For those of you who like to know, here is a summary of the highlights of our provisional GCSE results. Provisionally 80% of our pupils attained C to A* (Levels 4 to 9).
We had 5 pupils sitting. 100% of the pupils scored level 5 (good pass top end C and bottom end B) and above in Maths and also in either English Language or Literature. In Science 86% of the results were C and above and 57% A and above. Overall 39.6% of all the results were As (level 7) and above.
We are very pleased with everyone’s results. Some overcame struggles but pushed through. One amazed us all and achieved 8 A*s including our first level 9 in Mathematics.
These are the first results to include the new level systems and more demanding syllabuses. We have to thank the teachers for navigating these changes and the parents for supporting their children at this time. Our hope and prayers are the pupils will take everything else they have learned at the school and be a blessing to the schools and colleges they go on to now. Everyone got their places.
Our school musical was a great success. Years 4-9 put on two evening performances of Daniel – a hard act to swallow. The story was taken from the Biblical account of Daniel in the Bible. The costumes, scenery and props were impressive. The acting was convincing and the singing was moving. Very well done to all!
Pancake day was a lot of fun. Year 11s had a great time cooking the pancakes and everyone had the chance to eat one.
Year 11s cooking
…and some of our infants enjoying the pancakes.
In 1948 Bronze Age axes were found here on the Harcamlow Way trail which runs past our school. It is one of our favourite walks into country. It was cold but fun and the Year 2s joined us for the first time.
As we walked we asked the question, “Why here?”
Having been warriors right in the hollow the axes were found, what better than playing in a ditch.
The tradition was renewed of naming this area rabbit city. We’ve been doing this for nearly 30 years now!
This term the yr 6-8 have been studying Comic Strips and Cartoons as part of Media Studies. Their final task was to create a cartoon/comic strip based on a story given to them. They were required to use the skills they had learnt over the half term to design a Their version of comic. Some worked in pairs and some individually.
Year 2 and 3 are looking at Rocks this half term. They spent some time identifying and drawing different rock types, and then doing experiments with the different rocks. They went on a walk round Takeley looking for different rock types – both natural stone and man-made ‘rocks’ (see first photo).
We had made bowls from leaves and now used them as part of a Christmas candle decoration. Lots of fun and glitter.