You can gain/share access to your files in two ways. Firstly, you could email the files home, but we have introduced an easier way of sending your files to and from home, called OneDrive. Like your documents folder, you can save and open files directly from the OneDrive location. The OneDrive system is a form of online cloud storage, similar to Dropbox, iCloud and Google Cloud.
When logged into your computer account in school, you can access your OneDrive via the Explorer window (displayed as O: OneDrive. You can always access your OneDrive account from anywhere (and on almost any internet device) by clicking here
There are some benefits to using the OneDrive location, rather than your Documents folder (which is stored inside of school only).
- Files can be accessed from anywhere
- Files can be recovered from a recycle bin
- The Cloud automatically backs up your files – so they are less likely to get lost
- Your files are encrypted – so they are safe from prying eyes
- If you damage a file, you can restore a previous version
- You can work on a file with other people at the same time
The School Share files are now online too. You can access them by clicking on the link in the Student menu at the top of every page.USB devices are no longer permitted to be used on the computer systems in school, since they can easily (unknown to you) bring in viruses and other malware that could damage the computers in school, or compromise the security of our network.
Here you can find out the latest advice on how to use the internet and modern technologies safely and responsibly. Also find a range of practical resources, news and events focussing on the safe and responsible use of the internet and new technologies. A copy of the computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and the Classroom Code of Conduct are available to download. You should make sure you read these carefully, if you fail to follow these rules, your internet could be suspended, or you could find your computer account is suspended.
Personal Safety APP
A free app for smartphones has been designed to protect both men and women from danger. Hollie Guard turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.
If in danger simply shake your phone to generate an alert, your location, audio, and video evidence of the incident will automatically be sent to your emergency contact via text and email. Shake it again and it sends out a high-pitched alarm and the flash starts to strobe, to attract maximum attention.
From the moment Hollie Guard is activated, your location is tracked and can be viewed in real time by your emergency contact. Evidence is not stored on the smartphone but on secure servers so that it can be used as future as evidence.
To register for an account or download a free user guide please visit www.hollieguard.com. You can also download the app via Google Play and the Apple AppStore.
Instagram Safety Guide
Instagram is one of the most popular online photo and video sharing platforms. Our how to guide will help you to understand more about the app and what features you can use to keep your child safe. Click here to go to Instagram’s ‘Privacy and Safety Centre’.
The global real-time photo and video sharing app, Snapchat averages 400 million ‘snaps’ a day, the minimum age to sign-up for an account is 13. Learn about its latest features like Snap Maps and how to set the appropriate settings on the app with this Snapchat how to guide. Click here to go to Snapchats ‘Safety Centre’.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
In Key stage 4 pupils are split into two bands for Core subjects and these subjects then set within the band. There are six sets for English, Maths, Science, ICT, Citizenship/RE and PE. Option blocks are organised so that we can, whenever possible, create sets for optional subjects. There are six groups in each option block.
Since September 2004, the curriculum has been divided into a Statutory Curriculum, and an Entitlement Curriculum.
The Entitlement Areas
Provision is made to allow you to opt for a minimum of one course from each of the following subjects: Creative Arts, Design Technology, Humanities, and Modern Foreign Languages.
Increasing the flexibility of choice at Key Stage 4 means that some market research is necessary and several models for option pools are floated to see which has the best fit with the year group’s choices.
The School Day
08:45 - 08:55 am
08:55 - 09:55 am
09:55 - 10:55 am
10:55 - 11:10 am
11:10am - 12:10 pm
12:10 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 1:25 pm
1:25 - 2:25 pm
2:25 - 3:25 pm
Year 11 | PERIOD 6
3:25 - 4:25 pm
Period 6 Schedule
These are available to download (in Adobe PDF format).
Homework is published on SatchelOne (formerly Show My Homework). It is YOUR responsibility to check the deadlines for the homework issued by your teachers. If you are having problems with the work, or understanding what you need to do, you need to speak to your teacher at least 24 hours before the deadline.
TECHNICAL PROBLEMS: If you are having problems logging in, speak to your form tutor who may be able to print out your pin code, so you can reset your password. If you are still having issues, you will need to go and speak to Mr. J Lloyd, his office is next to room 6.
What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)?
A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.
The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.
People aged 14 to 24 years old can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a bronze, silver, or gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections to complete at bronze and silver levels, and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, collaborating with a team on a residential activity.
Any young person can do their Duke of Edinburgh award – regardless of ability, gender, background, or location. Achieving an Award is not a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a Duke of Edinburgh programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem, and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication, and drive, enhancing CVs, and university and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.
We offer the Bronze Award in Year 9 and the Silver Award in Year 10.
Applications are now open for Year 9 to start their Bronze Award. Complete the application form (below) and return it to Mr Lloyd no later than the last Friday in November.
12.15 – 12:50
3.30 - 4.30
(FULL PE KIT REQUIRED)
Boys fitness and dodgeball
MF | Gym
Girls fitness and badminton
LG / CJ | Gym
Girls football (All years)
LG / CJ | Astro
Y9 – Y11 Boys football
MMo / MF | Astro
MMo | Gym
BTEC and GCSE Catch up
CJ / LG | IT2
Handball (All years)
LG / CJ | Gym
Y7 and Y8 Boys football
MMo / MF | Astro
Y8 and Y9 Basketball
MMo | Gym
Netball (All years)
LG / CJ | KS4 yard
Y7 – Y9 Boys rugby
MMo / MF | Grass
BTEC and GCSE Catch up
CJ / LG / MMo | IT2
Rewards are central to the promotion of excellent work and behaviour at Moorside High School and contribute to the creation of a positive learning environment by motivating students and recognising success and achievement.
