History Curriculum

The History Department seeks to help students answer the question – How did things get to be this way?

There is nothing in the world more intriguing and mysterious once we realize the complicated events and causes that led to our present day. History encourages our students to analyse the past assessing the complex web of causes to help explain why particular events and phenomena occur and it communicates its findings in a variety of narratives.

 

Staff in History

Mrs Ribchester – Lead Subject Teacher

Mrs Stobbs – Teacher

 

The History Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • The Roman Empire
  • Medieval England – cultural influences
  • Medieval England – community & society

Year 8

  • The Tudors
  • The Stuarts
  • Slavery

Year 9

  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Edwardian England
  • The First World War
  • The Great Depression
  • The Second World War

 

Year 10

GCSE

  • Medicine & Treatment – Values & Beliefs
  • Medicine & Treatment – Society
  • Medicine & Treatment – Moral & Ethical issues

Year 11

  • The USA
    Immigration, Prohibition, The Wall Street Crash
  • Germany
    Hitler’s rise to power, Light of the Long Knives, Krystalnacht
  • Germany
    German Society, Control & Fear, Genocide

 

Useful History links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

Urdu Curriculum

At Rhyddings, Urdu is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 &11.

In this GCSE students practise their Urdu language skills in a variety of contexts and develop a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Urdu is spoken.

The four units require students to demonstrate their own ability to write and speak in Urdu and to understand Urdu when it is written down or spoken by others. The units encourage an enjoyment of language learning as well as helping students recognise how language skills might enable them to play an important role in a multi-lingual global society.

 

Mrs Ahmed – Lead Subject Teacher

The Urdu Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

Health

  • Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences
  • Unit 3 writing

Relationships and choices

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Future plans regarding: marriage/partnership
  • Social issues and equality
  • Unit 4 speaking
Leisure

  • free time and the media
  • free time activities
  • Shopping, money, fashion and trends
  • advantages and disadvantages of new technology
  • Unit 3 +4+1+2
Holidays

  • Plans, preferences, experiences
  • what to see and getting around
  • Unit 4 writing

Home and environment

  • Home and local area
  • Special occasions celebrated in the home
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region, where it is and what it is like
  • Unit 3+4

Year 11

Environment

  • Current problems facing the planet
  • Being environmentally friendly within the home and local area.
  • Unit 3 speaking + unit 1 listening

Work and education

  • School/college and future plans
  • What school/college is like
  • Pressures and problems
  •  Unit 4+ unit 2 reading
Future plans

  • Current and future jobs
  • Looking for and getting a job
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different
  • Unit 4+3 +2+1
Revision – year 11Topics, grammar and communication strategies – suggested approach.

  • Pressures and problems solving
  • Past papers

 

Useful Urdu links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

 

www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/urdu/guide/

www.urducouncil.nic.in/urdu_online.htm

www.ibtada.com

www.urdumaza.com

Business Studies Curriculum

At Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School, Applied Business Studies is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 & 11

This is an Edexcel BTEC qualification and has been chosen as it allows our students to actively engage in business and develop and apply their theoretical knowledge to existing business situations.

Studying Business Studies encourages students to have enquiring minds and become critical and reflective thinkers.

 

Mrs Bancroft – Lead Subject Teacher

 

The Business Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

  • Enterprise Aims & objectives
  • Business ownership
  • Ethical trading
  • Controlled assignment 1.1
  • Organisational structures
  • Functional areas
  • Communication
  • Controlled assignment 1.2
  • Year 11
  • Stakeholders
  • Customers
  • Laws affecting employees
  • Controlled assignment 1.3
  • Types of financial documents
  • Payment methods
  •  Start up and running costs
  • Profit and loss
  • Balance sheets
  • Profitability and liquidity ratios
  • Revision

 

Useful Business links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82

www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/

Health & Social Care Curriculum

At Rhyddings, Health & Social Care is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 &11.

We believe that by introducing and teaching learners about aspects of personal development from birth to the end of life, and relevant information about the Health, Social care and early Years sectors we are providing students with skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts that are directly relevant to employment situations. This further enhances their choices for further progress at college in one of the given areas and so increases their employability within the health, social care and early year’s sector.

