Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Ben Pennington - Spanish
Students only just started Spanish at the beginning of year 9 and were given a Spanish news article to decipher!
Julian Boon - Physics
Conservation of momentum
Students learned the basic concept then are given a very hard question
Ruth Carey - Biology y10
Picture of the heart and open ended questions to recap on prior knowledge and challenge through questioning
Harry Windsor - Sports Science
Students were challenged to produce visual representations of the 3 major blood vessels using play-do as an intro to the vascular system
James Rice - Computing yr9
Write a set of instructions to make a cup of tea using flow chat diagrams?
Year 13 attempted macroeconomic analysis for the first time, analysing the impact of budget measures without previous teaching.
Ashley Croft - Physics Y11
High level of challenge required to work out a difficult exam question on conservation of momentum
Matt Bevan - Chemistry
Maths applied to an energy question - an impossible mission.
Matheus Matheus, Kevin Wise and Alison Peake - Maths
Decipher this maths challenge and find the hidden word
Hannah Swain - French Y7
Challenging task on naming animals in French and then asking what pets they have in full sentences before completing more challenging tasks.
Dan Foster - Maths Y9
Students had access to maths challenges on the board
Joanne Thompson Y10 & Y11 German
They had to read the German newspaper article aloud, which was full of lots unfamiliar text. They were then given between 1-3 minutes to complete each individual exercise on the worksheet.
Through class discussion, by the end of the “Mission Impossible” session, they had been able to translate the whole article from Deutsche Welle
In Science and in Chemistry, we have devised some Impossible questions and some impossible writing tasks. Below is just one example of many excellent questions.