What's Coming Up
Year 11 Letter to Parents 20182018-10-18
Dear Parent(s) of Year 11,
There are two events coming up that I would like to make you aware of and invite your attendance to. The first is on Wednesday 19th September at 6pm – 6.30pm. This is an Information Evening and will provide details on how you can best support your son/daughter during Year 11 and information on post 16 options as well as information about the various support we give throughout the year in preparing students for their mock and summer GCSE exams. This will be held in the Main school hall and last about half an hour.
The second event is the Year 11 Parents' Evening which is on Thursday 18th October between 4-7pm. This is the major Consultation Evening of the school year at which you will have the opportunity to discuss your son/daughter’s progress with subject staff (and with the tutor if necessary). It is an occasion when we expect 100% attendance from parents and we always encourage students to attend with their parents. The evening presents an ideal opportunity for you to discuss your son/daughter’s progress including details, examinations and any other queries with subject staff. This should include guidance on what revision should be done in preparation for the year 11 Mock exams that take place Tuesday 6th November to Friday 16th November 2018. Some teachers will have very full schedules and therefore interviews will need to be limited to 5 minutes. If you would like a longer discussion, an appointment can be made for another time. Your son/daughter will be asked to book appointments ideally with a five minute gap between each appointment. Each student has a space in their planner to make and record appointments. Please ensure that he/she arranges appointments with all his/her subject teachers. All appointments will be held in the Science Block. Please sign in and out when you arrive and leave as this will help staff to check if you are in the building. This will also give you the opportunity to request further appointments with teachers if required. We look forward to seeing you, together with your son/daughter, on 19th September and 18th October.
Mrs V M Mackay