 

Mrs Crawshaw – Lead Subject Teacher

 

The Health & Social Care Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

 

GCSE (OCR) A911 Controlled Assessment

  • Task 2 & Task 3
A911 Controlled Assessment

  • Task 3 (continued) & Task 4
A911 Controlled Assessment

  • Tasks 1 & 5

Year 11

 

GCSE (OCR) Unit A912

  • Human Growth and Development – factors that affect health & wellbeing
Unit A912 continued

  • Self esteem
  • Relationships and how they affect health and wellbeing
Unit A912 continued:

  • Types of support- formal/ informal
  • Examination preparation


Useful Health & Social Care links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

Geography Curriculum

The Geography department sees its distinctive contribution to be related to stimulating within the students an interest in, and a sense of wonder about, places. Geography helps students to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world.

Students look at where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environments interact, and how a diverse range of economics, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on student’s own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.

 

Staff in Geography

Mr Barnes – Lead Subject Teacher
Miss Masefield – Teacher

 

The Geography Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • The Pendle Hill project
  • The Lancashire project
  •  What is the weather going to be like next week?
  • Green field or brown field?
  •  Food, food everywhere?
  • Diversification and the Wild Boar Park

Year 8

  • Adventure landscapes
  •  Impossible places
  • Frozen planet
  •  Moving stories

Year 9

  • Risky places
  •  Fantastic places
  •  New Asia

 

Year 10

Managing places in the 21st century- The coastal environment

  • Coastal features produced by deposition and erosion
  • Managing coastlines
  • Case studies – Blue plan, Great barrier reef, Holderness coast

 

Hostile world-Living with natural hazards

  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Tropical storms
  • Wildfires
Investigating the shrinking world-investigating global tourism

  • Reasons for the growth and development of tourism
  • Development indicators
  • Map work
  • Eco-tourism
  • Examples- Nepal, Lake District, Morecambe
  • Fieldtrip to Ambleside for collection of data for controlled assessment 1.

Year 11

  • Controlled assessment
Urban environments

  • Transport problems and solutions
  • Urban growth and management in LEDC’s
  • Urban regeneration in MEDC’s
  • Sustainable urban areas
  •  Revision

Useful Geography links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower School “Can-do” skills

Evolve Curriculum

Within Evolve – Music, Drama, Dance & Media all work collaboratively to equip students with a range of skills for life, future education and employment whilst also providing access to a wealth of unique cultural experiences. An outstanding provision of learning opportunities throughout the whole school is provided to promote progression in the Arts across all 5 years, in and out of curriculum time.

 

Staff in Evolve

Miss Booth – Lead Subject Teacher
Mr Bamford – Teacher
Mr Sanna – Teacher

 

The Evolve Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Christmas Show/ Performance – Project 1
  • Music project 1
  • Devised Performances – Own topic/theme – Project 2
  • Music project 2
  •  Carnival/ Celebration
  • Summer show – Project 3
  • Music project 3

Year 8

  • Characterisation – Project 1
  • Music project 1
  • Prepared Improvisation – Project 2
  • Music project 2
  • Scripted piece/ Musical Theatre – Project 3
  • Music project 3

Year 9

  • Pantomime/ Christmas performance
  • Dance- Project 1
  • Music project 1
  • Devised performance- serious topic e.g. drugs and alcohol – Project 2
  • Music project 2
  • BTEC style project – Project three- learners will chose their specialism e.g. Music/ Singing/ Performing Arts/ Dance/ Drama/ Music Tech.

 

Year 10

  • BTEC Performing Arts – Level 2 first award – Drama/Dance/Music/Musical Theatre

Year 11

  • BTEC Performing Arts – Level 2 first award – Drama/Dance/Music/Musical Theatre

 

Useful Evolve links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

 

Lower School “Can-do” skills document

Performing Arts BTEC specification

http://www.thestage.co.uk

 

 

Art Curriculum

It is our aim to deliver a syllabus that encourages the acquisition of skills and concepts to the appropriate age. We set challenge and encourage co-operation, looking at and responding to the work of others and most importantly, we strive to build confidence, resilience and creativity.

