Hazeley+ is part of the school’s extra-curricular offer with a difference. Students sign up to a six week programme of learning, by invitation, to learn a new skill/develop existing skills further. Previous Hazeley+ activities have included learning about Macbeth and writing an A level standard essay in Year 8, learning how to sail, extending Maths ability on a specific topic to A level in Year 9, entering regional and national competitions in Science, developing technical baking skills and demonstrating competency by the end of block of sessions.
Hazeley+ is attracts a cost per participant, although students are not excluded from taking part should the cost be prohibitive to a family. Hazeley+ has been very popular so far and as such, it’s not possible to offer all the opportunities to all students – some activities are repeated over the course of the year . This funds the teachers’ input, as well as resources and other associated costs to ensure whilst the students develop the 3Cs further, the experience does not impact on other Academy budgets.
Information about opportunities to participate in specific programmes will be shared with appropriate families/students via school comms.
What’s been happening? What’s in the pipeline?
Maths – Mrs Sheppee
October 2017: Year 8 – Data analysis. A mixture of Higher level GCSE and A level work. Most challenging task was calculating standard deviation of a data set.
November 2017 to March 2018: Year 11 – A level Hook lessons.
December 2017: Year 9 – Higher order polynomials. This topic was predominantly made up of work that is usually studied in Y12. Most challenging task was factorising cubic expressions.
January 2018: Year 7
February 2018: Year 8
April 2018: Year 9
June 2018: Year 7
Science – Mr Monte
KS3 students will be undertaking the Bronze CREST Award. The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) project work. CREST encourages pupils to learn by solving a problem or answering a question, rather than simply following instructions or being presented with information. The emphasis is on the process, not on finding a ‘right’ answer.
February 2018: Year 7
May 2018: Year 8
Outdoor Education at Caldecotte – Ms Kerindi
A six week mixed activity course with a new activity each week including: Abseiling, Archery, Caving, Fencing, Bushcraft, Orienteering, Climbing and High Ropes
February 2018: Year 7 and Year 8 Cohort 1
May 2018: Year 7 and Year 8 Cohort 2
English – Miss Gardner
May 2018: Year 7
Technical Baking – Miss Snelson
May 2018: Year 7 and Year 8