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25/06/19

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VACANCY: Maths Graduate based at working with https://t.co/XzAx9Crmbh https://t.co/o5EbLbjoOQ

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24/06/19

A teenage pianist who only discovered his love of music when he started secondary school has secured a place at a prestigious specialist college. Isaac Cook, 15, will attend , in Greenwich, London, on Saturdays from September. https://t.co/cVUsXxsQOp https://t.co/3eqCVEqhub

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24/06/19

Students’ understanding of Shakespeare was given a boost with a trip to a London theatre. Year 7 students from Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, spent a day at Shakespeare’s Theatre, on the Southbank. https://t.co/Nmtd4C3C40 https://t.co/8VcSC2jdZI

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21/06/19

Provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, is “strong”, has confirmed. Full story - https://t.co/BrgTA3e942 https://t.co/QtrFS67Tno

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20/06/19

A confident young speaker has been asked to MC at an event in front of an audience of 1,000 people. Josh Tedeku, Year 11 student at Burnt Mill Academy, won last year’s regional final of the Speak Out Challenge. Full story - https://t.co/SVNUNABda9 https://t.co/wuRvZS6hHw

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17/06/19

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Excited to announce that Freshwaters Primary Academy is expanding from 1 to 2 forms of entry from 2020; more information is available here: https://t.co/ULyva3omse Please share your views via our online survey https://t.co/IyIQEYvxG4 https://t.co/9xXEgV3dlR

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17/06/19

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Today we are delighted to welcome and for their work experience with us. They will be spending the week shadowing our staff, finding out about the great work they do every day at and what working in the is like https://t.co/rzh7DEnXbX

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14/06/19

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So proud to have our baby recycled gorilla on display at Paradise Wildlife Park this weekend. What a fantastic learning experience https://t.co/guFG2UgDnc

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14/06/19

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Grand Final MCs confirmed! No Grand Final or public speaking event would be complete without sensational MCs to rouse the crowd and celebrate the speakers, enter Josh Tedeku Calum Thorne https://t.co/4KGDk69uvZ https://t.co/SY2xjwhEYz

14/06/19

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A very busy day at client yesterday, including picking up a story about a young pianist with an exciting future ahead of him thanks to the school

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23/05/19

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Young Leaders from and training for today’s Essex Primary Panathlon with thanks to foundation https://t.co/NLke50QdTI

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14/05/19

Young people are focusing on their futures with a wealth of careers guidance at school. Burnt Mill Academy is working with students in every year group to establish a pathway for them to follow to a successful future. https://t.co/63iDmnC8sE https://t.co/E3worwHBYy

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13/05/19

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Jessica Nunn English Minor Open Champion 2019. 🥋🥇🥋 Fought so well & won all her fights taking home a Gold Medal. 👏🥋🥇 https://t.co/4fvQOpRh2y https://t.co/vz8u5N9Bu9 https://t.co/JrxJfzqYWc

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13/05/19

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Bake Off is off to a great start 😋🍰 https://t.co/SMFZBkMCnB

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07/05/19

A week on the slopes gave teenagers more than just skiing skills. A group of 43 Year 8 to 10 students from Burnt Mill Academy spent five days skiing in Grandvalira, Andorra. https://t.co/8UDtMTkh3T https://t.co/Es4ifOh9av

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01/05/19

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West Essex last night, WOW! What a final but we can't forget our incredible MC Josh . Thank you! How was it coming back to MC? And has helped him? Find out...#lifeskills https://t.co/sq4Y5bwpXL

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01/05/19

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Ricky Norwood worked with students from on a performance titled C3 Consequence, for our Essex Drama Awards ✨ Their play explored the lives of four students who find themselves in detention and whether there are other alternatives ? CONGRATULATIONS 🏆🏆🏆 https://t.co/22Qi9bWqqL

01/05/19

Well done Mr Carter! https://t.co/Sn1xBVZTyO

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29/04/19

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26/04/19

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“Guess what? I like myself down to my core. I know what I am. I am ugly but so are you.” Ruby from questions what we think of and accept as Western beauty.

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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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