Staff in Art

Mrs Hopkins – Lead Subject teacher
Mrs Ahmad–Teacher
Mrs Jolly– Teacher

 

The Art Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Do you “get it”?
    Natural Forms, Media & looking at the work of others***
  • Learning skills through media, techniques and the work of others*/***
  • Learning skills through media, techniques and the work of others*/**/***

Year 8

  • “Drawing for Purpose” & responding to the work of others*/***
  • Learning skills through media, techniques and the work of others*/***
  • Learning skills through media, techniques and the work of others*/**/***

Year 9

  • Mindset for the World of Work – connecting skills to learning for life*
  • Options – why Art?***
  • Mindset for the World of Work – connecting skills to learning for life*
  • Options – why Art?***
  • Empathy & Wisdom***

 

Year 10

  • AQA Unit 1 – “Learning Objectives”, Independent Learning, Development and Personal response***
  • AQA Unit 1 – “Learning Objectives”, Independent Learning, Development and Personal response*/**/***
  • AQA Unit 2 – “Learning Objectives”, Independent Learning, Development and Personal response***

Year 11

  • AQA Unit 3 – “Learning Objectives”, Independent Learning, Development and Personal response.
  • Mock Exam***
  • AQA Unit 2***
  • Review/ reflect/ refine***

* Artists, designers, photographers, architects, sculptors, craftspeople.

** Art from other cultures

*** SMSC

Useful Art links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower School “Can-do” skills document

PE & Sport Curriculum

We strongly believe that provision of physical education both inside the curriculum and out is crucial in helping young people to learn and develop life skills. It is this reason that all our students will complete a GCSE in Sport Studies.

Students receive 2 x 1hr 20min lessons per week; one being an indoor lesson and the other an outdoor lesson. In Year 7 & 8 both of these lessons are practical/ skills focused.

In Year 9 students follow Edexcel GCSE Physical education qualification; one of the weekly sessions will then focus more on theory work such as the role of sport in a healthy lifestyle.

Students will take on a variety of roles such as leader and official, both of which can be used for moderation purposes for the GCSE course rather than a performance based assessment. Students are involved in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating their own and others work in each activity area we undertake.

Outstanding students who show good leadership qualities and attend regular extra-curricular activities may be selected as sports ambassadors in Year 10. This role allows students to act in a coaching capacity with local primary students, and to gain a qualification in Sports leadership. Other leadership qualifications such as the Young Sports Leaders award are also available.

 

Staff in PE

Mr Ashfaq – Lead Subject Teacher
Miss Delaney – Teacher
Miss Foster – Teacher
Mrs O’Brien – Teacher

The PE & Sport Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Rugby (Tag)
  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Gymnastics
  • Circuit – training
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Short tennis

Year 8

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Rugby
  • Football
  •  Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Gymnastics
  • Circuit – training (fitness)
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Short tennis

Year 9

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Cross Country
  • Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Rugby
  • hockey
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  GCSE PE

  • Healthy active lifestyle and how they can benefit you
GCSE PE

  • Influences on your healthy active lifestyle

 

 

Year 10

&

11

BTEC/GCSE PE

  • Exercise and fitness as part of your healthy, active lifestyle
  • Physical Activity as part of your healthy lifestyle
BTEC/GCSE PE

  • Your personal health and wellbeing
  • Physical activity and your healthy mind and body
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your CV system
BTEC/GCSE PE

  • A healthy active lifestyle and your respiratory system
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your muscular system
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your skeletal system
  •  Practical Sports – pupils study a range of sports for their assessment (4 sports)
  • Pupils also undertake a leadership award (JSLA)

 

Mathematics Curriculum

In Mathematics each year group is set in ability groups to allow students to be challenged and stretched to achieve their maximum potential. These sets are monitored at regular intervals throughout the year.

Lower school students study across the four main areas of Mathematics, Number, Algebra, Shape, Space & measure and Handling data. There is an increasing focus on using and applying Mathematics in real life situations.

Upper school students follow the Edexcel linear GCSE course.

