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Year 11

Expectations of Year 11

Year 11 is the second year of the GCSE course and the last year of compulsory education. Pupils will have a Year 11 Opportunities evening to aid in deciding the routes they which to pursue for post 16 courses or employment.

Academic Tutoring
Pupils are placed in forms for academic tutoring. The forms comprise of approximately 30 pupils, and remain the same throughout key stages 3 and 4.
The pupils spend time as a group twice a week in form time. During this time pupils will be monitored, contact books will be signed and basic administration will be completed.
Pupils will attend two main school assemblies directed at Key Stage 4 and a year assembly once a fortnight.
Pupils are taught Learning for Life as a form, primarily by the form tutor, however visiting speakers, outside and in house performances also contribute to the deliverance of the subject. The topics covered during Year 11 include:
  • Careers
  • Human Rights
  • Government & Parliament
  • Post 16 options
The academic tutoring of the pupils is carried out by the Year 11 tutors, Reserve Tutors, Head of Year and the Director of Studies for Year 11.
Year 11 is the second year of the two year GCSE course.  Pupils continue to study the compulsory subjects of Maths, English, Science and RE and their 4 option choices made in year 9.  Pupils will sit trial GCSE examinations towards the end of the autumn term and the results achieved can then be discussed at the parent consultation evening.
Assessment and Reporting
The pupils will receive effort grades, GCSE working levels and focus points three times a year in the autumn, spring and summer terms. The grades in the autumn and the summer terms will be used as the basis to discuss pupils’ progress, and set targets.
The pupils in Year 11 will receive their reports three time per year and will have a Parents’ Consultation Evening. At this evening parents and pupils are able to discuss the pupil’s effort and attainment and ask questions about progress being made towards their GCSE targets.
Features of the Year
Key events take place during the course of the year depending on which subjects have been studied.  There is the opportunity for field trips and practical evenings.  Modular exams and coursework are completed throughout the year in some subjects.  For the majority of subjects, there will be a linear exam during May and June of Year 11.