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15/09/21

It's Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we're looking at how perseverance can improve mental health. You’ve heard the quote “If at first you don’t succeed, try again” Few achieve anything great without first overcoming a few obstacles. https://t.co/LYtDISHX3l

14/09/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

Today marks . If you or someone you know is struggling with any issues at all, know that you are not alone and support is always available at Kooth! Hope Board ➡️ https://t.co/gVrgnt5NUW Other great services to reach out to for support ⬇️ https://t.co/QXw5bHxqI3

14/09/21

Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

Be kind to your reflection 💠

14/09/21

Retweeted From Anti-Bullying Pro (from charity The Diana Award)

Know your worth. You are irreplaceable.

14/09/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Open Morning Tours for the new free School Barton Manor can now be booked. Places are limited. Click here to access the booking form. https://t.co/B10eo1NpX2

14/09/21

Lots of work has been going on in summer in the anti-bullying garden. Students will be able to enjoy this calm space throughout the year. https://t.co/PyyxWTfG8C

14/09/21

Anti-Bullying Update - A lot has been happening in the anti-bullying garden this summer. Students have grown, nurtured and released butterflies to demonstrate growth and positive change. https://t.co/GXdPWph9M1

09/09/21

Retweeted From Ramsgate Football Club

Free family ticket for every Thanet based school child as a welcome back to school gift from Ramsgate FC just produce this attached image on the turnstile to receive free entrance to Saturday’s game at the ⁦⁩ community stadium https://t.co/P6hotwe8iG

08/09/21

Welcome back to our Wellbeing Wednesday message! This week we are looking at the practice of self-care. See the attached self-care ideas and have a positive week! https://t.co/szWYFMTzp1

07/09/21

CDS Prefect Instagram - – A message from the Prefect Team: Welcome back students! We all hope you had a great fulfilling summer and are eager to go for the year ahead. We look forward to seeing you back in school this week! https://t.co/kCdK4KH6wG

07/09/21

We are sharing a picture of our second new food room in as many years. Students in Y7 & 8 will be mainly cooking in here – what lucky students they are! There are 15 state of the art workstations, fitted with induction hob, double oven and industrial sink unit. https://t.co/gBVy3gRofg

07/09/21

Football is Back! Trials are in Sept 2:50-4:00pm Thurs 9 - Y7 Boys - Mr Taylor Thurs 9 - Y10 & 11 Boys - Mr Masters Fri 10 - Y7 & 8 Girls - Mr Taylor Tues 14 - Y8 Boys - Mr Shepperson Tues 14- Y9 Boys - Mr Allen Bring outdoor PE kit, boots/shin pads https://t.co/8tWpq2ZSIy

02/09/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

The applications process for the new free school, Barton Manor School, is open today, 1 Sept. Apply online for a Y7 place only using the link below. Closing date Friday 10 December 2021. https://t.co/Svaz5Vxc89

02/09/21

All pupils return to CDS on Tuesday 7 September 2021 - We look forward to seeing you all then! https://t.co/wP5KXAJ2rm

27/08/21

Over the last year CDS students and staff have raised a whopping £2,475.23 for the School’s chosen charities. A massive thank you to everyone involved! https://t.co/Mv0IkJfuIk

26/08/21

Yr 6 into 7 Transition Days: Tues 31st Aug, through Fri 3rd Sept. We are welcoming our new Y7s next week to familiarise themselves with CDS prior to a return on the 7 September. If Y6 parents need any info regarding the days then please email office.kent.sch.uk https://t.co/XDEOReCWvQ

24/08/21

Vacancy: BCAT Trust Estates Manager/The Charles Dickens School Site Manager. Please follow the link below for full details. https://t.co/t1mRUUvAzZ

16/08/21

Please see the link below to view the full Barton Manor School consultation summary report and associated appendices. App 1 provides an executive summary of the responses received and App 2 provides a summary of the FAQs, and the Trust responses. https://t.co/K138U2dDAd

16/07/21

Body positivity is something we want to address. Remember to not only to be kind to others but also kind to your self with your body image. BE KIND STAY POSITIVE HAVE A GOOD SUMMER!! From the CDS Prefect Team https://t.co/XHO9oc2qMn

16/07/21

Hospitality & Catering: Year 10 Hospitality & Catering students have been working on their plating and presentation ideas. They have made their own sushi! Very impressive technical skills on show, and beautifully presented! Well done! https://t.co/ATE3b8Er5z

