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Welcoming back Year 10 from work experience

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Today Year 10 students are returning from their two-week work placements. They now join our Family called 'Tenacity' as we prepare them for their time in Year 11. The reports from employers have been fantastic, with our students displaying good timekeeping and a positive attitude to work, and utilising their skills…

Year 10 take on the Kath Fry Outdoor Challenge

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Well done to our Year 10 students who took part in a competition against other Manchester schools in a variety of outdoor tasks, including navigating and hiking. This is an annual challenge at the Ghyll Head outdoor education centre in the Lake District, and Mr Clarke was very proud of the…

Robot Wars at CAM - let the wars begin!

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Year 10 students recently met real robots from TV’s Robot Wars, including the fearsome Matilda. They were inspired to work in teams and create their own robots, working with an expert from the show. At the end of the workshop, their own robots fought it out – pushing their competitors off…

Student Journalism: Imperial War Museum Trip

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Our History class recently went on our trip to the Imperial War Museum North at MediaCity. This trip was part of our GCSE Controlled Assessment grade and all in all our class enjoyed it. On arrival to the museum, we were greeted by two lovely people who directed us into the…

Academy Life - spring 2016 magazine out now

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Click here to read our latest newsletter in a web viewer. In this edition: Photos from our fantastic academy production of Hairspray Gold! Our careers education recognised with a gold award. We celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and more Alternatively find a downloadable version on our website here.

Independent Learning Tasks now online for February - April

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Independent Learning Tasks are now online for half term 4 (22 February - 1 April). Parents and carers can support their child’s learning by accessing downloadable copies of their child’s planner. The planner contains the Independent Learning Tasks that students must complete out of lesson times. Click here for the new…

How will changes to GCSEs and gradings affect my child?

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We are holding an Information Evening for Parents and Carers of Year 9 and Year 10 students on Tuesday 26 January, 4pm - 6pm. This will cover the government's changes to GCSEs and the grades they will receive, which will be numbered from 1 - 9 rather than traditional letters A*…

Work Experience

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Are you struggling to find a work experience placement? Please have a look at the Work Experience page (click here) for a list of placements Mrs Godfrey can give you. If you are interested in the placements on this list, speak to Mrs Godfrey. DO NOT contact these employers…

Performing Arts set designs

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Year 10 students on our GCSE Performing Arts course made these set designs, for a play themed around ‘Hansel and Gretel’. 

Year 10 prepare to experience the real world

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All Year 10 students will be going out on work experience between Monday 15 June – Friday 26 June 2015.  Some of the placements that our students are going to include:- Angel Square (The Co-operative Group’s head office)    FC United Football Club Premier Inn Hotels (various ones round Manchester) Hairdressers Nurseries…

End of term letter from the Principal

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Academy Principal Mr Brice has written and end of term letter to parents and carers, and this is available below.

Flexible Learning Morning round-up

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In the last week of each half term, we take a break from our normal schedule for a ‘Flexible Learning Morning’. These mornings give our students opportunities to look at topics related to Citizenship and Personal, Social & Health Education which might not fit into their usual subjects. These topics also…

Ms Crooke's Blog, October 2014

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Year 10 students have made a successful, mature start to the new academic year and are engaged in their learning. They are currently completing their first assessments  and have worked hard in preparing for this and I am very pleased with their positive start.  Well done! Can I ask for your…

Mrs Crookes will be staying with her year group to be the Learning & Pastoral Support Officer for Year 10 from September 2014

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