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07/12/18

An evening of celebration saw former students welcomed back to Burnt Mill Academy. The class of 2018 were invited back to school to collect their GCSE certificates and more - https://t.co/x621yeRNDx https://t.co/J9afq5cTYp

07/12/18

Children with special educational needs and disabilities are turning their lives around through performing arts. Full story - https://t.co/DvYOEq4lKi https://t.co/sD3TcVvjw1

04/12/18

Young sports leaders were called upon to help host a national event for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A team of students have taken on the role of sports leaders to assist pupils with their inclusive PE lessons. https://t.co/TcGbwM6cqg https://t.co/bN48ULbI9B

04/12/18

Young mathematicians have qualified for the semi-finals of a national competition. The Year 8 students competed against other schools from around the country to make it through to the next stage of the National Young Mathematician Competition. https://t.co/mtWfwWzyXc https://t.co/Y1TE1XL4ZM

27/11/18

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Burnt Mill Academy. https://t.co/aMjx8f6HLr

19/11/18

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A partnership with has seen children from across the BMAT group of schools – in Harlow, Epping and Newham - take opportunities otherwise out of reach. Full story - https://t.co/i436zKG5jD https://t.co/LHUwxlX4xJ

19/11/18

The challenge is on as teachers – and a student – from Burnt Mill Academy battle it out to produce the best facial hair for . Full story and fundraising link - https://t.co/8w4yoqvb36 https://t.co/DtSUS1Ktqg

17/11/18

Young sports leaders at Burnt Mill Academy have been awarded for their work with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Full story - https://t.co/fjEZCziSEW https://t.co/FfRm83qhHD

16/11/18

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Teenagers from Harlow and Epping went head to head with a Lego challenge. Year 9 students from and and Year 10 students form took on the task of designing and programming a robot to carry out a specific task. https://t.co/VRzDINXb9W https://t.co/pjl7BcR2d2

16/11/18

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BMAT Battle Of The Bards! Presented by . Othello by takes on Henry IV Part 1 by . 29th November at in the main theatre. Contact (email in poster) for details and tickets. https://t.co/iRKJ3gqLUe

13/11/18

Burnt Mill Academy students took part in a 2 minutes silence on Friday 9th November to commemorate armistice Day. Student Harvey Lucas performed The Last Post https://t.co/gHJFjiP0fR

12/11/18

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So proud of this young lady, thank you for supporting her so well https://t.co/sUfZnyiZwk

12/11/18

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Congratulations to all our class of 2018 on their fantastic achievements and awards. You are all fabulous. We will all miss you. https://t.co/yG7t6JHHOy

12/11/18

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What a proud but sad moment to say goodbye to our yr 11s. I meant everyword I said. You are ALL INCREDIBLE young people who deserve the best. Couldn't hide the tears at the end! So proud that so many of you continued with a language at A-level.

12/11/18

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Open evening tonight 6:00 pm. Speech at 6:45pm. You can speak to teachers and students before or after the speech. . Students welcome from any school. https://t.co/KK9kbAGkR1

31/10/18

Happy Halloween 🎃 https://t.co/FsZvExF1h8

16/10/18

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Our director of Performing Arts spoke to BBC Essex's Dave Monk about the introduction of DJing lessons at . https://t.co/DMl97XFMsb

15/10/18

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Massive well done to all the X-country runners who ran at the West Essex X-country championships at yesterday. Superb effort from everyone that ran. 🎽🏅 https://t.co/8Txqo49YQW

15/10/18

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15/10/18

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. introduces Future DJs to their curriculum - https://t.co/5geEFixwPD https://t.co/TPDNfrt1xr

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French

2 year course - Starting in Year 9 Only
Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8658

What will students learn about?

Understand and provide information and opinions about these contexts relating to a range of topics relevant to the student and that of other people, including people in countries / communities where French is spoken. Some of these topics include:

  • Leisure, free time and the media
  • Relationships and choices
  • Holidays
  • Home and the environment
  • Work and education
  • School/ college and future plans,
  • Current and future jobs.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will develop a range of skills including reading, writing and listening skills. Students will also develop:

  • an understanding of French in a variety of contexts.
  • knowledge of French vocabulary and structures
  • transferable language learning skills
  • the ability to communicate effec- tively in French
  • awareness and understanding of countries and communities where French is spoken. 

How will students’ learning be assessed?

GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

  • Listening exam: (25% of GCSE)

35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier)

  • Speaking Exam: (25% of GCSE)

7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time
The format of the speaking exam is the same as Foundation Tier and High- er Tier, but with different stimulus questions for the Photo card and differ- ent stimulus materials for the Role-play. The timings are different too: Role-play – (2 minutes at Foundation Tier; 2 minutes at Higher Tier) -Photo card – (2 minutes at Foundation Tier; 3 minutes at Higher Tier) -General conversation – (3–5 minutes at Foundation Tier; 5–7 minutes at Higher Tier)

  • Written exam: (25% of GCSE)

45 minutes (Foundation Tier), 1 hour (Higher Tier)

  • Reading exam: (25% of GCSE)

1 hour (Foundation Tier), 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier)

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

Students could complete an A level in French Translating, interpreting, teaching.

What grades can students access?

Grades 9-1

For further information please contact:

Ms. A. Baker Subject Leader bakera@burntmill.essex.sch.uk

Miss L. Birke Assistant Head birkel@burntmill.essex.sch.uk 

 

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