Year 11 Newsletter 18th May
It has certainly been an interesting few weeks!
I hope you are managing to keep yourself motivated and continuing with the work that has been set for you. You have probably noticed that the work this half-term has been focused on revision and revising the work that you have already done this year. This is really important so you don’t lose the knowledge you have gained this year from your various subjects but also to build your confidence in these subjects. There will be a change in how we approach your studies next term and I will write to you after the half-term break to confirm what we are doing.
We are delighted to hear so many of you are coming back to our Sixth Form next year – you tell us that we know you best and we know this is important for you at this time. We have a new Assistant Head starting in September whose sole purpose is to improve our offer in the Sixth Form. She has a number of ideas to help make the lessons more challenging, increase opportunities in the Sixth Form, develop our UCAS process and build on the excellent results we already get. It is going to be an exciting time to join us and I look forward to welcoming you back in September!
I sent out a letter to parents/carers last week outlining how we would submit grades for A Level and GCSE this year. There was also a Frequently Asked Questions section which tried to cover as much of the information as possible. If however you still have some questions please contact the school office firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately we cannot tell you your grades as these are not guaranteed anyway. We too will have to wait just like you.
You may remember way back in September that I said we wanted to improve the School buildings for you so you could have a learning environment that we could all be proud of. Work has still continued on the School and there will be some parts that you will not recognise when you get back! We have now converted the old PE changing rooms outside the Main Hall into two rooms. One of these rooms will be for GCSE PE and Dance lessons while the other will be our new state of the art Careers Centre. We are also due to start work on E Block (including those horrible toilets outside the Main Hall), G Block and D Block. There is plenty going on and plenty to look forward to!
|Careers Centre||PE and Dance Classroom|
I know how hard it is to work from home! Please do make sure you have a routine that you can follow, take plenty of exercise, try new things and take the time to talk to those who look after you at home. Your tutors will continue to contact you after half-term so make sure you are honest with them – we are here to help. There are also some numbers on our School website should you need to contact them.
Finally, it is National Thank a Teacher Day on Wednesday 20th May. The link to the website is here https://thankateacher.co.uk/thank-a-teacher-day/. You obviously don’t have to make a video (unless you really want to!) but it might be a nice idea to send your favourite teachers an e-mail on Wednesday to say how much you value them.