ICT: Miss Bell’s Year 8 groups – students can continue to plan their Theme Park websites. From your research create a PowerPoint or poster for your Theme Park, showing your logo design (homework) and information and images of rides and attractions. Please also investigate ticket prices and add this to your poster/ PowerPoint.

Miss Bell’s Year 9 and 10 ICT – students are to use the Remote Desktop to access their coursework. Students are to continue to write their reviews for three different types of graphics. Resources can be found in Shared Area > ICT Miss Bell > Year 9/10 imedia > Unit 2.


Politics: Year 12 to read media section 4.2. Year 13 to do practice questions on presidency.


History:  Year 12 to read Tudors and Russia.  Year 13 History to continue and complete course work.


Art and Technology: Year 11 Fine Art: Continue to create developmental media pieces for your external exam. Make sure your sketchbook pages are up to date ready to be checked on Monday.

Year 9, 10 Art students: (Fine Art, Photography & 3D) Use your observational skills and record what you see through the lens. Artistic pieces or record a journey.

Year 7 and 8 Art students: Record what you see around you on your camera/phone
Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Food Technology Students: Plan/Make/help make a nutritional meal for your family or friend.

Year 11 Gcse Food and Nutrition: You have your controlled assessment on Wednesday 7th. You must practice as much as you can. Keep going over any weaknesses you have. You must make sure you have your plan written out.


English: Year 9: All students should find out about Shakespeare’s sonnets. Find out 5 general facts about his sonnets (ie. how many he wrote, when he wrote them, what kind of themes they contain for example). Then they should find one, find out what people say about it – see if they can interpret it – provide an analysis of it. Consider this question: How does Shakespeare use language and structure to create meaning in his sonnet?   As an extension – write out the sonnet in your own words or try writing one of your own.

Year 8: Research the poet Carol Ann Duffy and her poem Stealing. https://youtu.be/EuP8BINVckQ About the poet and poem: http://www.sheerpoetry.co.uk/gcse/carol-ann-duffy/gcse-anthology-poems/stealing

Year 7: Research the nonsense poem ‘The Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42916/jabberwocky). Once you have read it, you must write your own nonsense poem making it as silly as possible. You can even use made up words as well.


MFL: Year 7/8/9 French and Spanish: Learn vocabulary from current module. Use vocabulary sheets in exercise book/textbook. Use RACAWAC strategy and/or make flash cards.

Year 10 French: Learn all vocabulary and grammar from Unit 3 in preparation for your End of Unit Assessment.

Year 10 Spanish: P44 Ex 1 and 4: prepare Role Play and Photo Card. Make notes in the back of your exercise book.

Year 11 French: Prepare for End of Unit assessment (Listening, unit   5) . Prepare/read vocab for new Unit 6.

Year 11 Spanish: Prepare for Unit 8 by completing all Punto de Partida reading exercises:

P160 Ex 3 + translate texts.

P161 Ex 5 + use grammar box to write sentences starting with ‘se deberia’ and translate.

P162 Ex 2 + translate texts and answers.

P163 Ex 6 + translate texts.

Year 12 French: Learn all vocabulary and grammar from Unit 2 in preparation for your End of Unit Assessment.

Year 13 Spanish: Complete first draft of two minute presentation for speaking examination ready to hand in next week. Prepare card 1 of Specimen Speaking cards.  You can find this on AQA website.  Answers must be researched and written in full sentences which include A-Level vocabulary and grammatical structures.  Notes/single items of vocabulary are not acceptable.


Maths: Access Student Shared Area for work for all year groups. Select you teacher in your year group folder. Student Shared Area>Maths>Maths_Friday 2nd March 2018.

Year 12: Reminder to complete Mixed Exercises: Trig Ex 10; Statistical Distributions Ex6 E/P Questions; Binomial Ex8 E/P Question

Year 13: Reminder to complete Core3 Revision Worksheets Differentiation & Trig; Core3 June 10 paper and work on Core4 Integration Mixed Exercise


Science: Year 10 and Year 11 students should  complete the next sections in their Exam Practise Workbooks for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Every student has received a free copy at the start of the year.

