Blog week ending 31st January

Posted on: 31/01/2020

Y9 PE students have certainly been keeping the pace up!  Following the study of the both aerobic (with oxygen) or anaerobic (without oxygen) exercise, students have created aerobic routines and recovery sessions (warm downs) for their peers.  It was exhausting just watching them!  Well done ladies, brilliant practical demonstration of lessons learned.

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Year 7 Music students have been studying musical symbols, specifically note names and their length/value.  Students have now started working on their own musical compositions, writing a piece for the keyboard.  We’re looking forward to hearing the finished piece!

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Year 7 Science students are studying how light travels – it can be reflected, refracted and dispersed.  In a dark classroom students worked in groups to investigate what happens to light in mirrors, prisms and lenses, and to create ray diagrams of their findings.

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Lydia Mansell from Portsmouth University delivered an engaging talk to Y12 students about choosing university courses and what students can do to research the subjects they are considering. Lydia is kindly sharing her presentation and this will be emailed out to all Y12 students. We look forward to welcoming Lydia again as she has agreed to talk about student finance on the 18th March 2020 as one of our guest speakers at the Y12 Progression Evening.

The 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place 3-7 February 2020. National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories across the country. We have been contacting Alumni who are currently completing apprenticeships to learn more about their journey since leaving school which will be shared on displays.

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We are grateful as always for the support of Patrick Tano (Alumni) who has started his final year studying Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and is also taking the time to work with Year 13 students who have medical interviews looming. The Brighton and Sussex website has useful information about the programme and skills needed for these careers if you are considering a career in medicine, please click here for more information.

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WG6 A Level Biologists are developing their knowledge of the heart and its function as part of transport in animals.  Students made and annotated these (rather wonderful) models of the heart prior to a practical lesson which required them to dissect and identify the different function, pathways and parts of a heart. 

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Best wishes,

Michelle Lawson

 

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