St Edmund's is an 'Outstanding' School
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Vacancy for Staff Governor
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Letter From Hampshire Constabulary
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Extra-Curricular Activities
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FSM Application Form
You can now download the Free School Meals application form online on the Portsmouth City Council website, link below:

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Admissions Policy 2018/2019
Supplementary Form 2018/19

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By Pearl Denham
Year 8


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We look forward to the return of our students back to St Edmund's Catholic School on Monday 19th February 2018. We…
St Edmund's Catholic School will be closed for half-term from the 12th until the 16th February 2018.
The school currently has a vacancy for a Parent Governor. Further details can be found on the school website (Gove…
Art Image of the Week by Year 7 student.


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 the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.                                                                     





Approach to Teaching

To develop and promote the natural inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, passion and creative talents of students’ for learning science.

This is approach is achieved by students:

Setting own learning goals within a topic.
Identifying and solving problems.
Communicating ideas effectively orally and in writing. 
Thinking creatively.
Active experimentation.
Observation and reflection on experimental data.
Assessing their own progress in respect of their aims.


Key Stage 3 content (Year 7-9)

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum provides a cyclic review of the five main key ideas of cells, particles, forces, energy and interdependence. This work provides the bedrock of their scientific understanding and allows students opportunity to consolidate, apply and develop these models. Additionally, investigation and research skills required for GCSE and BTEC are developed.

Year 7
Cells, reproduction, variation and classification, environment, ecological relationships, particles, simple chemical reaction, acids and alkalis, energy resources, electricity, forces and their effects, space.

Year 8
Respiration, photosynthesis, digestion, atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures, reactions of metals, patterns of reactivity, rocks, heating and cooling, light and sound.

Year 9
Inheritance and selection, healthy micro-organisms and disease, environmental chemistry and using Chemistry, magnets and electromagnets and electricity, speed, pressure and moments.

Year 8 and 9 students can join the Science Club.


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

GCSE - WJEC - Science

Double (Core, Additional) or
Triple (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

Each GCSE has four components each worth 25%, three one hour examinations which are taken May / June and coursework.

BTEC First Applied Science Level 2 - EDEXCEL

(one GCSE equivalent) or
Extended Certificate (two GCSE equivalent)

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Each award in BTEC has four equally weighted components, one external examination and three internal coursework units.

Core GCSE Content

Biology 1 – Adaptation, evolution and body maintenance

Chemistry 1 – The Earth and its Resources

Physics 1- Energy, radiation and the Universe

Additional GCSE Content

Biology 2 – Cells and metabolism, digestion and respirations, biodiversity

Chemistry 2 – Atoms, bonding and chemical change

Physics 2 – Electricity, forces and nuclear physics

The students doing Triple GCSE will study all the above plus an extra unit in each discipline.

Biology 3 – Transport in plants and animals, homeostasis, microorganisms and disease

Chemistry 3 – The chemical industry and analysis

Physics 3 – Electromagnetism, waves, kinetic theory, nucleosynthesis

BTEC Certificate Content

Unit 1 – Principles of Science – examination

Unit 2 – Chemistry and our Earth

Unit 3 – Energy and our Universe

Unit 4 – Biology and Our Environment

BTEC Extended Certificate Content

Unit 5 – Applications of chemical substances

Unit 6 – Applications of physical science

Unit 7 – Health applications of life science

Unit 8 – Scientific Skills - examination


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. 

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School Events

Spring Term Events

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

February 2018

School Re-opens for all students

W/c 26th
Reading Week
KS3 students must remember their reading books this week


World Book Day
Students can dress up as their favourite character from a book
but must be suitable attire to wear in school all day

Dance Show, 7pm

OAP Party
2pm - 4pm

Year 8 Parents Evening
4pm - 6.30pm

Last Day of Term

Good Friday
(School Closed)

Easter Holiday
2nd - 13th April 2018

School re-opens on the 16th April

eBook Lending

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Stars of the Week

Performing Arts &
Music Stars of the Week

All students who participated in the Performing Arts Day.

Thank you all for your hard work throughout the day learning Drama, Dance and Music from We Will Rock You the musical. 
We were so impressed with your final performance.

Keep up the excellent 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)

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