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02/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Flowers, flowers, flowers 💐 🌺 🌸 https://t.co/nXrHuOwRJs

02/07/22

Congratulations - we’re very proud of you all! https://t.co/geYdkcPKKh

02/07/22

Retweeted From Chartered College of Teaching

Congratulations to all of the teachers and leaders gaining Chartered Status today. A fantastic achievement! https://t.co/Qc4rYzO7cu

02/07/22

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A huge congratulations to each and every one of our Chartered Status graduates today! 🎓 🎉 Find out more about becoming Chartered, and the path that's right for you: https://t.co/Ay6h9dH3Mw https://t.co/BcqCIasTmX

02/07/22

Congratulations and have a wonderful day all! https://t.co/qmKtoApmwt

01/07/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr 7 Cricket team are through to the District Cup Final. After posting 176-4 they bowled KWS out for 101 from 19.4 overs. The final takes place on Wednesday 🏏 https://t.co/ykPh0JJLzP

01/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

The judging is over and the winners of Mrs Dholakia’s “Create Your Form Tutor” competition are … 7H, 9A and 10R! Ms Robins and Mr Newbery were very impressed with all the entries. Prizes coming soon! https://t.co/538EJ3ysxA

01/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 12 Geographers are investigating river processes at Batford Springs today. https://t.co/c8akOCBhSO

01/07/22

Year 9 engaging with a powerful performance of Chelsea’s Story this morning as part of their Life Skills education. An important part of our work to deliver the C for Care in our ACE https://t.co/ge3FUIxO8n

01/07/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn31xJk https://t.co/zOPGNR5H8B

30/06/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Our display is up! What will you read this summer? 🌻📚 https://t.co/T6iGcQXdbG

30/06/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

We learnt about garlic scapes today and how we can eat the flowering stem. Then we got busy watering, weeding as well as transplanting herb seedlings for food technology to use in September. https://t.co/0RAwQPPJJh

30/06/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr7 Cricket District Cup semi final v tomorrow Friday 1st July 2pm start.

30/06/22

Lost property: lost property is currently on display in the school canteen. Any lost property unclaimed before end of term will be donated/disposed of. Please ensure student property is *named* so it can be returned to its rightful owner. https://t.co/8VqItAEbwK

30/06/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes DofE

The 2022 SJL Bronze Award launch presentation and enrolment form can now be found on the school website https://t.co/ZUexxrssUP https://t.co/tHq4zaka45

30/06/22

Lilac Class producing some spectacular prints in their art lesson this morning. The children once again so well behaved and thoroughly enjoying their sessions. https://t.co/b5D3EPMboS

30/06/22

Great to be working with yr3 students in Technology again this week. Mr James demonstrating the 3D Printers. https://t.co/NTIN6ZDHRp

30/06/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes DofE

It was a lovely to see so many people tonight at the launch! EduLink email with the presentation & application form to be sent out ASAP. Please bring completed forms to reception. https://t.co/cmi6DCX8Vm

29/06/22

It was great to see so many Yr9 students and parents at the DofE launch evening tonight. Personal Development is a key part of the SJL ACE. https://t.co/eycCz487QS

29/06/22

Retweeted From SJL Geography

They really enjoyed establishing where the best place on the school site would be to put a new bench, based on the microclimate and the environmental quality of each site. Looking forward to seeing their results next week! https://t.co/aLnqKdOjPi

29/06/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr8 cricket team lost an exciting game against St George’s in the district cup. We have the makings of a really good team who will challenge for a trophy next year.

29/06/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr7 cricket team reach district semi final by beating Sandringham in a close game. Capt Benji leading the way with his first 50 for SJL ending not out 60. KWS await on Friday in what should be an exciting game. https://t.co/fOdmQiUls2

29/06/22

Yr 7 taking part in a Microclimate Investigation as part of their Yr7 Geography lessons https://t.co/TuEYsrZizO

28/06/22

Delighted to welcome parents to our Year 6 Induction evening. Mr Newbery and the pastoral team address them from the stage about the ACE and the many opportunities open to our new students! https://t.co/vtJX4ZOhDt

28/06/22

We have thoroughly enjoyed having join us to take part in lessons with . We cannot wait to welcome you back. https://t.co/xgtiYVKoqQ

28/06/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been hard at work this lunchtime, examining evidence and attempting to solve our 'One of SJL is Lying' murder mystery. It's inspired by our most popular book this year - One of Us is Lying by 🕵️🔎 https://t.co/um1ojNLYDO

28/06/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes DofE

We are extremely pleased to tell you that SJL are launching the Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award to students in Year 9 for completion in Year 10. Come along to our Parents' Information evening Wednesday 29 June, 6pm to find out more https://t.co/ZVMRhpsU9u https://t.co/k1iFg6FBAU

28/06/22

Retweeted From Send My Friend

Our Parliamentary Action Day last week was very successful and empowering to our incredible Campaign Champions. Thank you for your time, the in-depth discussion and the support you continue to show. https://t.co/23YqUbNm7E

28/06/22

Year 6 parents an email is coming out this afternoon, via Operoo, containing important information for tonight’s Parents’ Induction Evening and also including Form Group allocations for September. Please check spam folders. https://t.co/MvK1pLnVNN

