Year 11 Update

Dear Parents,

It has been a productive first half term of Year 11 and our students and teachers have been working hard towards returning to a version of ‘normal’ teaching and learning. I am writing to you to share with you the most recent data collection for ‘Attitude to Learning’. The report has some data from Year 10 which may be of use when applying to colleges or sixth forms. We will be sharing more recent assessment data with you at the end of the Autumn term and then again after the Mock examinations and finally in March 2022.

The mock examinations begin on 15th November and a full timetable can be found on the school website; each student has already been given their individual exam timetable. It would be helpful to have a copy of this in a prominent place at home. Normal examinations are scheduled to take place in the Summer, but these mock examinations are very important as a measure of the work that still needs to be done as well as potential evidence should the public examination be cancelled.

It is important for students to be preparing for their mock examinations in addition to any homework that has been set.  It could be useful for them to attend KS4 Prep which opens each morning at 8.30am until registration; students should not arrive after 8.50am if they wish to attend the sessions as late arrivals disrupt the sessions. These sessions are well attended and students are supported by teachers where necessary.

The students will get their results for their mock exams via an interview with a senior teacher who will talk about their results with them and set some targets; these will be discussed with you during the Parents’ Evening on January 24th. Our Parents’ Evenings are still planned as quality telephone conversations with a teacher of your child to discuss all of the subjects; this will also be an opportunity for you to raise any concerns. We will have two Parents’ Evenings; one in January and then again in March to update you on progress towards any agreed targets from the January meeting.

I have included a timeline of events over the remaining time of Year 11 to support your planning.

Year 11 Timeline Overview

OctoberCareers interviews begin22nd October: Year 11 Present Yourself Day
November26th November: Teacher Assessment Data15th November – 15th December: Year 11 Mock Exams
December15th November – 15th December: Year 11 Mock Exams9th December – Careers Fair in SchoolCareers assemblies 
January20th January: Mock Exam Results shared with students.24th January: Year 11 Parents’ Evening 1 – Telephone consultations
FebruaryCollege & 6th Form visits
MarchMaths & English Mock exams14th March – Y11 Parents’ Evening 2 – Telephone consultations & Teacher Assessment Data – final predictions
AprilMFL Language Oral exams from 4th April – 13 May
MayMonday 16th May First written exam (Provisional date)
JuneTuesday 28th June last written exam (Provisional date)Contingency Day Wednesday 29th June – all candidates must be available up to and including this date

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me via

Yours sincerely,

Ms J. Stubbs

Deputy Headteacher – Teaching & Learning