Year 10

Head of Year 10

Miss L Hopkins is Head of Year 10 and works closely within school and with outside agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing (safeguarding) of all students. As Head of Year, Miss Hopkins monitors both the academic and pastoral progress of students in year 10.

Year 10 Assistant Head of Year

Mrs M Hargrave is the Assistant Head of Year for year 10. Mrs Hargrave is based in the Year 10 Office and is available to support students throughout the day.

The Year 10 Team

Dr J Pattison
Mr R Long
Ms L Dunn/ Mrs F Nicholas
Ms H Skill
Ms C Richmond
Mrs C Hartley

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


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

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Silver DoE practice expedition is 21st to 23rd May 2021 and the assessment is 30th June to 2nd July.

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; the first progress report is sent home in November, January and March, Parent-Teacher Consultation Evening on 6th May, 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 Planner, 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 .


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.


Students will be assessed throughout the year by their subject teachers and there is a formal assessment period for Maths and Science in May. In June there are year 10 MFL Speaking assessments.

Work Experience

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