Our Year 11 curriculum is the final year of GCSE study for students graduating in 2018.
- Students continue with core and option subjects.
- Students continue to have five lessons a week of core subjects.
- Learning for life (PSHCE) is taught through our intensive study day programme. Students are involved in practical workshops, including opportunities to meet guest speakers, based around the themes of ‘My Body’, ‘My Beliefs’ and ‘My Role in Society’.
Setting and student grouping
- Students are grouped according to ability in the majority of subjects including English, mathematics and science. A student can be set one in English and set four in mathematics: subject sets are not dependent on each other. Sets are created through end-of-year test scores and predicted progress scores.
- There are six sets in each subject.
- Students are grouped by mixed ability groups in their option subjects.
- Sometimes students are grouped by gender. This takes place in PE and sometimes in other subjects. Parents will be informed when this takes place.
- Average class size is 20.
Assessment of Year 11 students
- Your child’s report shows two grades in each subject: an exam grade for a recent exam or in-class task and an expected teacher assessment grade. This is the grade which the teacher predicts that your child will achieve in the subject.
- Mock GCSE exams are taken during the official exam week in January.
- Year 11 students also take additional mock exams in English and mathematics.
- Year 11 students will receive their GCSE results in August 2018.
Year 11 key dates for parents
- Year 11 Parent Information Evening takes place in the autumn term. This evening is to give parents more information about students’ final thirty weeks in school and preparations for GCSE exams.
- Parents’ Evening takes place in the spring term.
- Careers Day takes place in the spring term.
Please refer to the calendar for exact dates.
Year 11 study clubs
Year 11 study clubs run from 3.20pm to 4.45pm. Attendance at study club is compulsory.
However, not all students will be required every night. If a student is not required in a study club, s/he can do private study in the Learning Resource Centre or study at home. If a student is falling behind with revision, s/he may be required to attend compulsory study.