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St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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School Tours
All tour dates for June are now fully booked.
Visit our Admissions Page to find out more


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 2017/18
Supplementary Form 2017/18

Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

Click here to view our Admissions Page


Art Image of the Week


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By Michelle Truong
Year 11

Latest Tweets

Students will not be required to wear blazers in school for the rest of this week.
Students are to be in school tomorrow in full school uniform but please note that blazers will not be required.
Due to hot weather on Tues 20 June 2017 all students will be able to attend school in either their FULL school uniform or FULL PE Kit.
Don't miss out in purchasing your ticket for our superb school production. https://t.co/nnNvf44ElM
We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 Parents/Carers to Parents Evening today at 4pm - 6.30pm.

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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Approach to Teaching


Graphic Products provides pupils with the opportunity to creatively design and make original graphic products whilst learning about:

Processes & Manufacture
Materials & Component
Design & Market Influences
Techniques & Processes
Use of ICT
 Paper & Card Engineering
Environmental, Social and Cultural Issues
and the ‘Famous 5’ key designers Robert Sabuda, Wally Ollins, Calvert and Kinnear, Alberto Allessi & Harry Beck.

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What is a Graphic Product?

Graphic Products are all around you! From packaging, pop-up books, board games, CDs and logo design to scale models for architectural buildings and huge cinema promotional stand-ups!

Preparation: prepares learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.

Independent learners: helps students to develop skills in decision making, creativity, and critical analysis through individual and collaborative working.

Creativity: enables students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study, which also gives an insight into related sectors, such as:

Architecture
Manufacturing
Advertising
Packaging Design
Brand Consultation
Graphic Design
Graphic Product Design
Art Direction
Technical Illustration

…...and more!
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Key Stage 3 content (Years 7-9)


What will I design, study and make?


Year 7: Technical Drawing

Students learn key technical drawing skills including 1 point perspective, 2 point perspective, orthographic projection and isometric projection

Year 8: Special Edition Pop-Up CD Case

Students are introduced to the importance of product analysis before designing and making a Special Edition CD case. They are also introduced to nets and pop-up paper engineering.

Year 9: Glider Project

Students design and make a card or foam glider using a specification. They build on their product analysis skills and focus on the importance of function and designing for a client. 

 

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



GCSE Design and Technology: Graphic Products 4552 (AQA)

What will I design, study and make?

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Year 10:

Students polish their Graphic Products skills through design & make tasks which include: advanced technical drawing, smart material packaging design for a mobile phone, pop-up paper engineering, sustainable packaging design, an architectural challenge and more!

Controlled assessment (coursework) begins during summer term.


Year 11:

Controlled Assessment (coursework) 60% of the total marks (45502)

An internally assessed and externally moderated single design-and-make activity selected from a range of task set by AQA, consisting of a 3-dimensional outcome and a concise design folder.

The design folder should include:

Approximately 20 pages of A3 paper or the ICT equivalent.

It is expected that students should spend about 45 hours on this activity.

As part of the evidence submitted, students should include photographs of the finished products as well as photographs at various stages of the process.


Written Paper (examination) 40% of the total marks (45501)
2 hours

One paper with two sections.



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Year 7 Technology Roundabout

Year 8 Technology Roundabout

Year 9 Technology Roundabout

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:
w/c 12th June 2017
 
7 Devereux -  99.23%



Well done!


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School Events

Summer Term Events

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


June 2017


21st
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)

21st to 24th
Oliver! School Production
Tickets available from 5th June

26th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

27th
Year 5 School Tours, 0825
(fully booked)
Year 8 Retreat

28th
Year 11 Leavers Prom, 6pm
Royal Marines Museum
Year 10 Taster Day to Portsmouth College

30th
Inset Day (school closed for students)


July

3rd
New Year 7 Induction day (1)
New Parents Evening

4th
New Year 7 Induction day (2)
New Parents Evening

6th
KS4 Uniform Sales, 3-4pm
Opportunity for Year 9s to purchase KS4 uniform

12th
Year 7 Celebration Assembly

13th
Year 8 Celebration Assembly

14th
Year 10 Celebration Assembly

17th
Year 9 Celebration Assembly

18th July
KS4 Reward Trips

19th
Whole School Sports Day
HMS Temeraire

20th
Last Day of Term



Dates for the Diary:
2nd October
Open Evening
6pm - 8.30pm

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


7 Kolbe for working with focus throughout the lesson to create some very imaginative mimed performances of 'The Bank Robbery'.   


Dance Stars

Karolina, Molly, Michelle, Grace and Kamara in 8 Kolbe for thoroughly creative examples of contact work and lifts to your choreography - very well done!

 Waterpolo Stars

Pearl Denham - 7 Newman

Owen Davis - 9 Kolbe

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