Students in Year 11 are approaching the culmination of their secondary education and preparing to take their GCSE qualifications in the summer term. Parents are invited to attend a Parent Power Workshop in September to learn techniques to support their child with revision. There are three rounds of pre-public, or practice, exams throughout the year before the official public exams which start in mid-May. Regular revision classes are provided in all subject areas during lunches or after school; further information can be found on the website under School Information.
Assemblies for Year 11 take place on Thursdays in the Main Hall in place of registration with form tutors 8.50am – 9.10am. Assemblies cover a range of key messages as well as some special events and speakers linked with areas covered through the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. Every half term Rewards Assemblies take place to recognise achievements from individuals and groups.
Year 11 students are expected to set a good example for younger members of the school to follow. We follow the school’s Policy for Positive Discipline which allocates achievement and behaviour points to students. Achievement points can lead to prizes or special trips whereas behaviour points issued for breaking school rules can lead to detentions or more serious sanctions. Achieving a positive points balance in Year 11 will be a deciding factor in students being invited to the end of Year 11 Prom which is always well attended and a fantastic way to round off the year.
Year 11 Key contacts
Mr Sat Hundal – Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 4
Mr David Gracey – Progress and Welfare Manager for Year 11
Miss Suzi Button – Progress and Welfare Coach for Year 11
In addition, our Behaviour and Welfare team includes coaches and support staff, spread out across school, who are on hand throughout the day to help with a range of pastoral care needs.
All Behaviour and Welfare staff are on hand to support students and families. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the team if you require support or advice. We aim to create good working relationships between school and home by working together to support students to achieve their full potential.