Pedmore currently having a lockdown drill

As part of our standard fire drill, evacuation, lockdown and safety procedures we are currently staging a mock lockdown of the college site. This is a test and ensures that staff and students are familiar with the procedure and confident in the process. We will update this webpage as soon as the test procedure is complete.

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Key Stage 3 and 4 Reading Lists with Accelerated Levels

Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 participate in an Accelerated Reading programme, devised to accelerate pupils' reading skills and to foster a love of reading. Initially, pupils complete a star test, which allows teachers to work out the appropriate reading level for each pupil; fiction books in the ILC are colour coded according to their difficulty level so that pupils can select books easily. On completing a book, pupils take an online quiz which assesses their understanding and, if pupils achieve 85% or higher, they can progress to the next book level.  For more information about accelerated reading, go to

Please download the lists of authors, books and associated accelerated reading levels by clicking on the icons below