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Year 7 School Carol Service &
Year 7 Christmas Lunch
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Year 11 Mock Examination Timetable
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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By Jessica Tran
Year 11


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Life of St Edmund's Prayer


Heavenly Father, as we gather in prayer, we ask for the guidance and inspiration of our school patron,
St Edmund, who led a life based on Gospel values and the belief in the power of God.

We, pray that like Edmund, each of us will personally come to believe that,
“I can do all things with the help of God who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13)
and that together our school community may grow ever closer to you and to one another.

May our school be a place that reaches out to the wider community
and is mindful of the environment around us.

We pray in union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                     


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Approach to Teaching

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The Drama department is a new and exciting addition to the KS3 curriculum at St Edmund’s School. All pupils at KS3 receive Drama lessons as part of their weekly timetable and it is becoming a more popular choice for pupils at KS4. Drama lessons at St Edmunds are entirely practical and inspire pupils to be imaginative and creative independent learners. The teaching and learning that takes place encourages self-esteem, self-confidence and develops skills that are transferrable across the rest of the curriculum. As well as performing, pupils learn how to successfully evaluate drama, enabling them to constructively provide support and guidance to others.


Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

At KS3, lessons focus on teaching pupils the basic skills and techniques required for success at KS4. This is taught through the study of a variety of different theatrical styles, genres and areas of theatre history including: Pantomime, Melodrama, Greek Theatre, Masks, Physical Theatre, and explorations of modern and classic play texts. From Year 7 onwards, pupils will have the opportunity to work as both a performer and a director. They will study a variety of scripts and learn how they transfer from the page to the stage, as well as creating their own roles and pieces of theatre.


Key Stage 4 content / exam board / spec (Year 10-11)

At KS4 we follow the Edexcel GCSE Drama Specification (2DR01). This comprises of 3 units, all of which have a strongly weighted practical assessment with the addition of an element of written coursework.

Unit 1: Drama Exploration (5DR01) requires pupils to respond to a given theme/topic using a range of different Drama strategies and techniques. Pupils complete 6 hours of workshops which are filmed and assessed before completing a written response of their experience. This is worth 30% of the GCSE.

In Unit 2: Exploring Play Texts (5DR02) pupils study a chosen text in detail looking at character, style, social and historical context and its dramatic potential before completing 6 hours of assessed practical workshops. Pupils are also expected to watch live theatre performances throughout Years 10 and 11 and then evaluate one of these as a further element of written coursework as part of this unit. This is worth 30% of the GCSE.

The final unit completed in Year 11 is Unit 3: Drama Performance (5DR03) which requires pupils to work in small groups to either devise their own script or learn and rehearse a given script for performance to an external examiner. There is also the opportunity for pupils to undertake a performance support option within this unit instead of performing as an actor. For this, pupils are required to design and make the set, props or costume for one group’s performance together with producing a portfolio of their design process and delivering a short presentation to an external examiner. This unit is worth 40% of the GCSE.

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The next school production is 'Grease'.  Show dates are Wednesday 24th June - Saturday 27th June 2015.  Tickets will go on sale nearer the time.

Click here for a copy of the rehearsal schedule for cast members

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Reporting a child absent

Parents are required to report pupil absence to the school by 9.00am
(Unless school is closed)

023 9282 3766 (option 1)
Text: 07624 816830
Local Call: 0844 239 3488

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Best Tutor Group of the Week c/o 04/12/2017

7 Kolbe
7 Romero
8 Kolbe
11 Romero

all 100%
Well Done!

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Autumn Term Events

These dates are accurate at time of going to press and are subject to change.

December 2017

Year 7 & 8 Disco
6.30pm - 8pm
Tickets £2

Year 11s go on Study Leave


School Carol Concert
St John's Cathedral
followed by refreshments

Last day of term

Inset Day
(school closed)

Christmas Holiday
25th Dec - 5th January

School re-opens on
8th January 2018

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Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

7 Romero for working with excellent focus and commitment during rehearsing for their assessment this week.

Dance Stars of the Week

The Year 11 BTEC Dance class for efforts in their Mock examination.

9 Kolbe for excellent in their dance assessment.

Music Stars of the Week

Abigail, Annalise, Jade, Patrick and Eloise for great contribution to their recycling projects.

Well done to you all.
Keep up the good work!

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Staff should report absence to the school by 7.30am
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Text severe weather absence line on 07624 816832  
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