Y11 – GCSE Biology
The students have been looking at how the brain works and which part is responsible for different functions. We’ve had a great time finding out about the brain and have consolidated our learning by making ‘brain caps’. See photos.
We now know loads of fun facts such as the brain weighs an average of 2-3lbs! It is made of 60% fat. The brain is bumpy to increase its surface area. If you’ve got a bad memory, you can blame your ‘Hippocampus’.
Y11 – GCSE Maths
We have exploring interior and exterior angles in maths. Jake discovered a formula for calculating interior angles ‘(n-2)x180’ and surprised himself! We have been using our knowledge of opposite, alternate, allied and corresponding angles to calculate unknowns.
This qualification develops work-related and employability skills in the conservation sector. It also provides essential industry knowledge to help learners make informed career decisions. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:
Recognise trees and plants and their importance to wildlife
Optional units include: Plant Young Trees, Maintain an Area of Habitat, Shred Waste Vegetation, and more.
Motor Vehicle Studies
Learners will gain work related skills, prepare for further training, and gain important industry insight to help make informed career decisions. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:
Health and safety in the automotive environment.
Optional units include: Check and maintain vehicle fluid levels, Remove and replace spark plugs, Introduction to customer care, and more.
GCSE Design and Technology: Product Design enables students to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques.
Packaging, labelling and instructions are encouraged as part of the complete design proposal and advertising, points of sale can be used to supplement the making experience and help create products which can be evaluated for their commercial viability.
KS3 Real Project
Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.
Choosing time [Friday afternoon] Motor cycle
The pupils have been learning how to maintain and ride a Motor cycle. They have changed the oil, changed a Sparkplug, cleaned the Air filter and generally kept the bikes in good working order. The pupils have also learnt how to ride the bike at slow speed while maintaining balance. How the change gears both up and down, how to stop safely and how to judge their braking distance.