Year 11 Scholars
- Enter a submission to Young Writers
- Poetry and creative writing for schools. Successful entries can be published in nationwide anthologies.
- Submit a piece to English and Media Centre (EMC): https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/assets/uploads/documents/Write_em ag_Students.pdfhttps://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/e-magazine/
- Critical reading: find out what other critics have said about texts that you have read. As you did in Miss Hodgson’s higher level thinking workshop, create your own interpretation of one of the texts you’ve studied according to an interpretive framework: feminist, marxist, etc.
- Explore the NRICH website for games, activities, problems and solutions. https://nrich.maths.org/secondary
- Apply for a place on the Kings Maths School programme. https://www.kcl.ac.uk/mathsschool/outreach/for-students/enrichment-for- pupils.aspx
- Apply for a place in the Kings Maths Circle https://www.kcl.ac.uk/mathsschool/outreach/for-students/mathematics-circle.asp
- Research the impact of higher level mathematics on another discipline - outline the breakthroughs in mathematics have enabled further development in another area of human endeavour? Beyond obvious examples such as technology, computing and science (look up the scientific impact of calculus for example), higher level mathematics has been invaluable in meteorology (geography), business and economics and sports statistics.
- Apply to MENSA
- Submit a project to the Big Bang Young Scientists and Engineers Competition - submissions are due in late March https://competition.thebigbangfair.co.uk/
- Research a problem of scientific ethics and the relationship between science and society - for example AI, the editing of the human genome, animal testing and human trials. What are the arguments around a controversial development and practice and what do you think the way forward should be? Write as a discussion piece.
- Choose a vulnerable group in society with poor health outcomes and research the reasons behind these outcomes. Create a holistic public health plan that could improve fitness, diet and wellbeing through a few initiatives.
- Research a conflict either between countries or within a foreign country that is currently or has recently been in the news - how has geography shaped the conflict? Consider location, environment, resources, natural disasters, demographics.
- For any of our themes and topics, research a case study of your own that you could potentially use in the exam. Create a fact file of the sort we have created in class.
- Watch the 2018 film ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ - write a review outlining the historical accuracy of the film. What position does it take? Who does it sympathise with? What interpretation of the events is it putting forward? Is anything left out?
Modern Foreign Languages
Art and Textiles
- What is art? Research the philosophical branch of aesthetics. What answers have art historians, critics and philosophers come up with in answer to this question? As an extension, what makes art good or bad? How should we judge its quality? Is it entirely subjective or is there more to it than simply liking what we like?
- Complete one of the 20 OCR coding challenges https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/202838-20-code-challenges.pdf
- Business survival and adaptation - choose a prominent business that has failed over the last twelve years (or better yet, the last twelve months). Research their reasons for failure and devise a business survival and adaptation plan. How could they adapt new products, technologies, operations, target markets and marketing mix to survive in a rapidly changing business environment?
- Read any plays written by Bertolt Brecht. For example: ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’, ‘The Threepenny Opera’, and ‘Mother Courage and her Children.’ Consider how Brechtian techniques are weaved into the plot.
- Complete a grade 5 ABRSM Music Theory exam online (booking required)
- Write a letter to your MP about something in your area you want improved
- Join a pressure group and promote it in class by raising awareness
- Volunteer to help others in your school 1 hour a week
- Explore the Israel Palestine conflict. Can you write a non-biased review of it?
- Research a current conflict. Why is it happening? How could it be solved?
- How effective is mediation?
- Why is there no Global Government?