Year 10 End of Year Assessment Update

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Dear Parent/Carer,

We thank you for all of your support with your daughter/son’s homework and revision at home as Year 10 continue with preparations for their End of Year (EOY) Assessments, which begin on Monday 21st June. The final draft of the assessment schedule is included with this letter.

END OF YEAR ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

The results of these EOY assessments will be shared with parents and carers during the last week of the summer term.

In line with our Assessment and Reporting calendar, your son/daughter will be issued with their current grades for all of their GCSE and BTEC subjects at this point.

Your daughter/son’s subject teachers will be tailoring lessons to help students to perform to the best of their ability in these assessments after the May Half Term.  Subject teachers will also model key knowledge and exam technique in their lessons.  It is crucial that your daughter/son focuses fully during these lessons to be fully prepared for the EOY Assessments.  In addition to this, the students have received revision guides and before and after school intervention sessions are also running weekly to support the students in their preparation for the assessments.  Your daughter/son is to see their form tutor if they wish to sign up to the sessions that are running.

Subject teachers will also be setting your daughter/son plenty of homework, which will be reviewed in future lessons.  Please make sure that your daughter/son continues to check their Google Classrooms regularly and that she/he completes all of his homework to the very best of her/his ability.  Let’s make sure that the final weeks of Year 10 provide a springboard for progress, which will promote further progress at the start of Year 11.

The outcomes of the Mathematics, English and Science EOY assessments will be used in order to review the ability-based set that your daughter/son will be in at the beginning of Year 11. Should your daughter/son move set, the relevant Director of Learning will communicate this to you.

We understand that preparing for EOY Assessments could cause worry for some of our pupils, so please do remind your daughter/son to talk initially to their subject teacher or form tutor if they have any concerns.

If you have any subject specific concerns, please contact the relevant Head of Subject:

Subject Head of Subject
Maths Ms Grozdanic (Email)
English Mrs Bardell (Email)
Science Mr Goddard (Email)
Design Technology Mrs Coules (Email)
Engineering Mrs Coules (Email)
Food Nutrition and Preparation Mrs Coules (Email)
Textiles Mrs Coules (Email)
French Ms Stroud (Email)
Spanish Ms Stroud (Email)
Ethics Mrs Wilkinson (Email)
Health & Social Care Mr Bradley (Email)
Geography Miss Barber (Email)
Travel & Tourism Mr Bradley (Email)
PE Mr Pickett (Email)
Business Studies Mr Hart (Email)
Performing Arts Mrs Wilson (Email)
Computer Studies Mr Hayre (Email)
Creative iMedia Mr Hayre (Email)
Media Studies Mr Leadbeater (Email)
Music Mrs Judges (Email)
Fine Art Ms Britton (Email)
Photography Ms Britton (Email)
Art Graphics Ms Britton (Email)

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Forde
Head of College | Leading on Year 10