Curriculum

Student News


20
June
2017

Northfield School General Election

During the week of the General Election we held our own vote in school. Year 10 Business students researched the main parties’ manifestos and created short presentations that all students would understand. During Morning Form Time tutors explained the choices before allowing students to vote.The graph below shows how our students voted with no sign of a hung parliament as the Labour party received 51.41%. The Green Party were second and UKIP were third

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19
June
2017

Gram Seed Talking to Year 8 Students About His Past and Religious Experiences

This week, Gram Seed from Sowing Seeds is talking to students about his life and how religion helped him find a new direction and purpose. Gram travels the country visiting Prisons, Schools and Churches, working closely with the community to aid offenders, ex-offenders and families to a better way of life. Sowing Seeds Ministries bring Christian Love to people who need help and support to live in society with a purpose in their lives. 

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16
June
2017

Northfield Students Win Business Competition at Stockton Sixth Form College

On Thursday 15th June, a group of year 9 and 10 students traveled to Stockton Sixth Form College to take part in a Business competition which was run by ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales). They worked in teams of 6 and had to develop ideas for a new ‘Smoothie’ making business. They were competing against a range of local schools and both Northfield groups did extremely well. The year 10 students won the competition and the year 9 students finished as runners-up which is an outstanding result considering they have not yet started their Business course. ...

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16
June
2017

Year 10 Mock Interviews at St James’ Park - Tuesday 13th June

A group of year 10 students travelled to St James’ Park in Newcastle on Tuesday to take part in a series of mock interviews as part of the ‘employability skills’ programme that we have been running throughout the year.The event was organised by Esh Group plc and included over 60 business panels and thousands of students from schools across the north east.Our students did a fantastic job and impressed the interviewers with their maturity and calmness throughout what can be a very stressful process. As a reward (depending on your point of view) the students then were given a behind...

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9
June
2017

Year 7 Solar System Project

The Year 7 Science classes at Northfield have been looking beyond our skies and in to outer space to research and create the Solar System. They conducted investigations and worked collaboratively to examine everything within our own Solar System. Students discovered that it mainly consists of a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles, with electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, dust, neutrinos, and cosmic rays. From this they have planned their layout of the planets – with the specific goal to make a 3D map of the Solar System. This was a student led project and literature was key to...

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