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19/04/21

Congratulations to 7N, 7S, 8WA, 8N, 9SA, 10EA, 10N and 11WB for having the best attendance in their year groups today!

02/04/21

Calling all maths teachers looking for a new challenge!! We are currently advertising for a Maths Lead Practitioner to join our wonderful team! https://t.co/skEpQc9SZE

02/04/21

We are very pleased that one of our fundamental T&L strategies are helping colleagues at the University of Cambridge! https://t.co/SSapqffvqh

01/04/21

Retweeted From Jo Tanner 💙

It was great to be able to visit - first time this academic year! No doubt that it's been really challenging, for everyone, but as ever, it's great to see and hear the commitment of our teaching and support staff. Now go and enjoy a well-earned break! https://t.co/ogx5w8ukhY

01/04/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

OPPORTUNITY!!! We are looking for an in to join team . We are based in Croydon and if you would like to know anything more about the school please do let me know- happy to chat! https://t.co/AUopmu7lI3

29/03/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Thank you so so much to the superb for live streaming in to my year 10 triple classroom today to give a talk about neuroscience and behaviour and the benefits of studying a PhD! loved it- their feedback was great! https://t.co/aY9zErIK6p

28/03/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

STUNNING lockdown work from year 11 handed in today. Great to see such hard work through testing times for our students! This really does embody our core value of https://t.co/tbINiBpfbA

28/03/21

Retweeted From SM1/7Jobs

Senior Attendance Officer F/T https://t.co/AELDbzucK1 closes 4th May

28/03/21

Retweeted From Nicola Foster 💙 👩‍🏫👩‍💻

Super proud of our boy 💛 keep being you! https://t.co/qPfKfBdTsX

28/03/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Always pleased to read T&L staff bulletins on a Saturday morning - proud that our team is relentlessly focused on teaching and learning. Thank you for inspiring the Chestnut team with these bulletins! https://t.co/J3MdeohcgM

22/03/21

Retweeted From Researchers in Schools

Dr Davies is our participant this week! Sheona completed her thesis at and teaches at https://t.co/uSwAYKOz5e

20/03/21

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/aY9mjEXIjA

11/03/21

Calling all of Team Meridian we have been nominated!! Let’s get behind our wonderful school! The more nominations the better! It would be great for our parents and carers to help us win this! https://t.co/vyJJj239Dp

07/03/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Looking forward to welcoming back to school from Monday and using the new business and hospitality facilities. The new science mural is almost finished! https://t.co/BYAHOmBWR9

26/02/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

ALERT 🚨 **** has arrived! We are looking for an in to join our wonderful team . We are building capacity as more of our students have a passion for a career in science! So if you want to know more please DM me https://t.co/aegVvzklIO

24/02/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Exciting opportunity! Second in charge of maths position available... come and join us on our incredible journey (Please RT) https://t.co/gIEUII1Bkq

20/02/21

So proud of our very own Dr D! Part of our superb teaching team https://t.co/ClwVnatQDu

29/01/21

Retweeted From MrBoycePe

Well-being Friday 10K ✅ https://t.co/ilqBREbZjz

English

 

 

 

English 5 year learning journey

What is English for at Meridian High School?

The intent of our English Curriculum is to close and surpass any vocabulary gaps ensuring socioeconomic quity for students whilst developing cultural capital that ensures parity amongst contemporaries as well as access to literary arts and the lifelong joy of spoken word. 

Why does English as a subject matter?

The study of English introduces students to the literary canon, enabling students to access rich and engaging poetry, prose and drama from a range of literary periods. Through the study of English, students will develop an extended vocabulary, enabling them to express complex ideas and beliefs. English is pertinent in supporting students in their social, moral, and spiritual development, consistently enabling students to reflect on their own beliefs and values.

What does English help young people to achieve?

The English Curriculum encourages curiosity and debate, whilst also being designed to support all students in becoming effective communicators, critical thinkers, and creative writers. After studying English at Meridian High School, students will have a broad and extensive vocabulary, enabling them to confidently present ideas in speaking and writing.  Undoubtedly, English supports all young people in expressing their thoughts, feelings and ideas, making them attractive candidates for further education and careers.


Qualification title:

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature

Additional learning resources:

  • Revision Guidebooks for core GCSE texts
  • BBC Bitesize for English Literature and Language

 

Trapped

 

 

 

 

Earlier this term, many of our students partook in a nationwide creative writing competition based on the word ‘TRAPPED’. The entries were sent off to Young Writers where their Editorial department, who create regional books and read every single story they’ve received, made their judgement. Work is selected for publication based on perception, imagination, expression, creativity and use of language. I am extremely delighted to announce that a number of entries from Meridian students have been chosen to be published in a book; Perilous Pursuits. Congratulations to each and every student who entered the competition, but particularly to those who will soon see their work in print. Parents and guardians, please check your emails to see if your child has been selected, as parental permission is required before work can be published. I will give out further details at a later date, if you would like to buy a copy of the book, once it has been published.

Amy Taberner
Literacy Development Lead