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English HAPs Challenge: A Theme of Remembrance
14th November 2018
Another amazing session today! Delivered by Miss Freeman, students were asked to analyse and evaluate a text narrated by a volunteer nurse, during the First World War. Pupils were so impressed by the writer's use of language and effectively managed to determine the tone and style of the piece; eventually applying it to a modern day situation.
There are exciting times ahead for HAPs Challenge: pupils will receive a letter of invitation for individual sessions but can also express their interest by speaking to Mrs Zeqaj.
HAPs Challenge: It's Back!
10th October 2018
Metaphors: the focus of our first HAPs Challenge class, this year. Some fantastic poetry produced and our new Year 7 HAPs were just amazing!
Our schedule will be available really soon with lots of subjects on offer.
An Exciting Year Ahead for Our HAPs
2nd September 2018
Building on the hard work and successes of our HAPs and HAPs initiatives from previous years, the new academic year will see the continuation of many of these alongside some new, exciting ventures!
We now have three HAPs groups (Y7-9) who will spend an element of morning progress time studying in the style of PBL (Project Based Learning). Pupils will research and discuss a range of real life issues, relevant to our current society, Their journey will continue through to the end goal of entry to the HPQ or even EPQ! With past results at such a high level, the pupils have large boots to fill! Years 9 and 10 have already started their HPQ/EPQ work and we expect some amazing work from them (regular updates on our blogs).
University links and our work with Shaping Futures is stronger than ever and we hope to get as many students involved as possible. We hope to build on the successes of last year's reading group and mentor programmes and will of course continue to involve university undergraduates, as much as possible, in our HAPs Challenge sessions. Our students thoroughly enjoyed their experience at The University of Liverpool's summer schools and we look forward to offer our new Year 10 students the same opportunity.
Finally, for now, we have a team of staff and pupil APAs (Able Pupil Advocates)! There will be information released about this, early on this term. The main goals of the team will be to communicate and promote the ideas, the work we do and the provision we have for our HAPs.
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