School Update (4th April 2020)

We are currently recruiting for a number of roles for September 2020. Please visit our virtual recruitment page for details of the exciting positions that we have and for further details on the virtual application process

Dear Parents/ Carers, we have now come to the end of what has been a challenging term for all. During the Spring break Ark Boulton will continue to support our families and are available to be contacted through our email: Please continue to monitor your SMS messages and post as these we will be our primary methods of contact in the coming weeks. Our teachers are working to ensure that the website is continually updated with new learning content and we will be sending further guidance in time for the new term. We recently sent a text message with a link to a short survey regarding access to online materials at home. Please complete this so that we are able to support and tailor the resources we provide. Finally, we must continue to show our support for NHS and all other keyworkers who continue to serve on the frontline, by staying indoors and practicing social distancing should you need to go out.

As you are no doubt aware Year 11s will not be sitting formal GCSE examinations this Summer. We are currently receiving guidance from Ofqual on how grades will be attained by students. We will, of course update our Year 11 families and parents as soon as we have definitive details.

Please click here if you need any additional information regarding free school meals.

We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives. Please continue to follow health guidance from the NHS and the Government.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.

If you need to contact the school, please email:

KS4 Virtual School

Dear Upper School,

I hope that you are all safe and well.

The last few weeks have been very ‘different’ for us all; I hope that you have been coping well with this unprecedented change to our routine. I know many of you will be spending time taking care of your loved ones so I wanted to remind you that your Ark Boulton family is still here for you should you need someone to talk to or share any concerns with. As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with someone at the school, whether this is via the Sharpe system, Mr Patel, Mrs Higgins, Mr Richards or myself, Ms Ahmed. Alternatively, if you have a subject specific question, please email this to and someone will get back to you.

I hope that you have been spending some time each day completing your home learning through the revision videos your teachers have made for you on our website, through Seneca and through PiXL. We have been updating the website on a daily basis with relevant resources for you to use so please keep checking back for new and exciting ways to engage in learning from home. To help you keep to a routine, please remember to use the KS4 Virtual timetable on the website so that you are able to manage your time properly and get a breadth of learning completed.

Year 10, all the work that has been set for you is based on your prior learning. Revision of prior learning will be crucial for your progress when you come back into school so that your time in Year 11 can be spent completing the GCSE curriculum and not going over content you have already learnt. Make use of your time at home and become an expert in everything you have already been taught!

Year 11, please be rest assured that although your exams have been cancelled, we have received guidance from the DFE that they will do their very best to ensure GCSE grades will be fair and will not disadvantage your progress onto sixth form, college or apprenticeships. We will be in touch with you over the coming months with more information. Please use your time to revise content via the school website and begin to prepare for subjects that you will be taking at college by doing some pre-learning.

As we head into the Easter holidays, please ensure you get some rest and enjoy some quality time with your family.  Please follow the government’s guidance and do not go out unless it is to get essential food items.

Stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Take care of yourself and your family.

Ms Ahmed

Vice Principal


Virtual Assembly




Please use your 'Independent Learning' materials in relation to this timetable

9am - 9.30am PE PE PE PE PE
9.30am - 10am Break/
10am - 11am English (Seneca) English (Seneca) English (Seneca) English (Seneca) English (Seneca)
11am - 12pm Maths (Seneca / 
Maths (Seneca / 
Maths (Seneca / 
Maths (Seneca / 
Maths (Seneca / 
12pm - 12.30pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12.30pm -1.30pm Science (Seneca) Science (Seneca) Science (Seneca) Science (Seneca) Science (Seneca)
1.30pm - 2.30pm History/
Religious Studies
Religious Studies
2.30pm - 3pm Break Break Break Break Break
3pm - 4pm Option 2
Option 2
Option 2
Option 2
Option 2
4pm - 5pm Option 3
Option 3
Option 3
Option 3
Option 3
5pm - 5.30pm Extended Learning Extended Learning Extended Learning Extended Learning Extended Learning



Use the below links to find specific resources for your subjects:

(for most subjects)
Year 11
Exam Prep
French Geography Maths
Food English Lit English Lit
Business Music Psychology




Your Money Matters Textbook

Tenner Challenge

My Money Week

Maths Matters



AQA Revision Placemats 3

GCSE Factors influencing food choice




Online French Resources

KS4 French Home Study Pack Higher

Environment booklet

Year 11 revision booklet on local area, holidays and travel




Climate Hazards

Coastal Environment

Economic World


Paper 3 Unseen Fieldwork Practice

Paper 3 Unseen Fieldwork Practice Mark Scheme

Resource Management - Water


Tectonics - Nepal Only

Test your vocabulary


BBC Bitesize

AQA Resources

Internet Geography


Nepal Earthquake

Typhoon Haiyan


Nigeria Development




PiXL Maths App for personalised revision

Corbett Maths for videos, worksheets and practice papers

Maths Genie for graded videos, worksheets and practice papers

Mathed Up for videos and quizzes

Past papers are also available here



Set Works Overview:

Seneca Learning Module / Revision Knowledge Organisers / Revision Posters


Afro Celt Sound System's 'Release' - Resouce 1 / Resource 2

Esperanza Spalding's 'Samba Em Preludio' - Resouce 1 / Resource 2

Vocal Music:

Queen's 'Killer Queen' - Resource 1 / Resource 2

Purcell's 'Music For a While' - Resource 1 / Resource 2

Instrumental Music:

Bach's 'Brandenburg Concerto in D Major' - Resource 1 / Resource 2

Beethoven's Piano Sonata no 8 in C minor 'Pathetique' - Resource 1 / Resource 2

Music for Stage & Screen:

Schwartz's 'Defying Gravity' from Wicked - Resource 1 / Resource 2

John William's 'Star Wars Main Title: Rebel Blockade' - Resource 1 / Resource 2

Musical Elements & Devices:

Seneca Learning Module

Dictation Exercises:

Melodic Dictation - Resource 1 / Resource 2

Rhythm Dictation - Resource 1 / Resource 2

Essay Section B: 

Example Answers 1 / Example Answers 2

Practice Papers: 

Resource 1 / Resource 2 / Resource 3


Independent Learning Booklets

Year 10 Independent Learning

Year 11 Independent Learning


Seneca Learning Platform

Click here to learn how to use Seneca