Hello Year 8
Welcome to our virtual transition. Each Wednesday we will upload a new post on the front page of the website.
Each post will contain:
- video answers to some of the questions you have been sharing with us
- a video to help you get to know the school site
- some information about subjects
- some information about key staff
- additional useful information about the school
This week Mrs Stephen (your Year Leader) is answering the following questions:
- Will there be a transition day?
- Can we specify which students we will be with?
- What if we get lost?
This week is a video overview of the school. All of the video footage, including drone footage was taken by three KEVI students. The music was created and recorded by KEVI music students.
Each week we will provide a brief overview of a few subjects. This week Art, Computing and Design Technology.
You can get creative and learn exciting new art skills in your Art lessons! In Art you will be taught in tutor groups once a week and have the opportunity to experiment, take risks and build confidence with your Art skills. In Year 9 you will improve and practise your knowledge, skills and understanding in a wide variety of Art, Craft and Design techniques and processes. You will also gain knowledge of artists and designers.
Computing is taught over 2 lessons a fortnight with students completing 5 projects over the course of Year 9. Projects include Back to the Future, where we look at a number of prominent figures from the world of Computing. Digital World, where we look at the technology and terminology of the connected world along with practical activities and skills development to keep you safe and thinking smart. We also build on your experience of the Python programming language and get you thinking about the processes and programming to help you solve problems with your Python skills. We also look at the use of databases to both store and manipulate data.
In Design and Technology, students follow five separate modules, each of approximately six weeks in duration. All classes are of mixed ability. Assessments are centred upon how students design, make and evaluate as well as the knowledge they acquire during project work.
Design and make tasks encourage students to develop a creative approach to problem solving. A range of materials, processes, software and resources are utilised so that individuals are able to gain an understanding of their properties, application and potential.
Students undertake research and investigation of existing products, design movements, designers and potential target markets.
A key element of the Year 9 course is to enhance student awareness of the world around them and seek ways in which to use resources in a responsible and sustainable fashion.
The Modules currently taught are as follows :
- 3D Product Design
- CAD Design project
- Drawing and Modelling for design
- Food and Nutrition
I will be your Assistant year Leader. I studied Business with French in Sunderland, and I have been teaching for 18 years. Before becoming a teacher in the UK, I taught English in Milan, Italy and lived in a convent while I was there!
Why do we have a uniform?
Uni-form means one form. In other words everyone is the same and equal. This provides fairness for all.
Having a uniform also helps to set the high standards that we expect in school. It shows everyone that we agree to the ethos and expectations set by the school. Having everyone buy into those high standards is part of what makes the school so successful and is hopefully one of the many reasons you chose to come to King Edwards.
Furthermore, it means that parents are not put under pressure to buy the latest fashion trends each year and therefore reduces some students potentially standing out as they can’t afford or don’t want to keep up with the latest fashion trends.
The school uniform is available from Emblematic. Please use this supplier for:
- main PE kit