Year 10 Dreams and Aspirations

Our year 10 curriculum evening was held on Tuesday October 15th and was extremely well attended and received. A packed hall heard presentations from the English (Miss Donaldson), Maths (Mr Young)and Science (Miss England and Mrs Dardis) curriculum areas. The presentations outlined:

•  what the key stage 4 GCSE courses involve,
•  the different routes available for students,
•  how and when students will be assessed,
•  revision tips,
•  useful resources, and
•  how parents can support their son or daughter with their learning
The evening was billed as ‘Dreams and Aspirations’ part 2; the first being the year 9 curriculum evening where the options process was outlined to parents and students. Both events emphasised the vital role parents play in supporting their children with their learning by working closely with the school. For this to occur, lines of communication need to be open and the evening stressed how parents can contact teachers should there be a need for advice, clarification or questions.
Mrs Lawrence also informed parents of ‘work experience’ and the associated work related learning that will take place in PDE lessons. All aspects of the work experience procedures were outlined including the application and selection system as well as other issues to consider such as work hours and transport.
Curriculum information sheets were provided from all curriculum areas that summarised the above (bullet) points for parents to collect and read. Contact names were included for any follow up as required.
These information sheets, coupled with the presentations from the evening can be found here:

Year 10 Curriculum Information

Year 10 Curriculum Evening Presentation