Read the full Newsletter From Mr Abbott: Africa Week went very well and by the end of the week we raised in excess of £6,200 which will go to Uyogo. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in making it such a success; students who organised the event, those who participated either in the performances on stage or by giving technical support back stage, the staff who supported them and all of the volunteers who were involved. There is clearly much talent amongst our students in school and in the local community.
This Friday there will be another non uniform day for Comic Relief. A quiz for students and staff was organised by sixth form students on Wednesday evening and the proceeds of this event will also go to Comic Relief. Applications are currently being processed for entry to Castle Sixth Form in September. We hope to send out conditional offers towards the end of this term, and the following criteria will be used in the selection process;
· Performance at interview, · Predicted grades, · Supporting statement from subject teachers/suitability for subject for the student · The order of preference for subjects chosen
A group of 15 year 10 students have been working on a project entitled ‘Raising Achievement through Student Leadership’. The students have reflected on their progress in their own learning and how that is best achieved, as well as planning how they might teach other students about this. This week the student team have delivered a cross curricular day to year 9 students on the theme of ‘Successful study at KS4’. It was a very productive day and has encouraged student voice to improve learning.
A timetable for the public examinations which take place in the summer term is available on the intranet. Our year 11 students have had study skills assemblies, designed to help them to organise their revision and study. Before the end of this term, students will be issued with individual exam timetables with seating plans.
Following the success of our Study Skills evenings for parents, we will be hosting another workshop for parents of KS4 students on supporting your son/daughter with revision and study during the exam period. Further details will follow about this.
Thank you for your continued support. Yours sincerely H.H.S. Abbott Headteacher