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

30th September 2022

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The trial exams are fast approaching. As part of the series of articles on independent learning strategies, this week we focus on Motivation and Procrastination. If you are one of those students that is putting off your revision or can find lots of reasons why you can't start revising today then please read this section of the newsletter!

This week saw the first of our school flash celebration event taking place on Tuesday afternoon. Invitations were issued to students for a variety of reasons where they have shown that they uphold the Abbey College Spirit and are a great ambassador for the school. Congratulations to the 8 students invited to the celebration and I look forward to seeing a great deal more Year 11 students invited to future events.

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

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

23rd September 2022

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This week we are continuing our programme of support in preparing for the forthcoming Trial 1 exams which are now only 6 school weeks away!

To ensure that students and their families are fully informed of the wide range of support we offer in Year 11, we are holding a Meet the Year 11 Team event on Thursday 29th September. At the event you will hear more about our extremely successful Aim for Purple Programme, meet Mrs Moore, Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Pollard, Careers Officer and Mrs Bennett, Exams Officer. We will also be available to talk on a 1:1 basis with students and their families if they have any further questions or need more information.

There will be refreshments for a small charge and any funds raised will go towards the end of Year 11 celebration event. A letter containing more information and a link to the booking form will be sent out this week. We very much hope that as many students and families attend on the 29th September.

As I walk around Year 11 classes, I have been extremely pleased to see that a great number of students are well equipped in their lessons. This is a great sign that year 11s have "Stepped Up" in Year 11 and are preparing for their exams. Please remember that we will be checking equipment in the first week of October to ensure that every student is well equipped for the year ahead.

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

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

16th September 2022

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This week saw the launch of our assemblies based on Independent Learning Skills. We highlighted the importance of being well prepared and organised in readiness for the Trial 1 exams which start in just 7 school weeks! We discussed the use of revision guides both in lessons and as a home revision tool. A revision guide order form was sent out via parentmail last week, alternately students can collect a form from my office.

In addition, we also talked about the importance of being well equipped and have produced a list of equipment that students will find valuable in their independent learning and revision. Further information on this can be found later on in this newsletter. In Form Time on Friday, students will be asked to produce a revision plan to support them in their exam preparations. Form Tutors will be on hand to support and advise on how to create a revision plan during this session.

We recognise that some of our students are already well equipped, have a revision plan in place and have developed good independent learning skills. However, not all students have reached this point and will need help and support to succeed in Year 11.

We are pleased to be able to invite you all to attend our Year 11 Meet the Team meeting on Thursday 29th September. For more information on this event please see further down in this newsletter.

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

Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

Direct Dial: 01487 811337

9th September 2022

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Firstly I would like to say a huge welcome back to all our students. I have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming them back in their first assembly as Year 11 students.


The assembly was packed full of useful information and reminders to support students on their return to school. We highlighted the importance of wearing the correct uniform and I hope that every student complies with this policy. If you need any help and support in purchasing pre -loved uniform to see your child through their final year, then please contact me for further information on the school pop-up shop.
We also discussed homework and the importance of completing this, especially in Year 11. All homework this year will focus on overlearning, practice and preparation for the Trial exams. We will be producing a homework timetable for subjects and this will be shared via Parentmail, and also through this newsletter as soon as it is available.


Within Form Time, we have been looking at ambition, what it means to our students along with the support available to help them to achieve their goals. Recognising and supporting our students to achieve their ambitions is incredibly important to us and we will continue to look in further detail at career paths, further education and apprenticeship options. Ambition is a fantastic means of incentivising a student during what will be a challenging year.


It is extremely important to us that you find this newsletter a valuable means of communication in supporting you and your families throughout this stressful and demanding year. If you have any comments of suggestions regarding the content of the newsletter, then please do not hesitate to contact me.


If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact your form tutor or myself.
Mrs K Glen
Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

Direct Dial: 01487 811337

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Mrs K Glen

Year 11 Raising Standards Lead

Direct dial: 01487 811337