GCSE 9 to 1 grades: a brief guide for parents If you have children in year 11 taking GCSEs this year, many of their results will be reported on the new grade scale which runs from 9 (the highest grade) to 1 (the lowest grade). Here’s a brief guide to what that means. Why do…

On Tuesday 10th December we held the first of our Christmas Dinners for the students.  This was a huge success with students enjoying a Christmas lunch, with Christmas music playing to make the lunch break a festive one.  If your son/daughter didn’t get a chance to have the Christmas lunch, don’t worry as we will…

On Thursday 5th December, 6th Form students from Cecil Jones  were invited to attend ‘A Capital Experience’ (ACE)   The event was organised by ‘Career Ready’, an organisation who connect young people with employers offering internships, master classes and employer led activities which prepare them for the world of work. Our students had the fantastic opportunity of attending a…

On Wednesday 4th December the Year 7 and 8 netball teams played against Belfairs Academy. In the year 7 game we lost but the girls put in some great efforts, especially our defense line up Fayth Burgess, Rebecca Peel and Shannon Tyler worked very hard in the semi-circle. The year 8 team won against Belfairs…

On Wednesday 20th November year 11 took part in an examination preparation workshop to support them in their upcoming internal assessments and summer external exams. Mr Andrews guided the students through the creation of a revision timetable, including suggestions for length of each revision sessions and how often students should revise and reinforced the idea…

On Wednesday, 27th November 2019, our KS3 pupils took part in our first ever Cecil Jones Spelling Bee. Our contestants fought tooth and nail, struggling to be the best speller in Year 7, 8 or 9. Our first rounds consisted of every student learning our 150 most commonly misspelt words.  Competitions were then held in…