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08/02/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Lead Practitioner for English 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/a0nG2OgBY2

08/02/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Head of Year 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/cHua9OyL4V

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02/02/23

📢 CONSULTATION INVITATION 🦺 are hosting a public consultation event for the proposed redevelopment of Burnt Mill Academy. 📅 Wednesday 8th February ⌚️4pm - 9pm 📍Burnt Mill Academy, First Avenue, Harlow CM20 2NR More details on https://t.co/AniifAYI7B https://t.co/TTFxzUGeVM

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27/01/23

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Robert Halfon MP ➡️Working Hard for Harlow⬅️

Great to have , , and students joining me today to find out what opportunities are available to them when they leave school and college! 💪⭐️🪜 https://t.co/j9XkAJkUU1

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26/01/23

Ambassador of Happiness inspiring Year 11! https://t.co/oxRU2F6LXa

24/01/23

A trip to London helped teenagers to put their studies into perspective as Year 10 students visited Whitechapel as part of their history lessons. https://t.co/NZJLdJri5B

22/01/23

Congratulations to all nominees and winners of Harlow Education Awards!

19/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant / Receptionist 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/8BzkNQW3d5

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19/01/23

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‼️TENDER OPPORTUNITY‼️ BMAT Education are inviting tenders for out of school hours hire of (Harlow) swimming pool 🏊 April '23 - Aug '26. For full details and tender pack please visit https://t.co/Qw7TwEWwjQ https://t.co/Bo3ZNoHrbp

19/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant / Reprographics 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/M2ZrK4D9TI

03/01/23

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for a Head of PE 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/bwoozxJuym

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16/12/22

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Merry Christmas to all our students, staff and families. We hope you enjoy the festive break. 🎅🎄❄️☃️ https://t.co/9nrG8Eb1dN

15/12/22

Young engineers used their imaginations to tackle out of this world challenges. Year 9 and 10 students took part in Lego engineering events. https://t.co/QLszUbeeqX

12/12/22

Following an assessment of the school site and surrounding area a decision has been made to close today for H&S reasons. Students will be emailed work via their school email accounts.

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09/12/22

Whitechapel trip was a bit special this year. As well as the usual tour of East London's History dating back to the early 19th Century & pupils were treated to lunch at The Worshipful Company of Baker's Hall; a livery which was first referenced in the early 12th Century. https://t.co/B7DsTulJCA

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09/12/22

Highlights from our KS4 Xmas Reward Evening… https://t.co/Dtcx8TfsVe

08/12/22

The scene of a murder was discovered in a school - thankfully, it was just a fun evening of drama! The murder mystery event saw students act out a scenario for their peers to guess who has committed the crime. https://t.co/LsOYuLoXhi

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07/12/22

Xmas Concert: Step into Christmas 7pm Monday 12th December 🎄 https://t.co/gfeGAIiCTD

07/12/22

Keen historians took a trip back in time to explore local history as Year 7 students visited Castle. https://t.co/Ww4rmZBjJp

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06/12/22

Year 10 & 11 Citizenship students attended a trip to Parliament! https://t.co/e0f7nx3JSl

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Curriculum in Years 10 & 11

For years 10 and 11 our 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 ensure that our lessons are contextualised and take pride in the development of our students’ cultural capital knowledge.

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. 

At Burnt Mill Academy, we build upon the prerequisite knowledge learned at KS3 with regular prior knowledge checking and then progressing onto more challenging subject knowledge points. We teach core subjects of Computer Science, PE, RE and PSHE within the Key Stage 4 curriculum.

Curriculum change and how it will affect you

At GCSE, the national curriculum had several changes from September 2015. The courses are assessed by an examination at the end of year 11 (with some subjects testing parts of the course in Year 10). The courses are assessed and graded from a Level 9 (Top grade) to a Level 1 (bottom grade).

The grading system below can help with the 9-1 and Grade A* -G comparisons:

GRADE

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. 

E-Bacc is a set of subjects at GCSE that keeps young people’s options open for further study and future careers.

The E-Bacc is:

  • English language and literature
  • Maths
  • The sciences
  • Geography or History
  • Language (Either French or Spanish)

PROGRESS 8 

Progress 8 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 final GCSE scores from the students’ best 8 are added together and then looked at against the score that you should have achieved.

As seen in the image below, Maths and English are double weighted and count for more than the others. The next three subjects are the best three results of the EBacc. Finally, the open group consists of the next top three subjects from the remaining EBacc and other approved qualifications.

EBAC

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