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Online learning has made me more independent

Online learning has made me more independent

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Olivia, one of Fyling Hall’s year 12 students taking Biology as one of her A-levels, shares how “online learning has made me more independent.” This latest lockdown has been very different to the first one, as I was only sampling subjects for my A-Levels and there was not much pressure. However, this lockdown I have been required to do all of my work remotely, but thankfully daily online lessons have allowed me to keep up […]

School life in lockdown from Skye’s perspective

School life in lockdown from Skye’s perspective

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Let us share school life in lockdown from Skye’s perspective. Skye is one of Fyling Hall’s Year 6 pupil’s and happens to be one of key worker’s children. As we are in lockdown, Fyling Hall is only open to key worker children. We are in a bubble with the other key worker children and go to school at the normal times. Year 6 work in the ICT room for most of the school week, as […]

Look after your mental health with music

Look after your mental health with music

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Whilst we are all working and learning from home again, be sure to look after your mental health with music. Finding ourselves in yet another lockdown, mental health must be at the top of the priority list. Music is key to keeping ourselves mentally healthy and making us smile during this lockdown. Whether that is learning a new instrument, writing a song to express your emotions, or listening to some classic tunes to keep you […]

Year 6 Lockdown English lessons

Year 6’s Lockdown English lessons

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Want to know what Year 6‘s Lockdown English lessons look like at Fyling Hall? Let Mrs Richardson tell you what they have been up to so far …. In Year 6’s Lockdown English lessons, we have been looking at myths and legends. Of course, we still carry on with our comprehension, grammar, and spelling work. Through shared reading on the Teams platform, we have read about heroic quests and mythical beasts in Greek myths such […]

Fyling of the Stackyard strikes again!

Fyling of the Stackyard strikes again!

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Fyling of the Stackyard strikes again! It is the year 1888 and a vicious killer stalks the streets of London seeking his prey! Fyling Hall’s own intrepid Year 9 sleuths are working hard to assist Inspector Fyling of the Stackyard to crack the clues and get on the trail of this dangerous assassin! History work is like detective work – it involves examining clues and analysing evidence. You have to organise your information, get the […]

Sport has always been a large part of school life

Sport has always been a large part of school life

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Sport has always been a large part of school life over the years.  Going back to the 50’s and 60’s my father was a pupil at Fyling Hall and could always recall some of the lessons he endured rather than enjoyed!  It therefore, seemed strange at first that he was so intent that I should go to the school from the age of 5 right through to 18.  My dad was never really one for […]

Great work on Captain James Cook

Great work on Captain James Cook

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Students in the Junior School have done some great work on Captain James Cook. They have explored his voyage and produced some wonderful narrative poems. When asked about virtual learning, Form 2 pupil, Megan, commented, It has been really fun, but I miss seeing my friends in person. the best bit has been still being able to see my friends even though I’m not with them. One parent commented, I am blown away with how […]

carry on delivering and receiving great education!

Carry on delivering and receiving great education!

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Well, what a term! Certainly not the start to 2021 that any of us wished for but by Jove we’re not letting the grass grow under our feet as we have taken, every man, woman and child to our living rooms, our studies our dining rooms and our kitchen tables across North Yorkshire and beyond to establish impromptu workstations and study areas that allow us to carry on delivering and receiving great education! Meeting, as […]

mental health and wellbeing

Never been more important to support our pupil’s mental health and well being

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It has never been more important to support our pupil’s mental health and well being. The coronavirus pandemic has brought many new and unexpected challenges not only to adults, but also to children’s mental health and wellbeing. First of all, if you are struggling to cope with work or are feeling down because of the current situation, let someone know. Talk to your parents or another family member. Speak to a teacher. Ms English is […]

One of our very talented Photography students

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We are delighted to share a photoshoot opportunity for one of our very talented Y12 Photography students. Best that Steph tells you how it happened . . . I was looking for opportunities which are related with fashion photography.  I went on Facebook and joined a few groups, and left my Instagram and email address down in a few post which are in England and looking for student photographers. And then ‘Mulmi’ (a lingerie company) […]

