Year 10

Head of Key Stage 4

Ms L Hopkins will work closely within school and with outside agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.

Assistant Head of Key Stage (Year 4)

Mrs Cox is based in the Year 10 Office and is available to support students throughout the day.

The Year 10 Team

Mr Burgess

Ms Pinfold

Mr Jarvis

Mrs Jones

Ms Kearns

Mr Liddament

Mr Mativenga

Equipment List for school

  • Black pen – all exam boards now require students to write in black ink.
  • Green pen – to clearly show development and progress in work.
  • Calculator – available via the maths department.
  • Reading book
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Colouring pencils

Rewards

Students who achieve progress and attendance targets will be rewarded for their success.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Silver DoE practice expedition is TBC and the assessment is TBC.

Top Tips for Success

Communication with school is really important. Parents should contact their child’s tutor in the first instance; this can be via the student planners, telephone or e-mail. There are several opportunities throughout the year to meet with your child’s teachers; There will be a progress report sent home in the autumn and spring terms, there will be a parent-teacher consultation the summer term and a subject report towards the end of the year

Organisation is also really important – please help and support your child by getting them to pack their bag the night before including their Homework, Pencil case and PE kit. Please label everything. We encourage all students in year 10 to get involved by joining one of the many varied extra time clubs. This provides a perfect opportunity for students to engage in activities to add to their CVs .

Homework

In year 10 students should expect approximately 10 to 12 hours of homework per week. All homework should be recorded on the Show My Homework website/app. Some departments will set larger project-type homework which may take longer. It is really important for students to get into good habits regarding homework and revision in year 10 in order to achieve their potential at GCSE. If your child does not have set homework, please encourage them to read and revise.

Assessments

Students will be assessed throughout the year by their subject teachers. There are formal assessments for all subjects in Term 6.

Work Experience

TBC. More information to follow once schools return from lockdown.