Easter Revision & Year 11 Coursework Sessions

The Easter Revision programme is now available in the download section or by clicking here

Information regarding the Year 11 Coursework Completion is also available in the download section or by clicking here.

Please note that this document is being updated regularly.

If parents require any further information about any of the revision sessions please contact Mr Briggs, Director of Achievement-Key Stage 4.

The South Kent Science & Technology Challenge Day

Students from The Chaucer School Canterbury took part on Monday 31 March 2014 in the South Kent Science and Technology Challenge Day at Canterbury Christ Church University, alongside gifted and talented students from Bennett Memorial, Harvey Grammar,  Marlowe Academy, Sir Roger Manwood’s, Spires Academy, St Anselm’s, St George’s C of E, Norton Knatchbull and Ursuline College. 

The aim of the event, organised by MCS projects Ltd, was to increase students ‘enthusiasm for STEM subjects and increase their awareness of the applications of science in our society. Our students worked in mixed-school teams on 4 challenges (see http://mcsprojectsltd.co.uk/?page_id=14  for more details):

-  The use of E-FIT software (used by police forces to construct facial images of criminal suspects).
-  Robot design, construction and programming
-  Design and construction of an electric vehicle
-  Design and construction of a bridge using only paper, tape and string

The students from Chaucer were:  In Year 8, Tristan Quinn, Finlay Belle, Kabita Gharti Magar, Elliott Westwood, Gina Bates-Miller and Diana Waitawa.  In Year 9: Liam Checksfield, Kieron Collins, Max Harris, Dijogjena Rama and Alex Munteanu.

Our students showed a lot of initiative and maturity when working in their teams with students from other schools. They all displayed excellent thinking and team working skills. Finlay Belle and his team reached 3rd place for the E-FIT challenge and Kieron Collins, Max Harris and Elliott Westwood reached 1st place in the bridge construction, which is an amazing achievement. These students have made their school proud!

Mrs Spreadborough
Assistant Headteacher - LP-Science



Courses Convention 26 March 2014

The proposed closure of Chaucer does not envisage Post-16 education continuing on this site for the next academic year.  The school, the local authority, and local providers, are staging a courses convention on 26 March in Fuller Hall - for current Year 11 students and parents this will be between 6pm-7pm, and for current Year 12 students and parents 7pm-8pm.  All local providers will attend and will offer a range of courses from traditional A levels to vocational courses at all levels.  There will be advice and guidance available from CXK, KCC, and Chaucer staff, to help select the right options and provide support.



Thanks to a long awaited upgrade to our ICT system, we have introduced a simple means for parents to check what homework has been set by each teacher.  From late afternoon each Friday, parents and students can log on to the following site, look up their teachers’ files and be reminded of what has been set during the previous week.  The detail should be written in the Student Planner and any necessary worksheets should be collected from the classroom.  It is our intention to develop a more sophisticated system over time.  

The homework site is https://chaucertech-public.sharepoint.com/ 

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