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Students have now received three supervised lateral flow Covid-19 tests. Thanks to all parents/carers for their support with giving consent and encouraging your children to be part of this programme. The purpose of these tests was firstly to identify any students who were asymptomatically infectious with Covid-19, and secondly to provide guidance and support to […]

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Maths in Lockdown

Maths Lockdown learning ran alongside the content in line with the schemes of work. Lessons were set daily in line with students’ timetables – these included Loom videos, YouTube videos, Hegarty Maths lessons and tasks. All classes had their weekly live lessons designed to help students catch up and keep learning until things are fully […]

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English in Lockdown

Staff in the English department are extremely proud of all that our pupils have achieved over the remote learning period. We are truly impressed with the high level of effort and engagement with the work. We have been studying a range of texts over the last term that promote an awareness of wider social issues. […]

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Drama in Lockdown

Students have been exploring topics such as racial inequality, leaving home and Harry Potter as well as working in online groups to begin to devise plays. There has been an increasing level of solo work in the form of filmed monologues and script writing. Whilst it is no substitute for the practical work, it has […]

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Media in Lockdown

Our Media cohort have continued to work hard on the coursework that they produce. In Year 10, students have moved on to exploring the use of mise-en-scene in Avengers Infinity War and why it is so easy to draw the audience in. Year 11 have begun to tie up their coursework by reflecting and evaluating […]

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Riddlesdown Young Musician of the Year Goes Virtual

All the way back in September ‘Riddlesdown Young Musician of the Year’ Goes Virtual was launched. In previous years auditions would have taken place ‘live’ within the CPA. However this year, students submitted their entries as recordings and videos. The hope was to have a live final later in 2021 however as with all music […]

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Music in Lockdown

All of KS3 began online learning with a brief ‘Musical Identity’ topic, where we looked at our own musical preferences and how these have been influenced by the environment around us. Years 7 & 8 then went on to learn about instruments of the orchestra over lockdown whilst Year 9 have looked at music from […]

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PE in Lockdown

During lockdown, KS3 had fortnightly live lessons based around fitness challenges that even incorporated a bonus “rush and retrieve” round of household items to get pupils moving! The GCSE and A level groups worked brilliantly in remote learning, submitting some excellent work and exam questions from what they had been taught in the live lessons. […]

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Languages in Lockdown

Year 7 have been learning how to describe their families: Year 8 French have been describing what they like to eat and drink while Year 8 Spanish focused on describing clothes and buying them in a shop: Year 9 have been working on how to live and eat healthily. They have produced a fantastic work […]

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Art in Lockdown

Image 1: Year 7 idiom project. Students were tasked with illustrating idioms. The Art department were “over the moon” with the results. Image 2: Academy wide covid art competition. Students were tasked with creating a personal response to the pandemic. Image 3: Self portrait project with GCSE students. Image 4: Year 10 have started investigating […]

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Red Nose Day

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