Chemistry lessons have looked a little different

Chemistry lessons have looked a little different

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Chemistry lessons have looked a little different this week.  With lessons going on-line, a web cam, plasticine and white boards have come to the fore.  Simple chemical experiments have kept the link between home and the lab and Year 10 have continued with their work on displacement reactions.  A short demonstration, interactive face to face discussion through Teams and the ability to share work has meant that learning has continued almost seamlessly, from the classroom […]

A spotlight on German lessons

A spotlight on German lessons

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Today (two weeks into the new year, and into online learning) I would like to put a spotlight on German lessons. Allow me to give you a look into our German classroom and the wide variety of topics Years 7 to 13 are covering at the moment. Year 7 have just learnt vocabulary for a variety of animals, and now they are working towards describing their own pets, or what pet they would like to […]

I can see the difference between UK and Russia

I can see the difference between UK and Russia

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“I can see the difference between UK and Russia,” declared Nikita, who recently joined Fyling Hall in Year 11. Building on our a long tradition of providing a quality education while becoming a second home for international students, read more about Nikita’s initial impressions. Before coming to Fyling Hall, I have been studying in 2 different schools, one of them is Russian and another is Thai. My Russian school was like any other, students often miss lessons and teachers […]

Super proud of you all

Super proud of you all

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Although the first week has been different, we are super proud of you all. I know you have all been working hard on Teams, and although you’re not here, we’re still connected as a family 💕. Last week was a bit of a blow to all children in the UK not being able to start the New Year as planned at school. I want you all to know, we miss you and can’t wait for […]

Extremely excited about their new topic

Extremely excited about their new topic

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Fyling Hall’s Form 1 are extremely excited about their new topic….Dinosaurs! We have so much to learn about the different dinosaurs and when they were on the Earth. Mary Anning, fossils including ammonites, dinosaur names, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and predators are just some of the things we will be studying this half term. We can’t wait . . . no wonder Form 1 are extremely excited about their new topic! Mrs Amanda Freer, Junior School […]

live and active drama lessons in lockdown 3

Live and active drama lessons in lockdown 3

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We asked Mrs Jeeves, Fyling Hall’s Head of Drama, how she approaches live and active drama lessons in lockdown 3 . . . When we went into lockdown in March I thought to myself, ‘Great a chance to explore all those areas of Drama I never get a chance to cover’. Cue students building Greek amphitheatres from junk, baking and decorating cakes for Shakespeare’s birthday and making their own video representations of the classics.  This […]

back by popular demand

Back by popular demand

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Back by popular demand . . . Fyling Hall’s Film Club returns! It is movie time! An overwhelming majority of you voted to reinstate Film Club. Run via Fyling Hall’s Art Studio, the club’s reviews of have proven popular with members and non members alike. Indeed, their Best Christmas Movies review of 2019 was one of our most popular blogs of Christmas 202! Great to have you back by popular demand, and we cannot wait […]

Reporting from an empty classroom

Reporting from an empty classroom

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It’s Mrs Milner here, reporting from an empty classroom, somewhere in the woods, somewhere by the sea at Fyling Hall. Firstly, happy new year to you all! I hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas break and are now returning to your fitness apps to work off those Lidl’s finest mince pies and that extra helping of turkey curry you somehow found a space for. It’s goodbye to recipes to use up leftover Christmas turkey, […]

It Art, it's personal

In Art, it’s personal

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In Art, it’s personal. As part of the A-level Art, Photography or Textiles courses available at Fyling Hall School each student is expected to complete a Personal Study project and essay for their coursework. Our Year 13 students are well and truly into their project and are facing their crucial essay writing during our online lessons. The Year 12 students have chosen their project topics and are getting to grips with what this means to […]

Fundraising and painting in lockdown - a special gift for Larpool staff

Fundraising and painting in lockdown

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As we enter another lockdown, Year 9 pupil, Katie, tells us about her fundraising and painting in lockdown. Based upon her experience from the first lockdown, Katie tells her story in her own words . . . Background inspiration In March 2020 the country went into Covid 19 lockdown. It was a new and scary time for us all. The Coronavirus pandemic began to take a heavy toll, particularly on the old and the vulnerable. […]

