11GV9 – Christmas Classroom Competition – Live Nativity

Mr Eadon and Heads of House were treated to a one off performance of the Nativity Story. The tutor group had an exceptional cast; Jake Compton as Mary, Joe Tresadern as Joseph and Dan Heydon as Donkey. The story finished with an emotional performance of ‘Away in the Manger’. Mrs Bell commented “It was particularly poignant as it is their last Christmas as a tutor group”

The results of the Christmas Classroom Competition will be announced before the end of term.


GCSE Drama

Year 11 make fantastic start preparing for GCSE Drama exam

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 08.01.28Today saw an exciting start on the preparation and development of their exam pieces. There was some exciting ideas brought forward by 11B, so we thought we would share some photos with you.

A great start Year 11!
Miss Ferguson, Head of Drama

Dance Production Rehearsals

Wednesday 3rd December & Friday 5th December

Lessons 3,4 & 5

All students who are involved in the Dance Production MUST come to the Gym to get ready for the rehearsals on both dates (3rd and 5th December) for a prompt start.
Students must make sure they have their music and costumes for both the rehearsals. You will be missing lessons 3,4 & 5 so please make sure you catch up on any work you miss. Lunchtime will also be at different time for you so please make sure you get food from the canteen prior to lesson 3.

If there are any problems please see Miss Evans .

Message From The English Department

Well done to all Year 11s who completed their Group Discussion Speaking and Listening Assessment today – the English Department were very impressed with the standard of discussion.

We wish you the best of luck in your mock exam tomorrow. Don’t forget to use the revision materials on the website if you’d like to do some revision tonight!

The English Department

Year 11 on Progress Day

Year 11 students should arrive in school as normal tomorrow, Thursday 27th November. Although it is a non uniform day the rules about make-up, jewellery, mobile phones etc still apply. Students should register with their tutor in the gym in morning registration where they will be met by the subject teachers for the first sessions and in their normal tutor rooms for afternoon registration. The canteen and new block will be available for break time and lunchtime social areas. After schools tomorrow afternoon will be running as normal.

See you tomorrow

Mr Johnson, Head of Year 11

Year 11 Basketball

Year 11s played Trinity tonight in a tough physical game. Jeeves, Skipper, Tresedern, White, Robinson, Nicholas, Heap, Ward, Rose and Andrews all put in a real shift. Defence was very strong and we limited them to 28 points. Strong performances from Rose, Tres, Robinson and Nicholas in that area winning ball through fast reaction and hands in the passing lanes.
However offensively it wouldn’t click tonight, the team need more court time. They worked hard made some good plays but final execution let us down. The ball would not drop in for us. A solid performance but Trinity won 28-12.

See you all at training on Monday.
Mr Franzoni

Year 11 Basketball Team

Year 11 Basketball Team

Year 11 Rewards Trip

Just 3 days remaining until the end of the Year 11 exams, keep working hard and making the most of your revision opportunities. Remember that on Thursday 4th December, there will be a reward trip for Year 11 to celebrate the end of the exams and to reward all of the hard work and effort that students have made.
If you are interested in this trip please complete the reply slip and return to the green post box by the side of the student office, I need this information by Friday in order to finalise numbers.
Come along and celebrate the end of what has been a very busy couple of weeks – Who is brave enough to match the bowling elite of Miss Mason, Mrs Bretherton and Mr Johnson.

See Mr Johnson if you require a new letter

Mr Johnson

Year 11 Rugby

The Year 11 Rugby Team had a tough match on Saturday against a very big, strong and well drilled Sheriff team. We were down to a bare 15 players and short on experience in the front row. The Southam Team had to weather wave after wave of Sheriff attacks and conceded the majority of possession and territory in the first half, but continued to battle hard throughout. rWe were unfortunately to lose the influential Bay Toner before the break, and were therefore down to 14 players.

Though we continued to compete well in the 2nd half, Sheriff were able to add to their lead, but the Southam team managed to earn a great deal respect from the spectators and Sheriff staff when they insisted on playing on to the end, when offered to finish the game early.

Though bruised a battered from the experience I am sure that the team will be able to regroup after this defeat and ‘What ever doesn’t kill us makes us strong!’.

Mr MacGibbon

Half way there!!!

Well done Year 11 for completing the first week of your exams. I have been really impressed with the attitude and behaviour I have seen in the different exams and am really proud of the effort that you are putting in to your revision, after school sessions and exams. Keep up the good work!

Enjoy your weekend, take some time to relax but remember to stay on top of your revision, this time next week all the exams will be over!!

Keep working hard
Mr Johnson

History Revision Support

These documents will help you with the structure of the Sport, leisure, tourism exam papers. The mark schemes will help you understand how the marks are awarded for each question. You could use these to self assess any example questions you have completed – see how well you have done and then use the guidance to improve your answer. Remember to bring anything you want marked to your history teacher.

Happy history revision!

The Final Countdown

1 day to go until the Year 11 exams!

Good luck Year 11 for the next two weeks of exams, please make sure that you are equipped for every exam. This means bringing a pen, pencil, ruler, calculator, rubber etc to all of your exams. Also remember that for morning exams there are exam breakfast revision sessions available and for afternoon exams the 2nd half of lunch revision sessions are also available. Late buses will be running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week so please check the blog for the revision sessions being offered by different subjects.

Finally, we would just like to say how impressed we have been by the effort that has been put into the preparation for these exams, good luck and try your best!!

See you all for maths in the morning.

Mr Johnson, Miss Mason and Mrs Bretherton

Year 11 GCSE History Revision

Today’s documents will help you understand the structure of the Nazi Germany exam paper. The document called ‘Exam structure advice’ gives an overview of how to approach each question and a reminder of the command words / style of the question for each section.
The other 3 documents are mark schemes / success criteria for each of the questions to show you how the marks are awarded. Remember to bring any work you have completed to your teacher for marking and feedback.

Happy history revision!