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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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Ms Ganzhorn

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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Please share! ❤️🙌🏼 https://t.co/JUfK3rhNT4

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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KS4 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 is comprised of Years 9, 10 and 11.

The KS4 Curriculum booklets outline the courses and level of qualification offered for each year group, and are downloadable from the menu on the left. The information is also available to view via the subject links in the menu on the left.

Aims of Our Curriculum 

Burnt Mill Academy is committed to providing a broad, balanced, accessible and inclusive curriculum for all our students. It is our aim to provide equally for the needs of all our students and offer support, where necessary, to allow access to the full curriculum. We aim for excellence for all and are committed to ensuring that students can enjoy their studies and achieve success.

We want to make sure that each student has a positive learning experience and we believe that our curriculum will motivate and engage students, challenging them to achieve to the very best of their ability.

We will ensure that, where possible, all students have the opportunity to study their preferred courses and they are provided with the necessary information, guidance and support that will enable them to make these important choices. 

Curriculum change and how it will affect you

All GCSE curriculums will change over the next two years. At GCSE, English Language, English Literature and Mathematics there have been changes to the curriculum from September 2015. The courses will be much more academically demanding and will be assessed by an examination at the end of year 11 only. More information about individual subjects can be found on the pages that follow.

E-BACC

The English Baccalaureate (E-Bacc) was introduced as a performance measure for schools in England in the 2010 performance tables. It is not a qualification. The measure recognises students that have achieved a C grade or better in 5 subjects from GCSE English, Mathe- matics, History or Geography, two Sciences, Computer Science and a modern foreign language. Students who are considering entry to a top university would be best advised to choose the E-Bacc subjects. All students, where possible, should do this too, for breadth and balance in their chosen courses. 

PROGRESS 8 

Progress 8 was introduced for all schools in 2016 and will replace the 5 A* - C measure. This is a great step forward for schools as it will calculate a students’ progress throughout the GCSE courses regardless of ability. Progress 8 encourages you to have a broad and balanced GCSE portfolio. There is strong governmental advice about the expected spread of subjects needed for all students regardless of what you wish to do, to keep you competitive in the future.

The table below shows how Progress 8 is calculated. The final GCSE scores from your best 8 are added together and then looked at against the score that you should have achieved.

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C

Mathematics and one English:

Any three from:

The English not used in column A can now be used in the calculation, or any 3 from:

MATHEMATICS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENGLISH LITERATURE

SCIENCE
COMPUTER SCIENCE FRENCH
SPANISH
GEOGRAPHY HISTORY

ART
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
PERFORMING ARTS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
BUSINESS
SOCIOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY
CITIZENSHIP
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