Category: GCSE

New English GCSEs: a guide for Parents and Carers

I genuinely enjoy Parents’ Evenings, and the Year 11 event held earlier this week was no exception:  well attended, and happily, with plenty of positives to report to the families of my class.

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GCSE Results Day

The doors of the Library have just opened for GCSE Results – you have until midday to collect them, people!

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GCSE results tomorrow

I’m hoping that this picture doesn’t conjure too many nightmares for the ex-Year 11 students, but yes, it’s that nail biting time – for students and teachers alike.

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Useful Links page is now up and running

The observant amongst you will have noticed a ‘Useful Links’ tab on the top menu of the blog for a couple of weeks now. Only the downright nosy will probably have realised that the tab is now active, and we are

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Year 10 Practice Exam

Tomorrow morning, English kicks off the Year 10 Practice Exam season, and we wish all our students the best of luck.  Not that they’ll need it, of course … Students will sit a 1 hour 45 minute paper which tests their

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The season of Spring

The season of spring is the making of summer. The mountains and sky reflect in the cold, cool, lake like a watery mirror. The deep blue sky dotted with clouds like white fluffy cotton. The young spring walks across the

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Winter

Winter the season of frost and flaky skies. In the winter all there is to see is heaps and mounds of snow. As you kick into the mounds of snow you feel this cold buzz running through your body. When

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Winter

Winter the season of snow and never ending chaos. The crunch of the layers of snow. Everyone tasking it slow. The strong gusts of wind whistling past your ears. She keeps everywhere bright like the sun. She blows the snow

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Winter

Winter is a terrible time of year because everyone says that it is lovely and snowy but this is not true; all we see is rain, or we hear is rain, all we feel is rain. I remember when I

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Winter’s Wrath

He creeps in slowly and calmly but most of all silently. His horrific looks kill the trees but only the leaves. 3 months before he shows, everything starts to shrivel up and die… except the mental evergreen. He skips across

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