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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

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20th May 2022

Firstly I would like to congratulate you all on the start of the core GCSE exams this week! General feedback seems to be that the exams are going well and "not as bad as we thought they might be!" Attendance at the breakfast sessions has been extremely good; feel free to come along to a session when you arrive in school. You can carry out some last minute cramming, have something to eat and drink and chat to your subject teachers about any last minute worries. Breakfast sessions are on from 8:00am every morning prior to an exam, please keep attending!

Year 11 Purple Tie students are making full use of their study leave. Can I please remind you all that revision sessions are mandatory and therefore you MUST be in school to attend those sessions. Please do not go home if you cannot get back in to school and attend those sessions. The remainder of the year group (green ties) are also keen to start their study leave. I can confirm that I have now met with Mrs Powell and the final day for all Year 11s to be in school is Friday 27th May 2022. Students will be required to continue to attend revision sessions and they will be notified via teams and parent/carers through parentmail of the upcoming sessions that they MUST attend. If any students have outstandingcoursework required then they will be expected to remain in school until that coursework is completed to a satisfactory level.

As we enter exam season, it’s important not to panic. In fact, simply having a positive can-do attitude will go a long way during this stressful period. Just remember you still have lots of time to digest information and you’ll probably be surprised at how much you actually know. Just try to stay calm, take deep breaths and remind yourself that it’s just an exam!Good luck!

Kind regards,

Mrs K GlenYear

11 Raising Standards Lead

 

 

13th May 2022

Exam season has begun! I wish you all the very best of luck in your exams.

Year 11 has been all about revisiting previous topics and supporting you in your exam techniques. Because of lockdown, some subjects have had to continue to teach new content as well as overlearning and revising previous content. This has been recognised by the examinations boards and they have published an overview of the supportive measures that are put in place for those taking exams this year. A copy of this information is contained within the Exam update section of this newsletter.

Last week we celebrated your time at Abbey College with the Leavers Assembly. This is one of my favourite times, looking back at some fabulous photos of the various trips and events that you have taken part in during your time at Abbey College! The Countdown Revision programme has started and this week has already delivered revision sessions for Health and Social Care, Child Development and Engineering prior to the formal exams. We have also held Maths Mastery Sessions focusing on students aiming for Grade 4 and Grade 5. On Wednesday evening the MO department held the first of 2 twilight sessions and we were pleased with the number of students attending this session. A copy of the countdown programme for next week is available in the revision section of this newsletter.

All students including those with Purple Ties are encouraged to attend these valuable revision sessions. Reminder Purple Tie Students may study independently at home over the final few weeks of Year 11. However, the expectation is that students are either in school and in lessons or revising at home. You are also expected to attend mastery sessions when you have been invited. Students not meeting these expectations will have their study leave removed and will be back in school for the remainder of the year.

And finally, the quote alongside this message so accurately summarises my thoughts and wishes for you all as you begin your exams; I have every faith in you all and now is your time to smash it! Good Luck!

Kind regards,

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead 

5th May 2022

As I prepared for the Year 11 leavers assembly, I was looking back on the past year and remembering with great fondness some of the highlights of the year. You have made me incredibly proud to be the Raising Standards Lead for Year 11; your willingness to get involved in JLT and the fantastic fundraising effort. Your behaviour in the trial exams was exemplary and I am looking forward to you continuing in this vein as we enter the formal GCSE exam period. One of the highlights has been the football match! So much so that we are organising a decider that will take place on the afternoon of 24th May.

As well as the exam period, we are also entering the season of celebrations. This started with the Leavers Assembly today; this is a mix of one of the saddest as well as my favourite event in the calendar and this year did not disappoint. I will share some photographs from this event in the newsletter next week. We will continue to celebrate your time at Abbey College with events such as the Dress for Success, Prom and the Prize Giving Ceremony.We are now making the final tweaks to the Revision Countdown Programme and will be launching this next week. The purpose of the Countdown is to build in final revision mastery sessions prior to the GCSE exams. These will be teacher led sessions focusing on final advice, guidance and revision support for our Year 11 students.

Purple tie students who have completed all coursework and been signed off by their subject teachers will now be allowed to complete their independent study at home with effect from Monday 9th May.

• Attendance at countdown revision sessions will be voluntary for those students unless a teacher has specifically requested their attendance in lessons or revision sessions. Teaching staff have been asked to provide a list of required students and parents will also receive e-mail notification of this requirement to attend. All other Year 11 students will be required to remain in school.

• The decision to study independently at home is voluntary. Students do not have to complete their study independently and are welcome to remain in school.

• Purple tie students MUST sign in and out of reception if they are coming in for part of the day. Some sessions will allow access to a computer for independent study but I cannot guarantee availability of a computer room for every day during the exams.

• The countdown programme will continue throughout the exam period as some students have to use the school bus and will need to remain in school before and after exams.

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

 

21st April 2022

Welcome back! We hope that everyone has had a restful and relaxing Easter break. We are incredibly pleased with the number of students attending the twilight and holiday revision sessions; we hope that the students found them useful.

There are only 12 school days until the start of the GCSE exams! It is incredibly important that students are using this time to prepare for their exams and we would like to remind you that after school interact sessions are running once again. These sessions are very useful for those students who find independent study hard or need teacher support and guidance. A copy of the interact programme can be found in the Intervention Programme Section of this newsletter.

We are also aware that this is an extremely stressful time for our students. Here is a link to a short video that will help you to manage exam stress. If you are feeling anxious and stressed, do not worry as you are not alone and it is natural to feel like this. If you need help or would like to speak to someone then please do contact me via e-mail, on teams or pop in to the RSL Office. We are all here to help and support your through the stress and pressure of exams!

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

Kind regards

Mrs K Glen

1st April 2022

This has been an incredibly busy half term! We have seen the students sit the second of their set of trial exams and then receive their results. Art, 3D Design and Catering practical exams have all taken place; we are impressed with the quality of work students have produced - a huge well done to all those involved!

Results Release event - It was lovely to see the reactions to their receiving the results and disappointing that parents were not able to share in this.Today we marked the end of the term with an assembly celebrating success. This is one of the high points each term when we are able to congratulate our students and recognise their achievements. It was fantastic to see so many students improve their grades across their subjects, keep up the good work!

We are delighted to advise that Tassomai, our recommended online support website, have announced a series of free online live lessons that are taking place over the Easter break. For further information on this, please see the revision strategies section of the newsletter.

I am extremely pleased to confirm that the Year 11 Prom will be taking place on Thursday 30th June at the 1940s Camp in Ramsey. Planning is now well underway and in the first week back after the Easter break you will receive a letter containing further details and ticket costs. The Prom is an inclusive event aimed at ensuring that all Year 11 students have the opportunity to attend. If any families are struggling financially and would like support with costs associated with the Prom then please do not hesitate to contact me. All communication will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Dr Oswell and I have spent a great deal of time reviewing the Trial exam results and allocating students to the most appropriate PAR group that will support them in the final weeks before the GCSE exams commence. Details of the revised groups will be released on Tuesday 19th April; students will go straight to their new PAR groups on their return to school on Wednesday 20th April. PAR group details will be published on Teams through the form groups, please make sure that you check these before coming back to school!

As well as being a welcome break after the stress of recent trial exams, students should also use some of the Easter break to continue with their revision and preparations for the forthcoming exams. I have included a template for a holiday revision plan for any students wishing to plan their time over the Easter break; if anyone would like support then please pop and see me at break or lunchtime or contact me via teams and e-mail.

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

Kind regards,

Mrs K Glen

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Y11 Contact

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

Direct dial: 01487 811337