High quality education through virtual learning

High quality education through virtual learning

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With UK schools closed once again, Fyling Hall School will continue to offer a high quality education through virtual learning. Building on the infrastructure we put in place when the UK Government closed schools in March 2020, we are reviewing our initial guidance and will provide an update asap. In the meantime and for w/c 4th January 2021, we will teach to the pupils’ timetable that is in the front if their school planner.  Mr Allen, […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year from all at Fyling Hall! We take this opportunity to take a quick look back at our last term. Once again, a big thank you to everyone from the Fyling Hall community for all of their support during the past unusual and testing term. Our priority from the start was to ensure our return to school and make life as safe and normal as possible. We are proud of how everyone adjusted […]

a short collection of readings and poetry recitals

A short collection of readings and poetry recitals

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As we continue our Christmas celebrations, Fyling Hall students have prepared a short collection of readings and poetry recitals; from the loquaciously descriptive Christmas of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ to my favourite Christmas story: the truly wonderful and nostalgic Welsh village of Dylan Thomas’ ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ our students take us on a journey through Christmas through the centuries and across Europe that also take in the likes of Wordsworth and Rilke. As […]

A little quiz to test those little grey cells!

A little quiz to test those little grey cells!

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How about a little quiz to test those little grey cells! Courtesy of Miss Gilmour, have a go at this Geography quiz. Good luck! 1. What is the capital of Chile? 2. In which city would you find La Sagrada Familia? 3. Which river rises in the Himalayas in India and drains into the Bay of Bengal? 4. In which country is the worlds highest waterfall? 5. Machu Picchu can be found in which country? […]

The show must go on

The show must go on

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When thinking of our usual Christmas festivities, the expression “the show must go on” springs to mind. After a turbulent year we could not let the Fyling Hall Junior School children leave for Christmas without performing a school play. This year we improvised and made a Christmas Movie; A Christmas Carol – A School Remix. It is a tradition at Fyling Hall that the Year 6 children lead the Christmas play as it is their […]

this term, although a little different, has been great!

This term, although a little different, has been great!

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So this term, although a little different, has been great! We have all been busy and our wonderful staff have been working their socks off. The most important thing though is that the children are happy. Hearing the hub bub around Fyling Hall is music to my ears. We have that warm and fuzzy feeling back! The boarders have had loads of fun! From pool competitions, pamper evenings (with face masks that wouldn’t come off), […]

Sixth Form delighted with fundraising

Sixth Form delighted with fundraising

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Fyling Hall’s Sixth Form are delighted with their fundraising. With the last day of the Autumn Term as the final fundraising push, it was the perfect excuse to everyone to get out their Christmas jumpers. Students were asked to contribute £1 if wearing a jumper and £2 if not. Of course, donations were optional, particularly after such generosity over the term. Throughout the term, Fyling Hall students have supported Anthony Nolan’s Hero Project both in […]

Marking the end of the Autumn Term

Marking the end of the Autumn Term

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Marking the end of the Autumn Term is always special.  Our annual Carol Service at St Stephen’s is a long standing and magical tradition.  Whilst we are unable to gather together, we are proud to share our virtual Carol Service. Our Headmaster, Mr Allen, commented, One of the greatest regrets of this term is that we cannot come together and mark the end of term with the traditional Carol Service at St Stephen’s church. This […]

Get out your Christmas jumper

Get out your Christmas jumper

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It is time to get out your Christmas Jumper! On our last day of the Autumn Term, pupils are invited to donate £1 if wearing a jumper and £2 if they prefer a non-uniform day.   As before, additional donations are most welcome, and all proceeds go to Anthony Nolan’s Hero Project. Following a term of fundraising, Head Girl, Phoebe Russell added, Thank you for your amazing efforts not only with our recent cake sale, but […]

Practicing skills with Guess Who

Practicing skills with Guess Who

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Fyling Hall’s Year 9 German students have been practicing skills by playing Guess Who. Whilst learning how to describe people, they are also doing this in writing. Not as easy as it sounds, thanks to the dreaded adjective endings! Last year, during lockdown, they learnt about clothes, and last week they learnt how to describe facial features. Practicing skills with Guess Who is great fun. We may even try it next week when we will […]

A Ride on the Beach

A ride on the beach

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A ride on the beach. . . . this was Mariette’s dream. “Because of restrictions, she’s not had the chance to (ride Gracie on the beach).  She helps me on the yard at weekends, so this was her treat,” remarked Fyling Hall’s Riding Mistress, Coleen. Joining Fyling Hall’s Year 9 for the Autumn Term, Mariette has certainly made the most of her short stay.  She has joined in with all activities, stayed over the half […]

what an amazing cake sale

What an amazing cake sale!