16/07/21

Competitions & Rewards: Throughout the year students have been working hard, entering weekly competitions and gathering reward points. This year’s winners are Tavistock! Well done to all colleges for all their hard work! https://t.co/3GfSZpM3Ec

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your wellbeing: NHS https://t.co/s80x1KEfue MIND https://t.co/lL5nU8zZYY

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday Some of the apps and websites to support your mindfulness Headspace https://t.co/XNoh7bgRjJ Insight timer https://t.co/zxlH8l7og2 Smiling mind https://t.co/evBFb1oZr3 My life https://t.co/fQyocNPEcR Calm https://t.co/kZXnVKNLSm

14/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: Yes, we have nearly made it! We are nearing the end of a school year that has been like no other and we all need a well-deserved break. https://t.co/UvoCnitoul

07/07/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week we’re thinking about endings, transitions and new beginnings. The end of the academic year, the summer break and a new beginning in September. https://t.co/0pvYmkK5Iv

07/07/21

Retweeted From Families First NEL

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07/07/21

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

If you are concerned about the wellbeing and mental health of a young person, try the 'Getting Help' button on Kent Resilience Hub and 'I need help now' button on MoodSpark for advice. Here is a link to a helpful PDF 👇 https://t.co/toLKSJTUJu https://t.co/R6WqZgcFCP

07/07/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Happy ! ⚽👏🏆 With reaching its conclusion, our final football-themed guide has some top tactics for playing fair online and avoiding a red card! 🟥 Desktop: https://t.co/JcrJGUCw2H Download the app: https://t.co/9SHxFe871p https://t.co/RCK6R7sUo0

05/07/21

Thursday is Cultural Capital Day at CDS with lots going on for students off timetable … Y7 trip to Kent Life for the day Y8 are with Crest Discovery Award Science Y9 have a mixture of Volcanos and Cookery Y10 have a virtual work experience day with EBP Kent https://t.co/8WuHkXfSxd

30/06/21

CDS Prefect Instagram - – A message from the Prefect Team: June is Pride Month and we celebrate and embrace members of the LGBTQ+ community by challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Happy Pride Month everyone! https://t.co/MPuNtBoxcU

30/06/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It's 🕺🎶 As an official sponsor of , TikTok are back in the limelight and the prominent logo is on our TVs almost every night! Is it all fun and games though? Find out more in this weeks guide! Download for free: https://t.co/cYmr92doaw https://t.co/fW4Vawokau

30/06/21

Retweeted From Kent County Council

Last day to register! If you would like your child to sit the Kent Test, you have until Thursday (midnight July 1, 2021) to register. Find out more about the assessment process and register here: https://t.co/nSViJeicLl https://t.co/A3L2d0jk7H

30/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: This week's theme is "Music for Wellbeing", inspired by World Music Day (21 June). Music is a part of life, and whether energising or soft and soothing it is a way of expressing our emotions and feelings. https://t.co/x36FHD4O2W

24/06/21

Hospitality & Catering – CDS Year 9s working with have been learning the art of laying the perfect table setting and attending to their guests with silver service plating ‘table-side’. Well done to Team Hospitality! https://t.co/GaVtsdPlNZ

23/06/21

Wellbeing Wednesday: Whether you're an athlete, enjoy competitive sports or having a kick about with friends, developing a positive mental attitude can help give you an edge. Positive thinking is being optimistic, confident and well prepared! https://t.co/chOFCvW4wr

21/06/21

Retweeted From Barton Court Grammar

Last chance to contribute to the BMS, free school, consultation which closes tomorrow at 9am. We'd love to hear your views. https://t.co/f77nVQMuLS

17/06/21

Retweeted From Kent Sport

Our friends at Kooth are running free online mental wellbeing sessions for 18-25 year-olds on Tuesday 29 June 11am-12pm and Thursday 15th July 11.30am-12.30am. More info and sign up is below. Please share. https://t.co/59k7uRqjlq

17/06/21

Retweeted From Kooth plc

🚨Attention🚨 Kooth has been shortlisted by for the Health Awards 2021 in the category 'Health Tech Companies/Founders & Leaders'. With 13 days left - Vote for us here ➡️ https://t.co/CViEbCN1Hr https://t.co/YMJzYzj2bF

Introduction

Vision and Mission

At The Charles Dickens School we wish to nurture and develop all students and to provide an environment rich in opportunities for learning and for the development of individual gifts and talents.