Each year group has opportunities throughout the year to access Maths learning in our dedicated computer suite and we also utilise Netbooks and iPads within the classroom.

 

Staff in Maths

Miss Jackson – Lead Subject Teacher
Mrs Bancroft – Teacher
Miss Begum – Teacher
Mrs Dutton– Teacher
Miss Horman – Maths specific teaching assistant
Mr Mercer – Teacher
Mr Mohammed – Teacher
Mrs Whelan – Teacher

 

The Maths Curriculum

 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Year 7

Year 8

  • 1.Numbers and Operations
  • 2. Solve linear equations
  • 3. Angles in parallel lines
  • 4.Sets, unions and venn diagrams
  • 14.Translation, rotation, reflection
  • 5. Fractions, Decimals, Percentages
  • 6. Sequences
  • 7.Constructions
  • 8.Averages
  • 9.Multpiles, factors, primes
  • 10.linear graphs
  • 11.Perimeter volume and area
  • 12.Ratio and proportion
  • 13.Algebric expressions
  • 15.Scales, maps, similar shapes

Year 9

  • 1.Fractions
  • 2. Change the subject of formula. Sums involving two or more bracket expansions
  • 3.Angles in polygons
  • 4.sample space, theoretical probability
  • 5.rato and percentage change
  • 6.Solving Linear equations
  • 7.Angle facts and proofs
  • 8.Averages and spread
  • 9.Form algebraic expressions
  • 10. Quadratic graphs. Use linear and quadratics graphs to solve simultaneous equations
  • 11. Pythagoras and trigonometry

 

  • 12. Standard form, real and rational numbers
  • 13. Geometric sequence
  • 14. Speed, unit pricing, density
  • 15. Contextual problems from graphs and functions.

 

Year 10

  • 1.Integers and decimals
  • 2.Coordinates
  • 3.Fractions
  • 4.Algebra
  • 5.Angles
  • 6.Collecting data
  • 7. Displaying Data
  • 8.Constructions and loci
  • 9. Types of number
  • 10.Patterens and sequences
  • 11.2D/3D shapes
  • 12.Perimeter and area
  • 13.Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • 14. Linear equations
  • 15.Linear graphs
  • 16.Simulatneous equations
  • 17.Probability
  • 18.Ratio and scale
  • 19.Averages and range
  • 20.Pytagoras and trigonometry
  • 21.Trial and improvement
  • 22.Suraface area and volume
  • 23.Compound measures
  • 24.Transformation
  • 25.Similarity and congruence
  • 26.Quadratic functions, equations and graphs
  • 27.Index notation and surds
  • 28.Circle theorems
  • 29.Sine and cosine rules
  • 30.Vectors
  • 31.Further graphs and functions
  • 32.Transformation of functions

Year 11

  • 1.Integers and decimals
  • 2.Coordinates
  • 3.Fractions
  • 4.Algebra
  • 5.Angles
  • 6.Collecting data
  • 7. Displaying Data
  • 8.Constructions and loci
  • 9. Types of number

 

  • 10.Patterens and sequences
  • 11.2D/3D shapes
  • 12.Perimeter and area
  • 13.Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • 14. Linear equations
  • 15.Linear graphs
  •  21.Trial and improvement
  • 22.Suraface area and volume
  • 23.Compound measures
  • 24.Transformation
  • 25.Similarity and congruence
  • 26.Quadratic functions, equations and graphs
  • 27.Index notation and surds
  • 28.Circle theorems
  • 29.Sine and cosine rules
  • 30.Vectors
  • 31.Further graphs and functions
  • 32.Transformation of functions
  • Revision
Examination season 

 

Useful Maths links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

Computer Science Curriculum

At Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Computer Science forms part of the core curriculum for students.  We believe that by introducing and teaching learners about new types of technology we are providing them with skills for life that will be support them to make use of new technologies in their future studies and careers.

Computer science is a new exciting field of study. Children should be aware that computers are involved in a vast array of everyday devices as well as some specific and highly technical applications.  At Rhyddings, we offer students essential knowledge about principles and application of computing; combined with a knowledge and understanding of digital literacy.

