We are now a few weeks into 2016 and so much has happened already. Year 11 have received their Pre-Public Examination results and are working every evening towards their final GCSE examinations that will begin in 12 weeks’ time.
Paralympic Judo Player Ian Rose has visited school, giving inspirational speeches to some year groups about the importance of ‘never giving up’ and ‘practice makes progress’.
Congratulations to the Year 7 and 8 girls’ football team who represented Wolverhampton Wanderers in the regional competition last week.
There are a number of key dates I would like to draw your attention to:
Year 10 Parent Information Evening – Tuesday 19th January at 4:00pm in the Performing Arts Centre
This is an opportunity for the Academy to share essential information about exam preparation, forthcoming Pre-Public Examinations and issue revision guides.
Year 7 Resilience Day – Thursday 21st January 2016
This day teaches Year 7 students the importance of resilience skills to secure success.
Year 10 Examination Week commences Monday 1st February to Friday 5th February 2016.
Pre-Public Examinations will be held in all subjects. It is essential that students are revising daily at home in preparation for these important examinations.
Year 8 Resilience Day – Thursday 4th February 2016
This day will focus on the importance of making positive choices in readiness for Year 8 students making key decisions about which subjects to study at GCSE level.
Year 11 Reports to Parents – Thursday 4th February 2016
Formal reports on each student’s performance in every subject will be issued to parents and students.
Year 11 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 11th February 2016
Parents of Year 11 students will be able to make an appointment to meet all of their child’s teachers and tutors between 4:30pm and 7:00pm.
HALF TERM – Monday 15th to Friday 19th February 2016
Ten Ten Theatre Group performing to Years 7, 8 and 9 – Monday 22nd February 2016
This is a Catholic Theatre group who address key concerns that some young people may experience.
Year 8 Pathways Evening – Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Year 8 students and their parents / carers will have the opportunity to speak to all curriculum areas and begin to consider the most appropriate subjects to study at GCSE level.
Year 7 and 8 Review Day – Monday 7th March 2016
During this day, Post-16 students will continue with normal lessons. Other year groups will not be in school at this time, but will be set work to be completed at home. Year 7 and 8 students will receive a letter with an appointment time to meet a member of staff to discuss their progress during this day.
Year 11 Photographs – Wednesday 16th March
Year 10 Reports to Parents – Thursday 17th March
Year 9 Resilience Day – Wednesday 23rd March 2016
During this day, Year 9 will learn study skills to support their ongoing revision for their GCSE examinations.
Year 10 and Post-16 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Parents of Year 10 and Post-16 students will be able to make an appointment to meet all of their teachers and tutors between 4:30pm – 7:00pm.
BREAK UP FOR EASTER – Thursday 24th March 2016
STAFF TRAINING DAY – Monday 11th April 2016
Students Return from Easter Break – Tuesday 12th April 2016