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25/05/24

⚽ Well done to all who took part in the Year 11 v Staff football match. A well-played game which had to be decided on penalties. For the first time in 8 years, the staff team were victorious! 🏆Victory also came to the staff team in the netball match 👏 pic.twitter.com/5oX3jb56vg

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29/04/24

Year 10 BMA pupils received an exclusive tour of .In addition to the general tour of the Houses of Commons and Lords, pupils were given special access to 's private office, just down the corridor from . pic.twitter.com/vqb0acqUcJ

24/04/24

🎞️ We're pleased to be able to share a time-lapse of the building of our temporary accommodation.👷‍♂️ The school rebuild project continues to move forward.📸 Photos of the demolition work, and visuals of the new school can be viewed on https://t.co/AniifAYI7B pic.twitter.com/rdxdt2Bpyf

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18/04/24

🎶 A huge congratulations to all involved in our annual Spring Music Recital.🫶 We would like to express our gratitude to parents and guardians, as your unwavering support and encouragement plays a significant role in nurturing your child’s passion for music. pic.twitter.com/DBcVwgoJRp

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25/03/24

We were privileged to welcome Susie Barnett BEM back to Burnt Mill Academy to speak to students about her remarkable life and her family’s escape from persecution.Students were asked to provide their thoughts on Susie's inspiring story pic.twitter.com/aECV7c60aC

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22/03/24

🏰 38 of our Year 7 students recently visited Castle⚔️ Students travelled back to 1066 Norman England. They explored the castle, roamed through the hidden village, wandered around the houses, and were fascinated by the animals that roam freely through the grounds. pic.twitter.com/pZyB3gi2OX

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21/03/24

🛥️ Isle of Wight, here we come! pic.twitter.com/6LeibdhAhh

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11/03/24

👏 Congratulations to Hannah Nunn who competed in the Schools Championships in Sheffield. 🥇 Winning all her fights and being awarded the gold medal, Hannah has been crowned Champion 2024 and we couldn't be prouder!🇧🇪 Next stop: Belgium to represent England! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/LZ6Cac3TjW

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05/03/24

🥘 Students and staff experienced the Cajun flavours of New Orleans with our special Mardi Gras themed lunch 🥙🧂 pic.twitter.com/xYZcAhDDNo

05/03/24

🎉WELCOME Really pleased to have you on board to begin your journey

01/03/24

🎉WELCOME Really pleased to have you on board to begin your journey

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02/02/24

It was great to see so many families at our Year 9 options event. Over 90% of the cohort were in attendance!Parents will have received an email with an info booklet and link to the options selection form. A reminder that option choices must be submitted by Friday 23rd February. pic.twitter.com/bAubusAY1k

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31/01/24

Year 10 students were given a tour of Parliament by 's office.For many, this will support their study of 'Theme B: Democracy in the UK' as part of their Citizenship GCSE.A huge well done to the students who all behaved beautifully and asked insightful questions. pic.twitter.com/c2X5RdScFw

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28/01/24

🧱 It's !🦖 Our club takes place every day at lunch time.Builds this term include Jurassic Park and Sonic the Hedgehog 🦔#LEGODay pic.twitter.com/JSN6RR9SM2

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26/01/24

💻 Keen coders from Y9 and students studying Computer Science in Y10 attended the 2024 . Some have already secured work experience placements as a result of engaging with businesses at the event and we met author !#Bett2024 pic.twitter.com/tUmuoP6OKj

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI).📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/npMHqTvFaU

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI).📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/npMHqTvFaU

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18/12/23

🎄🍽️ We ended the term with a special Christmas lunch and presented prizes to the winners of our Christmas Bake Off competition 🍰🎅 We wish all our students, families, staff and the wider Burnt Mill community a wonderful festive period ☃️ pic.twitter.com/Txu5mGCSVO

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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 changed 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 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 Literature and beyond that to
University. 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 changed 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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