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Sprowston High Young Chamber has a new website! The Young Chamber's mission statement is "to provide a link between Sprowston Community High School students and a variety of businesses in order to help young people progress into the real world of work"

my GCSE Science

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230 video tutorials covering all of Biology, Chemistry and Physics across Core. Access the my GCSE Science website.

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Did the Saint of lost causes help Leicester City win the Premier League?

Father Mario De Santis believes that Claudio Ranieri, the Manager of Leicester City, prayed to St Rita, patron saint of impossible causes.  After Rita's death in 1547, word spread that prayers offered to her were effective in healing wounds, a power that may have contributed to Leicester's low injury rate this season ...

 

What do you think?  Why not discuss with your RE teacher and class members?

 

We believe every child and young adult at Sprowston Community High School should be ... 'Healthy, happy and safe; loved, valued and respected; and have high aspirations for their future.'

Andrew John

B.Sc (Hons)  M.Sc   B.Phil (Teaching)  MA (Education)

My blog is the only way I communicate electronically with you - I do not have personal Facebook or Twitter accounts

 

Year 9 Translation Bee School Competition

Students - Year 9 News

Thursday, 05 May 2016

Year 9 Translation Bee School Competition

Well done to 11 Year 9 students for an impressive performance in the Year 9 Translation Bee School Competition and for qualifying for the National Final on the 15 June 2016. Brilliant!

Mrs Watts

Deputy Headteacher, Teaching, Learning & Assessment

 

Mock Interviews for Year 11 students

Students - Year 11 News

Thursday, 05 May 2016

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On Monday 25th April we were fortunate to have visitors from local businesses coming in to conduct some mock interviews with some of our Year 11 students.

Having spent some time preparing for questions, students attended their interview and were given feedback and tips for future real interviews. It was great to see some of our Year 11s making a great effort to prepare well and look smart - those that did stood out and made a great impression.

Read more: Mock Interviews for Year 11 students

   

Stars of the Week: Week 30

Students - Stars of the Week

Thursday, 05 May 2016

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Congratulations to the following students for being nominated as a Star of the Week:

Sophie Sayers, Adam Fowler, Luke Wakefield, Emma Leggett and Grace Webster in Year 7, Emma Smith and Adam Reeve in Year 8 and Kameran Ralph and Jess Vertigan in Year 9.

Read more: Stars of the Week: Week 30

 

Top 10 Revision Strategies

Revision Zone - Help With Revision

Thursday, 05 May 2016

top 10 revision strategies

From those who have sat their GCSEs...

For anyone struggling with revision, please check out our revision strategies enclosed

Mrs Watts

Deputy Headteacher, Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Read more: Top 10 Revision Strategies

   

Parent Survey Summary 2015 - 2016

Parents - Useful Information & News for Parents

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

Dear Parent and Carers,

On behalf of the schools governing body I am writing to thank those of you who have taken the time during the past school year to complete a parent survey at the end of your child's parents evening. Almost 270 questionnaires have been completed throughout the year.

The results of each school year have previously been published on the schools website and as governors we have now collated all of these outputs into an overall summary, effectively giving us a 'whole school' view.

Parent Survey Summary 2015 - 2016

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Year 11 Update

Students - Year 11 News

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

As we close in on the exam season I would like to thank the students for all the hard work they have put into the build up to their GCSEs and the support given by the parents.

Its a really difficult juggling act to keep the balance of working hard and at the same time giving yourself time to relax and unwind.

We have just undertaken a new initiative where selected students on Wednesday went into the exam room (the sports hall) and undertook a practice maths exam with Mr Daunt doing a walk & talk. Mr Daunt talked them through the maths paper after they had attempted each question. I hope they found this a really useful session. Next Wednesday we will be doing the same for English with Ms Watts guiding the selected students through a paper.

Read more: Year 11 Update

   

Accept It celebrate diversity and Young Enterprise semi-finals

Business and Enterprise - Young Enterprise

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

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This year's Young Enterprise team "Accept It" have been working exceptionally hard, and on Wednesday night gave a presentation on their company performance at the Young Enterprise semi-finals at Eaton CNS.

They gave a slick, confident presentation and showed that they had developed a strong brand for their company.

The judges chose them from 18 entrants to go through to the County Finals next Tuesday 5th May at the UEA Business School where they will compete against 5 other Norfolk schools.

Read more: Accept It celebrate diversity and Young Enterprise semi-finals

 

Creative Foundations Project with the Garage

Inclusion and Behaviour - News

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

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I am really pleased to be able to celebrate the extra curricula links that the department, and school, has with The Garage.

The Garage is a centre for performing arts located in Norwich which supports the creative journeys of participants, audiences and artists. It is managed by The Garage Trust, a registered charity and limited liability company.

A number of Year 8 and Year 9 students recently engaged with the Creative Foundations Project in school over a 10 week period.  The sessions were aimed to further develop confidence, communication skills and team work through the use of drama based activities.  It also builds the foundations for young people that are interested in performing arts.