We aim to inspire our students to be global citizens prepared for the exciting opportunities and challenges of today’s world. They will be encouraged to develop thinking skills that can be applied across disciplines, to learn languages which will allow them to communicate with confidence, and to develop the skills of leadership, collaboration and self-knowledge essential for happiness and personal fulfilment.

Each student at The Charles Dickens School is unique and our programmes are designed to support the developing needs of our students. The Gifted and Talented programmes are created to ensure the very best success for those students identified as having a particular gift or talent but are also open to all students who wish to aim high and achieve the very best in their academic and personal development.

Our partnership with Barton Court Grammar School will allow us to share ideas, resources and best practice to ensure all students have access to opportunities to stretch and challenge in all subjects to encourage academic excellence, and with individual talents in Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Sport and Design Technology. 


Curriculum – “The Grammar Learning Pathway”

In Years 7 and 8, there is an opportunity for students to follow the “Grammar Learning Pathway”.

Students study an academic curriculum making sure they are stretched and challenged across a wide range of traditional subjects, which includes a Modern Foreign language. This programme provides ideal preparation for the EBacc programme at KS4.

In Years 9 – 11, all students start their GCSE courses and there is an opportunity for students to study the traditional EBacc programme. This is the most prestigious learning pathway offered and will lead to the English Baccalaureate qualification. The EBacc provides students with a broad range of academic subjects upon which to build any future career options. It is expected by this Government that all students, at KS4, follow this pathway and it is recognised as a highly prestigious pathway by school Sixth Forms, Colleges, Universities and employers and is ideal preparation for Post-16 study.

To achieve the EBacc, students must gain a GSCE grade 9-5 in six subjects. These subjects must include:

  • Mathematics
     
  • English Language
     
  • 2 Sciences (2 from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Combined Science (2 GCSEs))
     
  • 1 Humanity (1 from History or Geography)
     
  • 1 MFL (French)

 


Additional Opportunities

Students gifted or talented in a specific field or subject are provided with opportunities within and beyond the classroom to achieve their own personal excellence. They are consistently challenged to push themselves further and given opportunities to share their ability with others through leadership and challenging learning tasks. The success of our students is widely celebrated as we celebrate a culture where gifts and talents are nurtured and appreciated.

Extra-curricular opportunities, visits, competitions, exhibitions, events, concerts, productions, are widely available and students are encouraged to take part with as many as possible to extend their skills further and to broaden their learning.

Gifted and Talented students in Year 7 and 8 complete a programme within Tutor Time which is focused on developing key learning strategies which will support their ability to push and challenge themselves in lessons and become the most confident learners possible. Students in Year 9 and 10 are given the opportunity to complete the Extended Project Qualification. This GCSE course gives them the opportunity to research into a topic of personal interest and complete an academic piece of writing on it. Whilst completing the project they develop a range of transferrable skills including research, organisation, problem solving and communication. Year 11 students are supported to develop the strategies required to achieve the highest possible grades in their GCSE examination through effective learning and revision strategies. Students are also given the opportunity to be part of the ‘Brilliant Club’ scheme which gives them the opportunity to work with a PhD graduate to complete a series of tutorials and finally produce their own academic piece of writing.

The Charles Dickens School also works very closely with local universities to support our Gifted and Talented students. These opportunities push students to take their gifts and talents to a higher level and have experiences to support their passion for life-long learning. Some of these opportunities are summarised below

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

BioScience Degree in a Day

Build a Student

University Life

GCSE Revision Skills

E-Mentoring

Transition Project

BioScience Degree in a Day

TechGirl Challenge

Science Day

Inspiring Minds

Build a University

More than One Direction

Medical Fayre

Inspiring Minds

GCSE Revision Skills

Narrative Literacy Project

Narrative Literacy Project

I’m a Scientist

I’m an Engineer

Summer School

University Visits

Peace Festival

Study Skills

Summer School

University Visits

Maths Challenge Project

University Visits

Ethics – Degree in a Day

What Happens Next

Subject Specific Days

 

World Languages Day

Presentation Skills Workshop

Presentation Skills Workshop

Revision Subject Support

 

Dynamic Dialogue

Debating Development

The Benefits of Student and University Life

 

 

Science Extravaganza

University Visits

University Visits

 

 

Source Skills Project

Confidence in the Classroom

Confidence in the Classroom

 

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