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15/02/21

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I’ll be on tomorrow afternoon chatting about mental health and our Lockdown Choir and Band at https://t.co/Na4srjyrJw

04/02/21

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If teaching from home is leaving you with aches and pains, try Sarah Power's quick and easy chair yoga exercises https://t.co/jrEu74Dq0z

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04/02/21

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BMAT have vacancies for an IT Technician and a Senior IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/tnjVlXa7rc

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29/01/21

Teaching online is different than teaching face to face. We are so proud of our students and staff for adapting so quickly. We are overwhelmed by the positive feedback in the online review meetings held today. You are all amazing. Have a great weekend. https://t.co/yELKWRXskt

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29/01/21

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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/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/Q0yot71LNk

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27/01/21

Musical children are rediscovering their voices as they sing once again to take care of their mental health. https://t.co/qZhKle9CNl https://t.co/RODVIamEZ1

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19/01/21

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BMAT are recruiting additional staff to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/sp3KUgt9K3

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30/12/20

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BMAT are recruiting a new team to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/l1QBVVnarb

23/12/20

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HI there! We love to hear how Teams is being used! We really hope that the students enjoyed performing and got all the Santa-pplause they deserved!

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23/12/20

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Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI) and Outdoor Education Coordinator. For more information visit - https://t.co/CbaqYM1zFr https://t.co/e5YBYqnnf3

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18/12/20

An original pantomime was brought together using video conferencing. Students at Burnt Mill Academy rehearsed and performed this year’s Christmas show, Santagirl, separately on calls. https://t.co/cpNZVUicJT https://t.co/QOfx62ZfjH

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16/12/20

Teachers and school colleagues have spent the month donating food to those in need. Staff at Burnt Mill Academy have been making donations to since the start of the month. https://t.co/kR5ilWEEA7 https://t.co/ixYxowsTcC

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09/12/20

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Train to Teach with BMAT Education! A series of online events to help you get into teaching. For a full list of dates and links to join please visit https://t.co/wwbLPVwgYJ https://t.co/Or4B7zdpXv

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08/12/20

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Hundreds of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them during the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s schools in Essex. https://t.co/hZm8cE6hR4 https://t.co/dEWd9WMxJM

07/12/20

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Congratulations to Mirela Turcan and Mackenzie Cook from whose Christmas card designs will be used by . https://t.co/JiwUGAhzRB

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02/12/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/S8JKVKTrRg https://t.co/4QQU3Ess2r

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02/12/20

Christmas cards designed by two schoolgirls from Burnt Mill Academy are being distributed throughout the county to raise money for charity. https://t.co/DxC15oH03W https://t.co/gUOMeHwcyS

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24/11/20

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TONIGHT! VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING! Join us at 6:45pm to find out all about Epping St John's Sixth Form. Click on the link to find out more about https://t.co/ZeXC0HkKRh https://t.co/7sRKB7P90p

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23/11/20

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VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING! Join us on Tuesday 24th November to find out all about Epping St John's Sixth Form. Click on the link to find out more about https://t.co/ZeXC0HkKRh https://t.co/dAEhk89ZrJ

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20/11/20

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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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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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