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What an amazing cake sale!  When Fyling Hall’s Sixth Form put their fundraising plans in motion, they never anticipated the response.  So many cakes were kindly donated that the event lasted three days and raised over £550 pounds.  You will recall that all of the funds are going to the Anthony Nolan charity, who support Junior School pupil, Evie.   Headmaster, Mr Allen, commented, It was great to see all elements of school pulling together.  I […]

Continuing our plan to enable our Y11 students

Continuing our plan to enable Y11 students

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Continuing our plan to enable Y11 students to make the best possible decisions about their future, Dr Richardson, Deputy Head, Academics and Ms Mitchell, Head of Sixth Form spoke with our Year 11 students about future options. It was also an opportunity the students to raise any queries they may have. “We felt is important to speak directly with our current Year 11s about their options for next year.  Of course, we very much hope […]

totally remarkable

Totally Remarkable

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It’s totally Remarkable . . . we’ve gone totally paperless! Our A Level Physics crew love getting their hands on the latest technology (see our 3D printer story here), but whatever the new thing is, has to be a useful tool and above all, an elegant solution to a problem. No gimmicks for us. The Remarkable is a new kind of writing and drawing tool. It’s a tablet, but unlike iPads and various other time-wasting […]

working on their ironing skills

Working on their ironing skills

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10H have been working on their ironing skills with crisp packets. Following his passion about the environment, Tim and his tutor group are making “crisp packet blankets“. Staff and students across the school continue to collect crisp packets. Over the weekend, Tim carefully split and washed all the packets. During the school week, the tutor group have been ironing the strips to form the blankets. All got involved during tutor time, and their ironing skills […]

If you are a year 11 student or parent

If you are a Year 11 student or parent

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If you are a Year 11 student or parent, what would you like to know about Sixth Form? Who better to ask than Fyling Hall’s current Sixth Formers! A select group of dailies, boarders (weekly and full time), British and international students answer the following: Why did you choose Fyling Hall School just for Sixth Form? Why did you stay at Fyling Hall School for Sixth Form? What has changed from GCSEs to A-level? How […]

a very odd lead up to Christmas

A very odd lead up to Christmas

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This year it has been a very odd lead up to Christmas. Usually by this point I would be busy rehearsing with the choir and orchestra preparing for the many performances that occur in December. I am saddened that we won’t be able to perform to the residents at two care homes in Whitby, nor in Robin Hoods Bay for the Victorian Weekend. There will be no performance in our fabulous Christmas Fair and sadly […]

Passionate about the environment

Passionate about the environment

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Tim Wong in 10H is passionate about the environment and how wasteful we are. He decided after some discussion with his group that as each tutor group are eating crisps regularly with our ‘Deli Lunches‘ we should try to make ‘crisp packet blankets’ for homeless people. We have watched ‘how to‘ videos and with the help of the Art Studio will start creating our blankets shortly. Tim will update on his progress. This weekend he […]

Thinking of options for next year

Thinking of options for next year

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It is only November but already many of you and your children are already thinking of options for next year, after the completion of GCSEs. In previous years, to enable our students to make the best possible decisions about their future, we have held A Focus on Sixth Form, an information evening in school. The session is designed to provide insight into all aspects of Sixth Form including the courses available and a flavour of […]

getting creative in maths

Getting creative in maths

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Fyling Hall’s Year 9s have been getting creative in maths. They have been exploring the connections between 3D and 2D shapes. They have learnt about nets, plans, elevations and using isometric paper to represent 3D shapes. This linked perfectly with the work some of them have been doing in design where they have made a 3D shapes from its net. As you know we always love to look for links between maths and other subjects. […]

new tier of Art representatives

New tier of Art representatives

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After the success of our Sixth Form Art Leaders team over lockdown, we have appointed a new tier of Art representatives from KS3. Our handpicked Art Ambassadors are Ebony, Marley and Sarah. This week they are spending their lunchtimes producing Demo Christmas cards for the school Christmas card competition. They will use lino printing and mono printing, so it will be exciting to see their creative outcomes. All students taking part will be able to […]

