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06/09/18

Looking forward to welcoming everyone to our 2018 open evening. Head of School speeches at 6:30pm and 7:30pm https://t.co/peNzPFW9hB

09/07/18

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Burnt Mill House

Making our banners for the . We are very excited to take part! https://t.co/mEUDRev7Gl

09/07/18

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Anne Frank Trust

Our East Team are busy today! Our one day pop up 'Take A Stand' exhibition opens at the Hate Crime conference in & our Ambasadors in will also be welcoming visitors to 'Anne Frank: A History for Today'.

09/07/18

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jacqui aslandogdu

What a fantastic show tonight....You really have the best students and teachers..We absolutely loved School of Rock!!...thank you all.

09/07/18

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Claire Bishop

So proud to have seen them all receive their awards last night. Amazing recognition. Thank you for making them all believe they can! https://t.co/3O6zQABSCE

09/07/18

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BMAT

Just read this great article about the fabulous work taking place to develop pupils passion for music. I can’t emphasise enough how important an excellent music department is in a school. HM https://t.co/f8L7941WLo

09/07/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

What an amazing group of MFL teachers we have A great afternoon sharing ideas and good practise. How lucky our students are to have such incredible teachers! Thankyou to MFL BMAT team🇫🇷🇪🇸

09/07/18

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Ms Horner

Invaluable sharing of practice across the Trust today. How lucky are we to have such a wealth of experienced and innovative teachers serving our local communities!?

09/07/18

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St Clare Hospice

Our shop staff getting into the festival spirit in celebration of ClareFest, which is happening this Saturday at our shop at the St James Centre! We'll be selling loads of lovely festival gear, with music from 's Monochroma and ! ✌ https://t.co/78qy9TnzYi

09/07/18

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Jade Nunn

Very Proud of my 2 girls both fought so well 2day at Kent International Judo Comp. Emma just missing out on a Gold but a very well deserved Silver & Jess a Gold & Kent International Champion 2018. https://t.co/YlkeLZ7LVJ

09/07/18

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Another student who has gone on to great things. Superb photos. Creativity is so important and starts in school. HM https://t.co/iyVY5gErpA

09/07/18

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So very pleased to see awarded a first class degree today. Never doubted that such a brilliant student from would go on to be such a successful adult. Delighted he will use his talents to help others next year. Well done 👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/xcEDtdtwTq

09/07/18

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BMAT Media Officer

YOUNG WRITER AMONG UK'S BEST https://t.co/wPKsLJh5Od https://t.co/OusVAvIgFn

17/05/18

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Great to see the is included! A year ago this Saturday appeared live on stage - an amazing morning. https://t.co/rAQXRBCPT1

17/05/18

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Panathlon Challenge

We’re here at for the East Region Deaf Boccia Finals! With 15 teams en route from 7 schools, all eager to go home with that gold! Thank you to our leaders from https://t.co/HAw75gV9Ba

17/05/18

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There's music everywhere! has introduced Essex's first Rap Tutor and has launched their choir. Full stories are in this week's which you can read online here - https://t.co/oVGW4qPwEg https://t.co/grKkRBkg6t

17/05/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

To all our French students Bon courage! Show off and show the examiners how wonderful you are! Time to shine because you are all fab! Read the questions carefully! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷 Here’s to Spanish next......🇪🇸

17/05/18

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Planning has started for 's involvement in 's 2018 ! Here are some ideas for pupils, staff and parents from , , , , , , ! :-) https://t.co/YC0yIW4eSD

17/05/18

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OPEN EVENING TONIGHT! The Academy opens it's doors from 4pm - come and see what it's all about https://t.co/s5yBn3omNp https://t.co/YJtu8JeGmu

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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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