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Year Team Spotlight

posted 15 May 2014, 06:57 by H Slim   [ updated 15 May 2014, 06:58 ]







Year 7 Bingo


It seems Mr Seager is onto something! Did anyone say BINGO?! 

To ensure that 7ESE are fully equipped every day, the tutor group decided that it needed a fun way to ensure this was the case, and that Mr Seager had to get a little bit creative to make it fun…. 

BINGO! The idea hit us! Every morning after we register, 7ESE settle down to what can only be described as Bingo madness!! A craze that we are sure, will soon take over CCA. 

Since playing Equipment Bingo, every 7ESE student now has each item on the equipment list and is fully prepared to take on the day. A huge thank you needs to go to John Allison, his flamboyant BINGO calls are truly amazing! 

The attendance of year 7 continues to impress. Averaging 96% attendance all year is something unheard of. I have written to all the parents of students who have 100%. If you receive a letter well done letter then fantastic. 

Brilliant stuff year 7, keep on keeping on! 

Mr Davenport 

Year 7 Achievement Director 



Year 8 8PIC 8IGHTS! 


Women’s Bike Tour – 8PIC 8IGHTS LEAD THE WAY! 

Last Friday saw the Women’s Bike Tour travel through Clacton. I was delighted when Year Eight were selected to represent the Academy as they cycled though. It was a thrilling experience; to see a national event come to their home town! Caitlin Minns and Katherine Thurston commented, “Watching the women’s bike tour was very exciting because it inspired us to try our hardest at new things and making new challenges!” Well done to all. 

Essex University – FUSE project 

Fifteen students worked with Essex University this week thinking about what experiences/ skills they hope to get from higher education. The session was the first of a project that aims to inspire students into further education and university prospects. Students embraced the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their desires and hope for university later in their academic journey. 

Spot Light 

This week, I invited two students, Samuel Daly and Chelsea Pearce, to accompany me on my spot light walk. We visited a French, Science, Dance and SMSC lesson and were delighted by the hard work and enthusiasm we saw in each lesson. Both students enriched the opportunity to see other classes and how they worked. It was a real pleasure to visit such positive learning environments – well done Year Eight! 

End of Year Trip – PLESASE REMEMBER TO RETURN YOUR REPLY SLIP TO MRS FUNNELL - STUDENT RECEPTION. 

Miss Blagrove Year 8 Achievement Director 


Year 9 Preparation 

This week in year 9 it has all been about preparation! Students have been getting ready for their end of year tests which will take place the first week back after half term. They have leant how to prepare themselves for exams and set up a suitable area to work and when to take timed breaks. Also different techniques, such as condensing where you read the text and make notes as you go, mind mapping where to outline the key topics and words and RIMBIM, where you read in a minute and bullet point in a minute. I think this is a fantastic way to finish their last few weeks as Key stage 3 students before they go into their new timetables, I'm very excited for them and I know many can't wait. 

We also have been thinking about the speak out competition where the prelim finals for the year group take place on Friday, some interesting topics to look forward. I will get results and photo out next week. 

Mr Hodge Year 9 Achievement Director 



Year 10 Exam Preparations 


I must take this opportunity to publically congratulate Year 10 students this week. It has been a busy week for exams. The students have completed a Maths exam and an IGCSE English literature over the last ten days. This has been a particularly stressful time for the students and I, and many other members of staff, have been astounded at the positive, mature attitude shown by the students. 

Almost the entire Year group arrived at 8am on the day of the Maths exam to take part in breakfast revision - I promise to order more bacon rolls for the next exam! They followed exam protocols to the letter and their behaviour was exemplary. 

On Wednesday 14th, again, virtually the entire Year group completed an English exam. They have worked extremely hard in the lead up to this exam and clearly gave it their absolute best in the exam. We look forward to seeing some excellent results in September. 

Could I please remind you that the deadline for the annual trip is fast approaching. Monies need to be paid as soon as possible for those wishing to come to Thorpe Park on July 10th. This promises to be a fun packed day and is a great way to celebrate the successes of the Year and say farewell to friends before Work experience begins the following week. 


Miss Wells Year 10  Achievement Director 

Miss Froning Year 10 Deputy Achievement Director 




Year 11 Final Assembly 


Year 11 shirt-signing day and final assembly 

Date: Friday 23rd May 

Time: from 10am onwards (those of you completing the History exam will join us when you’ve finished at 10:30am.) 

Shirt-signing: 10:00am - 11:30am. 

Final Assembly: 11:30am- 12:00pm, West Hall. 

You must go straight home after the assembly (you will not be allowed back in to the building so must take all bags to the assembly). 

Have fun and enjoy it but don’t overstep the mark (else your right to attend the Prom will be removed). 


Mrs Starmer Year 11 Achievement  Director

Mrs Barry Year 11 Deputy Achievement Director