This has been a very positive term for us. Earlier this half-term we had a 2 day external review and here are some of the things that were written about our Academy:
Being the best version of Sprowston that we can be.
Congratulations to all the students from this half term who achieved an Academic Success Award. This is to recognise their outstanding academic achievement and attitude.
The awards are given by class teachers to those students who have shone in terms of working extra hard in and out of lessons, or persevering with difficult work, along with those who have exceeded their personal target grades and achieved at a high level.
Well done to all students and keep up these really high standards for the rest of the year.
Year 11 students have been working exceptionally hard this term, preparing for their final exams and especially those with practical subjects and their ongoing work on controlled assessments and practical exams. The students have engaged fully with the revision programme at school and at home, and have completed a huge amount of exam preparation work.
Below is an outline of the optional GCSE revision sessions for the Easter break in two weeks time. These additional sessions are designed to support the revision and preparation that students will be completing at home over the 2 weeks. We know many have designed revision timetables, and whilst the break provides a much needed opportunity to relax and re-charge their batteries, it is also a chance to complete some revision in their own time.
The Norfolk Art & Design Competition celebrates creative student talent from Sixth Forms and colleges across Norfolk.
Shortlisted work is exhibited at Norwich University of the Arts, with a private view and awards ceremony, followed by a touring exhibition of award winning work at galleries in Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth (dates below).
This competition is a great opportunity for students to professionally showcase their work at external venues and to enhance their portfolios.
Find out more details online at www.norfolkartdesigncompetition.com.
Congratulations to BlackOut Racing on reaching the F1 in Schools UK National Finals.
The F1 in Schools™ STEM Challenge UK National Finals will showcase high flying talent, with 48 student teams competing for the F1 in Schools UK Champions title and a place at the World Finals later this year. The event being held from 11 – 12 March at Airbus’ West Factory in Broughton, Flintshire where wings for the company’s entire family of commercial aircraft are manufactured, will celebrate the best young minds and engineering flair.
Winning student teams from regional finals around the country will race their bespoke designs of miniature Formula 1 cars on the Official F1 in Schools 20 metre track, present their business plans, display their engineering designs and showcase their work to a panel of industry and engineering experts. The two-day competition tests their F1 car designs to the limit on track, as well as the students supporting work with a busy timetable of judging sessions.
Congratulations to all of the students who were nominated for Star of the Week this half term.
This is in recognition for excellence in or out of lessons, students' positive attitude, or academic achievement.
Keep up the good work.
Pictures are two of the winners Evie and Thomas
We launched our new behaviour and reward policy in September 2019.
This week, the first students were rewarded for receiving 90 achievement points in the academic year, by joining me for the Head Teacher's breakfast. It was a lovely opportunity to chat to the students about their learning and experiences at the school. They were all thrilled to be invited to the breakfast, though I think one or two were disappointed it wasn't a full English!
We had a very productive and popular first Geography revision session after school yesterday on Tropical Rainforests.
Here are some ideas for the coming week about how Geography students can revise this topic.
Revision Guide to support Yr11s in their revision and preparation for the summer exams. This booklet covers our top tips for revision, revision technique ideas for students to try and revision ‘Dos and Don’ts’.
For revision to be successful it also needs to be organised carefully. Attached are two alternative revision timetable templates and instructions to use. Students should plan their revision, managing their time and making sure that all subjects are covered. This plan can include nights off and breaks as well. Students should try to follow it closely and get into the habit of ' a little and often' as an approach.
Finally students sometimes don't always know the best approach for certain subjects when it comes to revision, or they just don't know how to start. Attached is a document called 'How best to revise in...' which is an outline per subject of the 3 or 4 top tips specific to revision in each subject. The best idea is to start with a simple technique like 'read, cover, recall' and see if that works best for you.
Doddle provides a comprehensive range of engaging online teaching, homework and assessment resources, to support learning and progress across the secondary curriculum in a range of subjects. It allows staff to assign varied resources to support classroom learning (presentations, audio, animations and revision materials), interactive presentations and self-marking quizzes to instantly assess understanding, and a secure and straightforward platform for teachers to assign any homework task.
Here at Sprowston Community Academy we have so much to offer and celebrate within the school. We post a number of articles on the school website but there is a wealth of information to be found in our numerous twitter feeds. Below we have listed the individual accounts and link to them.
|Design & Tech||https://twitter.com/@schs_dandt|
|PE & Sports||https://twitter.com/@SprowstonPE|
|RS/Phil. & Eth.||https://twitter.com/SCHS_RS|