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04/04/20

A great opportunity to widen your horizons and emerse yourselves in the wonder of Musicals. Andrew Loyd Webber is releasing a musical every Friday for 48 hours for people to watch. https://t.co/EEfFo9xYnS

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03/04/20

. Today is about community, and those that are vulnerable and potentially quite lonely. Why not create something that will bring a bit of joy to them, share your results with us. https://t.co/FHaJscZMeO

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02/04/20

. Today we will look at enrichment. Try visiting a virtual museum, maybe create a project based on what you see. https://t.co/boF0IrG09B https://t.co/pVNcQrMDtg

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01/04/20

Feeling concerned and anxious? Why not chat it through with some professionals https://t.co/wafFYFlyAw

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01/04/20

. Today we got one that focuses on wellbeing. Take a look at this excellent website https://t.co/kXielFY1c0 https://t.co/5MU28IkfjR

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31/03/20

. Today have a chat with someone that you are at home with. The art of conversation. https://t.co/yKykVyJAlp

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30/03/20

. Day 4. Messages that will mean a lot to those in the NHS. https://t.co/ihZVf94Jyb

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27/03/20

Day 3. Staying in touch helps you to keep some normality to life. Whether it’s on the phone or via a video link, let’s spend today catching up with those we love . Don’t forget to share with us!! https://t.co/b2dMrdAuyd

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26/03/20

. Day 2. A national competition about kindness, that has a monetary reward if I win. Don’t mind if I do... Don’t forget to share your efforts with us!!! In a world where we can truly be anything, choose to be kind 🙏🏻 https://t.co/BxZRTmfdyr https://t.co/7Md081VZTH

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25/03/20

- something to occupy your time and allow you to be creative. Day 1. We would love to see examples of your work/efforts as these challenges continue, just remember to https://t.co/rtFoWzvIFb

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22/03/20

The message is clear, wherever possible... https://t.co/R2aVS5WG3G

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22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

From tomorrow, schools will be closed except for children of critical workers and the most vulnerable. We must ensure NHS staff are able to access school places. Don’t take a place you don’t need. Be responsible. Keep your kids at home. https://t.co/B4QZJG7kY4

20/03/20

The government has released more details around the provision for childcare that schools are being asked to provide as part of the national effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Please see our latest update here: https://t.co/PgSe54eX5r

19/03/20

Moving forward until further notice, the school will only be open to children of designated 'key workers' and those with additional needs. For further details and updated information for parents please follow the link: https://t.co/KDvyoiYDP2

19/03/20

School is partially closed again today. School is open to years 10, 11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/c7L7kLBgiR

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18/03/20

Schools may be closing you say? Well these cabinets aren't going to build themselves! GCSE technology students (and Mr Toye!!) still hard at work post 5pm with no sign of stopping. https://t.co/hIgZS394mj

18/03/20

School is partially closed again today. School is open to years 10,11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/XvJq533q7P

17/03/20

Please be advised that Year 12 parents' and carers' evening on Thursday 18 March has been cancelled. Please see website for more details: https://t.co/ByyQs04vqb

17/03/20

School is partially closed today. School is open to years 10,11 and 13 students only. Please follow the link for more details: https://t.co/ByyQs04vqb

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16/03/20

U18 Regional Rugby Success - Molly 13M who plays open side flanker, was a part of the Sutton & Epsom team who won the South East Regional match this weekend. This puts the team in the top four in the country. honoured to have her here at Glyn. Well done, Molly. https://t.co/xZn5MM4eMD

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.