Year 7, 8 and 9.
This week the year 7, 8 and 9 have been receiving the feedback of the exam that they had last week. Correction of the exam questions has been done in all of the above year groups. Furthermore this week Year 7 have learned about tourism in Thailand and they have linked this case study with eco-tourism. Year 8 have been learning about the water scarcity and availability of fresh water in the world. Year 9 has been focusing on the employment structure as influenced by different types of industries.
It has been a busy week for Year 10 students. The year group have done their final year Geography assessment. This assessment is very important for this year group because it will check their progress and give the feedback that will help them next academic year as they will be sitting for their final IGCSE Exam.
The year group are still learning about Trans-Atlantic slave trade and this week they have been discussing about different groups of people and countries who benefitted a lot because of the trade. In addition students discussed different ways in which slaves were obtained during 17th and 18th century
Year 8 have had a wonderful week discussing the assassination of Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The have also discussed how that small incidence triggered the First World War in 1914 which involves different countries which form two alliances The Triple Entente and Triple Alliance.
Y8 have made an impressive group print inspired by Moscow architecture. At 2x1 meters it makes quite an impact. Well done for working so hard together Y8!
Year 10 were studying chemical analysis and practised identifying unknown substances. In order to identify an unknown substance, they would carry out a series of chemical tests. This time we did tests for sulfates and carbonates, which are the ones for negative ions. Also, the students already know the tests they can use to identify positive ions - flame test or sodium hydroxide test.They worked in pairs and every group managed very well and identified all four unknown substances correctly. Well done!
Year 8 continued studying light and this week we talked about its properties such as refraction and dispersion. What happens to light as it goes from a less dense material to a more dense one and vice versa? What is meant by white light, coloured light and why we can see a rainbow - all that we did this week and the class worked very well. Keep it up Year 8!
This week year 9 have been reading an American drama in preparation for next year's study. All students have enjoyed reading a particular role and performing this in class. In addition we have also done some background research to the play: looking at the life of Arthur Miller, the American Dream and immigration to New York from Italy. Year 10 this week have been working very hard for examination week. On Thursday they sat their English paper which has given them a taste for the experience of GCSE next year. I have been very impressed by the levels of maturity and dedication from these students at the end of such a long term. Year 11, 12 and 13 students have been putting the final touches to end of course pieces of work. From next week students will start looking at work for next year and creating summer reading lists!