Pathway Choices for Year 9

Open Pathway Booklet 2018-20 E Bacc Pathway Booklet 2018   Dear parent, Students in year 9 have received their pathway booklet today; the booklet details the subject choices available in year 10 and 11, starting in September 2018.  The students have been placed onto one of two pathways.  The EBacc pathway asks students to choose Read More …

Academic Drop In is now up and running!

Academic Drop In is now up and running! Are you a parent or carer who is concerned with your child’s progress in school? Are you a pupil who feels you could benefit from extra help and guidance with school work?  If so, we are now running Academic Drop In sessions regularly every week, to help Read More …

Science Homework #4: Year 9

Science Homework:  Year 9  (Mrs Downing) How does an object gain gravitational potential energy? Name the different layers of the Earth. How is igneous rock formed?  Give two examples of igneous rock. What are the vertical columns in the periodic table called? Describe the process of photosynthesis. Use a word equation to help. Why does Read More …

Year 9 options for 2017/2018 (A letter for year 8 parents)

Year 9 options for 2017/2018 (A letter for year 8 parents) Dear parents, Over the past few years the expectations of student attainment at GCSE level has increased, following government led initiatives.   To support and prepare our students Turton staff have increased the expectations for our key stage 3 students.  During lessons students have been working Read More …

Joe interviews Ms Gorse (Head Teacher) about Academisation

Academisation An interview with Ms. Gorse (Head Teacher) by Joe (Team:  Joe, Charlie, Katy, Emile, Tom, Jacob)   http://www.turton.uk.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/03/Gorse_Interview_2.mp4     Latest School Report News Body image & Social Media (Studio Report) Academisation and Video Games (Studio Report) An interview with Mrs Lane – The A & E Crisis An interview with Mrs Parr – Read More …

Year 9 students taking part in the BBC’s School Report – Annual News Day!

Annual News Day with BBC School Reports Today a selection of year 9 students are participating in the “BBC News School Report” which gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. Articles and videos will start to be published from this afternoon onwards on our  LIVE PAGE! Read More …

Science Homework #3: Year 9

Science Homework:  Year 9  (Mrs Downing) Why do some rocks have bigger crystals that others? How does an object gain gravitational potential energy? Combustion reactions are exothermic reactions.  What does this mean? Describe what is meant by the ‘law of conservation of energy’. How do we test for the presence of water? Describe the process Read More …

Science Homework #1: Year 9

Science Homework:  Year 9  (Mrs Downing) How can we test for carbon dioxide gas? What is the word equation for anaerobic respiration in humans? Write a word equation for the reaction of sodium with water. What is the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction? Describe the process of photosynthesis. Use a word equation to help. Read More …

Celebrating GCSE Art & Design, GCSE Graphic Design

Celebrating GCSE Art & Design, GCSE Graphic Design Some wonderful GCSE Art & Design and GCSE Graphic Design work on display from Thursday night’s Year 9 option evening…                             Leadership LatestVision and Purpose 3 years onFlunk and subsequently thunkLearning BehaviourElection fever hits Read More …