Read more: Creative Foundations Project with the Garage

   

Celebrating Achievement and Building Upon Success

Students - Year 10 News

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

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Congratulations Year 10! Many of you are making some great progress into your GCSEs in Year 10 and it's crucial that you take the time to reflect upon your most recent report and look to build upon what you've achieved.

We all know it can be really difficult to keep the balance of working hard and at the same time giving yourself time to relax and unwind. It's also understandable that you cannot always get everything 100% right and the only thing which is important is that you try your best. That's all we ask!

Talk to me, your teachers or your tutor if you are struggling with anything and make sure you ask how you can 'up' those ATL and academic grades this term.

Read more: Celebrating Achievement and Building Upon Success

 

Looking into the future

Students - Year 10 News

Friday, 29 April 2016

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As we progress through what is undoubtedly an important stage of the year it's that vital you Year 10s begin thinking about your academic futures post Sprowston.

We all know it's impossible to predict what will happen in the future but Mr Sayce and the careers team are working closely together this half-term. We have planned to put together a programme to help Year 10 begin thinking about their next steps after Year 11 so they can make well informed choices and go onto the next stage of their lives.

This means we've got a number of exciting opportunities coming up later this term and please have a look at the below and begin thinking about what it is you want to do when you finish Year 11.

Read more: Looking into the future

   

English Walking Talking Mock GCSE

Students - Year 11 News

Friday, 29 April 2016

100 year 11 students took part in the English Walking Talking Mock GCSE. This is an excellent way to help with final preparations for the exam. The students worked exceptionally hard in the mock exam. If you would like to access any of the resources and practise yourself at home, please use the attachements below.

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Download this file (Writing Paper 2012.pdf)Writing Paper 2012.pdf675 Kb28/04/16
Download this file (Lewis hamilton resource.pdf)Lewis hamilton resource.pdf1277 Kb28/04/16
Download this file (Lewis Hamilton Reading.pdf)Lewis Hamilton Reading.pdf718 Kb28/04/16
 

MEDITATION FOR THE MASSES!

Students - Year 11 News

Thursday, 28 April 2016

On Wednesday 27th April in Assembly I attempted a meditation exercise for the year group - all 242 of them!

We continue to go on to them about revision and extra work they need to complete for the exams but they also need to look to take time out and relax! Easier said than done in the lead up to the exams! The idea for the meditation was to show them a very easy way to help them relax and unwind in a comparatively short period of time. I hope some of them got something out of the experience.

On top of this I informed them that Ms Bircham has invited Angie Giles, a local professional, to offer a mindfulness workshop to help students who are feeling anxious about exams, with tips and advice on how to ensure that this worry doesn't affect their exam performance. She is coming into school on Monday 9th May and Monday 16th May. These are both one hour sessions. Students who would like to put their names down for these sessions should see myself, there are limited spaces available.

John Cordeaux

Head of Year 11

   

Students Achieving Consistently High ATLs

Students - Year 7 News

Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Well done to these students for achieving a consistently high ATL from their subject teachers. An excellent effort!

Read more: Students Achieving Consistently High ATLs

 

Qualifications for the Translation Bee National Final

Students - Year 9 News

Thursday, 28 April 2016

On April 20th, winners of the year 9 translation bee competed against each other in French, German and Spanish to qualify for the national final, which will take place on June 15th 2016.

All competitors were deserving of their places in the school final and scores were close. Those who did not qualify, in the end, slipped up on the tiniest details. All gave impressive performances.

A huge well done to those who obtained the highest scores and whom we will be inviting to the national final on 15th June.

German

  • Michael Walker
  • Mayesha Tabassum
  • Hanna Kusiak
  • Felix Prasad-Weitz

Spanish

  • Jessica Vertigan
  • Katarzyna Szustakiewicz
  • AliAlice Metcalfe
  • Sophie Norman

French

  • Dylan Concannon
  • Daniel Laver
  • Calin Cioran
   

Creative Summer School for 15 - 17 Year Olds August 2016

Creative Arts - News

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

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At Nottingham Trent University they offer a programme of practical creative summer courses. These are ideal for students wishing to develop a competitive portfolio and demonstrate independent thinking in an Art and Design subject.

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Subjects include Animation, Art and Design, Architecture, Concept Art for Game Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Journalism, Photography, Product Design, Textile Design, Theatre Design and Writing

Take a look at the courses they offer >>

Read more: Creative Summer School for 15 - 17 Year Olds August 2016

 

Year 11 Summer Term Update

Students - Year 11 News

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

As we close in on the exam season I would like to thank the students for all the hard work they have put into the build up to their GCSEs and the support given by the parents.

It's a really difficult juggling act to keep the balance of working hard and at the same time giving yourself time to relax and unwind.

We have just undertaken a new initiative where selected students on Wednesday went into the exam room (the sports hall) and undertook a practice maths exam with Mr Daunt doing a 'walk & talk'. Mr Daunt talked them through the maths paper after they had attempted each question. I hope they found this a really useful session. Next Wednesday we will be doing the same for English with Ms Watts guiding the selected students through a paper.

Read more: Year 11 Summer Term Update

   

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