IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Black Lives Matter Statement - June 2020


Bereavement Support - 18th May 2020

Bereavement Support and Resources - 21st April 2020


Year 11 Festival of Futures Transition Resources


At Home Learning Update Letter 29th April 2020


Reading Support Letter 3rd April 2020


Click here to access Spiritual material for families


Parents/Carers - Please read - School Closure letter


Parents/Carers: Letter from the Principal - Home Learning document 

 

Home Learning information

Home Learning guidance - Year 7 & Year 8

 

Year 9 Home Learning letter - May 2020

Year 9 Home Learning timetable - May 2020

 

Year 10 Home Learning letter - May 2020

Year 10 Home Learning timetable - May 2020

 

KS3 Home Learning documents from Monday 13th July

Year 7 - Home learning tasks (Click here for additional resources for Year 7)

Year 8 - Home learning tasks (Click here for additional resources for Year 8)


 KS3 Summer Home Learning documents from 20th July

Year 7 - Home Learning Summer 2020 (Click here for additional resources for Year 7)

Year 8 - Home Learning Summer 2020 (Click here for additional resources for Year 8)


Coronavirus advice from Public Health England (Please read) - 13 March 2020


2020 GCSE Prep Timetable (updated 17 March 2020)


Parents/Carers - please keep your ParentPay accounts topped-up to ensure your children can buy lunch.

 

Mathematics and Commerce

The Mathematics & Commerce Learning Zone develops each student’s understanding of mathematical concepts through a variety of different teaching methods. Both pure and applied Mathematics are taught and the practical and day to day relevance of Mathematics are emphasised through lessons and extracurricular activities.

 

Students are grouped according to ability and progress is closely monitored to ensure that the grouping is always appropriate so that each individual can achieve their full potential at GCSE. Our new schemes of work as well as the Teaching and Learning strategies have been designed and modified to address the rigour of the new GCSE specification.

The approach to Mathematics is very much “can do” with an emphasis on problem solving and functionality. All teaching and learning is interactive with students being encouraged to participate fully in lessons with tasks, such as kinaesthetic activities, designed to cater for all learners. Students experience a wide range of teaching styles, with student led learning and teaching being strongly promoted throughout KS3 and KS4.

The Learning zone offers intensive revision sessions for KS4 students, including the use of ‘Walking Talking’ mocks and Booster sessions, offered free as they approach their exams.

The Learning Zone is also participating in the Stem club initiative as an enrichment activity after school.

In addition to Maths, at KS4 Pathway Choices students are offered the opportunity to select GCSE Business Studies, giving students another chance to apply knowledge to a real-life setting. In the 21st century, it is essential that all students are prepared for the increasingly data rich environment which they will encounter as adults.