It is particularly important that you feel that there are real rewards for attendance, behaviour and academic progress which exceed expectations. Engagement points are issued by teachers for genuine achievement, and they are applied consistently and fairly in lessons to provide a true reflection of a pupil’s individual Attitude to Learning.
Merits are also recorded systematically, allowing teachers to monitor and analyse the distribution of rewards given across year groups, departments and specific student groups. This also allows us to share information about rewards effectively with you, your parents and staff.
The end-of-term assemblies include prize draws, where pupils with the most reward points have an increased chance of winning. The rewards system originated from the Year Council, and the council members continue to lead on what they would like students to be rewarded for, and they decide on the prizes or privileges that can be earned.Our reward system is linked with our school Vision and Values. Each reward achieved by a student is connected to the REACH values. (Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Community and Hard work.)
The rewards system:
- Supports the ethos and vision of the school.
- Promotes good behaviour and a positive attitude toward school.
- Supports the school’s equal opportunities policy by valuing the achievements of all students, recognising the widest range of student success.
- Supports learning by enabling students to recognise their individual achievements, as well as the achievements of others.
- Supports personalised learning through encouraging student engagement and responding flexibly to student achievement.
- Develops a climate of encouragement, praise, and respect for achievement by supporting students to value their own successes and those of others.
- Motivates students through the celebration of improvements and progress as well as attainment.
- Is applied consistently and regularly across the school by all staff.
It is important that you are always prepared for your lessons, therefore you must have the following equipment ‘SUPER 7’ on you every day:
- black/blue pen
- green pen
- pencil, ruler
Your form tutor will check you have this equipment on a regular basis. And remember, if you don’t have ALL the equipment, then your form tutor (or classroom teacher) will issue you with a SMART card referral.
- Arrive at the examination room at least 15 minutes before the exam is due to start. If you arrive later, you will need special permission to enter the exam room.
- Only write in black ink. A fountain pen or good fibre pen may improve presentation. Always carry a spare pen.
- Do not take any notes, exercise books or textbooks into the examination room. Bags should be neatly stacked in the foyer where cameras are in operation.
- Bring a record of your examination number with you to avoid mistakes or delays. The hall will be arranged in examination number order. It is essential that numbers are never rearranged by students.
- You may use calculators in some subjects. They must be small, silent, and battery operated and non-programmable. Calculators must not be left in their cases. They may not be borrowed from other candidates during the examination.
- You must provide you own writing equipment. For multiple choice question papers, a HB pencil and rubber are essential. You are also responsible for bringing such as calculators, protractors etc.
- You must attend for all examinations in full school uniform.
- You will be given a clear warning at the start of each examination regarding conduct in the examination. If any of the regulations are breached, you will be reported to the examination board and you will not be awarded a GCSE result.
- If you miss an examination for any reason except illness you will have to repay the £25 examination fee. GCSE Science will cost £50.00 as it is a dual award. If you are too ill to sit an exam, you must provide a medical certificate. You cannot take an examination at a later date.
- Your year tutor will issue with a clearance certificate, which must be signed by members of staff concerned as you return your books, all by a specific date. All books not returned will be charged to you.
- Using Calculators – For question papers where the use of calculators is allowed, candidates are responsible for making sure that their calculators meet the awarding bodies’ regulations.
The instructions set out in this section apply to all examinations unless stated otherwise in the appropriate awarding body’s subject-specific instructions.
Calculators must be:
- of a size suitable for use on the desk
- battery or solar powered
Calculators must not be designed, or adapted, to offer any of these facilities:
- language translators
- symbolic algebra manipulation
- symbolic differentiation or integration
- communication with other machines or the internet
- be borrowed from another candidate during an examination for any reason
- have retrievable information stored in them, this includes:
- mathematical formulas
The candidate is responsible for the following:
- the calculator’s power supply
- the calculator’s working condition
- You must write in black ink or ballpoint pen, unless the instructions on the front of the question paper say otherwise
- Print your name (except for CCEA examinations), centre number, candidate number and unit or component code or paper details on your answer booklets
- Fill in any other details as necessary
- You must do all work, including rough work, on examination stationery unless otherwise stated.
- You should neatly cross through any rough work but not make it totally illegible, as it will be forwarded to the examiner
- You must do any rough work for multiple-choice papers in the question book
You must not use:
- Correcting pens, fluid, or tape
- Reading pens
- Highlighter pens in your answers (although you may use them to highlight questions within the question paper or question/answer booklet)
- Pale-coloured gel pens in your answers
Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)
- JCQ Information for Candidates (Written Exams)
- JCQ Information for Candidates (On-screen Tests)
- JCQ Information for Candidates (Controlled Assessments)
- JCQ Warning to Candidates
- Any examination dates listed are provisional and will be confirmed in your statement of entry
- For examinations which do not last the full session, you will be revising prior to the start
- You will follow your normal timetable if you are not taking an exam
- Appointments for the French Speaking examination will be arranged individually.