It has been another busy week in Key Stage 4. The year 11 students have continued with their mock examinations for all of this week. It has been very pleasing to see how well the students have managed, and succeeded, with the campus guidelines, and it has been so lovely to see them around school again. With their exams finished, I am sure they are all looking forward to having a restful weekend. Meanwhile, their teachers now embark on marking all the students’ responses!
Having explored Rio de Janeiro and its favelas, year 10 geographers have started the topic of coasts this week. As an introduction to the new topic, students shared their favourite beaches and reasons why. Here are some of their favourite beaches. I hope we can all get to our own favourite beach soon!
In English, Mr Jamieson has been thoroughly impressed with his year 10 students who have recently started descriptive writing. Descriptive writing helps students to build upon both linguistic and structural skills. Using language to create pictures, atmosphere and feeling, and creating and ordering material to sustain the readers’ interest. Have a read of the Jamboards below. Hopefully, your interest is sustained!
Mr Jamieson has also been impressed with Nikita, Aanavi, Sunit, Shridha, Sharvi, Nimisha, Vani and Malte for their fantastic contributions consistently in class discussions and their insightful engagement with the subject material, which really pushes other members of the class and sets a great example.
Miss Suita has praised many students in Year 10 this week for their incredible work, and for being very keen and highly motivated in English Language and Literature. Well done to Daniel, Sachi, Niyanta, Jeebika, Lhakyi, Erin, Swati, Erin, Needadh and Ishan. She has also commented this week about numerous year 10 students (Himanshu, Daniel, Needadh, Serra, Swati, em, Ayus and Ishan) steadily growing in confidence and motivation in both English Language and Literature. They have all demonstrated a very proactive and mature approach! Well done, year 10s! And in Physics, Miss Howell has said that Aman provided excellent written answers in his Astrophysics workbook this week. While Ms King says that Vani and Yang have produced some outstanding work in chemistry so far this term.
100% effort has paid off with some truly detailed and meticulous homework.
Well done to all of you, and keep up the good work!
Year 10 Music students have started on their vocal set work – Music for a While by Henry Purcell- using Jamboard to work as a team from different countries! Great teamwork, musicians!
Student of the week
This week’s student of the week is Niyanta in Year 10. Niyanta has been praised by many of her teachers for her consistently excellent attitude to learning and work she produces. She has been especially praised for her work on DT and Biology. Well done, Niyanta! Keep up the good work.
Niyanta has chosen not to write anything about herself and has, instead, chosen some rather profound words to get us all thinking this week:
“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into awareness.”
And last but not least, is Shridha in Year 10 who is this month’s students’ student of the month! Here are just a few of the reasons why her fellow students have selected her: Shridha has been amazing ever since the start of the academic year; She’s always been passionate, hard-working, and kept on challenging herself. She has been hard-working all the time by asking questions in lessons or by doing extra research. She is also very compassionate towards others as she is always kind and ready to help others in the class if they have any problems.
Well done, Shridha! It has been amazing to see all of these positive comments from your peers!