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Year 11 Bulletin
Friday, 27 January 2017 00:00

Year 11 Bulletin


Dear Parent/Carer

This week the focus for Year 11 has been reflecting on successes and identifying strategies to make the most of the short time left before the examination season begins. I am pleased to say that Year 11 students continue to be a shining example to the rest of the school in a number of ways. Year 11 attendance has fallen slightly compared to the first term but I am pleased to say that 6 of the 8 tutor groups still have over 95% attendance for the year.

Students received their second round of ‘Prom Points’ last week (October – December 2016) and I am pleased to say that the vast majority of students have over 15 points and will be able to attend the prom in the Summer term. Congratulations to the 41 students who have over 30 prom points. These students were entered into a random draw to win a £20 voucher; this term it was won by Bilal Rasheed. Congratulations again to 11H1 who had the highest Prom Points average for the second time and as a tutor group won £25 to spend on a celebration. The most improved student award since October half term was won by Lily Martin.

Tutorials continue to focus on revision and preparation with more time being set aside to allow students to revise all subjects, whilst utilising resources within the school. Revision techniques continue to be a focus with students looking at top revision techniques suggested by Heads of Department. Departments have increased the number of revision sessions on offer both at lunchtimes and after school. I have attached a copy of the sessions on offer each week and would ask you to encourage your son/daughter to attend as many as possible.

We have brought forward the PPEs in core subjects from the week commencing 27th March to the week commencing 6th of March, with the exception of English Literature which will still take place on Tuesday 28th March. As you are aware all students nationally are sitting a new GCSE specification in mathematics. At this early stage of introducing a new specification, the exam boards will often request schools to provide additional assessment data to enable them to publish provisional grade boundaries and we have brought forward the core PPEs in order to meet this deadline. As a school we feel this opportunity will provide us with greater clarity and better enable us to provide targeted support in mathematics.

Thank you to parents and carers who attended Parents’ Evening on the 24th January. We trust the conversations with staff provided you with a range of strategies to assist your son/daughter in their preparations for their examinations.

Yours faithfully,

Mr R Blackiston
Head of Year 11

 
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