This week’s Word of the Week

At Southam College we are determined that everyone is the best that they can be. One of the ways we want students to achieve this is through using ambitious vocabulary, and with this in mind we have a ‘word of the week’. The word is published in school on the daily bulletin, and also on the school website. Students can gain house achievement points by using the word in their talking and in their writing.

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Welcome back to All Year 9 Students and their tutors

Having an assembly together on the first day back was a great way to see how you have all grown over the summer holidays. A lot of you are now taller that me and you all look so smart!

Time is going very quickly and as mentioned this morning attitude will bring success!

Good luck in Year 9 and make things happen for you!

Mrs. Erroi, Head of Year 9

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YEAR 8 Summer Reading List

Summer reading list for all you keen readers. Enjoy and remember to challenge yourself!

Have a great holiday. Miss Davies!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night – Mark Haddon

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Looking for JJ – Anne Cassidy

The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas – John Boyne

The Outsiders – S.E Hinton

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

Coram Boy – Jamila Gavin

The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness

The Northern Lights/The Ruby in the Smoke – Phillip Pullman

Life: An exploded Diagram – Mal Peet

How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff

Revolver – Marcus Sedgwick

The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R. Tolkien

Witch Child – Celia Rees

Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve


Challenge Titles

Charles Dickens

Abridged Great Expectations

Oliver Twist

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Treasure Island

Celebration Assembly

Today Year 8 had an end of year Celebration Assembly. We recognised the achievements our students have attained both in school and in their activities outside the school day.



Well done to

Bailey Cordener-Young, Katelyn Southwick, Lucy Knight, Rhea McCulloch, Jacob Jordan, Toby Wines,  Olivia Kay, Oskar Challice, Charlie King, Charlie Jones, Greg Fisher, Lucas Mann, Isabelle Barker, Olivia Krawczyk, Bradley Jones, Todd Constable, Rachel Clarke, Helen Aries, Billie Whyte, Jerrie Jenkins, Elisha Bowmaster, Nicola Rose, Nicole Spakes, Chris Bailey, Rhys Newland, Joe Burch, Beth Edwards, Chloe Curtis Dune and Jamie Clements.


All Year 8 students have grown in maturity, confidence and personally. Congratulations to all my Year 8 students for their achievements thus far.

Have a great summer. I look forward in seeing you all in Year 9.

Mrs Erroi, Head of Year 8

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The renewal of your child’s locker for the next academic year is now overdue. The fee for this is £5. If your child wishes to keep their locker next year, please send in payment in a named envelope and post it into the green box beside the Student Office by Monday 14th July or ask them to hand in their payment to somebody in the Student Office.

We have several students on the waiting list for a locker so it is important the renewal is received by the above date. If payment is not received, the locker will be emptied of any contents so that the lock can be changed and the locker allocated to another student. Any unclaimed items left in lockers will be put in lost property.

If your child does not require their locker next year they can hand their key in to the Student Office and they will receive their £5 deposit back. If they have lost their key can they please let somebody in the Student Office know.

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Year 8 Science

Today 8AS2 had a noisy Science lesson!

Sound was the topic of the day and students learnt about frequency and the amplitude of soundwaves. They linked the loudness of a scream to to amplitude. The guitar was played to link wavelength to notes played on the guitar.


Science Lesson – Sound

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