 

Staff in Computer Science

Mr Thomas – Lead Subject teacher
Mr Finnegan – Teacher
Ms Russon–Teacher
Mr Sanna – Teacher

 

The Computer Science Curriculum

In lower school the course consists of the following modules split into the two distinct areas of Computing and Digital Literacy.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Skills based project
  • Don’t get lost!!
  • Computational Thinking
  • Introduction to programming
  •  E-safety, Social networking and cyber bullying
  • Data Handling
  • Searching, sorting and variables
  •  Information, reliability & bias
  • Assessment unit – Multimedia

Year 8

  • Photo and image editing
  • Sorting & Searching
  • Boolean logic and logic gates
  •  Technology and the future
  • Build a computer
  • Hardware & Software
  • Networks
  •  System lifecycle
  • Assessment unit – Designing and creating business documents

Year 9

  • Cryptography and binary
  • Data handling
  • Variables, modelling, goal seek
  •  2d & 3d design using Google Sketch up
  • Simple Basic Computer Programming
  •  Simple Computer programming
  • Using Python

 

Based on the knowledge and understanding gained in lower school, students have a choice of two pathways:

  1. Students work towards a GCSE in ICT
    This course enables students to build upon their digital literacy knowledge and demonstrate their creative skills. Students complete two units: Unit 1 -  Living in a digital world and Unit 2 – Using digital tools.
  2. Students work towards a GCSE in Computing
    This course enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works.  Students complete three units: Unit 1 – Computer systems programming, Unit 2 – a practical investigation and Unit 3 – a programming project.

 

Year 10

  • Complete first 2 activities of Controlled Assessment
  • Teaching blocks 1 and 2 from Edexcel schemes of work
    (My phone & Shop and Drop)
  •  Complete final 2 activities of Controlled Assessment
  • Teaching blocks 3, 4 & 5 (My Time, My Place, Anytime, anywhere)

 

Useful Computer Science links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower school “Can-do” skills document

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqmtsbk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z34k7ty

http://www.codecademy.com/

http://inventwithpython.com/

http://www.playmycode.com/

http://primerlabs.com/codehero

Business Students Visit Cassons

Rhyddings Visit Cassons from Shooters Media on Vimeo.



image008A group our students swapped the classroom for the boardroom as they became apprentice accountants for the day.

Year 11 Business Studies pupils from Rhyddings made a ‘behind the scenes’ visit to Cassons in Haslingden.

The students were set various accounting challenges, including calculating the mocked up profits from a Courteeners concert and working out the tax on a pay slip.

They also learnt about the importance of marketing a business and utilising the power of video and social media channels.

Click here to continue reading the press release from Cassons.

cassons collage

 

English Curriculum

In English we run a 5 year Curriculum, comprising of both English Language and English Literature. Our exciting programmes of study ensure that students not only thoroughly enjoy English, but it also enriches them with key skills for life beyond school.

Students study a mixture of texts, from classics such as ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ and Shakespeare, to modern novels and plays such as ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’. Students value and understand the importance of English in the ‘real world’ through embarking on local community projects and writing for real audiences and purposes.

Alongside their curriculum time in English, there are also many extra-curricular activities too. For example writing competitions, reading challenges, World Book Day, theatre trips and library activities to name a few. We believe that providing these opportunities is essential and ensures that students continue to enjoy English even outside of the classroom.

 

Staff in English

Mrs Barber – Lead Subject Teacher
Mrs Bell – Teacher
Miss Bedwell – Teacher
Miss Booth – Teacher
Mrs Brown – Teacher
Mrs Edmondson – Teacher
Miss Green – Teacher
Mrs Nuttall – Teacher
Mrs O’Loughlin – Teacher
Miss Russon – Teacher

 

The English Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

Myths and Legends

  • Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively
  • Organise ideas and information
Poetry – with comparison

  • Show understanding of the relationships between poems and the contexts in which they were written

Prose writing – children’s literature

  • Communicate clearly, effectively and imaginatively
  • Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures with accurate spelling and punctuation
Intro to Shakespeare and 19th century prose

  • Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references

Year 8

Non-fiction writing community project

  • Organise information and ideas
  • Use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures with accurate spelling and punctuation
21st Century Novel/ Play

