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Day 3 of the GCSE exams…well done for what you have already achieved Yr 11s and ‘Good luck’ for today!!


The day has finally come to say farewell to our amazing year 11 students. It has been a pleasure to watch you grow into the wonderful young adults that you are today. You will be greatly missed! GOOD LUCK WITH ALL OF YOUR EXAMS!!


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Aureus Year 9 Rounders team enjoyed an away fixture at Gillotts. They played several teams, losing three and winning two against Wallingford and Ickneild. We had some great hits against Ickneild from Charlotte, Zarah, Isabella, Morgan and Nandini.


Now that the caterpillars have stored enough energy, they have climbed to the top of the cup and attached themselves to the underside of the lid. There they will hang in a "j" shape, moult one last time and harden into chrysalises.


Our year 10 students were fortunate to have a guest speaker in school today; Lorraine Ousley gave them an introduction to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way to gain hands-on experience while studying.


The tents are up and there are plenty of smiling faces, all ready for the evening ahead! The Yr 9 DofE practice run is well underway!


Students travelled to Trinity College, Oxford University to experience a lecture in a brand-new auditorium this was followed by question and answers from current university students.


This week, our Key stage 3 students enjoyed a day in Oxford seeing iconic sights and taking in the culture They experienced a private viewing of the Tutankhamen Exhibition and were then treated to a roof top tour, taking in the Oxford spires.


This morning we waved goodbye & good luck to 54 of our Yr 9 DofE students. They will be camping out overnight; hopefully the temperature won't drop too much for them!


We are currently studying caterpillars in Science and observing how they transform into butterflies. Over the next few weeks they will be growing up to 10 times their original size and then forming chrysalis. We will update you on their progress.


Our talented Yr 10 GCSE artists are currently doing studies of tea cups and tea pots as part of their Alice in Wonderland project. They have been using different media to create stunning observational drawings in their sketch books.


Mrs Bakers' Yr 9 science class have been busy dissecting and identifying the different parts of a sheep's heart.


Adrian Griffiths CEO of Recycling Technology, joined us this morning, courtesy of the 'Speakers for Schools' programme and talked about his engineering career and how this is being used in the recycling business. He also touched on how important being an empathetic employer is.


Last Saturday, April 2nd, eight of our courageous and talented Aureus students performed at the Mayor's Ball at the Civic Hall. The students, not only have amazing talent, but they showed great maturity & respect at such an important event. They are true Aureus ambassadors!


A special prize was given to Gabby in Yr11 . Gabby has had 100% attendance to all of our Tuesday/Wednesday Period 6 sessions, he was awarded a brand new laptop and headset kindly donated by ASDA. This is the third laptop we have gifted to our Year 11 students this academic year!


Congratulations to all our worthy winners at this week's Celebration Assemblies! There were lots of amazing certificates and awards given out, including gift vouchers for those students that had the highest positive points, 100% attendance and were overall exemplary students.


Congratulations to our two star bakers: Isabella (Yr9) and Ellie (Yr7), who entered the Spring baking competition to design and decorate a spring themed cupcake. They did a fantastic job!


Well done to our DofE students for making it through their first night of camping. Despite the cold weather, they are in good spirits and are ready for day 2! Well Done!


We attended a session this week on 'The Camps; Spaces and Places of Nazi Persecution and Murder' with Helen McCord from UCL.

Year 7

History is taught in Year 7 as part of a Humanities carousel.

Students will have the opportunity to learn core skills such as analysing evidence and considering the historical significance of key events in English History from Roman times to the end of the Tudor Monarchy. 

Year 7 Curriculum Overview - History

Year 8

The study of History allows us to understand the context of our own and other cultures. Students will study National, European and World history in order to gain an insight into the past and the UK’s impact in the wider world. In Year 8 students will build on the skills of inference, analysis and evaluation learned in their first year of secondary education to look at the changing relationship between England and the rest of the world.

Year 8 Curriculum Overview - History

Year 9

In Year 9 students will build on the skills of inference, analysis and evaluation learned across the first two years of secondary History. Throughout the course we will make links to modern events setting them in context to enable students to better understand some of the reasons behind modern international relations and conflicts.

Year 9 Curriculum Overview - History

Year 10 GCSE

Key Stage 4 History will build upon the fundamental historical concepts taught at KS3 such as change and continuity, significance , interpretations and source analysis. Our chosen exam board is Edexcel. The course is split into three papers which allows a wide breadth of historical knowledge to be obtained. Year 9 students will start their GCSE with our thematic study, Medicine in Britain c1250-modern day. This unit evaluates the process of change in medicine and how it has progressed throughout different periods of time.

Year 10 Curriculum Overview - History

Year 11 GCSE

In Year 11, students will resume their GCSE studies - beginning by continuing their study of Weimar and Nazi Germany . Students will then move on to acquiring further skills to consolidate their knowledge of our GCSE topics in order to prepare them for our external examinations.

Year 11 Curriculum Overview - History