GEOGRAPHY FIELD STUDY TRIP

GEOGRAPHY FIELD STUDY TRIP ‐ OSMINGTON BAY ADVENTURE STUDY, DORSET ‐
FRIDAY 16 MARCH 2018 – MONDAY 19 MARCH 2018

We are planning a residential field trip to the PGL Field Studies centre for Year 10 Geography students. The field centre is in the heart of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast with stunning views of Weymouth, Portland and Chesil Beach. Information on the site, facilities and activities can be found at: http://www.pgl.co.uk/en‐gb/schooltrips/secondary‐schools.

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PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION

We currently have vacancies for three Parent Governors. Being a Governor is an important role in the life of the school
as Governors work with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in setting the overall strategic direction of the
school.The Governing Body has three core strategic functions:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

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NEW GCSE AQA Computer Science Grade 9-1 Course

In order to improve your son’s chances of success in his GCSE exams, the Computing Department have made a bulk purchase of Letts revision guides.  This book is tailor made for the new GCSE AQA Computer Science Grade 9-1 Course that the boys are studying and it covers all the topics necessary to complete this course.  Topics covered are:

 

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Year 10 MFL GCSE Revision Guides

Re: Year 10 MFL GCSE Revision Guides for the Grade 9-1 Course (starting in 2017 for exams in 2019)

 

As a Modern Foreign Languages Department we are highly committed to ensuring that our students are fully prepared for their GCSE exams.  In order for them to achieve this, we advise that you purchase the CGP AQA Complete Revision and Practice as well as the CGP Exam Practice Workbook, at a reduced cost of £11.50 (RRP £23), which will benefit the pupils by guaranteeing they will effectively access the information contained in them such as grammar tips, vocabulary and exam skills:

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STOMP: Ambassador’s Theatre, London WC2 – 16 November 2017 – 3.00 p.m

We are organising a school trip to see a matinee performance of “Stomp” on 16 November 2017 and all
Year 8 boys are invited to apply for tickets. This is an imaginative and exciting musical production
which will complement the work the boys are doing in class this year. I am sure that everyone who
attends will have a wonderful afternoon

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YEAR 8 GEOGRAPHY TRIP TO CLACTON & DEDHAM

There will be a trip on the above dates for Year 8 pupils enabling them to study river features and coastal defences which are part of the Geography syllabus for this year group.

 

Departure will be from the Lower School at 9.00am by coach and return to the Lower School around 5.30pm.  Pupils should bring a packed lunch.  School uniform need not be worn but please wear suitable clothing for potentially adverse weather conditions and (i) a 1½ hour walk along the River Stour from Dedham to Flatford Mill (the path may be muddy so a second pair of old trainers would be useful) (ii) a 1 hour walk along the seafront at Clacton to see the coastal defences.  If time allows, there will be an opportunity for pupils to spend some time on the pier at Clacton.

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Jeans for Genes Day- Friday 22 September 2017

I am writing to inform you that once again, as part of the School’s continued support for Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 22 September 2017, pupils will not have to wear School uniform. If your son wishes to support this worthy cause then he will be required to make a donation of at least £1, which will be collected on the day.

 

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Year 10 Geographers

Dear parent/carerIn order to improve your son’s chances of success in his GCSE exams, the geography department have made a bulk purchase of CGP revision guides.  This book is tailor made for the new GCSE AQA Geography Grade 9-1 Course that the boys are studying and it covers all the topics necessary to complete this two year course.  Topics covered are:

  • Physical landscapes in the UK
  • Urban issues and challenges
  • The living world
  • The changing economic world
  • The challenge of natural hazards
  • The challenge of resource management

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