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 Wednesday 12th February we took 16 students to the MOD in Shoebury for an educational visit. After an introduction including a presentation outlining the work that QinetiQ undertake at the MOD, careers and the testing of weapons we moved onto the first activity of the day which was the R Battery Football Challenge. The…

Career Ready, an organisation who connect young people with employers and help prepare them for the world of work, were back at Cecil Jones today, to continue with a sequential set of sessions focussing on skills for Career and University success. The Master class today was titled ‘Success at Interview’. Year 12 students were able to…

Official guidance says to take proportionate steps to minimise the chance of any infection spreading. Read this to be clear on what you should be doing, including if staff or children have returned from Hubei or specified countries. This is an evolving situation, so the advice below may change based on new information. This article…

Thank you to all the students and parents/carers who attended to the GCSE Options Fair on Monday 10th February 2020 at Cecil Jones Academy. The hall was a hive of activity where students/parents and carers were asking staff, current GCSE students and sixth form students about the choices they would be making for their future.…

MADE Happen were back for the second instalment of a two part programme delivered to our year 11 students. Danny introduced himself and spoke about his career in television production and some of the projects he had worked on. Day 2 was all about using strategies to help them with revision and how to prepare…

Active Sports Essex and Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to announce the launch of The Friday Night Project at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre starting Friday 7th February 2020!!!! The sessions run every Friday with various different sport activities on offer which are completely free to 11 years +. See the details below

On Thursday year 12 students had the privilege of attending the A- Level Sociology Conference at UCL, Institute of Education,  in London. The premise of the Conference was to enable A level students to gain an understanding and awareness into current and classic sociology of education research, theory and  methodical approaches. Students enjoyed hearing from…