Year 11 newsletter
The exams are finally upon us, I can’t quite believe how quickly the time has gone by. In my assembly this week Mr Baker and I shared some last minute tips to enable the exams to go smoothly. These included;
- Making sure they have the correct equipment
- On the night before the exam, check when and where they need to be to avoid any last minute panic
- Not overanalysing the exam after it is done
- Eating well, drinking lots of water, getting as much sleep as possible (with the window slightly open)
- Don’t forget the breathing techniques I shared in my assembly last week.
Hopefully our character compass has taught our students to have;
- Wisdom: to make the right choices about how to use their time.
- Courage: to have a go at questions even if not sure what to do.
- Compassion: to help and support those who may be struggling.
- Community: to work together to help everyone have the best chance to succeed.
Here are also a few reminders relating to all things year 11;
- Lunch accounts: students need to make sure they clear any money on their lunch accounts before they leave.
- Clearing: Please encourage your child to return any books, equipment etc. once they have finished with them and before clearing day on 19th June
- Leavers’ BBQ: Tickets are available from the finance office at a cost of £2.50
- Attendance: A reminder that students need to be in school every day until half term (24th May)
- Prom: Please be advised that even if they have reserved a ticket, students will not be permitted to go to the prom if any of the following happen between 23rdApril – 19th June;
- They receive a fixed term exclusion.
- Their behaviour is deemed to be unacceptable in lessons, examinations or around the school site.
- They do not return/replace/reimburse items of school property as outlined on their clearing form. The £20 deposit paid for the prom ticket will be used towards payment for any outstanding debts.
- They refuse to accept the authority of the school by not following our clear expectations regarding behaviour, detentions, uniform, jewellery and makeup.
- There is any reason to believe that they will cause an issue at the prom.
- Attendance drops below 95% between 23rd April and 24th May (this is equivalent to more than one day off during this period) unless there are exceptional circumstances.
I wish all year 11s well, they have made it this far, and I wish them every success in the next few weeks ahead.