Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Year 11 Population, migration and resources

I am posting interesting and updated information about population, migration and resources. Remember... we will do a test about population and migration soon. Click on the link or picture to find out more.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Dear students,

As I do every September, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back for the start of the 2015 – 2016 school year. Although I’m sure everyone hates to see their summer vacation come to an end, there is always a certain air of excitement about the start of a new school year. 
We did not even start yet and  here you have some information about our 1st term. Hope you find it useful and it will be all explained the first week we see all each other. Click on upper tags to know more. But anyway... most of you are more or less familiar with new timetables, rooms, books, and teachers.

It is going to be a challenging year for us all (students, parents and teachers), with many different issues to deal with academically or not, in and out the school. 

For that reason we all must make an extra effort in our own responsabilities, being supportive to each other.

- Students, I expect you work hard, study a lot, following school rules as you know them already.

- Parents, I know and appreciate your support and understanding of the hard work of teachers and special conditions we are going through at work. So, I give you all my biggest thank you in advance.
- Teachers (myself) As a teacher I understand the effort all of you (parents) are making to send your kids here and I will do my job as professional as ever to get outstanding and best academic results with every single student I am responsible in every subject, group and lessons I teach.

Ok, enough is enough... time to say bye for now.

I just wish you the best of luck to you all this year.

Mr. Legaz

Monday, 24 August 2015

Back to school....

A few days and back to work! EVERYBODY!! 
Enjoy your last days and weeks of Holiday! If it makes you happy... Teachers will be back to work some days before you do... :-)

Monday, 6 July 2015

Geography Book Order 2015-2016 -- Important Information

It seems there were some mistakes in the book order with the information of Geography. I have been talking to Mr. Vallely and he has sent you an email on the platform explaining the mistakes , these are not related with the geography department and/or the teachers. I do a copy and paste down here, just in case you did not read it just yet. (As you can read Year 7 and 11 information is fine in the book order)

Parece que han realizado algunos errores en la información de geografía y la lista de libros de texto enviada hace un par de días. He estado hablando con Mr. Vallely y os ha enviado un email en la plataforma, explicando los errores, los cuales nada tienen que ver con el departamento y/o sus profesores. Os copio y pego el email aquí abajo, por si no habeis leído todavía el mensaje. (Como podréis leer la información sobre year 7 e 11 están correctas en la lista de libros)


Hola a todos los padres de Y7, Y8 , Y9 y Y10

Acabo de ver la lista de libros para el curso 2015-16 y hay errores en Geography, Me gustaría dejar claro que libros son para todos:

Year 8 el libro no es la cuarta edición sino la tercera pero el ISBN que aparece en la lista es corecto.
Year 9 el libro no es la cuarta edición sino la tercera pero el ISBN que aparece en la lista es corecto.
En Year 10 no aparece ningún libro pero el libro es el siguente
The New Wider World  by David Waugh, Third Edition, ISBN 9781408505113

Disculpen las molestias y buen verano a todos

Chris Vallely
Jefe del departamento de Geography

Friday, 19 June 2015

Some figures 2014 / 2015

Every june I try to make a summary about my academic year. After many days, weeks, months, terms of hard work .... here we have the well deserved rest & holidays!... and some numbers.

Mr. Legaz academic year 2014-2015 in quick figures...
- I have been teaching 253 students
-12 groups of teaching.Geography:7A, 7B, 7C , 8A, 8B, 8C, 9A, 9B, 9C,11
                                      History: 8C
                                      Tutor and PSHE: 8C 
- More than 1200 teaching hours (not included substitutions, duties, etc)
- More than 44 test, it means around 1000 tests and 253 exercise books marked 1000 times!!!
- Around 1012 grades and comments on reports.
- Countless notes in diaries and some phone calls to parents
- Many parents evenings, tutorial appointments and teacher meetings 
- And millions of SILENCE please and behave properly! Thank you!


Graduation year 13s (2015)

Dear year 13 (1997),
Congratulations for your graduation today (Friday). 
Wishing the BEST for the future to you all!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Summer letter 2015

Estimados padres y alumnos de “Geography” en year 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 9A, 9B, 9C, 11 y “History” year 8C :

Estamos cerrando el curso académico 2014/2015. Este año ha sido un curso largo y duro en muchos aspectos, y no sólo en lo académico. Agradezco vuestro reconocimiento y apoyo durante todos estos meses.

Espero disfrutéis de un buen verano y merecido descanso. Recomiendo se siga en contacto con actividades relacionadas con la lectura y repaso de conceptos aprendidos durante el año. Algunos estudiantes de “year 7, 8 y 9” han recibido un “summer-pack”. En los comentarios de las notas he puesto quien debe hacer el trabajo de verano. Son actividades de repaso para aquellos que han suspendido o han aprobado pero creo que necesitan reforzar la/s asignatura/s de cara al curso que viene. No olvidéis traerlo hecho a la vuelta de vacaciones y entregarlo en la primera semana como “year 8, 9 ó 10”.
Aquí tenéis un enlace con las instrucciones por si han perdido la documentación que he entregado a los alumnos.

También espero que este verano descansemos y el sol nos recargue a todos de energía para así empezar el nuevo curso con fuerza y energía renovada.

Un abrazo y gracias una vez más.

Félix Legaz


Dear Parents and Students of "Geography" in year 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A, 8B, 8C, 9A, 9B, 9C, 11 and "History" year 8C,

We are at the end of this academic year 2014/2015. It has been a long hard year in many ways, not just academically. As usual, I really appreciate your support and understanding during all these months.

I hope you enjoy a great summer and deserved rest. I recommend you follow up with reading-related activities and review of concepts learned during the year. Some students in "year 7, 8 and 9" have received a "summer-pack" already, it says on the report the students that must do it. They are summer activities for those who have failed or they are at the edge and I think they need to strengthen their knowledge in my subject/s for next year. Please, do not forget to bring it done in September and hand it in the first week you are back to school again, as year 8, 9 or 10.
There is a link here, just in case the students with the summer work have lost their documents and information.

I also hope that this summer we rest a lot and we enjoy the sun, so we will be back to work with renewed strength and energy.

Regards and thank you very much one more time.

Félix Legaz