Believe it or not, GCSE examinations started this week! Year 11 pupils studying French or Spanish started their speaking examinations and Mrs McGoldrick told me that the vast majority have performed very well, with many performing their best effort of the year in the actual exam. This bodes well for MFL and for the other subject areas.  Peaking at the right time is a key aim for all athletes, but the same is true of GCSE exams! With only a couple of weeks to go before the start of the written exams, I know pupils and staff are putting in every effort to make sure there will be peak performances.

On the same theme, Mrs Outterside told me that year 11 pupils have worked exceptionally hard this week and have been nominated for their efforts.

Mr O'Callaghan - Science
Robert and Daniel for their fantastic attitude and dedication to revision this week; and for learning the entire list of physics calculations. 
Mrs McGoldrick - 11S2
Isabella for always being helpful during registration. 
Mrs Hollins - English
Madison has gone over and above what I asked her to do for poetry revision. I am super proud of her!
Mr Linton - History
Ruby has handed in an impressive number of practice questions on Friday and is clearly taking her revision seriously!

Year 11 pupils have also continued to impress their teachers in class and have received 43 achievement points this week. C1 are in the lead of all forms for the week with 11 achievement points, B2 are in second place with 6 and C2 are in third place with 5. Lucas in B2 has collected the highest number of points individually this week (5 in total!). L1 and L2 have the lowest number of behaviour points. Congratulations to both forms! 

S1 have the best attendance with 98.5%; attendance to school is crucial in the last few weeks of examination preparation. A1, L1 and M2 have the lowest number of lates! 

Mr Reardon told me that Y9 have been working very hard the last few days, having finished the week just short of 350 achievement points. The top contributors to this total was Mr Taylor's form (M) who gained 76 points overall. In terms of individual achievement, it was Tyler from 9H who topped the charts for the second time in three weeks with nine. In terms of group effort, a special congratulations should go to 9A who had perfect attendance this week. Well done and keep it up!

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 3 May 2018

Category: Headteacher's blog