This area of our website is dedicated to helping parents and carers support students to achieve their potential.
If you do not find the information that you require, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we will be happy to help.
Power-point presentations from the Year 10 and 11 Information Evenings can be found under the Parents tab in the ‘Resources from meetings section
Please Click here (MISSING FILE) for our advice and tips on preparing for GCSE success booklet
The DfE have produced a factsheet for parents explaining the new GCSEs. Click here and here for further information.
You and your child may currently be considering what GCSE subjects they should take next year. The DfE have produced a leaflet on how to help your child make the best GCSE choices. Click here (MISSING FILE) for further information about Ebacc.
Understanding the new 9 to 1 GCSE grading scale
Students taking GCSEs in England this summer will receive a mixture of number and letter grades. Eventually all GCSEs taken in England will receive numerical grades. Further useful information can be accessed here.
Why are GCSEs in England changing?
The new scale will recognise more clearly the achievements of high-attaining students, as the additional grades allow for greater differentiation. Changing from letters to numbers will also allow anyone – for example an employer – to see easily whether a student has taken a new, more challenging GCSEs, or an old style GCSE. More information can be found here.
How and when will my child be assessed?
The timetable for GCSE exams can be found here.
During year 11, all teachers expect students to be revising and doing independent study, over and above their homework each week. You may be interested to read an article here (MISSING FILE) on research around the optimum amount of time spent on work at home to ensure examination success.
Summer Holiday Project: ‘Review and Revise’
The summer holidays between year 10 and year 11 provides the perfect stress-free period to ‘get ahead’ and reduce stress during year 11, as it gives students the chance to ensure that they are completely up to date with their work and that they fully understand all of the content that they have covered in the first half of their GCSE course.
Completing the ‘Review and Revise’ tasks that their teacher will set for the summer break ensures that they start year 11 in a positive place, organised and ahead of the game in terms of examination preparation. This project is not about doing more work overall, simply about spacing it better to reduce stress and to ensure greater effectiveness of revision technique.
Details of expectations and suggestions of activities are entered on ‘Show My Homework‘.