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24/01/20

Do take a look at our latest Glyn Newsletter dated Friday 24 January 2020 https://t.co/v2caWcK1he

24/01/20

Years 7 and 8 Glyn PSA Disco this evening (Fri 24 Jan) from 7.00pm to 8.30pm for those who bought tickets in advance - have fun!

22/01/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Some really exciting rugby from sees the score 10-0 with two unconverted tries

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20/01/20

We're celebrating the 200th after-school lecture by Mr Matthews today. An amazing achievement and a fantastic contribution. This afternoon, it's Our Earth - An Historical Journey. https://t.co/W3ZU698zHR

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17/01/20

Great to see Glyn Parliament in full force today! https://t.co/96UifOvJPa

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11/01/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Glyn School GCSE PE in full flow ✏️📖 https://t.co/y3lDxCBybI

07/01/20

We have an amazing new video about our school (with thanks to Mr L:awrenece) including fabulous aerial views!. We are incredibly lucky to study and work here! Do take a look: https://t.co/MymzSVQ0sA

06/01/20

Happy New Year! Students return to school on Monday 6 January by 9.50am for a 10.00am start with Period 2, Week 2. Students should make their way straight to their Period 2 lesson. Thank you.

16/12/19

Tuesday 17 December is Mufti Day and Students' Christmas Fair! Wear your Christmas Jumper and bring a bit of small change - all for charity!

13/12/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - a very busy week, indeed! https://t.co/GqquSlOoUi

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12/12/19

It's all about to begin! https://t.co/EHLvh4xpCa

12/12/19

Thursday 12 December - hope to see you at the Carol Concert this evening at St Mary's Church in Ewell Village from 7pm to 9pm. A warm welcome awaits.

12/12/19

Thursday 12 December - see you at the Carol Concert this evening! A warm welcome awaits at St Mary's Church in Ewell Village from 7pm to approximately 9pm.

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12/12/19

With the Glyn School Mock Polling Station due to close shortly, how have students voted? Results tomorrow...watch this space! https://t.co/BmdZbFr6wo

12/12/19

The Polls are open! Glyn School's Mock Poll has begun, with polling booths, slips, official counters, as near to the real thing as possible. How will the students vote? Will it reflect the National vote? Results later today!

10/12/19

Great numbers have signed up to the Duke of Edinburgh award at Glyn School…63 Bronze, 30 Silver and 9 Gold. Look out for news on what people are doing for their volunteering, physical and skill sections.

06/12/19

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/qFZul5Z9BO

05/12/19

Year 13 Parents and Carers evening this evening, Thursday 5 December. A warm welcome to families.

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04/12/19

Retweeted From The Beacon School

Artist in Residence at The Beacon School Jonathan Braybrook, who is an art teacher at School came to the Beacon School to take up the role of Artist in Residence on Wednesday, 2nd December. He led a master class for our A-Level students in fine art portraiture. https://t.co/18G9n8sCRL

Key Stages

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Students are predominantly taught both in mixed ability groups and set groups throughout Key Stage 3. They are initially set in attainment groups in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science in Year 7.  Assessments take place in the first half term of Year 7 and setting takes place from November onwards. 

It should be noted that this grouping structure should not be viewed as strictly hierarchical such that one set would always be ‘better’ or ‘harder’ than another based on a numerical scale.  One of the problems with the traditional model is that students with broadly (and in many cases exactly) the same attainment levels would be in different ‘sets’, sometimes even two ‘sets’ apart. This would be a natural consequence of having large numbers of students working at the same attainment level. However, whilst there may be no difference in the attainment level that students are working at, there would be a difference in the sense that a student may have with regard to how well they are doing in a subject, simply based upon the number attributed to the set in which they are taught.

A structure based upon attainment groups where students of commensurate current attainment are grouped together, encourages the students themselves to be focussed on maintaining an appropriate progress in their attainment level and engage in meaningful dialogue with their teachers regarding such progress.