  • Explain, comment on analyse how writers use language and structure to achieve effects and influence readers, using relevant subject terminology to support their views
Shakespearean Villains and Crime Stories

  • Evaluate texts critically and support this with appropriate textual references

Year 9

Transactional Writing Skills

  • Writing to explain, advise and persuade
  • Technical accuracy development
Poetry

  • Comparison and unseen analysis techniques

Narrative Writing Skills

  • Developing effective stories
Shakespeare

  • Study a Shakespeare text

Prose reading

  • Study a prose text

 

Year 10

GCSE English Literature

Different Cultures

  • A sustained response to a different cultures prose text or an extended literary text (controlled assessment)

Shakespeare/ Poetry/ Link

  • Testing the appreciation and understanding of a Shakespeare play linked to a range of poetry (controlled assessment)
GCSE English

Shakespeare/ Poetry/ Link

  • Literature exam revision

 

 

GCSE English Literature exam revisionContinued Narrative Writing

  • Complete a narrative and descriptive piece of writing (controlled assessment)

Year 11

GCSE English LanguageStudying Spoken Language

  • Understand how spoken language is used is different contexts and adapted for different listeners (controlled assessment)
GCSE English Language

  • English Language exam revision
GCSE English Language

  • English Language exam revision

 

Useful English links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower School “Can-do” skills document

www.bbc.co.uk/education

www.educationquizzes.com

www.channel4learning.com/support/websites/english.html

http://www.what2learn.com/home/examgames/literacy

http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/gamezone2.htm

www.wjec.co.uk

Health & Social Care and Child Development

Year 10 students have settled well into their new courses. A number of students need to watch out for positive postcards arriving on their doorsteps in the next few days! Keep up the good start.

For the Year 11 students, time is flying by and it will soon be exam time! Make sure that you have completed all of your coursework to the best of your ability. You have had your mock results, you now know what you have to do! Remember to attend revision/afterschool sessions to get the most out of your time at Rhyddings; they are on each week.

 

Maths Revision Classes

A reminder to Year 11 students that Maths revision is available after school on the following days:

Year 11 Maths Intervention classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays with Ms Jackson, Room B3.
Year 11 Maths Intervention
Wednesdays  B1 & B2 with Mr Laher & Ms Begum.

BookBuzz

bookbuzz

All our year 7 students will be receiving a free book from a selection of 17 titles from BookBuzz. They are being boxed up and distributed at the head office, and should be with our students in the next couple of weeks. This is really exciting and I hope they all enjoy reading them.

Parents can click here to find out more information.

 

Keturah’s Town Team Success

keturahYesterday, Wednesday 15th October, Accrington Academy hosted the annual Hyndburn and Ribble Valley X-Country championships.

Ten schools across the district competed in wet and windy conditions across a very challenging course. Rhyddings took a team of 45 athletes across five year groups to participate in the championships.

Our biggest success story was that of Keturah Bradley in Year 9, who finished in 7th place out of 88 competitors.

This place secured her a spot in the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley town team where she will represent the district at Witton Park in February. From there Keturah will have the opportunity to represent Lancashire in the prestigious English schools X-Country championships, which is the biggest school athletics event in the world.

Good luck Keturah, and well done to all our athletes!

Yr11 Netball Success

yr11 netballOn Wednesday 8th October the Year 11 netball team travelled to Accrington Academy for the annual Hyndburn & Ribble Valley Tournament. Nine schools from the district were entered into this year’s competition.

Captained by Beth Rothera, the team started off on a high winning their first game 8-0 against Norden in only seven minutes. Their success didn’t stop there. They continued to beat their opponents losing only one game to St Augustine’s, who eventually topped the competition.

Rhyddings finished as runners-up of the whole tournament. It was an impressive performance and a great way to end their netball success at Rhyddings.

Mrs O’Brien’s player of the tournament goes to Charmaine Kelly and she would like to commend Maizee Cryne, who stepped up from Year 10 to play for the team and out of her usual position, performing at a very high level.

Well done to all the girls and I hope you continue with netball after your time at Rhyddings!