Mae Quinney (31st) completed the Southam Junior Girls team.
Other runners to gain selection for the Warwickshire teams were: Oliver Wetherall – 6th in the Minor Boys (Yr7), Emily and Ana Lovett finished 5th & 6th respectively in the Inter Girls (Yr10/11), & Georgina Hurt was 8th in the Senior Girls (Yr 12/13).
We also had a number of runner finishing just outside the top 8, who will be reserves for the Warwickshire Teams. Our other runners, who all competed fantastically were: Zoe Sayer (13th), Scarlett Sanders (20th) & Elsie Palmer-Boyd (34th) in the Minor Girls, James Eatough (16th) in the Minor Boys, Sam Hobbs (28th) in the Junior Boys, Rositsa Gugutkova (10th) in the Inter Girls, and Sam lambert (13th) in the Inter Boys.
Well done again to everyone and good luck to all our runners in the National Championships in March.
You are invited to our History GCSE revision conference on Thursday 24th January in the Core, 3.45 – 5.15pm.
This is followed by a parents’ briefing at 5.30pm.
This will be a great opportunity to learn valuable revision skills that you can use across all the History units.
Please see your teacher if you have any questions. Happy History revision!
Year 11 French, German and Spanish students have the opportunity to buy the the AQA GCSE revision workbook through Southam College at a reduced price of £2.49. This is an excellent resource containing lots of revision material on all GCSE topics. This is a reminder that payments should be made through Parent Pay and reply slips returned by Monday 10th December.
The Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police apprentice project looks to provide a variety of people with experience in policing whilst studying for a professional qualification. It provides them with a wide range of workplace skills, and enables the staff members supporting them to build on their supervisory and mentoring experience.
Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Ltd
Our award-winning graduate and apprentice programmes have been designed to be just as inspiring as the next generation of vehicles you’ll help produce. With opportunities right across our business, you’ll use your creativity to bring new ideas to life, develop specialist, commercial and project skills and push the boundaries of your potential.
Many thanks to Mrs Elkerton for running a short relaxation session on Friday lunch time, giving students some helpful exercises to relieve any exam stresses and worries. We hope to run some more sessions after Christmas for all the year group to benefit from.