Head of Year 11: Mrs L Devaney

Year 11 GCSE Information Evening Thursday 21st September 6:00 to 7.30pm

We would like to welcome all parents and guardians of Year 11 students to attend an information evening with the Head of Upper School, Mr Elphick, Head of Year, Mrs Devaney, and form tutors and teachers of Year 11. This will give you and your daughter the opportunity to discuss her exams and any important information regarding her specific subjects, as well as valuable information regarding coursework, examination dates and revision guides and sessions. The evening should prove to be an informative and invaluable time in your daughter’s GCSE career.

Some of the Year 11 students reflected on their mock examinations; here are some of their thoughts:

“Walking into the first exam was intimidating and made me very nervous. During the first exam I realised just how much revision I had to do.”

“So what have we learnt since the mocks?  Well I think that would be that we need to plan our revision, not try and revise everything the night before.  We have also made 100% progress because we can now see what we need to do and where we made our mistakes.  The mocks felt very stressful and it was hard to manage everything, but since we have had them back it has been very useful because we can see exactly what the exam board wants for each question.”


90% attendance = 4 weeks absent from school
85% attendance = 5 ½ weeks absent from school
80% attendance = 7 ½ weeks absent from school

In terms of GCSE performance, students with less than 88% attendance (23 or more days absent over the year) only have 26.7% chance of gaining 5 A* – C grades


Year 11 Dates

Thursday 21st September 2017
6:00 – 7:30pm
Year 11 Parents’ GCSE Information Evening

Thursday 23rd November 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm
Sixth Form Open Evening

Monday 4th December 2017
Sixth Form Application Deadline

Thursday 1st March 2018
4:00 – 7:00pm
Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Monday 25th to Thursday 28th June 2018
New Year 12 Induction

Positions of Responsibility

Form Group Form Captain Sports Captain School Council Representative Press Officer

Please see ADMISSIONS if you wish for your daughter to enter into year Year 11