For the duration of the Key Stage, regular assessments inform these groupings and opportunities for students to move into the most appropriate group are available at the end of each term.

We believe that it is vitally important that our students are equipped with the right practical and emotional skills to allow them to make the most of their opportunities and responsibilities and to flourish in the 21st century. To support this aim we have a comprehensive program for the teaching of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, and Careers guidance.  This program is delivered through a varied model of Form time activities, Year and House assemblies, dedicated days where the normal curriculum is suspended, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.


Year 7

In Year 7 students are taught in House Groups in Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages (both French or Spanish), Games and Religious Studies. They are taught in mixed ability, for PE, Art, Drama, Music, Computing and Design & Technology. Design & Technology is taught on a carousel and the the students study different Design Technology subjects every term.


Year 8

In Year 8 students are taught in House Groups in Geography, History, Games and Religious Studies. They are taught again in mixed ability, for PE, Art, Drama, Music, Computing and Design & Technology. For Modern Foreign Languages, students are taught in mixed ability groups.  Design & Technology continues to be taught on a carousel.

Year 8 Key Stage 4 Curriculum and Subject Information Booklet 2019-2022


Year 9

In Year 9 students are taught in ability groups for the core of English, Mathematics and Science, and additionally in Modern Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Religious Studies and PE. Students are taught in mixed ability groups for Games and four further optional subjects.

We recognise that a curriculum experience that is increasingly personalised affords students with greater opportunities for enjoyment and engagement.  We have sought to provide a breadth of curriculum choice that represents opportunities for both challenge and enrichment, suitable for all our students, whilst ensuring that no door is closed and that future options remain open as they progress into Key Stage 4.

Design and Technology forms a compulsory element for the Year 9 curriculum but students are able to choose an area of specialism from Paper and Boards, Manmade Boards and Timbers, and Electronics and Systems. Students will also be studying one Language and either History, Geography or Computer Science. Students’ remaining three optional subjects can be selected from a list of ‘National Curriculum’ subjects (Art, Drama, Music Technology, Music, Food and Nutrition, Computing and ICT, History, Geography or Extended Physical Education. Nearly one third of a students' lessons will be shaped by their choices and through careful guidance and support we look to ensure that they each maintain a balanced curriculum.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, all students are required to study for GCSEs in the core subjects of English Language and English Literature, Mathematics (the ‘linked pair’ GCSEs of Methods in Maths and Applications of Maths), a minimum of two Science GCSEs and Religious Studies.  Some students may also study for the Level 2 Award in Further Mathematics.  All students also follow a core Physical Education (Games) programme.

Having first experienced the Options process in Year 8, students will again shape their own curriculum during the Spring term of Year 9 by choosing up to four optional courses that they wish to follow in Years 10 and 11.  Within the Option block structure, students are able to choose an additional Science GCSE by selecting the Triple Science GCSE and indeed many of our students elect to use one of their option choices in this way.  Students are free to choose their remaining optional subjects from a wide range of GCSEs, BTECs and other qualifications.  

As in earlier years, we deliver a structured program of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, as well as Independent Advices and Guidance (Careers), through Form time activities, Year and House assemblies, dedicated days, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.

Key Stage 4 Options Booklet 2020 - 2023 (GCSE exams taken 2023)

Year 9 KS4 Curriculum Information Booklet 2018-2020

Year 9 KS4 Subject Information Booklet 2018-2020*

 

* update to the published infomrmation booklet:, page 25: the RS course is assessed at the end of Year 10.

Key Stage 5

Key Stage 5

The Year 12 curriculum is structured such that students will study three optional subjects with the possibility of taking an additional AS Extended Project Qualification. In Year 13 the majority of students will continue to study three subjects to attain full Level 3 qualifications. Our current A Level / BTEC offering can be found here:

TO BE UPLOADED

As in earlier years, we deliver a structured program of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, as well as Independent Advice and Guidance (careers and UCAS), through Form time activities, Year assemblies, dedicated days, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.