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09/10/19

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A summer building programme saw £1.8m invested in our family of schools. BMAT operates primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/cAv7z3asSn https://t.co/oakKaUTqRj

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03/10/19

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/LWMGYHARWD

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30/09/19

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Year 5 students visited for on Friday. Thank you to Year 8 and 9 students at Burnt Mill for preparing information booths about different languages and cultures for the Year 5s to visit. https://t.co/dgQuqQ4tk0

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30/09/19

Are you looking for a secondary school place for your son or daughter? We invite all prospective parents, carers & pupils in years 5 and 6 to come along and visit our Academy. Please contact the main office on (01279) 300555 to book a place on one of our tours. https://t.co/S8QHLCwQlc

23/09/19

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What an amazing opportunity! We had an amazing time at this morning talking to the year 8’s! Thank you for having us, we would love to come back again.

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19/09/19

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Had a great time this morning ⁦⁩ talking to the year 8’s about ⁦⁩ ! So exciting to see young faces of our generation inspired to make the world a better place. https://t.co/4KZjzSw04i

17/09/19

English Teachers (two), Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow CM20 2NR https://t.co/kNBOzFwoGD

16/09/19

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Thank you . Met some brilliant students from the school. It was great to see so many there. https://t.co/Orif4KG8gR

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04/09/19

Our open evening is this Thursday. We look forward to welcoming all of our prospective students and families. https://t.co/QsscmGZPB7 https://t.co/0HqcCwzQkx

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02/09/19

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Children at risk of being permanently excluded from school are being offered a lifeline. BMAT is working closely with to fill the gap in the provision of alternative education. https://t.co/MckLjg0Atn https://t.co/VyvwtCcdje

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28/08/19

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One very happy boy. An 8 in GCSE music in year 9!! Thank you https://t.co/Cq6JT0vwY2

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27/08/19

“Saturday school and the extra revision sessions really helped. I feel the school helped me a lot. It’s my teachers who got me through it. I feel really relieved with these results.” Well done, Amber! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/raYtGWffeX

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27/08/19

“I needed a grade 7 in biology for my course and I got a grade 8, so I was really surprised. The extra revision sessions are so helpful. The teachers being there with us helped me to get better grades.” Well done, Georgia! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/3D0AKIR2cD

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27/08/19

“I never expected these results in a million years! My hands were shaking so much, I could not open them, I had to get my mum to do it for me. I am so happy as I was not expecting to get these results." Well done, Annabel! Good luck at https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/QmjzwVGuNk

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27/08/19

“I have done better than I thought I would and that is due to the amount of hard work I put in at school. The extra after-school sessions help. I am feeling happy.” Well done, Brandon! https://t.co/nI6pyOUtnY https://t.co/O4tjd6FDGg

27/08/19

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Congratulations - you must be so proud! I am very excited that so many of these wonderful students in this photo have enrolled with us today. The calibre of your students is always fantastic! TMR https://t.co/xCgfxsmgei

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22/08/19

Students and staff were today celebrating at Burnt Mill Academy as the summer’s GCSE results were released. https://t.co/UyTwzBhk0W https://t.co/o6W7oP5bTe

15/08/19

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15/08/19

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Do you love to sing or play an instrument? We are enrolling now for new band members aged 11-18 Join us for a FREE Taster Sessions Friday 6-8pm Join a band for the new term starting in September

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14/08/19

Starting big school in September is a little less scary now children have had a chance to try it out. Students joining Year 7 at Burnt Mill Academy at the start of the new school year have had the opportunity to sample life at secondary school. https://t.co/ndmBdP4Kh8 https://t.co/2HLefoe6lE

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English Literature

Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8702
Level of qualification: GCSE

What will students learn about?

Students will study a range of text types from different time periods and learn how to analyse writer’s intentions, commenting on the effect of language, structure and form. They will learn how writers can be influenced by the time in which they were writing. Students will learn how to express their ideas in confident, coherent writing and look for alternative interpretations.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will learn to be analytical readers who can take information from different places and synthesise this into their argument. They will develop their ability to read for meaning and to evaluate the effect created by different techniques

What grades can students access?

Students can access all grades. In 2017 the GCSE grading system will change and students will receive a grade between 1 – 9 with 9 being the highest available. 

How will students’ learning be assessed?

The external assessment is in the form of two examinations. These are both ‘closed book’ examinations which means students are not allowed to take the texts that they have studied into the examination hall with them. The first examination (Paper 1) focuses on a play by Shakespeare and a 19th Century Novel. This exam is worth 40% of this GCSE.

The second examination (Paper 2) focuses on Modern texts and poetry. This examination is worth 60% of the GCSE. Students will study an anthology of poetry based on a particular theme which will be examined in the examination alongside an unseen poem which the students will be expected to analyse.

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

A GCSE in English Language is considered a pre-requisite for most courses and expected by most employers. The abilities developed by this GCSE are part of everyday life and will be required by whatever path the students decide to take. Of course, further study in this area is possible and many students go on to study ‘A’ levels in a range of subjects associated with English Literature and beyond that to Uni- versity. For example, English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing etc. 

English Language

Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8700
Level of qualification: GCSE

What will students learn about?

Students will learn about a range of texts and their conventions. They will look at how texts are put together and what makes them effective. They will also learn about good writing and how to produce writing for different purposes.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

They will learn to read for meaning and to analyse the effectiveness of a text. They will learn how to compare texts and the ideas shown within them. They will learn how to write to describe, to write a narrative and to write to present a viewpoint. They will develop all the skills associated with good writing: the use of ambitious vocabulary; using a range of punctuation accurately; using sentences lengths to create and effect and how to organise their writing effectively.

What grades can students access?

Students can access all grades. In 2017 the GCSE grading system will change and students will receive a grade between 1 – 9 with 9 being the highest available. 

How will students’ learning be assessed?

The external assessment is in the form of two examinations. The first examination (Paper 1) focuses on reading fiction and writing skills. This is worth 50% of this GCSE. The second examination (Paper 2) focuses writers’ viewpoints and perspectives. This examination is worth 50% of the GCSE. Similar to Paper 1, students will be assessed on their reading and writing skills although in this examination the reading texts will be non-fiction. In this examination they will also be asked to write to present a particular point of view.

Students are also internally assessed on their Spoken Language skills including presenting, responding to questions and feedback and their use of Standard English.

What can students progress on to after completing this course?

A GCSE in English Language is considered a prerequisite for most courses and expected by most employers. The abilities developed by this GCSE are part of everyday life and will be required by whatever path the students decide to take. Of course, further study in this area is possible and many students go on to study ‘A’ levels in a range of subjects associated with English Language and beyond that to Uni- versity. For example, English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing etc.

For further information please contact:

Miss A. Mills Head of Faculty millsa@burntmill.essex.sch.uk

Mr L. Evans Head of Faculty evansl@burntmill.essex.sch.uk 

 

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