Cashless catering problems

Dear Parents/Carers
Unfortunately our catering system suffered a failure this morning and as a result all students who wished to were allowed to purchase from the canteen.  The caterers were unable to see if they had funds to support their spend.
This also affected our cash top up machine in the Dining Hall.
If you believe your child’s account is showing incorrectly please ask your child to go to the Finance department.   Alternatively, you may contact the School Business Manager via email at finance@epschool.org and she will look into this for you.
All systems were back up and running for lunch service.
Ms C Harrison

Year 7 and 8 Summer exam timetable

Dear Year 7 and 8 parents and students,
Please find below a copy of the Year 7 and 8 exam timetable. Exams begin on the 25th June.
Please be aware the Maths papers are both non calculator and the Art exam is a practical exam. Students have been provided with revision during lessons, PREP  and via Google classroom and are expected to be revising for the exams at home. We ask that you support the school with this and encourage your child to take these exams seriously and prepare for them fully.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Ms L Preston
Senior Teacher – Discovery School

Y11 GCSE MATHS Practice for Paper 3

Dear Year 11,
Attached here are the predicted practice papers we promised to bring to you for your weekend. These will help towards your revision for GCSE Maths Paper 3 on Tue 12th June at 9am.
There is a paper for you to print and complete, worked solutions and an examiner’s mark-scheme to help you self assess and narrow down your areas of weakness. This is a really good way to see how the method marks are allocated and how to show your workings to optimise your marks out of 80.
On your Google classroom, there is a list of topics that have not come up yet. This is also a guide to help you narrow down your revision. This is just like the list you were given in your leavers assembly.
It is important that you appreciate that anything can come up on the 3rd exam so make sure you revise other parts of the course too. In other words, doing this exam paper is just a start to help you see what else you need to work on in more detail using mymaths.co.uk, your books and your revision workbooks, etc. The 3rd of our revision workshops on Mon 11th June period 2,3 with your Maths teacher. We will be looking at topics that haven’t come up on paper 1 and 2 but also being aware that you might have some requests for topics you want us to cover.
Well done for your hard work and commitment so far.
All the very best with your revision!
Ms Devine and the Maths Team.
Higher Tier:
Foundation Tier:

After school today, newly qualified teachers from our school presented the findings of research projects they had been undertaking into particular aspects of their pedagogy. The studies were wide ranging, considering topics including taking the fear out of writing for students, approaches to maximising student engagement in Design Technology, and promoting a culture of independence in the Maths classroom. The recommendations that the teachers reached were a result of making a controlled change to an aspect of their practice, and evaluating its impact over an agreed time period. The presentations were all carefully considered, grounded in academic reading, and led to some thoughtful and lively discussion with audience members! A big well done to those teachers who presented their research.

Year 11 GCSE Maths Practice Paper 2

Attached here are the predicted practice papers we promised to bring to you for your half term holidays. These will help towards your revision for GCSE Maths Paper 2 on Thur 7th June at 9am.
There is a paper for you to print and complete, worked solutions and an examiner’s mark-scheme to help you self assess and narrow down your areas of weakness. This is a really good way to see how the method marks are allocated and how to show your workings to optimise your marks out of 80.
At the end of today’s English exam, you were given a list (Yellow = higher, Blue- Foundation) This is also a guide to help you narrow down your revision. We will do this again after paper 2 for you.
It is important that you appreciate that anything can come up on the 2nd exam so make sure you revise other parts of the course too. In other words, doing this exam paper is just a start to help you see what else you need to work on in more detail using mymaths.co.uk, your books and your revision workbooks, etc. The 2nd of our revision workshops on Wed 6th June period 1,2,3 with your Maths teacher. We will be looking at topics that haven’t come up on paper 1 but also being aware that you might have some requests for topics you want us to cover.
Well done for your hard work and commitment so far.
All the very best with your half term revision!
Ms Devine and the Maths Team.

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Dear parents of students in Year 7 and 8,

Find below links to folders containing Science resources to support your child with revising and preparing for their forthcoming end of year Science exams.

Year 7 Science revision resources

Year 8 Science revision resources

Many thanks for supporting your child with their revision and preparation for these forthcoming tests. If you do have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr V Gunnoo, Head of Science

New Student Librarian Team

 

The library would like to welcome the new student librarian team, who give up their break and lunchtimes to help.  Duties include issuing and returning books, along with basic librarian skills.

Their contribution is very valuable, and they are a real asset to the library.

Students show Respect

Thank you to all of our community who observed the minutes silence for Victims of the Manchester bombing and for victims of terror worldwide. Students had the opportunity to discuss the issues raised in PREP the day before.