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20/02/20

A new forest area is taking shape, thanks to a group of environmentally aware students. Members of the environmental team at Burnt Mill Academy joined forces with the community and to plant trees. https://t.co/rv5tO0p5aW https://t.co/FbXEyMfqkd

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17/02/20

Brilliant teenagers have graduated from a project. A group of 12 students were selected to take part in the . Having completed a research project with a PHD tutor, students attended a graduation ceremony at the university. https://t.co/9PoXzqZIUz https://t.co/hQkLhrzuJK

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12/02/20

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Musical students are getting a unique lesson from the best musicians in the world. A group of 35 students from and 48 students from , together took the trip to , to attend a performance by the . https://t.co/0eBVDifHI9 https://t.co/PDq7e9VDya

10/02/20

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Well done to the students from , and attending today's graduation in College!🎉🎓

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06/02/20

A celebratory ball turned into quite a hair-raising experience for some. For the deputy head boy and a classmate it was an opportunity to literally let their hair down – or, have it shaved off! https://t.co/rQyRFzX0kp https://t.co/GfqAwoIJFf

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04/02/20

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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/ZWJCUwzLjj

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30/01/20

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A massive thanks to Sam from who volunteered at the Essex Primary Swim Finals 12 teams comprising 84 swimmers had the experience of competing at the iconic venue Sam was joined by 16 sports leaders from 👏 https://t.co/NxMyftKPPD

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14/01/20

A young sportswoman has clinched her second national title in a year. Shannon Waterman, from Burnt Mill Academy has been crowned the best in trampolining in Britain after coming first in the National Finals at Derby Arena. https://t.co/Qa0ZDu5XZH https://t.co/nQ16LJC2xP

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09/01/20

Brilliant teenagers from Harlow have been inspired to strive for further education after taking part in a project with . https://t.co/Af4XVOfRBt https://t.co/OtdRTTC1RF

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06/01/20

Brave schoolgirl Molly Rogers hoped she would receive a warm woolly hat for Christmas after having her hair shaved off for charity. The Year 10 student was keen to Brave the Shave to raise money for Support. https://t.co/CHpEtNtEpO https://t.co/IJPET2LHcw

06/01/20

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Congratulations to the three schools from our region to achieve Platinum this term! & - what a great achievement! https://t.co/n5Vy4R1teL

06/01/20

Well done, Lauren. Good luck with the next part of your adventure. Happy New Year!

06/01/20

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A dad is repaying staff who brought his baby back to health by running the London Marathon. 17-mth-old James Gallagher has been three times to PAH in the last year struggling to breathe. Emmett, maths teacher at is raising money for paediatric equipment

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16/12/19

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⁩ pupil Mollie braves the shave for charity https://t.co/vpU9OVUgH0

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05/12/19

Burnt Mill was among the top 50 supporters of the cause last year. This year, they have so far raised a total of £2,220, beating last year’s total, placing them as the 10th highest achieving school in the country. https://t.co/2aAB3VxrJX https://t.co/haZYeriN5A

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05/12/19

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Young musicians from five secondary schools went head to head in this year’s BMAT Battle of the Bands contest. Students from and came together to share their musical talent. https://t.co/JLkJOPUQ5H https://t.co/C9ARppSlW6

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04/12/19

A thankful dad is repaying the emergency team who brought his baby back to health, by taking on the . Seventeen-month-old James Gallagher has been rushed to three times in the last year struggling to breathe. https://t.co/IUsH7il5EG https://t.co/vAg5Xbqxfr

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02/12/19

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Jessica Nunn British National pre-Cadet Champion 2019. Fought so well. Very proud of her. 🥋🥇🥋#BSJK https://t.co/h54pwjKntb

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02/12/19

Don't miss our panto - Aladdin! Tue 10th & Wed 11th December. Tickets available from ParentPay. https://t.co/sQ1smPmzUp

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28/11/19

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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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