‘Maths in year 8 has been exciting recently with students working on probability using playing cards, dice and problem solving activities. GCSE students have already sat an exam and are celebrating success and working on improvements. Maths students at key stage 3 begin lessons with a Numeracy Ninja’s and are working up the coloured belts with an eye on the elusive black belt which 1 student has achieved already!’
This term Year 8 are studying gothic extracts in English. See an example of what they are studying below.
Year 11 Business Studies students have been investigating ‘Methods of Production’.
Students were taught the theory and then had to apply their new knowledge in numerous practical demonstrations, showing that they could apply the use of the most appropriate method of production, to fulfill ‘customer orders’, using die, and yummy Jelly Tots. The students learned that sometimes, despite how hard you try, orders can go wrong and this can result in problems for a business. Students worked really hard and showed resilience by working through the problems they encountered. Teamwork and co-operation were put to the test, but this proved no issue for our budding young entrepreneurs!
The sessions have proved popular and the students were rewarded for their fantastic effort!
Some of our students were lucky enough to be invited to check out the progress of our new build on our Ushaw Moor Site.
Congratulations to all our Year 11 students on your examination results.
We are extremely proud to see a considerable improvement in our results this year with 80% of our students achieving a pass (Grade C) in English and / or maths.
Wishing all our students every success in the future.