It is not about counting the days but making each day count
As our Year 11 students approach their final months before their examinations, it is not about counting the days but making each day count. We want every student to make full use of the wide range of support programmes and activities that are being made available to them and this page is designed to centralise information for students and their parents.
Upcoming Diary Dates for Year 11 Parents:
- Year 11 Reports to Parents – Wednesday 25 January 2017
- Year 11 Subject Consultation Evening – Thursday 9 February 2017 (4:30pm-7:30pm)
- Year 11 Raising Attainment Evening for Parents – 8 March 2017 (6:30pm) – click here to access the presentation.
Obviously, we will inform you by ParentMail of any other dates/events of note as the year progresses. It is important that you keep in touch with any correspondence we send out – for easy reference, check out our ‘Letters to Parents’ page by clicking here to see if you have missed anything.
Organised and effective revision is a key factor in preparing well for upcoming examinations. If you haven’t already, read this useful Revision Toolkit which we have put together for you which features a wealth of tips, tools and do’s and don’ts in achieving effective revision.
There are a number of Revision Sessions offered by subject areas throughout the school where students can attend to complete some additional revision and gain additional support from teachers. Click the image below to access the timetable.
Easter School will be taking place during the spring break holiday – click here to access our Easter School information page.
What do the New Grades Mean?
Please refer to the two information documents below which provide very clear explanation of the changes to GCSE grading in 2017 and how to compare these with past grades.
Feeling Under Pressure?
Keeping calm and focused is a challenge and finding the right balance of work and leisure is important. Parents can really support their son/daughter in this process and we have produced a useful guide to help you called ‘A Parents’ Guide to Beating Exam Stress’. We recognise that every child is different and will require different strategies of support and we are always here to help. If students or parents have concerns or require additional support, please contact your child’s form tutor or Mr Slater.
Thinking Ahead – Sixth Form
We are thrilled to have received so many applications for Sixth Form and are very excited about the impact this will have on our thriving Sixth Form provision next year. Remember, the course selections you have indicated on your applications are not ‘set in stone’ and, if you feel you want to revisit them, they can contact Mr O’Shaughnessy in Sixth Form to discuss your plans. Over the coming weeks, there will be a number of activities and events to begin to familiarise students with life and study in Sixth Form, including a Sixth Form Taster Day in March.
If you haven’t submitted your Sixth Form Application form yet, there is still time to do so – it’s quick and easy to do online by clicking here.
Keep in touch with our Sixth Form section of the website where you will find all the latest news and resources available.
Year 11 Prom
Believe it or not, the prom will be here before you know it. It takes place on Thursday 29 June at Aintree Racecourse. More details will follow as the arrangements progress.