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Painsley’s brand new Sixth Form

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Painsley Information, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Painsley’s brand new Sixth Form

Painsley’s brand new Sixth Form Painsley is delighted to announce the opening of their brand new Sixth Form College in September 2017. The school already has an outstanding reputation for delivering academic excellence and is ranked as the highest performing school in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire (Real Schools’ Guide 2016). This outstanding and proven record in delivering excellent teaching and learning will continue in the new Sixth Form.   Students will look forward to excellent enrichment opportunities which will include numerous sports, societies, trips both in the UK and worldwide, and work experience. There will be a variety of societies available for example, a ‘medical’ society which will provide an enrichment opportunity for students wishing to enter the medical profession. The enrichment programme will include a vast number of university visits, taster sessions and workshops where students will be able to talk and work alongside real-life practitioners.   There will be a wide range of courses available at ‘A’ level and a number of vocational programmes. Students will have 9 hours per fortnight formal taught lessons, with two hours per fortnight tutorials which follows the university style of learning. In addition, students will have access to a Personal Tutor and Mentor system where they will be supported on a one-to-one basis throughout their studies.   The newly refurbished building will provide students with a relaxed and mature learning environment which will include: quiet study zones, group-work rooms and a Learning Resource Centre. In addition, students will be able to relax and socialise with friends in the refurbished dining room and coffee-hub area. Furthermore, Sixth Formers will also have access to the Painsley gym.   Mr Bell, Principal commented: “This is a really exciting time for students to be joining the Painsley Sixth Form. It is not only crucial that students achieve their academic potential, but it is important that they enjoy their time with us, in a relaxed and mature Sixth Form environment. We welcome students from other secondary schools of all faiths and none”. For more information, please contact Painsley on: (01538) 483944 or email: office@painsley.staffs.sch.uk A copy of advertisement describing our new Sixth Form  can be downloaded here. A copy of the letter sent out to all year 11 student can be downloaded here. To enquire about the new Painsley Sixth Form please download and return enquiry the form downloadable here. To apply for a place at the new Painsley Sixth Form please download and return the application form which can be downloaded...

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Protected: Parent & Student Support

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Painsley Information | Enter your password to view comments.

Protected: Parent & Student Support

Parent & Student support         For curriculum assessment frameworks, click here. To view the Year 11 Curriculum Evening Presentation, click here. To view the Year 9 Information Evening Presentation, click here. To view the Year 11 Support Evening Presentation, click here. To view the Year 10 Support Evening Presentation, click here. Please select one of the Year 8 Options presentations below to view it. Year 8 Options: Pathway 1 Year 8 Options: Pathway 2 Year 8 Options: Pathway 3 Download the English Language Revision Pack Download the English Literature Revision Pack How can I help my child learn? click here. To view a subject’s tutorial videos, click here Family learning challenge, click here For homework timetables, click here. For Information regarding the new grading scheme for assessments & targets, click here Assessment dates and assessment schedule, click here Examination dates for Summer 2017, click here  Year 7          Year 8           Year 9          Year 10      Year...

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Star Student – KS3

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Painsley Information | 0 comments

