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Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. In doing so we support and challenge students both to fulfil their academic potential and become exemplary young people of whom we can all be proud. This unites us in our commitment to ‘Aspire and Achieve’. Thank you […]

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A-Level Music

18.09.14

We’re starting to get into the nitty-gritty of some of the work, and this is where patience and perseverance is needed! Analysing and writing harmony requires you to know key signatures, understand triads, and begin to investigate what sevenths and suspensions are. All of this is a far cry from the basic knowledge required at […]

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Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Blog

Hello and welcome to Ryedale School’s teaching and learning blog. We want to share with everyone the best of our teaching and learning, and to provide parents with a greater insight into what happens in the classroom, and how you might help your child aspire and achieve. Ryedale School staff have a Teaching and Learning […]

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A-Level Music

11.09.14

Well done today – three hours of hard work. The quality of the analysis of the Down Ampney harmony was generally very good. We discussed how suspensions, sevenths and modulations embellish the basic harmony, but also make it trickier to analyse. We then discussed how cadences are formed, and there was a cadence sheet to have a […]

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A-Level Music

04.09.14

It was great to meet everyone today, and outline the course to you all. We listened to Handel’s Zadok the Priest, the adagio from Mozart’s Gran Partita for 13 wind instruments, and Chopin’s Revolutionary Etude, in the hope that this reminded you all of GCSE Music work. We also had a go at analysing the harmony of a […]

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GCSE Results Success in 2014

Headline Figures 72% 5A*-C with EN and MA 38% EBacc 27% A*/A% It has been a great day seeing so many students get the excellent grades they deserved for their hard work and fantastic attitude to learning. 72% of this year group achieved 5 or more grades at A*-C including English and maths. The English […]

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Back from Borneo – (Latest update 13:00)

Update (13:00): The driver still seems confident that we’re on track for the original estimate of 14:30 into Malton. Update (11:00): The drivers initial estimate for our arrival in Malton is 14:30 but due to the adverse weather it’s likely this may change. Update (09:14): Well we’re on the ground in London and just waiting […]

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Mantinani Island – Borneo

Mantinani Island – Borneo We arrived safely on to Mantinani Island yesterday where the white beaches and clear sea certainly left us all speechless! The team set straight to work with an orientation trip around the villages. This allowed us the opportunity to see projects that have previously been completed as well as find out […]

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Diving in Borneo

Well we’ve now complete our time a the dive camp and there are some photographs available on facebook. To find the images you can search for Dive Down below and we are group 5 or click here for a direct link. There are some fantastic pictures of the dives and the studying needed to safely […]

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Gaya Island Paradise – Borneo

We arrived at Gaya Island and it is paradise! No time to waste though we got stuck straight in with the PADI course. The team members taking part in the training were out diving before the end of the day followed by some serious studying in the evening, and they thought they’d left the revision […]

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Camp Tinagol Borneo – Updated Images

We arrived at Camp Tinagol approximately 150km north of the state capital Kota Kinabalu, in the northwestern corner of Sabah and after three nights of jungle hammocks the long houses were a welcome sight! On our arrival some of the locals performed their traditional victory dance, after their performance we were invited to join in! […]

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Officially jungle explorers!

What a fantastic experience. We all managed to put up our own hammocks, in the jungle, in the dark! A few did have to be redone the next day and only one of us who shall remain nameless fell out that night. The whole experience certainly helped to build team spirit! Our first project was […]

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Arrived safely in Borneo

Well after a marathon journey we’ve all arrived safely in Borneo. We’re heading to the hostel and have enjoyed our first taste of the local food. Our jungle kit’s been organised, checked and packed so we’ll be making the eight hour journey into the jungle tomorrow morning to begin our first project. It’s unlikely there’ll […]

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