28/06/22

Retweeted From Liz Twist MP

It was inspiring to meet with Campaigners last week in Parliament. They are campaigning to support the worlds teachers and ensure everyone around the world has access to education. https://t.co/15O50H7OeK

28/06/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

It's that time of year again - Wimbledon fortnight! Here are some of our book titles to get into the spirit of the Championships. https://t.co/CZnADUy9Cf

28/06/22

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 parent/carers this evening at 7pm to our Induction Evening. Reminder students are not expected to attend. https://t.co/c3GAVsiRlL

27/06/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr7 & Yr8 cricket tomorrow. Games are ON. Yr7 home v Sandringham 2pm. Yr8 away v St George’s 2pm start.

27/06/22

Retweeted From Services for Young People

Best of luck to the Students out on work experience this week, we hope you have a really interesting week! https://t.co/1lBlGFw3zu

27/06/22

Thought for the Week: the power of our words. Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there." Joel Osteen https://t.co/SLS1K8X5Rr

25/06/22

Retweeted From James Marshall Foundation CIO

Thanks to all who came to our 300th Anniversary Concert . Delighted that and joined us. Big thanks to pupils from local schools for your amazing performances! https://t.co/KTNXUGdltQ

24/06/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

The big houseplant takeover continued this week with Year 9 students learning how to divide, take cuttings and repot plants. We had expert help from our houseplant champion, Josie Lloyd, also in Year 9. https://t.co/hxU5Vd5Bq2

24/06/22

Term date reminder: school will be closed to students Monday 27 June 2022 https://t.co/n4Mizj1wdM https://t.co/dUn2WxJP03

24/06/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn3j8AS https://t.co/MpWk9bDLx8

23/06/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Congratulations to SJL yr7&8 choir and all involved in the James Marshall Foundation 300th Anniversary celebration concert! https://t.co/BcSmYWXY23

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PSHEE

About the Faculty

Every student at Sir John Lawes School has a weekly Life Skills lesson covering PSHEE (personal, social, health and economic education), Careers and Work-related learning, Active Citizenship education and Sixth Form Enrichment.

The head of faculty trained as a specialist teacher in active citizenship education and who completed the National PSHEE CPD programme focusing on relationships and sex education.

 

Curriculum Intent Statement

Our vision is that the Life Skills programme at SJL will enable our students to develop the knowledge, skills and experience to be healthy, confident, active citizens who understand their rights and responsibilities and can take positive action in the world around them. We give our students opportunities to reflect holistically on their lives, their wellbeing and mental health and how to make positive choices to stay safe and healthy, as well as plan for their future.                                                                      

They study about their rights and responsibilities, democracy and politics, and the Law and have the opportunity to put these concepts into practice in an active way through participation in the Junior Leadership Team and various student voice initiatives, charity and community events and extra-curricular activities like the national mock trial competitions and ‘send my friend to school’ children’s rights campaign in which we are regularly involved. A key skill that is developed through the years is forming, expressing, justifying and debating views on important topical issues and current affairs.

From September 2020 for PSHEE the school is using the ‘Jigsaw’ programme which includes the important topics of mental health and mindfulness, personal finance, relationships and sex education (RSE), drugs education topics, personal safety and first aid. These themes are developed as appropriate for each age group, building on prior learning to support our students to be able to make responsible and informed choices to stay healthy, live actively and with a sense of responsibility for themselves and others.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Sixth Form Enrichment

For the Year 12 enrichment programme students have the opportunity to study an examination course to complement their core A Level subjects. Options include the Extended Project Qualification, Financial studies, AS Thinking skills, the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) and Maths support.

They also have the opportunity as part of our Enrichment Talks to hear speakers from a wide range of backgrounds including university academics, professionals in various fields and inspiring individuals. These talks are designed to engage, stretch and challenge our students to think beyond a narrow set of subjects and to open their minds to the unlimited range of learning opportunities around us.


iDEA - Inspiring Digital Enterprise Aware

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is an international award winning programme that helps students develop digital, enterprise and employability skills.

There are no specific entry criteria for this course.

Course content

Through a series of online challenges, students complete career-enhancing units, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry-recognised Awards that help you stand out from the crowd.

iDEA consists of interactive online modules, created in consultation with industry experts that can be accessed for free, on any device, anywhere in the world. They vary in length and difficulty and iDEA has a huge range students can choose from.

Key skills and knowledge developed

  • Enhance ICT and enterprise skills and knowledge
  • Improve digital literacy
  • Learn more about staying safe online
  • Discover new talents
  • Get more confident with technology

Assessment

Their personal ‘Record of Achievement’ enables students to showcase the skills and knowledge they have learnt wherever they are on your journey with iDEA, whether they have completed two units or fifty. Each student will have a unique verification number, this means that iDEA can validate their progress to date with any future employer or learning institution requiring verification. Students can then download a printable version your Record of Achievement or share a link to the live version of the Record of Achievement which will update automatically as more units are completed.

