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01/04/20

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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

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We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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31/03/20

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A teacher is reaching out to her neighbourhood in support of those struggling with social isolation during the Coronavirus shutdown. https://t.co/4fScnRpyBe https://t.co/xq6Bcd0ziG

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30/03/20

Studies into Greek myths took curious students on a tour of . Year 7 students from Burnt Mill Academy spent a day at the prestigious university’s classics faculty as part of their English studies on Greek Myths and Northern Lights texts. https://t.co/RJBSa5mKpC https://t.co/zF163tejsz

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27/03/20

Anxious and depressed young people are getting professional support as their school teams up with the NHS and Department for Education (). Burnt Mill Academy is part of the DfE and NHS funded Mental Health Trailblazer project. https://t.co/xiGcBUhGIr https://t.co/BpqcpTffXy

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09/03/20

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This Wednesday! Interested in studying subjects in Key Stage 5? Come along to our Sixth Form open evening (Harlow CM20) on Wednesday 11th March. Register online at https://t.co/ON2TBeo0J9 https://t.co/Ex0n72VUdX

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04/03/20

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ONE WEEK TO GO! Interested in studying subjects in Key Stage 5? Come along to our Sixth Form open evening (Harlow CM20) on Wednesday 11th March. Register online at bmatsix.og https://t.co/tPXSIgPDEM

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03/03/20

Burnt Mill Academy are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer, interested in schools and education, to join our local governing board as a community governor. To register your interest please fill out the contact form on https://t.co/Y2UzI6QV5T https://t.co/H4FOhvLF2q

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27/02/20

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Burnt Mill Academy: Learning is extended beyond the classroom for students https://t.co/9HvAEkJx1H https://t.co/pXIaE5mt4d

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27/02/20

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Our robotics crew and their mentors from spent the whole day getting ready for the challenge taking place at next week. One trust one dream 👍 https://t.co/bHjWtyKD00

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26/02/20

Year 7 students at Burnt Mill Academy have been learning about Greek myths in their English lessons. As part of their studies, they were challenged to take on an extended homework project to showcase their knowledge. https://t.co/x5WLC8qMOd https://t.co/nM97uld5D1

24/02/20

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Have amazing teachers 💪who give so much of their time & get great GCSE results!!! 🎯📈 as a parent I am v grateful 👏👨‍🎓

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24/02/20

Teenagers are preparing for the next step of their life by spending time away from home. Year 11 students are signing up for a summer programme which will challenge them to live independently, learn life skills and meet new people. https://t.co/rNRyyiBLEx https://t.co/SldsJTGvIv

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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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Howard Nicholls

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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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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