News

St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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Old £1 Coins
Please note that the school will no longer be able to accept the old £1 coin.


FSM Application Form
You can now download the Free School Meals application form online on the Portsmouth City Council website, link below:

Click here to download the FSM application form


Admissions
Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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Art Image of the Week

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By Samanta Viksne
Year 10

 

Latest Tweets

Students will be finish tomorrow at 3pm for the end of this term. This is also a non-uniform day. £1 donation to wear something bright.
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We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Guardians to our Year 7 Tutor Evening tonight.
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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



history

The History Department


Approach to Teaching


History at St Edmund’s involves an extensive variety of learning experiences to develop skills including historical source analysis, role play, discussion and debate.  The aim of the History staff is to nurture the love of the subject and to develop enquiring minds.  At St Edmund’s, we place great emphasis on getting pupils to think independently and question established viewpoints in History. 

Investigations are encouraged outside the classroom with fieldtrips arranged for every year group.  GCSE students, for example have the opportunity to come with us to Berlin, whilst Year 9 students visit the Imperial War Museum to examine the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany and gain a greater insight into World War I and II. Year 8 students visit the Historical Dockyard in Portsmouth and Year 7 students have the opportunity to visit Winchester Cathedral.

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(Berlin)


Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

Year 7

What is History?

How did the Norman conquest change Britain?

What was it like to live in the Medieval times?

Rats or Rebels: What was more significant in improving the lives of the Peasants the Black Death or the Peasants Revolt?

Challenges to the Kings Power: When did the Kings lose control?

Who was the most significant Tudor?



Year 8

Why was the British Empire so important?

How did Slavery end in Britain?

How did the Industrial Revolution change Britain?

How significant was Jack the Ripper?

What is the History of our Navy?

How did 2 bullets cause the death of 20 million people?



Year 9

Who were the dictators of 1930s? (Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini)

How did World War II change the lives of British people?

Did all Germans hate the Jews?

How did the British Empire come to an end? (India, Kenya, Hong Kong)

What is Terrorism?

How did one wall change the lives of so many people? (Berlin Wall)


History


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


OCR History B Modern World – J417, J117


Unit A971 Aspects of International Relations, 1919–2005, and the chosen Depth Study


German Depth Study 1919-1945

·         Was the Weimar Government doomed from the start?

·         Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1933?

·         How effective was the Nazi regime in controlling German people?

·         What was it like to live in Nazi Germany?


Cold War International Relations Core Study 1945-1970

·         Who was to blame for the Cold War?

·         Who won the Cuban Missile Crisis?

·         Why did the USA fail in Vietnam?


Written Paper

2 hours – 81 marks 45% of the qualification


Question Paper:

2 parts: In Part 1, candidates answer questions depending on the core content they have studied. Part 2 is the depth study



Unit A972 British Depth Study

British Depth Study 1939-1975

·         How did immigration change Britain between 1939 and 1975?

·         How did life change for women between 1939 and 1975?

·         How did being a teenager change between 1939 and 1975?


Written Paper

1 hour 30 minutes – 53 marks

30% of the qualification

Question Paper:

Candidates answer all questions.


Unit A973 Historical Enquiry

In recent years the enquiry has been upon the American West; although, due to the nature of the task the topic can change.

Controlled Assessment worth 50 marks

25% of the qualification

Approximately 2000 words

Report an Absence

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

Visit our
Absence from School page for further information. 


Best Tutor Group of the Week c/o 16/10/2017

7 Romero
8 Damien
100%


Well done!


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School Events

Autumn Term Events

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


October 2017

19th
Year 11 Information Evening
6.30pm - 7.30pm

20th
Last day of term
3pm finish
Non-Uniform Day
£1 payable to tutor


Half-Term:
23rd - 27th October Inclusive


Advance Notice:

St Edmund's Day/PSHE Day
16th November 2017

Year 11 Leavers (2017)
Certificate Evening:
21st November 2017
6.30pm - 7.30pm


School Carol Concert
Monday 18th December
6pm-7pm Cathedral
followed by refreshments

eBook Lending

Portsmouth Schools
eBook Lending
Scheme
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Click here to access the free eBook lending service

Stars of the Week

Drama Stars of the Week

Rebecca Lee for working extremely hard in all lessons and rehearsals in preparation for her devised performance.


Dance Stars of the Week

Team Swish in 8 Kolbe for the highest amount of points awarded for their Mario choreography.

Nicole, Jack, Isabella, Jenevieve and Stella from 7 Romero for their excellent contribution as team leaders to dance.



Music Stars of the Week

All the pupils who performed in Covent Gardens, could not be more proud of you.  




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

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Staff Links

Staff Email & Office 365

Staff Gateway

Booking System

Staff Absence  
 
Staff should report absence to the school by 7.30am
(Unless school is closed)


FOR STAFF ONLY 
In the case of severe weather only
Text severe weather absence line on 07624 816832  
before 7.30am