This week, some of our Year 9 Science students, had the exciting opportunity to work with Sunderland University, exploring careers in the medical profession. They looked at the various career options available to them within the medical industry: from nursing, midwifery and becoming a paramedic through to studying to be a doctor or surgeon. Students role-played as Doctors and looked at how various patient assessment methods are used by Doctors to assess a patients health. They got to experience bandaging, using a stethoscope to listen to the heart rate, checking for vital reflexes, assembling a model body and exploring the role of our vital organs.
Thanks to everyone who baked, bought and supported our Macmillan coffee morning as we managed to make a massive £412.50!
‘Maths in year 8 has been exciting recently with students working on probability using playing cards, dice and problem solving activities. GCSE students have already sat an exam and are celebrating success and working on improvements. Maths students at key stage 3 begin lessons with a Numeracy Ninja’s and are working up the coloured belts with an eye on the elusive black belt which 1 student has achieved already!’
This term Year 8 are studying gothic extracts in English. See an example of what they are studying below.
Year 11 Business Studies students have been investigating ‘Methods of Production’.
Students were taught the theory and then had to apply their new knowledge in numerous practical demonstrations, showing that they could apply the use of the most appropriate method of production, to fulfill ‘customer orders’, using die, and yummy Jelly Tots. The students learned that sometimes, despite how hard you try, orders can go wrong and this can result in problems for a business. Students worked really hard and showed resilience by working through the problems they encountered. Teamwork and co-operation were put to the test, but this proved no issue for our budding young entrepreneurs!
The sessions have proved popular and the students were rewarded for their fantastic effort!
Some of our students were lucky enough to be invited to check out the progress of our new build on our Ushaw Moor Site.