Year 11

This page has been put together for parents of Year 11 students, to provide the information needed to understand and support your child’s learning at this important stage in their academic career.

The prospect of GCSE examinations, the anxiety over results and the pressure of making important choices about future aspirations are all conducive to potentially stressful times, but the end of the year is also a time when students can feel immense pride and satisfaction in their well-deserved achievements. Hard work and dedication will be required from all students to help them to reach their full potential in their GCSE examinations.

All classwork, homework and controlled assessments are of vital importance and should be taken as seriously as the examinations themselves. We will support every student as best as we can and aim to equip them with the necessary skills to achieve every success in their future path, whichever direction that may take.

I look forward to seeing all students feeling proud of their results in August and hope that we can work together to achieve this goal. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Form Tutor or myself.

We have high expectations for all students and this includes consistently demonstrating excellent behaviour, engagement and independence in their learning. We also expect students to have a high attendance of over 96% and to be punctual to school and to all their lessons. Finally, we also expect students to wear the school uniform correctly and with pride. We expect them to be brilliant ambassadors for the school – both internally and externally.

We will consistently challenge and support students to ensure that they develop into young adults that the school, parents and local and wider community will be proud of.

Miss N Harrison - Head of Year 11

Form Tutors

Miss Hutson


Mr Waldron


Mr Godwin


Miss Harris


Mrs Manton


Mr McGowan


Mr Whipp


Form Tutors should be the first port of call if there is a pastoral issue regarding your
son/daughter. Please contact their subject tutor if there is an issue specific to that subject.

To email a member of staff, please use their surname followed by their first initial
(John Smith = smithj) and then add

Form Time

Year 11 will have a 20-minute form time each day with their Form Tutor. There will
be activities to participate in, revision tasks, a weekly assembly, PSHE lessons and
other activities that will include current affairs discussions and debating. They are
also able to complete independent revision and work.

Form Time is an essential part of the school day and students are expected to come
to form time fully prepared to learn. Students should always have some work or
revision to complete. Form time is exceedingly valuable and it is imperative that it is
not missed through lateness.


Homework will follow a similar pattern as in Year 10, however more emphasis may
be on preparing for assessments through effective revision. Students should expect
at least one homework a week for each subject. Failure to hand in or complete
homework to an acceptable standard may result in sanction.

Students should ensure that they are spending sufficient time studying. It would be
useful to help your child to devise a revision plan that structures their time

We believe that setting high expectations for all students is fundamental in enabling
them to achieve, enjoy and excel. This also develops a lasting, positive attitude to


Teachers are always on hand to support students if needed, and many subject
teachers will have already shared revision techniques with their classes. Please
monitor your son/daughter in their learning and encourage them to have well-
presented and organised work. This will help them greatly when they need to revise
their learning and prepare for assessments. Please keep a look out for any
interventions being offered by different subjects and we encourage that your child
attends these weekly.

Year 11 - Parents Information Evening 2023

Spring Term Intervention 2024

BLANK - Weekly Work & Revision Timetable

Suggested Revision Guides & Textbooks for GCSE 2023


Research clearly shows that achievement is directly linked to attendance, and it is
absolutely vital that students attend school at all times, apart from in extreme
circumstances. Students with a high level of attendance invariably perform better in
class and in examinations. Put simply, your son or daughter’s attendance will affect
the number of GCSEs in which they make the expected level of progress.

With an attendance record of 90% across the year, that student would have missed
the equivalent of one half day a week. This is a huge amount of work missed and
does not give them the best opportunity to succeed.

This really does highlight the direct impact that excellent or poor attendance can
have on the qualifications that will stay with your son or daughter for life.

Extra-curricular timetable

Teachers are always on hand to support students if needed, and most subjects
already have after school or lunch time help sessions in place.
PE practice and fixture timings can be found under Sport in the School Life and
Extra-Curricular tab on the website. Details regarding Drama, Music, Art and other
extra-curricular clubs can also be found here.

Report System

The best indication for how your son or daughter is doing at school is their report.

Each term a current working grade, end of year projected grade, and a descriptor of
learning grade will be issued.

Please take the time to discuss these reports with your son or daughter and support
them to work hard to improve on any areas for development. There is a clear
correlation between attitude to learning and attainment, so please encourage your
child to consistently aim to achieve the highest descriptor of learning grades in all
their subjects.

Careers and Futures Advice

Year 11 students will need to make decisions about their next steps after their
GCSEs, whether that is 6 th form, college or an apprenticeship. Students and parents
are encouraged to explore options and attend open evenings to ensure that they
have made the right decision for their future.

All Year 11 students will have a careers meeting with our Careers Guidance Officer.
All Year 11 students will be given a log in to UNIFROG which provides extensive
information on post-16 options and careers.

Useful websites for Year 11s for career inspiration and ideas: Youth Connections - discover and explore exciting careers - real stories to inspire your career - career opportunities in Maths, Science and Technology

Visit the careers page for lots more information and please feel to get in contact
should you have any questions.

Important Dates

Monday 20th November - Friday 1st December

Year 11 Mock Exams

Thursday 10th January

Year 11 Parents Evening

Thursday 18th January

6th Form Open Evening

Friday 26th January

6th Form Application Deadline


CORE mock exams

Wednesday 27th March

Year 11 Dress Up Day

Monday 13th May

Start of Public Examination Period

Thursday 4th July

Year 11 Leavers Assembly and Year 11 Prom

Friday 12th July 

6th Form Induction Day


Exam Boards 2023/2024


GCSE Exam Board

Art and Design: Fine Art


Art and Design: Photography


Art and Design: Textiles




Catering and Hospitality 


Food Preparation and Nutrition


Design Technology




English Language


English Literature




Film Studies









OCR/Cambridge National

Computer Studies


Health and Social Care

OCR/Cambridge National





Further Mathematics (1/2 GCSE)








Religious Studies


Science (All Sciences)


Sport Studies

OCR/Cambridge National