Category Archives: Year 8

Year 8 Great Balloon Debate Results

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I would like to congratulate my Year 8X History class on their partiticipation in the successful Great Balloon Debate.

They battled it out but unfortunately there could only be one winner…

Overall Winner – Hannah Gibson (Princess Diana)

Runners up – Ruth Ferris (Rosa Parkes), Joel Ewart (Martin Lurther King Jr), Aaron Whyte (George Best) and Alice Herron (Queen Elizabeth I).

Prizes have been given out to very happy Year 8 pupils!

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February Pupils of the Month

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Congratulations to the following KS3 pupils who shone in the month of February.

50 Housepoints are on their way to you!

8X – Ruth Ferris, 9X – Andrew Watt, 10X – Mark McBride and 10A – Samantha Armstrong

Well done and keep up the great work!

Mrs Reid

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Year 8 – Great Balloon Debate!

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I am looking forward to our Great Balloon Debate on Friday 1st February 2013!

Year 8 History Great Balloon debate template

Here is a PowerPoint template that you could use – it will help to get you started!

Good luck

Mrs Reid

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KS3 & KS4 Christmas Exams

Hi everyone

That time of year has quickly come around again! Please note your exam dates and tips for revision.

Happy revising and good luck.

Mrs Reid

Exam Dates

Year 8 – Tues 4th Dec, 1 hr; Year 9X – Fri 7th Dec, 1 hr, Year 9A – Wed 5th Dec, 1 hr; Year 10 – Wed, 5th Dec, 1 hr; Year 11 – Wed, 5th Dec, 1 hr 30 mins.

Year 8 Xmas Exam Revision List 2012

Year 9 Xmas Exam Revision List 2012

Year 10 Exam Revision List Christmas 2012

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Fantastic GCSE History Results 2012

Congratulations to all my past Year 12 pupils on their wonderful GCSE History results. I am delighted to share the great news that the History Dept has achieved a 100% pass rate at A*-C.

3 As, 1 B and 2 Cs

Well done to all the pupils for their hard work – the revision sessions paid off!

Wishing the girls all the best of luck for their future career paths.

Mrs Reid

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Year 8 History Trip

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Year 8 pupils enjoyed a visit to Carrickfergus Castle on Thursday 21 June 2012 where they were able to take a step back in time and explore one of Northern Ireland’s most striking historical monuments. They also considered why it is important to preserve such historical sites for future generations.
This experience of living history enriched and consolidated the Year 8 pupils’ understanding of the Norman conquest as they were able to explore this magnificent Norman castle. Pupils had recently studied castles in class and had developed cross-curricular links in ICT and Art. They completed an enquiry and PowerPoint presentation in their ICT class which was assessed by Mrs Reid and Mrs Ferris and built paper maiche castles with Miss Johnston in Art. In spite of the dismal Irish weather they all had a fun time and thoroughly enjoyed their day out as you can see in our photos!

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KS3 Exam Revision Tips

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The warm sunny weather has finally arrived… but this means exam time! Click on the links below to access some tips that will help focus your exam revision. Remember don’t just read through your work – make sure that you test your understanding and knowledge too! Create spidergrams, mind maps and post-its of key information that you need to know. Get an adult or friend to test you and review what you have learnt on a daily basis. Make up mnemonics or songs to help you remember key points!

Year 8 Exam Revision 2012

Year 10 Exam Revision List 2012

Good luck – happy revising!

Mrs Reid & Mr Burnett

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