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CCHS Newsletter 5 - 30th November 2020
Weekly Message from Mr Harding, Executive Head Teacher
As many parents and carers will know by now one of the key building blocks of our school ethos is that of "Altruism". Simply put, we believe that the ability to be kind, considerate and courteous are core values that we look for in all of our young people.
In this week's newsletter you will see some of the fantastic work that our students have been engaged in for local charities. I'm genuinely proud that so many of our students have gone out of their way to think about the needs of others, even in the time of CoVid 19.
Finally, you will have read a lot in the press about the numbers of students self isolating across the country (10,000 plus in Staffordshire last week) and the uncertainty around the exams next year. Whilst we can't guarantee what will happen next year we do know that working hard and performing as well as possible in the upcoming mock exam period (starting Thursday 3rd December) will be as important, if not more important, as it ever has been.
Spotlight on Arts, Health & Social Care, ICT and Technology

https://youtu.be/7ebyt25T1N4


ART IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR SECTIONS:

• Design and Communication- Impact of Design and Engineering, Brief and Specifications, Creating Design Ideas, Orthographic Drawings, CAD- 2d Design, New Software and Autodesk.
• Materials & their properties, Standard parts and Components, Products and their technological development
• Processes- Manufacturing and fabrication techniques, Safety in the workshop, Quality control, Jigs and Moulds, Evaluating products
• Maths and Science and their integration into Design
• Controlled Assessments

 

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IS A VOCATIONALLY-RELATED QUALIFICATION WHICH WILL EQUIP STUDENTS WITH A SOUND, SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE ALONG WITH SKILLS FOR EVERYDAY USE.

  • The assessment methods reflect the variety of skills studied and support many progression routes into the world of work in a Health, Social Care or Early Years setting.
  • Topics studied include essential values of care, communication, creative activities and body systems. 
  • The course is assessed by 75% coursework and 25% examination and is worth one GCSE. Grades awarded are equivalent to C, B, A and A* at GCSE.


ICT GIVES LEARNERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP SECTOR- SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.

Component 1- 30% Coursework
• Learning Aim A- Investigate media products
• Learning Aim B- Explore how media products are created to provide meaning and engage audiences

Component 2- 30% Coursework
• Learning Aim A – Develop media production skills and techniques
• Learning Aim B – Apply media production skills and techniques
• Learning Aim C – Review own progress and development of skills and practices

Component 3- 40% Exam
• Create a Media Product in response to a brief

 

TECHNOLOGY IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR SECTIONS:

• Design and Communication- Impact of Design and Engineering, Brief and Specifications, Creating Design Ideas, Orthographic Drawings, CAD- 2d Design, New Software and Autodesk.
• Materials & their properties, Standard parts and Components, Products and their technological development
• Processes- Manufacturing and fabrication techniques, Safety in the workshop, Quality control, Jigs and Moulds, Evaluating products
• Maths and Science and their integration into Design
• Controlled Assessments

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Upcoming Events
House Altruism Competition - Each House will be raising money in a variety of ways for their chosen charity.  This will run across the half-term. Details can be found at www.cc-hs.com/house-leaders/
Year 11 Mock Exams - Thursday 3rd December - Thursday 17th December 2020
Non-Uniform Day and Early Finish - Friday 18th December 2020
Student Success Stories

A huge thank you to everyone who donated dried pasta, rice, toiletries, baby products, pet food and Christmas goodies to The Well.  Three of our new House Captains, Lucy B of Challenger House, Dylan W of Discovery House and Marcus F of Enterprise House, delivered your donations to the Co-Op in Codsall last week.  The Co-Op will ensure that The Well receives your donations. 

We are continuing to support The Well in the efforts to provide food parcels and essentials to those in need in the local community.  Students can drop their donations in the collections box by Student Services.  
General reminders
The times of the tutor periods for the remainder of this half term are listed below:

Thursday 3rd December - Lesson 1
Thursday 10th December - Lesson 5
Friday 18th December - Lesson 4
Uniform
Make-up & hair styles
  • Make-up, if worn, should be discreet and unobtrusive.
  • High fashion/cult hairstyles are not permitted. Shaved heads (shorter than a grade 1) and shaved eyebrows are also not permitted.
  • Any cult and other extreme of fashion, hairstyle or body marking/piercing is banned.
  • False nails and nail polish are not permitted in school.
  • Parents will be required to collect any confiscated items. If they are not collected within four weeks they will be disposed of.
 
Hair colour should be within the natural range of colours.
 
Jewellery should not be worn, as this poses a health and safety risk around the school.
Students with pierced ears will only be permitted to wear one pair of small stud earrings.

We do not allow piercings of the nose, eyebrows, navel or tongue.
 
Students may be sent home to change if they are not wearing the correct uniform. Students may be placed in isolation for facial piercings or incorrect hair colour.
 

For details on uniform expectations please see our website: www.cc-hs.com/uniform/ for Years 10 and 11 uniform or www.cc-hs.com/year-9-uniform/ uniform.
The menu for school dinners for the next 4 weeks is available on the school website www.cc-hs.com/school-cafeteria-menu
All meals need to be paid for via ParentPay and can booked in advance.
Thank you.
Community Events
Challenger House have chosen to fundraise for Young Minds this year.  2020 has been a difficult year for many, unfortunately the mental health of some young people has suffered and charities such as Young Minds need our support more than ever.  We have decided to take part in a virtual balloon race, this will run from Tuesday 1st December and balloons are available to purchase on the following link for only £3 https://ecoracing.co/user/page/1149
Further details including details of the prizes available for the winner are available on the ecoracing website.
We also have a Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ChallengerHouseCodsall if you wish to donate without taking part in the balloon race.
If you would like us to share a community event with others in a future newsletter, please contact the school with details email: office@cc-hs.com
Have your circumstances changed recently?
Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime and you can save yourself time and money.

Even if you don't want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.


https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Educational-awards-benefits/FreeSchoolMeals/Apply-online.aspx
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