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Archived Weekly News - 20 May 2022

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Head Teacher's Message

Head Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers

Year 11 have been great this last couple of weeks getting stuck into their exams. Whilst some adjustments have been applied to the exams this year, it is still a big challenge to get through 20+ GCSE exams in a month. Our Year 13s are also well underway with their exams, the first time this cohort has experienced a formal exam season but they are tackling them well also.

Last week saw the first of the GCSE Maths papers, the non calculator paper 1. And as I still, on occasion, hear how much harder it was “in our day” from people who chipped their answers into slate in their exam halls, I thought I would share some of the questions. Partly to prove that, if anything, the content and challenge is harder now than ever before but mostly because I love Maths (despite being a History teacher) and a Maths challenge. And for the sake of our kids we need to inspire that love of Maths in them:

First half of the Foundation paper – around grades 1-2
This question would be – around grades 3-4
Higher paper – around grades 4-5
Second half of the higher paper – around grade 7
Last question on the higher paper – around grades 8-9

Answers can be found online – Google Edexcel paper 1 answers


Best Wishes
Andy Perry – Head Teacher

General News


This week Year 7s, 8s and 9s have been cooking up a feast, toasting rolls, making outdoor cheese toasties and sauteeing potatoes in Forest School. (more…)


A free BBQ, children’s bouncy castle and other fun activities are on offer on Saturday 4 June in Leamington to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. (more…)


The Warwickshire Music team has announced some opportunities for student musicians, with the Warwickshire Youth Brass Band, the Orchestra of the Swan and the Regional Youth Orchestra. (more…)


Free outward bound courses for Year 12 students who live within the CV34 area are being funded by the Warwick Apprenticing Charities (WAC) this summer. (more…)

Sports News


Over the last three weeks, many students in Years 7 to 10 have taken part in a range of athletic events around the county. (more…)

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