Star Student – KS3

This week’s KS3 Star Student is Natasha Cope. She is working above and beyond expectations. She has been spending a significant amount of her own time creating resources for the History department. She is currently giving up her lunchtimes to support other students with their history homework. Thank you Natasha, you are most definitely History’s star student!     Grace Brown in Year 7 completed a 30 minute homework and clearly went above and beyond expectations. Sophisticated level of historical understanding was evident throughout this piece. Fantastic attitude to learning. Well done Grace! Holly Arthur in Year 9 was nominated for her amazing work on the Manchurian Crisis in History it was incredibly well researched, high level of understanding evident throughout. Her effort in presenting this work was exceptional too – far above and beyond what I would expect. Well done Holly! Angelina Koss in 7A4 has been nominated for fantastic Science homework which demonstrated the journey of a ham and cheese sandwich through the digestive system. Well done Angelina, keep up the good work! Max Brennan in Year 7 has been nominated for completing an incredible piece of extra homework (without being asked to do this) in English.  He wrote a modern day adaptation of ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ which displayed fantastic scholarship and creativity. Well done Max! Lucas Warrington for his constant effort and achievement in History. His work on medieval castles in particular was exceptional and went above and beyond what I would have expected. Well done Lucas! Eleanor Jeffers in year 9 for Art. She has done exceptionally well to create this artist research page in preparation for the Year 9 artist in residence day. This creative piece of work is truly outstanding, great effort Eleanor. George Blackshaw in year 8 he made an apple cake and a chocolate cake to share with his Food Technology class, showcasing his baking skills and demonstrating a spirit of generosity. Keep up the great work George! We may one day see you on the Great British Bake Off. Well done! Louis Hutchinson and Genevieve Carr from 7aa are the star students for Geography. Pupil Louis Hutchinson has won the Keele University’s  Peak Oil and Fracking Essay and Poster competition category of Key Stage 3. He is now invited to the end of competition prize giving reception at Keele to receive his prize. We would also like to acknowledge the work of another student Genevieve Carr, who despite not winning the monetary prize in the poster category this time, demonstrated real creativity in her poster design. Well done both Louis and Genevieve! Eleanor Northam in Year 9 has been nominated for the KS3 Star student award in Art. This is for Excellent work based on the theme natural form including studies in a range of media. Well done Eleanor, a fantastic piece of work! Poppy Worthington-Harris in 7AR has been nominated for the KS3 Star student award in RE. This is for producing a brilliantly designed 3D Bible story of the parable of the Lost Son. Well done Poppy, a fantastic piece of work! Well done Poppy! Leonie Pointon in 7a3 has been nominated for the KS3 Star student award in RE.  This is for producing a very thought provoking presentation and a fantastic display showing the parable of the Lost Sheep. Well done Leonie! Benjamin Shaw in 7A1 has been nominated for a very creative interpretation of the Parable of the wise and foolish builders. Well done Ben! Mateusz Raznikiewicz-Szura has been nominated for the star student award in KS3 for his digestion QWC homework. Well done...

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Star Student – KS4

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Painsley Information | 0 comments

Star Student – KS4

This week’s KS4 star student is Joe Lamonby. He has completed a fantastic guide to Medieval medicine. He is a brilliant student that really has gone above and beyond. Well done Joe, keep up the great work!   The KS4 star student is Thomas Bolam for his lead role in Les Miserables. Despise him being ill Thomas has been fully committed to the school production and has been extremely reliable, dedicated, and hard working. Thomas deserves huge recognition for his effort in the production. Well done Thomas! This week’s star student for KS4 is Olivia Hope for excellent written work in Drama. Not only is her written work excellent but she is a role model for students throughout Painsley. Keep up the great work Olivia! Lucy Lowe in Year 11 has been nominated for Textiles. She has worked exceptionally hard over Christmas and since the beginning of term to complete her quirky clown inspired GCSE practical work. Her bodice and skirt have been manufactured to an exceptional standard. She should be really proud of the progress she has made. Well done Lucy. This week’s KS4 star student is Lily Martin for History. She is a consistently excellent student and always achieves her target grade. This latest piece of work on the Munich Putsch is exceptional. Not only is it beautifully presented, but the content is thoroughly researched. Brilliant work Lily. The KS4 star student award goes to Charlotte Woodall for her work in Food Technology, this was an excellent dish made by Y10 student Charlotte Woodall. Carrot purée, balsamic and basil tomatoes, potato croquettes and garlic lemon and herb marinated chicken. Well done Charlotte! The KS4 star student award goes to Trinity Condliffe for Spanish who has produced an incredible piece of homework, she is very hard working and receptive during Spanish lessons. Well done Trinity! The KS4 star student is Charlotte Woodall in year 10 for an outstanding piece of homework in English. She created a revision resource for ‘A Christmas Carol’ that went above and beyond expected requirements. Well done Charlotte, keep up the great work! Alex Boulton – Completed a fantastic evaluation of the importance of music in Catholic liturgy. He is an independent well motivated student who approaches every task with a lovely smile. Well done Alex! Keep up the great work! Sophie-Mai McQuire in year 10 is an outstanding textiles student. Her work is creative, technically challenging and commercial. Her American diner/ Cocoa Cola influences can been clearly seen throughout her work. She is an independent well motivated student who approaches every task with a lovely smile. She is one to watch for the future. Lydia Finny in Year 10 has been nominated for the KS4 Star Student award in RE. She has exceeded her target in the mock exam and has worked hard all year round. This is a real achievement to be producing such great work. Well done Lydia! Laura Davies in 10AJ has been nominated for the Star Student award in Textiles. Laura has been producing outstanding work in Textiles and working very independently on her textiles pieces. This is a real achievement to be producing such great work independently. Well done Laura! Jack Hammond and Jack English have both been nominated for the Star Student award in Maths. They both obtained merits in the follow up round to the maths challenge. This is a real achievement and very difficult to get through to the follow up round but they both finished in the top 25%. Well done boys! Hayden Whalley Year 10 Spanish and Megan Smith and Freya Parnham Year 10...

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