Year 8 EXAC – Geography: Climate Change and Chocolate

In this week’s Geography Enrichment session with Miss Townsend, the year 8 students set out to determine the link between climate change and the possibility of chocolate going extinct within the next forty years. Firstly, the students were presented with two images and headings- outlining that 2017 broke another climate record and that within forty… Continue reading Year 8 EXAC – Geography: Climate Change and Chocolate

EXAC students win local Rotary Youth Speaks event

On Tuesday 28th November, three Excellence Academy members represented Durrington High School in a local Rotary Youth Speaks event and were thrilled to be declared winners of the Intermediate category at the end of the night. Year 9 students Mridul and Shaheer teamed up with Year 8 student Jess to form a public speaking team and… Continue reading EXAC students win local Rotary Youth Speaks event

Year 9 Subject Enrichment: Introduction to Italian

On the 18th October, the year 9 Excellence Academy had their first subject enrichment a session, led by Mr Gilbert, teacher of Modern Foreign Languages.  The session provided students with an introduction to speaking Italian and was based around recognising the familiarities between Latinate languages such as French and Spanish that the year 9 students are… Continue reading Year 9 Subject Enrichment: Introduction to Italian

Science Enrichment- Investigating Hooke’s Law- Year 8 EXAC

Last week, in Year 8 Excellence Academy, Science teacher Miss Owen posed the following question to the students: who wants to go for a bungee jump? This initial discussion led to an explanation about the energy that is transferred during a bungee jump. Miss Owen used a simple diagram to introduce two subject-specific concepts that… Continue reading Science Enrichment- Investigating Hooke’s Law- Year 8 EXAC