Thursday 24 June 2021

Festival of Education Friday 2021 -Part 1 - 18th June 2021


Good evening,


A quick note to let you know that recordings of sessions from last week’s Friday Fest are now available to view. Please feel free to share these links with colleagues.


You can view and search recordings here:


Schedule – you can view a list of the sessions held last Friday here.


Recordings of our Festival Keynotes are available here.


Best wishes,


Shane Mann, Festival Director


Thursday 28 January 2021

Building on the mock exam grades and ensuring the final grade reflects the effort and hard work that I have put in

There is no getting away from the fact that hard work and effort produces the results and this will always be the case.  GCSE exams require exam technique skills and sound subject knowledge and the only way to develop both is to think of strategies that support and underpin both.

Finding a way to recap a topic that suits you is key.  If your a visual and or auditory learner that might be listening to a podcast or YouTube video and I have a link of suggestions below.

Testing your subject knowledge is best done with past paper exam questions and then looking at the mark scheme to see how you got on.  That way tends to be the best way to embed the exam technique as well as remind you of stuff you didn't know or maybe forgot.  Seneca Learning can also provide this in a lesser degree and is quicker at providing instant feedback and hitting you with similar questions until you get them right.

I have attached a PowerPoint here of exam-specific activities that we have discussed in the parent consultation evening so that will be time well spent looking at the demands of the different questions and the importance of including CONTEXT in your answers. 

Anyway here is a link of resources that are free:



Two Teachers have established themselves well over the last 12 months  


Tutor2U are also doing live sessions with the one delivered at 3pm today on Marketing available here

Seneca Learning 

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Business Challenge Week 2020

 Dear candidates

Your chance to launch your own budget airline and pitch your ideas as if you were a candidate on The Apprentice.

The Apprentice Challenge from Sir Alan Sugar

The Success Criteria

Storyboard and design booklet

Can you:

  • Identify a target market, 
  • Create a brand name and logo that will compete for success, 
  • Plan a storyboard for your TV advert, 
  • Design the steward and stewardess uniform and 
  • Deliver a pitch of your ideas.

We look forward to announcing and rewarding the top three

Good luck and enjoy

Mr Mumby 

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Ten steps to success on the Unit 2 Finance Exam

Dear Year 11

this is the page that will help you learn all the key terms, equations and the TEN topics that you have studies in this unit.  Feel free to use it wisely.
  1. Key Equations that you need to know as your not given them in the online assessment
  2. Fixed costs, variable costs and total costs
  3. Costs Revenue and how to make and improve profits see BBC video here
  4. Business Tools - Calculating the Brake Even Point 
  5. Cash flow forecasting
  6. Profit and Loss Accounts (AKA Income Statements)
  7. Budgeting
  8. Sources of Finance available to a business
  9. Balance Sheets (AKA Financial Statement)
  10. PowerPoint of key topics
and once you have got your head around the main topics why not try the online assessment by clicking  here or use the retired test here and here

I do hope that you use it as it is very much what you do now that's important if you want to do well in this assessment on Thursday 26th November 2020

Good luck and enjoy

Mr T

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Learn to touch type to save time on your PC

Two fun and interactive websites to teach yourself how to touch type. 

Can you improve your speeds and your Personal Best of words per minute?

BBC Bitesize Topics - Typing

Typing Club

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Something for the weekend

A new social enterprise appears to be bubbling up from the shoreline in Torquay in Devon from half a dozen passionate people that have come together to collaborate in the music and visual world to launch new talent as well as reach out to other young people who may be struggling with their social and emotional wellbeing in the current climate.  Its early days but this collective of bright minds might just break the music mould and create an outlet of support that's affordable, sustainable and driven by passion and skill.  Below is one of the first artists, Anika, that they are looking to promote and launch. Great acoustics, lighting and atmosphere from this unplugged and talented pair in the intimate live lounge in Torquay.

Good luck Kal, Anica, Badger and Sebastian I think you have something special here!

Friday 12 June 2020

Be the Future Challenge

This is a great competition in association with the Peter Jones Foundation if you missed it.

All around social enterprise so click here and enjoy the new 'Be the Future Challenge'