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Year 10 drama march for women!

Year 10 drama pupils will be performing their GCSE devised piece in The Barn on Speech Day at 1.00pm for all pupils, staff and parents who would like to see it.

For the exam, the girls were required to choose from several stimuli to devise and perform an original piece,  and opted for  ‘Sisters’.  After extensive research, they decided to base the performance on  the Suffrage movement – highly topical  in this centenary year of women gaining the vote.

We wish the girls luck with their exam performance on Monday.  Good luck, too, to Rosamaria E (Year 10) who has been selected as an ‘extra’ on the set of a forthcoming  Richard Curtis / Danny Boyle musical film.

  • Did you know….2018 marks 100 years since women in Britain got the vote, thanks to the tireless campaigning and personal sacrifice of the Suffragettes.

 


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Year 10 jump in the river!

Our Year 10 geographers experienced two field days away at the weekend, based at Overstrand Hall near Cromer.  After arriving by minibus on Friday evening they settled into the impressive hall, ate together and prepared for the next day’s data collection in the River Glaven.  Although Saturday dawned grey and cold,  the girls plunged into the river undaunted. They collected a variety of data including velocity (using a hydroprop and a float), bedload measurements, width, depth and wetted perimeter. Using computer software they then analysed the data to see if a significant impact has been made on this river by man – and proved that it has. On Sunday we travelled into Norwich and collected data at Riverside and King Street to observe regeneration factors. The girls worked very hard until 9.00pm on both evenings: perhaps the chocolate cake and sweets helped!

Mrs Grove



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Year 10 geography trip to Kingswood

Our Year 10 geographers headed to Overstrand Hall on Friday for a weekend of practical work and data collection to enhance their GCSE studies. Watch this space for a full report but meanwhile here they are setting off in the minibus and settling in on arrival!
Mrs Grove


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GCSE exam results tomorrow

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GCSE exam results will be available from school  tomorrow – Thursday 24th August – from 9.00am. 

Good luck everyone!

In the meantime, the Government (via Ofqual) has published information for GCSE results day explaining the changes to grading and what these mean. See the information for pupils  here  – Mrs Morgan will also have copies available tomorrow.



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Year 10 lighting up the lab

Year 10 girls took on an interesting challenge in their last science lesson at the end of term, working in pairs or small groups. The task? To create a working model lighthouse, the taller the better, using only newspaper and a few other specified bits and pieces.  They were halfway through the challenge when these pictures were snapped, so we’re not sure which team won, or what scientific principles were applied… but the concentration levels and competitive spirit were certainly in evidence!



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Immunisations for Year 9

A reminder, please, for parents of Year 9 girls that the  Children’s Services School Immunisation team  are coming to the school to administer the routine vaccination of DTP and Men ACWY  next Tuesday, 21st February.  Please make sure the consent forms for your daughter are returned on Monday. You can of course contact Sister Grieg if you would like further information. Thank you!
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GCSE exam results tomorrow

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Reminder – GCSE exam results will be available from school as follows:

Year 11:   9:30am

Year 10: 10:30am

Good luck everyone!


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Year 10 collect city centre data

The Year 10  geographers spent last Thursday in the centre of Norwich collecting a variety of primary data for their GCSE. The lovely sunny weather brought people out in droves, creating a minor headache for pedestrian counts but excellent fodder for a questionnaire survey.

Isabel and Emily excelled at extracting the views of shoppers on Norwich’s facilities whilst Ella and Mia discovered the many delights of Chapelfield Shopping Centre. Maisie and Kelly conducted thorough land use surveys and discovered new alleyways and shops around the Back of the Inns.

Despite recording mountains of data, everyone had a fun day and hopefully the girls are now ready to tackle converting their findings into a first-rate piece of GCSE coursework. Good luck!

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GCSE drama production: My Sister Died

Year 10 GCSE drama pupils performed the second of their two practical pieces to camera for assessment today. Entitled My Sister Died, the prepared improvisation explored the relationship between two sisters, one of whom is dying of breast cancer. The piece was based on a true story the girls had stumbled on while researching the ‘Sisters’ topic Mrs Richards had given them to explore. According to Miss Cushing, who was in the audience, they achieved “a stunning, mature performance which far exceeded any expectations.” Well done, Charlotte B, Grace, Francesca and Charlotte S…and good luck with the written exam still to come!

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Year 10 explore Cambridge

Last Wednesday our Year 10 group enjoyed an art-themed trip to Cambridge to visit the world-renowned Fitzwilliam Museum and the MAA (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology).

Both museums were really interesting. We looked at lots of artefacts from around the world – India, Japan and Egypt – which were relevant to our art projects and did some tasks that will help our studies. The photography students went off round the city to take pictures for their portfolios.

It was a really interesting and enjoyable trip – including the excellent ice cream!

Lottie Whattam
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