Category Archives: Year 9

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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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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KS3 Exam Revision Tips

Hi everyone

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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Year 9: Spanish Armada Defeat

Hi everyone

Could you please post your thoughts on what you think was the main reason for the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. I look forward to reading your ideas! Good luck with your revision.

Happy Jubilee weekend!

Mr Burnett

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Year 10 Titanic Trip

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Our Year 10 History pupils travelled to Belfast on Thursday 10 May and boarded the Belfast Barge which is permanently moored behind the Waterfront Hall. It is part of the Lagan Legacy Heritage Project which uses physical artefacts and oral history recordings to tell the story of Belfast’s maritime history. The pupils were able to take part in lots of engaging activities, even seizing the opportunity to dress up in old shipyard workers’ clothes without any prompting! They were also able to develop their interview skills by hot-seating a special guest called George, an old Harland and Wolff shipyard worker. He shared his memories of life in the shipyard and encouraged the pupils to chat to their grandparents and elderly neighbours about life in the past – our living history!

Matthew Rowland shone on the day and was our top historian as he impressed us all by asking lots of insightful questions. This experience provided links across the curriculum, particularly between Geography and LLW and built upon the pupils’ prior historical knowledge. In October Year 10 pupils completed a successful group enquiry and class presentation on the Titanic.

Well done Year 10! As you can see the rain didn’t dampen their spirits!

Mrs Reid

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