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Year 10 & 11 Newsletter

Secondary Year 10 & 11

The Y10 & Y11 students have entered an exciting time of their education when commitment is key to turn hopes and dreams in to reality.

This has been evidenced with the students that attended the FOBISIA competition in Shanghai, as well as the students that went on to the ISTA drama festival. There were amazing achievements as a result of the student’s focus, attention to detail and the time spent practising and participating in the events. The quality of performances from other schools was especially high and our students met and in some cases exceeded this standard.
At this point of the school year, we have asked key stage 4 students to consider three questions:

  • What was their intention at the beginning of this year?
  • What is their intention for the rest of the year?
  • What actions will they change to get there?

We awarded certificates during assembly this week to six Y10 students that are consistently reaching high standards across all of their subjects. As part of our pastoral support programme, we have guided Y10 students to create a home learning timetable, with a suggested 14 hours of home learning over the school seven day timetable.
The Y11 students are in the process of receiving feedback from their teachers following their Mock Examinations. There have been some excellent individual achievements, as well as some disappointments. In reflecting on what has gone well and what could have gone better, we will be working with year 11 students to understand effective revision strategies and techniques, as well as create a revision timetable.
As we approach the end of term one, we are encouraging students to action their targets to be the best version of themselves that they can be. I will sum up with a Dr Seuss quote:
‘Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!’



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