My fun, energetic and hard-working class

My fun, energetic and hard-working class

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Form 2 are my fun, energetic and hard-working class and this did not stop during our two weeks of home schooling. We start our day with an interactive online maths lesson, followed by an independent task. After a short break the children are back for our English online lessons, boggle was a firm favourite to play, then the children would work on their independent English written task. Our afternoons are made up of stories being […]

Pen friends in Bremerhaven

Pen friends in Bremerhaven

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It has been some time since we wrote to our pen friends in Bremerhaven (Germany). As we have not written since the beginning of lockdown in March, we have taken up communications again!  Year 8 used lesson time to write letters, even integrating the content of our last unit, in which they learnt how to describe their house. We are hoping in return to learn a lot about how our penpals in the North of […]

Will you please help with our Cake Sale?

Will you please help with our Cake Sale?

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Will you please help with our Cake Sale? Following our successful Halloween event before half term, we the Sixth Form are keen to raise further funds for Anthony Nolan’s Hero Project.  To increase our total raised, we have organized a Cake Sale on 30th November, during the morning break (from 10.45 to 11.05). Please will you supply cakes for the event? We have also asked some local bakeries for their support, but given lockdown, their donations cannot be guaranteed.  Our […]

It’s Remembrance Day as I write this

It’s Remembrance Day as I write this

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It’s Mrs Milner here again reporting live from the English Huts. It’s Remembrance Day as I write this and it’s pitch black outside on a windy Wednesday evening. I’m on prep duty tonight so I thought I’d tell you all about my day. In this afternoon’s Year 10 lesson with Amber, Aimee, Sonny, Cameron, William and Caroline, we looked at WWI war poetry. Although we are currently working on Language Paper 1, I feel it […]

Remembrance is something that we all take part in

Remembrance is something that we all take part in

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Today we stood in silence as a mark of respect for all those around the world who have lost their life defending our homes. Poppies are not just about the two World Wars but about all the people whose lives have been affected by conflict from 1914, to the men and women around the world who are affected by conflict today, and the families who worry about their loved ones every day. Remembrance is something […]

Thinking about Learning

Thinking about Learning

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Thinking about Learning.  That is the theme for this week’s assembly. In a live streamed broadcast, Head of Enrichment, Mr Instone, explained that the ability to learn is a life skill that should last a lifetime.  He went on to talk about what learning is and how it can be enhanced or stopped from happening; what helps and what hinders learning with tips on how we can all promote learning better. The talk also features an interview […]

New textbook written by our own Head of Physics

New textbook written by our own Head of Physics

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It’s not every school that can boast that one of their teachers wrote ‘the book’ that a class will be studying from. But this year, Fyling Hall can do just that. A new specialist revision book has been written by our very own Head of Physics, Mr Instone, and is published by Hodder Education and available globally.  The new book, called Exam Insights for GCSE Physics has a new approach to revision of a subject. Its content […]

Art students rise to the challenge

Art students rise to the challenge

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Will Fyling Hall’s Art students rise to the challenge? Their challenge starts with researching a textiles technique and sharing their findings with the group. Once all techniques have been demonstrated by the students themselves, the Y10 girls are expected to design and make a wreath using one or more textiles technique learnt. The end result will be the sharing of amazing wreath designs with you and Dalewood Trust in the near future…watch this space! Amber […]

mock exam timetable

Fyling Hall’s mock exam timetable announced

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Fyling Hall’s mock exam timetable has been announced. Designed for Year 13 and Year 12 ICT, the exams will take place the week beginning the 23rd of November.  In announcing the exams, Dr Richardson, Deputy Head, Academic points out . . . A slightly smaller exams series is planned in order to minimise the disruption to teaching.  One aspect of the mock week will be to identify any areas of learning that were impacted by Lockdown […]