I am writing with a start of 2023 curriculum update. This module has started well, with Year 10 students fully engaged in their learning in the first year of their two year Key Stage 4 – GCSE/BTEC journey. We have a focus over the next few modules on Careers and the next steps for our Year 10 students
Last week students attended an assembly titled “University Mythbusters” delivered by representatives from the University of Greenwich. Undergraduates and graduates presented their experiences at university which included studies, student finance and balancing study, work and social life. Students were also reminded of the online portal Unifrog which informs them of the vast array of career opportunities available and the correct pathways to follow towards their successful futures. Please explore Unifrog with your son/daughter at www.unifrog.org/sign-in .
In addition to this the upcoming Work Experience form hand in date is approaching quickly. All yellow forms need to be handed to Mrs Mace-Baker by Friday 24th February.
Any queries regarding Work Experience can be directed to Mrs Mace Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Year 10 curriculum information can all be found on our academy website by clicking here. Please note we also include our Religious Education curriculum within the Healthy Minds lessons in Modules 3 and 5, as well integrated into tutor time, assemblies and whole academy events such as Diwali and Chinese New Year celebrations. A computing course for our students is also delivered during tutor time and includes skills such as coding which will prepare students for the next stage of their education whether that be Post-16, an apprenticeship or college.
Your child received their first progress report in December and will receive the next progress report on 24th March. This module 4 Year 10 report will help your child to identify areas within the curriculum, in both attainment and effort, on which they must focus, in preparation for their Year 10 examinations in Module 6. We encourage you to work with your child to construct a meaningful revision rota. They will be able to access revision material through their subject Google classrooms, and past papers with their mark schemes through examination board websites. The Year 10 mock examinations will provide us with a clear picture of your child’s attainment and progress so that we can accurately reflect on how to address the challenges they will face in Year 11.
A reminder that all Year 10 students have been encouraged to take part in the 16B416 reading challenge, where they choose 16 titles from a list of 20 books to read before their 16th birthday or complete their examinations in Year 11. Taking part in the challenge brings the rewards of Literacy points, certificates and tokens for the Inter College Reading Trophy. Students will also gain a greater knowledge of a variety of different writing styles and genres, so it is a very worthwhile activity to take part in. If you have any questions about the 16B416 Challenge, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com.
If you wish to discuss your child’s progress or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor in the first instance or college team who will be able to respond or direct you to the relevant member of staff.