Saturday 11 December 2010

Kenilworth School Newsletter 10 December 2010

This week's Newsletter from Kenilworth School. We have had two recent events involving pupils from our school in partnership with Barr’s Hill School in Coventry. The first of these involved a cross curricular Humanities project with year 7 students from Kenilworth working with pupils from Barr’s Hill School. The aim of this project was for pupils from both of our schools to find out more abouttheir respective communities and places of geographical, historical and religious interest in their local community. The students from Barr’s Hill will come to Kenilworth with a similar focus next term. The second project involved ten Year 10 Business students who took part in a Regional Enterprise Activity Day. They were split into teams from other schools in the area with the objective of setting up a shop and attempting to make the most trading profit during a simulated trading year. In the afternoon, our students undertook a S.T.E.M. challenge which involved the construction of a model bridge which was then tested for strength by loading it with weights. The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt some great lessons in teamwork, cooperation and meeting deadlines. They were great ambassadors for the school.

We are running a cycle of assemblies for year 9 pupils as part of the options process from now until the beginning of January. This is an important part of information, advice and guidance that we give to students in preparation for the 1419 pathways. Staff will be available to support students in the choices that they have to make for their GCSEs. Controlled Assessment has now replaced coursework for most GCSEs, as well as other 1419 courses. We have produced a timetable for controlled assessments which lists the dates on which controlled assessment in all subjects will take place. This can be found on the school intranet. Controlled Assessment is designed to take place within the normal teaching timetable, for example in the classroom, lab or workshop and must not be completed at home.

Congratulations to the tennis team who made it through to the Aegon
National Tennis Finals in Bolton last weekend. Whilst they did not win
the tournament, they played extremely well.
The last day for pupils is on 16 th December, as the following day is a
teacher training day. The pupils will return to school after Christmas on
5 th January 2011 as the day before is also training day for staff.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yours sincerely
H.H.S Abbott

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