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Curriculum Focus Day - Tuesday 10th February

posted 6 Feb 2015, 00:54 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 24 Mar 2015, 06:02 ]

All students in the Academy will be off timetable on Tuesday 10th February taking part in a wide range of activities to compliment their curriculum. 

Year 7

Year 7 students will be exploring Politics, with the main focus being the coming General Elections and the voting process. Students will research and complete their own manifestos, will device their own political parties and vote for who they would like to run the country.

Dress Code: Normal uniform


Year 8

Developing resilience through co-operation, communication and team work. This includes team work and problem solving, orienteering at Borthwood Copse, survival cookery and camp craft.

Dress Code: Students do not need to be in uniform, please wear warm clothes as some activities are outside.


Year 9

Year 9 will be participating in taster sessions throughout the Curriculum Focus Day.  This will give them the opportunity to see what may be available for them in their options.

Dress Code: Students should wear full school uniform, but will need to bring their PE kit if they are taking part in the GCSE PE or Dance workshops.


Year 10
Students in Year 10 will be taking part in ‘Head on’ road safety presentations, this programme is designed to show students the dangers of road traffic accidents amongst teenagers and how they can make choices to keep themselves and others safe. 

Dress Code: Normal uniform, please wear a warm coat as part of the 'Head on' presentation is outside. 


Year 11
Across year 11, every student will be working on an aspect of their study programme which is a current priority for their GCSE/ BTEC courses. This could involve intensive revision, small group support, additional time and support to complete course work or an accelerated workshop to achieve the highest grades possible.

Dress code: smart casual


Sixth Form

Sixth Form students will receive a personalised timetable based on the needs identified by subject staff. There are also a range of external speakers including universities coming in to run workshops on student finance, university access schemes, interview techniques and alcohol awareness. Sixth Form students should be in their normal dress code.

Dress Code: Students should be in their normal dress code 

Jules Ice Cream Van will be at the school tomorrow (Weds) from approx.
10.00 am - 2.00 pm