Head of Year 11

Mr Parker is Head of Year 11. In this crucial year, we work hard to ensure that all students have a positive attitude to learning and they are focussed on working hard in all lessons completing work to a high standard in preparation for the forthcoming exams. We work closely within school and with outside agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing (safeguarding) of all students.

Year 11 Pastoral Assistant

Mrs K Robertson is the Pastoral Assistant for Year 11. Mrs Robertson is based in the Heads of Year Office and is available to support students throughout the day.

Year 11 – The Year Ahead meeting September 2018
Year 11 Dates

The Year 11 Team

Mr J Thomas: 11EN (Evenlode North)
Miss L Ashdown/Mrs J Drinkwater: 11EG (Evenlode Glyme)
Mr K Newton: 11GN (Glyme North)
Mr J Prentice: 11SN (Stour North)
Dr R Hagan: 11SW (Stour Windrush)
Mrs T Walker: 11WS (Windrush South)

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 Year Ahead on Thursday 20 September and Year 11 PTC on Thursday 24 January. In addition to that, Progress Reports will go home on Friday 16 November, Tuesday 22 January and Friday 5 April.

Organisation is also really important in this final GCSE year – please support your child by ensuring that they have a revision plan in place where short regular slots of revision are carried out early in the year. This will make a huge difference by the time that GCSE exams come around in May. Please also encourage your child to attend the after school clinics that take place. Students often tell us after the exams how important these clinics were in terms of filling small gaps in knowledge and picking up on some of those concepts in class that needed a little further explanation and clarification.

Homework

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 in Year 11 that all homework is completed on time for the required date. All homework set will be related to the forthcoming GCSE exams.

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

We always aim to praise/reward students who perform well in all areas of school life. This may be in the form of a letter or postcard home, during celebration assemblies where we praise students for strong attendance, excellent academic attainment, positive behaviour and great effort in lessons. Of course the greatest reward of all for students is achieving outstanding outcomes in the forthcoming GCSE exams as this will have the potential to change lives and secure success in adult life.

Assessments

Students in Year 11 will take a number of multiple choice tests throughout the year across all subjects, to reinforce the crucial knowledge that they will require in the forthcoming GCSE exams. They will also sit rehearsal exams in November which will give students a feel for what to expect in May and it will also be a real indicator as to how students may perform in their GCSE exams.