Year 11 – Making it Count

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.

2018 Summer Examinations Series

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.

Revision Support

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.

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Easter School

Monday 26 March – Thursday 5 April

This year’s GCSE examination season is just around the corner and all our students should be well on their way with their preparation and revision. Easter is the perfect opportunity for all Year 11 students to get ahead and continue their GCSE preparations so with the help and support of their class teachers, we will be running sessions throughout the holidays to ensure that our students are ready and prepared.

What’s available?
Your teachers will be available to support you with study and revision skills and help you to understand topics that you may be struggling with. There will be opportunities to practise your examination technique and complete questions which will help to prepare you for the summer. Your teachers will provide support and advice on how to answer a range of questions and help you understand key terminology which may appear in the examinations. There will also be opportunities to use facilities to complete coursework tasks and work quietly to complete any additional work. Students will also be able to gain support in preparing revision timetables, how to cope with examination pressure and establishing the best methods of revising difficult topics.

Sessions will take place in morning and afternoon blocks, running between 9am – 12pm and 1pm and 3pm.

Click here to access the Easter School timetable.

What to do next?
Click on the image below to find out all the information that you need. Ensure you have signed up so that your teachers are aware that you will be attending on the day. A timetable of classes will be given to you and uploaded here so keep an eye out!
For further information, speak to your class teacher or Mr Symes or Mr Rigby.

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

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 the Open Evening on 7 December and Sixth Form Taster Day in Spring 2018.

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 28 June at Aintree Racecourse.  More details will follow as the arrangements progress.


Make every day count!