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St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Admissions
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Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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By Roisin Catlin
Year 7

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The school currently has vacancies for a Site Manager; Caretaker and a Teaching Assistant. Full details can be found on our school website.
St Edmund's Open Evening Monday 2nd October 2017, 6pm to 8.30pm.
Sports Day Wednesday 19th July. Students MUST be in school on time in the correct PE kit, with a packed lunch and a drink and have sun cream
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RT @StEdsPortsmouth: A reminder that our last day of term is Thursday 20th July 2017. Students can be collected at the Cathedral at 11.30am

Prayers

Life of St Edmund's Prayer

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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.                                                                     

Amen



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Geography

General Information About the Department


The Geography team of teachers is based in The Kelly Block in the south western corner of the school site. We have 2 large classrooms and 1 that can be used with smaller sized classes. There is an ICT suite in room K4 which is primarily for use by Humanities teachers and can be booked in advance so that suitable room changes can be implemented.

At present pupils receive four lessons a fortnight of Geography in Years 8 and 9 and three lessons a week in Year 7. At KS4 Geography is a popular option choice. There are 10 GCSE classes in Key Stage 4. Geography is viewed as an enjoyable and relevant subject by many pupils. In Years 10 and 11 pupils have 5 lessons of Geography a fortnight.

The exam syllabus followed in Geography is WJEC Spec B, a well-established and particularly relevant syllabus for an inner city school such as St. Edmund’s.

The Geography team have departmental meetings to discuss generic and specific issues such as schemes of work, end of unit tests, controlled assessment, field trips and implementation of whole school policies in Geography. The Geography team is well established and encourages discussion of what works well in lessons. Resources are shared as much as possible so that a collaborative approach is developed in order to share good practice.

Fieldtrips are an integral part of our departmental teaching philosophy. There is a regular pattern of fieldwork and educational trips throughout the year, with all year groups having at least one trip on offer in either or both subjects. Currently we organise local and regional trips including, , The Isle of Wight, The New Forest, London Docklands and the Olympic Park, Kew Gardens and Iceland. Whenever we can we try to involve pupils in initiatives that bear directly upon their studies such as working with local planners to develop innovative ideas regarding different areas of Portsmouth.

The department is a member of The Geographical Association.

We have a long standing link with the University of Portsmouth in order that we can be involved in the ITT scheme for teacher training. We believe that having students working with us is generally good for the department, allowing evaluation of our systems and nurturing a symbiotic relationship between established practictioners and fledglings.
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Approach to Teaching

We believe in making Geography lessons an interesting and enjoyable experience for all pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4. We believe it is essential to use topical examples of Geography in the news. We think that it is important to:-

·         Encourage pupils to have enquiring minds that see the world through geographical eyes!

·         Develop pupil understanding of their surroundings and extend interest in other places.

·         Encourage an awareness of the interaction between physical environments and their resultant human reactions.

·         Increase pupil understanding of social, economic and environmental issues that affect people at local, national and global scakes.

·         Develop a sense of awe and wonder about our planet

·         Encourage a sensitive awareness of and respect for the environment.

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Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

Autumn

Year 7: Where on earth are we? / Location, Location, Location (Portsmouth as a settlement)

Year 8: Coasts / Climate Change

Year 9: Natural Hazards / Rainforests


Spring


Year 7: Weather and Climate / Feast and Famine

Year 8: China / EU/Italy

Year 9: Rivers / Population


Summer

Year 7: Environmental Issues / Brazil

Year 8: Who dunnit? (The Geography of Crime) / Sport

Year 9:  Development/Kenya / Tourism


Key Stage 4 content (Year 10-11)

GCSE Geography WJEC Specification B

Year 10:

Autumn

Theme 1: Challenges of living in a built environment

Inequalities in urban areas/quality of life variations.
Access to housing/tenure and services.
Changing the residential environment.
Planning decisions.
London Docklands.
Gunwharf.
Sustainability in Planning.
Urban/Rural Interaction.
End of unit assessment on built environment.
Spring
Theme 2: People and the Natural World Interactions

Weather and climate/changing climate.
Changing ecosystems.
The hydrosphere (water cycle).
Water sypply/deficit/surplus.
International co-operation in flood risk.
Landform development and management.
End of unit assessment on Natural World.

Summer

Revision and exam in July.


Year 11

Autumn

Controlled Assessment - The Enquiry (25%)

Theme 3: People, Work and Development

Patterns of work and development, UK and the world/employment structures.
Location of economic activities.
Multinational companies/globalisation.

Mock Exam

Spring

Complete Theme: People, Work and Development

Economic activity and the environment.
Interdependence / globalisation.
International trade and aid.
Measuring development.
End of unit assessment on PW development.

Start revision programme.

Summer

Complete revision programme.

Revision - based on problem solving using justification which will include all 3 themes.

Final exams in June.

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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)

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Text: 07624 816830
Local Call: 0844 239 3488

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Best Tutor Group of the Week:

All students for the superb attendance over this academic year.

Well done!


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Autumn Term Events

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


September 2017

4th
Year 7 (8.20am start)
Year 11 (9.30am start)

5th
All years return (0820 start)

14th
Year 10 Information Evening

20th
Year 7 Retreat

27th
Year 7 Retreat



October 2017

2nd
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

3rd
9.30am start for all students

5th
8.45am, School Tour

9th
School Photographs
Yeras 7, 8, 9 & 10

11th
8.45am, School Your

12th
8.45am, School Tour

17th
Year 7 Tutor Evening

19th
Year 11 Information Evening


Half-Term:
23rd - 27th October Inclusive


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Stars of the Week

All students for the superb learning and homework over this academic  year.

You have all been amazing and we look forward to seeing more of your tremendous work in 2017-2018 academic year.

Well done to you all!

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