• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Y11 Useful Information

NCS came into school to deliver a workshop to support Y11s with the return to school. The sessions included information on planning routines and the importance of looking after mental and physical  health and wellbeing



8th October 2021

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone that came to the Year 11 Meet the Tutor and Sixth Form Open Evening. We are extremely pleased with the success of the evening, we hope that you found it both useful and enjoyable. For those families unable to join us, the presentation slides are on the right of this page. Students will also hear more about the subjects on offer in future assemblies.

In the newsletter this week, there is a summary of the outcomes following the consultation into the content of GCSE, AS and A Level examinations for Summer 2022. Subject departments met on Wednesday to discuss the impact of this consultation and we will provide further details on this in a letter that will go out to all parents and carers and also through future newsletters.Students are starting the application process for their post 16 options, this could be at other sixth forms or colleges as well as our own. Please note that all requests for references should be sent to myself so that I can keep a record of reference requests and ensure that they are completed and returned. I will forward the reference on to Form Tutors or, if students have a particular staff member they would liketo act as their referee, I will forward on to that member of staff. Please contact me if you have any questions relating to applications or references.

Kind Regards,

Mrs K Glen

1st October 2021

Dear Year 11s

You continue to impress me with your engagement and maturity. So many of you continue to work hard and attend interact sessions; you are a credit to the school.

I am extremely pleased at the number of you that volunteered to be School Ambassadors at the Year 6 Open Evening last night. We also started our fund raising activities with a sweet-stalls, with all proceeds going towards the end of year Prom.

We are looking forward to welcoming students and their families to the Meet the Tutor and Sixth Form Open Evening taking place on Thursday 7th October. Letters were sent earlier this week and bookings for the presentations are rapidly filling up. Please remember to contact me to make your appointment with your Year 11 form tutor. These are teachers with a great deal of experience and knowledge of the exam system, they are here to help and support you, offer advice and guidance and answer any concerns you have. I will also be available throughout the evening to answer any questions relating to your time in Year 11 and post 16 options. Details of the letter and the booking system can be found in the Sixth Form section of this newsletter.

We have now issued the first report for our Year 11 students and this can be found on the Sims Parent App. This report contains details of your professional predictions, these are important as it is these grades that will be used when completing sixth form and college applications. If you arehaving difficulties in accessing the Sims Parent App then please e-mail and they will be able to answer any queries relating to this application.

If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact your form tutor or myself.

Kind Regards,

Mrs K Glen


24th September 2021

Thank you to all those students that are attending our after school Interact Sessions. Attendance is really high and we want to ensure that this continues throughout the Year. For those not sure of the purpose of Interact, it is there to provide additional teacher led support and guidance. More importantly this year, it is being used to fill gaps in the curriculum following school closures. Please ensure that you are attending these sessions, you should be looking at your end of Year 10 report on the Sims app to work out the subjects that will benefit most from this additional support.

Planning is now taking place for the joint Year 11 Meet the Tutor and Sixth Form Open Evening. Mrs Moore and I are working together to ensure that this event meets the needs of all our students and we look forward to writing to you with more details of the sign up process over the course of the next week. 

Kind Regards, Mrs K GlenYear 11 Raising Standards Lead


17th September

We have had a good start to the year ~ well done to all our students! The vast majority of students have returned to school showing the maturity and a willingness to learn that we prize in Year 11 students. Our incentive programme for Year 11 is called Aim 4 Purple and I will provide further details about this programme in the newsletter next week.

Achieving in Aim 4 Purple results with students being awarded a purple tie. The Junior Leadership Team (JLT) have proposed some incentives linked to the ties and these will be confirmed in the newsletter next week once the Senior Leadership Team has agreed them.Please note that there has been a slight change to the diary dates with the Year 11 Meet the Mentor Evening now coinciding with the Sixth Form Open Evening. We have decided that it would be helpful to our parents and students if these events run on the same evening. Further details of the event will be included in the newsletter next week.

We launched the Interact Programme this week and are extremely pleased so many of our students attending these after-school revision sessions. Further information on the Interact Programme will be included in the newsletter each week

Kind Regards,Mrs K GlenYear 11 Raising Standards Lead


Welcome Back!

I would like to say a huge welcome back to all our Year 11 students. I was hugely impressed with the way in which they have "Stepped Up" to Year 11 and also the maturity they are displaying around school and in the classroom ~ long may it continue!

Weekly newsletters can be found on the right of this page. The purpose of these is to ensure that students and their families are well informed of all aspects of Year 11. Future editions will include information on revision strategies, health and well being, examinations, sixth form, Year 11 events such as Prom, Graduation and the final assembly for the leavers.There will be regular information from our careers team as well as our sixth form team. We will also include any important dates for your diary as they become known.We hope that you find the newsletter both useful and informative. If you have any comments or suggestions for future editions then please do contact me.

Happy Reading!

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

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Y11 Contact

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

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