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14/06/21

Our Year 10s really enjoyed their day with the Home Office and the winning group is looking forward to round 2! https://t.co/2wfh0ieE4G

09/06/21

Today we are debating "Is streaming good for the music industry?" in recognition of Music Store Day on Saturday 12th June. Head over to our Facebook page for a link to this week's assembly which is on this topic and the upcoming Thank You Day. https://t.co/PnwDHpogdf

07/06/21

A reminder to our students and their families that today (Monday 7th June) is an INSET day for staff. We look forward to welcoming our students back for the final half term on Tuesday 8th June. https://t.co/W0vzhaotlP

04/06/21

Retweeted From Your Croydon

‘An autism-friendly ’ is the name of a new council plan to help improve the lives of people with autism: https://t.co/aRUyn43Tn6 https://t.co/0y375XUvo1

04/06/21

Retweeted From YoungMinds

Keep a log of the good things people say about you. This can help you challenge your negative thoughts when you have them.

04/06/21

Retweeted From Thrive Approach

Arts and creativity are great for helping young people express and manage their emotions. These ideas for teenagers encourage spontaneity, original thinking and imagination and focus on the creative process rather than the end-product: https://t.co/teOqCmsVgW

04/06/21

Retweeted From VotesforSchools 🗳️🌍📢

With lots of us still awaiting the green light for travel, our voters were at a bit of a crossroads when it comes to making their decision 🧳✈️... Here's a closer look at our results from last week: https://t.co/Z4ifrBOMBs

03/06/21

Retweeted From Duffus Cancer Foundation

😆THIS EVENING WE HAVE OUR YOUR SPACE YOUTH GROUP SESSIONS! ❗❗NEW Location: (A minute walk for West Croydon Tram Stop) We look forward to seeing all our young peoples faces! https://t.co/oDuteSsQoO

02/06/21

A highlight of last week's Careers Day was witnessing one of our students challenging herself and performing in front of her peers with the fantastic and the Fix Up Team! https://t.co/S8YSaR5Ghh

02/06/21

Retweeted From NSPCC

The Report Abuse in Education helpline is available to victims of abuse in schools to make current & non-recent disclosures as well as to offer advice for witnesses, parents, carers or professionals. To contact us, call 0800 136 663 or email help.org.uk https://t.co/7swKCinHnb

01/06/21

Retweeted From Commander Felicity Campbell

Brilliant that the GLSE team were able to support this event, a great bunch of students with bright futures ahead of them for sure... https://t.co/9jwfKuQ0CM

28/05/21

Retweeted From Jo Tanner 💙

So great to demonstrate to our students what their aspirations can and should be. Again, really to be part of the team that is not only delivering great teaching and learning but also turning out great young adults https://t.co/9JPWtaeMMc

28/05/21

Retweeted From Jo Tanner 💙

Lovely to join the outgoing - in all senses of the word - Year 11s for their last few hours with . Good luck everyone! https://t.co/TCnLtUPrcN

28/05/21

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Well done for putting together such an inspirational day https://t.co/bnKKOyJolU

28/05/21

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Delightful day and finally got to meet the awesome and his fantastic team! Careers day, motivation and aspirations were certainly high on the list! As always it’s a joy to work with such a fab staff and student body. https://t.co/Ez5754ArCM

28/05/21

Retweeted From John Ruskin College

Great to be a part of this, inspiring students ! https://t.co/W4TFeBQAE8

28/05/21

Year 8 engaged in their first presentation of the day with https://t.co/PAgvH39DM8

28/05/21

It's Meridian High School's Careers' Day 2021. We have an action packed range of day of activities, from a range of organisations, across all year groups, designed to inspire & motivate our students in their careers and futures! https://t.co/Vcr9Qg4Wqg

27/05/21

Protect your smile. Cut down on sugary foods and drinks https://t.co/LeB1fzDexx

27/05/21

We are looking for a passionate pastoral practitioner to join a highly skilled team. Do your values align with ours? Follow the link below to apply now: Aspiring Pastoral Welfare Leader https://t.co/BLwJKbGslQ

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