Year 10 Physics: GCSE Pod work on Particles and Heating

Year 11 Physics: GCSE Pod work on Waves and also on Atomic Structure

11 Double Science: GCSE Pod work on Atomic Structure. Remember that you also have the GCSE Pod work on Waves to do for homework

Year 12: Practice and Summary Questions from the Physics book, especially on Electricity. There will be an Electricity assessment coming your way soon.

Year 13: Practice and Summary Questions from the Physics book, especially on Radioactivity. Remember that you also have the radioactivity experiment to write up!


Performing Arts: Year 7 – Matilda: Watch clips of ‘Matilda the Musical’ on youtube or other internet sites, particularly focussing on Ms Trunchbull – how does she change her voice and use her body language to create a scary character? How do the children react to her and how do they show this? How does Ms Trunchbull use proxemics to create an intimidating atmosphere?

Use this link as a good example to get started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrr9Bh4FFXA

Year 8   – Blood Brothers: Continue watching Theatre Inks adaptation of Blood Brothers to support you in your upcoming assessments:

Use this link as a good example to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvek0bj451Y&t=6s

Year 9 BTEC Dance: Rehearse the Easter performance so far! Music : Muse Apocalypse Please (remember, our final piece will be edited slightly, but you can still keep to the rhythm using this track)

Year 10 Drama: Actors: Learn your lines for your Component 2 (scripted performance) mock at the end of March. Continue your initial research into your extract – plot, character development and playwright intentions.

Designers: Create your first design concept for your group ready to feedback on Monday. Consider the period, colour palette and atmosphere you are trying to create and how this will support your group’s performance.

A Level Drama : Year 12: Research Antonin Artaud and The Theatre of Cruelty!

Year 13: Your scratch performance will be moved to 9th March which gives you an extra week to learn lines and be off script for ‘A Dolls House’.

Find a piece of music suitable for your devised and finalise your script. Start working on projections (if applicable) and set design so you may practice with this when we return. Remember, final assessment is 20th April!

Continue researching and familiarising yourself with Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. There are plenty of resources to help you with context on GCSEPod as well as information of original conditions on Youtube.

Year 9 Drama: Learn your lines for your scripted performance on Tuesday. Use YouTube to watch performances of Confusions to help you with your own performance. Make sure you are off script for your final performances next week.
Year 9 BTEC Music: Rehearse for your group performance next week. Make sure you learn all your lyrics. Pick three songs you would like to learn for a solo performance.

Year 11 Drama: Learn your lines for your Unit 2 performance of Blood Brothers. You need to be off script by next week for both extract 1 and 2. Write a character study about how your character is feeling in both extracts. This needs to be detailed and well researched; what is your characters motivation in both scenes?

Year 11 BTEC Music: Rehearse for your dress rehearsal performances next week. All lyrics need to be learnt. Complete all tasks discussed at your weekly meetings.


PE: Year 10 & 11 GCSE PE students: Watch the following videos to prepare you for a test on Physical Training


Key Stage 3 students: If you haven’t been able to be active for a few days try this workout at home


OCR Level 3 Sport…Initiatives. Watch the video….

…review your findings under these headings…

  • Purpose and aims of the initiative
  • Scale of the initiative
  • Organisations involved
  • Duration of the initiative
  • How it was promoted

Year 9 GCSE PE – Miss McPhail

 Recap your understanding on:

– Continous Training

– Interval/HIIT Training

Research the following ‘Training Methods’ (which we would have done this week), for next lesson:

 – Circuit Training

– Fartlek Training

– Weight Training

– Plyometric Training

– High Altitude Training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72DSZUOwCTQ – Watch this to get you started – it may help and be prepared to present evidence of having researched the above for next lesson.


Year 10 – Child Development – Miss McPhail

 *2 week homework project*

 Create a PowerPoint presentation on the development of the fetus over a 40 week period, making reference to the FIRST TRIMESTER (1-12 weeks/1-3 months), SECOND TRIMESTER (13-27 weeks/4-6 months) and THIRD TRIMESTER (28-40 weeks/7-9 months).

 Each week must show the development of the baby including:

 – Size, i.e. relate it to a size of an object, fruit, etc…

– Physical feature/changes, i.e. organs, bones, skin, etc…

– The first flutters, movements, etc…

– The effects on mum, i.e. morning sickness, etc…

– Fetal Brain Development and Nervous System, i.e. when can baby start hearing things, etc…