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28/07/21

Burnt Mill Academy is pleased to have been able to contribute to this study by Daily contact COVID-19 testing for students effective at controlling transmission in schools | University of Oxford https://t.co/YFMt294G9l

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19/07/21

Burnt Mill Academy has been selected as part of the second round of the Prime Minister’s school rebuilding programme. 50 schools will be able to build new and improved facilities as part of the government programme. https://t.co/4zUD5TtD2j https://t.co/zLuvdicI1C

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19/07/21

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We’ve announced the next 50 of the 500 schools to benefit from major rebuilding work, as part of our pledge to give every child access to the best classrooms, no matter where they live in England. The head of Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow tells us the difference this will make. https://t.co/RINxVzSvag

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19/07/21

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College and 6th Form

Dear Thank you for giving us a home for two years. Without you we wouldn't have existed. We will be eternally grateful and never forget your kindness. Have a wonderful summer. SFG 💙♥️💛BMA https://t.co/cFFBbcJQey

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08/07/21

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We're Hiring! 🎉 We have a variety of catering roles available in our primary and secondary schools in Harlow (Essex). 🧑‍🍳 Full details of our Cook Supervisor and Catering Assistant roles can be seen on https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/iSdR9aoZZ8

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08/07/21

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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/KdyaAhJ1Aq

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02/07/21

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Mark Hall Sports Centre

We're proud to announce that we are joining the as part of the launch of a new and exciting campaign 🎉 We have a variety of Free taster sessions for Over 65s Families and Kids🥊 Find our schedule and booking links on https://t.co/xbEiNSp1Cr https://t.co/wtxZsZoGGv

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21/06/21

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Had a great time motivating the students at today, been getting some nice messages from the students who were present for the talk https://t.co/lmCGNAeDsu

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11/06/21

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

RT. Calling all budding rockstars. Open auditions Friday 7-9pm come on in -Katherines Hatch join a band and build confidence and friendships https://t.co/71EZ9L8GRZ

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11/06/21

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BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

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07/06/21

Young people are racing to join relaunched sport clubs as restrictions ease. Students at Burnt Mill are signing up for after-school clubs as they reopen after lockdown. More than 50 Year 7 to 11 students are attending each club. ⚽️ https://t.co/Szui0viTqA https://t.co/QEkdhyT0ZC

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18/05/21

What better way to learn about reproduction than to watch chickens hatch live? That was how students in the Year 8 nurture group at Burnt Mill Academy accessed the key part of the curriculum. https://t.co/wfQJ8bxtYZ https://t.co/2gziMEMRyn

12/05/21

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Wonderful speech from Spoke Scholar - clearly had a blast doing the Scholars Programme!

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10/05/21

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Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a HR Officer. For more information visit https://t.co/P5BQrFQBd8 https://t.co/q5Ywc90mE8

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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16/04/21

An American author paid a personal, virtual, visit to children to help them to overcome the challenges they face in life. Students studying ASDAN life skills at Burnt Mill Academy enjoyed reading Mockingbird so much they contacted author . https://t.co/atRIGtcNLS https://t.co/dy9GncGXHE

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12/04/21

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The efforts of teachers, support staff and teams in our family of schools have resulted in 30 industry accolades. Schools within BMAT have attracted a high number of nominations in this year’s Essex Teaching Awards. https://t.co/LfPYvlNgdY https://t.co/gneRlgCAts

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06/04/21

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Estates & Facilities Assistant working across our Primary and Secondary Schools in Harlow, Essex. For more information visit https://t.co/MNldj0Ml52 https://t.co/ifinsNm5Gg

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28/03/21

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There are false reports that lateral flow tests can give you cancer. These rapid tests have been rigorously tested and are safe. The swabs are sterilised with ethylene oxide to ensure they are safe to use. It is one of the most commonly used sterilisation tools. https://t.co/lYWDRluMUh

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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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