Enrichment

Berwick Academy students have access to a large sports hall, gym, squash courts and a high quality fitness suite. Outside there are extensive pitches and tennis courts including a full size, floodlit, astro turf, football and hockey pitch. To complement our facilities, we are fortunate to have easy access to the local sports centre and swimming pool.

Our students have good opportunities to perform. These include charity events and showcase evenings, and each year our Youth Theatre of singers, dancers, actors and musicians produce a school musical. There are workshops in art, music and drama with artists in residence. Additional music lessons are available in woodwind, brass, strings, drums, guitar, keyboard and singing. Performing Arts courses are available at Key Stage 4 and KS5 in the 6th Form.

We value education outside the classroom. There is a regular programme of visits to universities in the North East and Scotland to encourage our students to aim for higher education. Overseas visits take place every year, most recently to France and Belgium. A visit to Port Elizabeth in South Africa took place in summer 2013.

Our students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of visits and trips in this country: the PE department undertake a sports tour; geography students carry out practical field work in the Lake District and on the Northumbrian coastline; technology pupils visit London and Edinburgh; history and RE students visit York, Durham, Newcastle and Holy Island; scientists visit the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

There are theatre visits to Newcastle and London and cultural visits to the Sage Music Centre and art galleries in Edinburgh and London.

Within the school day there are also a number of enrichment opportunities: Miss Carpenter runs a creative writing course and the MFL department offer catch-up drop in sessions after school.

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The latest government advice is that anyone who shows symptoms (a cough and/or high temperature) of COVID 19 should self-isolate for 14 days along with members of their household.
The school is now closed except to students who have access via our ‘closure support plan’.
Thank you for all your support and patience in these uncertain times.  Please check our website regularly for updates.

 

Important information about Show My Homework during school closure:

During school closure, all learning tasks will be set via Show My Homework.  There will be tasks on Show My Homework for students to complete every day.

To log in, please go to www.showmyhomework.co.uk
All queries about logging in, including any issues with passwords, must be sent via email to remoteithelp@berwickacademy.co.uk 
 
Student Logins:
Parent Logins:
  • Log in using the email address that you wish to use as your Show My Homework contact email.
  • Use the parent login code sent home by the school with your child.
  • If you need further help to log in, you should contact remoteithelp@berwickacademy.co.uk

We expect Year 9 and 10 students to complete the work set on Show My Homework in the new exercise book that they were given on Friday 20th March.  Your child should bring this exercise book back to school when we re-open.  Years 11-13 should continue work in their existing books and folders, as directed by their teacher.

Show My Homework

Show My Homework is the online portal that we use for tracking and managing your child’s homework.

Show My Homework provides:

Show My Homework app, which can be accessed with your login code, as an easy way to keep up-to-date with your child’s homework    We hope that this will be of use to you in viewing and tracking the work set for your child.

While parents should use their login code, students should select the ‘Login with Office 365’ button to log in, which is situated directly beneath the main login boxes at the top of the web page.  To log in, please visit www.showmyhomework.co.uk.

If your child is having difficulty logging in, their first action should be to contact  remoteithelp@berwickacademy.co.ukIf there are further queries following this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Show My Homework, who are always happy to help. Just log a query using help.showmyhomework.co.uk or call 0207 1979550.