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EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)

Board: AQA (7993)

EPQ is a challenging Level 3 qualification that enables students to manage, develop and realise an in-depth study of a chosen area of study.

You will need to possess exceptionally strong independent study skills, to enable you to research and evaluate a wide variety of sources.

You will need passion for one chosen area of study that will form the basis of your project and will support your applications to higher education.

You will also need to be highly organised and committed in order to identify, design, plan and complete this demanding project by March of Year 12.

You would normally be expected to have taken, and achieved, grade 8 or above in 5 or more GCSE subjects.

Course content

Throughout the year, students are supported to complete a 5000 word essay in a response to a chosen line of enquiry and to complete a project log that evidences a critical evaluation of the EPQ process. The course will provide support in the following areas, so that students can effectively plan and complete this project.

  • Research skills
  • Referencing and plagiarism
  • Project management
  • Time management
  • Critical thinking
  • Presentation skills
  • Academic writing

However, the project itself assesses students’ ability to work independently, managing and planning the project, using resources effectively, using a range of skills to develop and realise planned outcomes, and evaluating both the outcomes and the learning process.

Assessment

Coursework (NEA) 100%

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Financial Capability Certificate in Financial Studies Level 3 (CeFS)

As an Applied General qualification, the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS) is primarily designed for students aged 16–19 and provides a comprehensive introduction to personal finance. Its purpose is to prepare students for further study through the development of the core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, synthesis, verbal communication (through classroom discussion) and written communication.

CeFS develops the knowledge and skills required for young people to make informed financial decisions by introducing them to the risks and challenges involved in personal finance and the tools for effective planning. Within this, it provides a solid basis for creating financial inclusion, by exploring social-economic trends and their relationship with an individual’s circumstances and attitudes.

We would expect you to achieve grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Mathematics.

Course content

Key content areas:
  • Importance of financial capability in the immediate, short, medium and long term.
  • Financial services and products, including sources of help and advice.
  • Borrowing, budgeting, financial planning and cash flow forecasting.
  • The impact of external influences at different stages in the personal life cycle.
  • Risk and reward in managing personal finance.

It is important for students to consider that there will be examinations in January and May so they must be completely dedicated to the course from the outset.

Key skills developed:

The qualification will encourage students to:

  • analyse financial information, financial products and services and begin to make judgements about suitability for people in different circumstances;
  • develop an understanding of financial concepts and terminology to enhance financial literacy;
  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and reflect.

Assessment

Each unit is assessed through a combination of Multiple Choice Questions (Part A) and a written paper (Part B).

Part A can be sat via the LIBF e-test electronic testing system or via a paper-based MCQ examination.

Part B will always be sat via paper-based examination.

A total of 200 marks are available from both units comprising 100 marks per unit.

Part A: 35 multiple choice questions in a 45-minute examination.

Part B: pre-release case study requiring essay responses in a 105-minute examination.

Part B will also assess spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) through the essay responses.

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Mathematical Studies

This bespoke Mathematics module is designed to support students with the mathematical elements of their A level courses. In particular there will be statistical elements that support Biology, Geography and Psychology. Opportunity is also provided to support other A levels with capacity to adapt the course as required.

This course is not for A level mathematicians but for students who are studying subjects, such as Biology, Geography or Psychology, that have a mathematical content.

Course content

The course will mainly focus on the statistical elements of Biology, Geography and Psychology. It will include the further development of bivariate data, correlation and regression including Spearman’s Rank; the review of measures of central tendency; an introduction to probability distributions – in particular the Normal distribution.

Students will develop skills in sampling data, estimating population sizes and effective use of scientific calculators.

Away from the statistical elements students will review graph plotting skills, learn about Tax and National Insurance and mortgages and loans – including student loans.

Assessment

There is no formal examination for this course but you will be expected to apply yourself to all the modules, present projects to the class and show evidence of your progress.

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AS Thinking Skills

Board: Cambridge International Examinations (9694)

This course will give you the opportunities to develop a transferable set of skills including critical thinking, reasoning and problem solving. You can apply these skills across a wide range of subjects and complex real world issues. These transferable skills will equip you well for progression to higher education or directly into employment. You will need resilience and determination as the learning curve for this course can be challenging.

We would expect you to have achieved a grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics and either English Language or English Literature.

Course content

Problem Solving

  • Organising information
  • Processing information
  • Analysing data
  • Considering wider problems

Critical Thinking

  • Evaluating and use evidence
  • Analysing reasoning
  • Evaluating reasoning
  • Constructing reasoning

Assessment

Examination in May/June 2021

Paper 1: Problem Solving (50%)

Paper 2: Critical Thinking (50%)

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Marking Policy

Extended Curriculum

Students undertake a work experience placement in year 10, do extended personalised careers research in year 11 and as part of the Sixth Form enrichment programme have the opportunity to do further voluntary work placements. Each year the school participates in the national mock trial competitions organised by ‘Young Citizens’. This is an extra-curricular project where students meet weekly to study and rehearse a court case to act out against other schools in a court room. We also are regularly involved in Oxfam campaigning for human rights such as the ‘Send my friend to school’ global education campaign for which we have regularly had students chosen as national campaign champions.

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