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Year 11 Information  

This page will be used as a One Stop Shop for parents and students to find copies of any information you may find handy.  Exam information will still be on the Exams pages!

 Hot off the press.....

 

Y11 Parent Evening and P16 Advice Drop In - Wednesday 15 January 2020

Y11 into P16 Parent Evening - Tuesday 5 May 2020  6pm

Y11 into P16 Taster Day – Monday 29 June 2020

Y11 Leavers Assembly – Tuesday 30 June 2020 9-11am

Y11 Prom – Wednesday 1 July 2020 - Tortworth Court

 

 Y11 Prom Letter - 7 November 2019

We have been asked several times by parents over the last few weeks, could we write a generic revision timetable for students to follow, so that parents can help their child structure their revision and homework in the build up to mocks and the summer exams. Therefore we have produced the documents below that can be tweaked and adapted to meet your son or daughter’s needs. In conjunction with this lots of departments have produced structure revision plans, that tell students exactly what to do each day in their revision. These are referred to as “couch to grade 5” or “structured revision plans”. I have attached two examples; English and CRS version. But we know music, geog, business and ICT have also produced them and have given them to their students, copies can be found on the BSCS revision website. In terms of maths and science revision students will continue to have structured revision before school, Science are also sending home weekly revision topics and sheets to do each week and maths are setting revision work on Hegarty.  We hope you find the revision timetable useful!

 

CRS Fortnightly Revision Plan

Couch to Grade 5 English Structured Revision Plan

Y11 Master Revision Timetable

Here are some important dates for Year 11....

 

Y11 Mocks – 18th – 26th November 2019

Y11 Mocks – 27th Feb to 6th March 2020

Summer Exams 11th May – 24th June 2020

 

**  Contingency date - Wednesday 24th June 2020.

 

Important Exam Information

A contingency day has been arranged for “GCSE and/or GCE examinations, should sustained national or local disruption arise during the June 2020 examination series”.

The decision comes following the tragic events of last summer, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire. The Joint Council for Qualifications have decided that they need the option to postpone an exam in the event of an incident and re-arrange for a later date to allow all students an equal and fair chance.

In 2020 the contingency day is Wednesday 24 June 2020. This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams from the start of the exams in May until Wednesday 24 June 2020. This is not a school decision and does apply to all candidates in all schools, sitting any exam board. This day will be added to all student timetables.

 

                               

Year 11 Timeline

     DATE

ACTION

ü

Sept/Oct

 

Update your CV so that you have all the details checked in order to complete any type of Application form, either hard copy or on-line.

  • You need to know the correct title for all your GCSEs and any other qualification you have taken/are taking, including Functional Skills.
  • You should have all the details of any work Experience you have done

 

Early Oct

Look at the prospectuses for the local colleges, check for Open Days etc

  • City of Bristol 0117 312 5000 www.cityofbristol.ac.uk 
  • South Gloucestershire and Stroud College 0117 931 2121 www.sgscol.ac.uk
  • Hartpury College 01452 702345 www.hartpury.ac.uk
  • Wiltshire College  01225 350035 info@wiltshire.ac.uk

 

17 Oct

4.30pm – 7.30pm  -  Attend the Ambitions Evening Event at SGS college WISE campus

Look out for the list of exhibitors and the location map sent home from school

Your chance this year to find out what’s available for Post Year 11 and beyond –DON’T MISS IT!

If you are considering going onto Higher Education, you absolutely need to check that you are making the right choice of subjects 16-18 for your chosen course/university/career.

 

Oct/Nov

Look at prospectuses for local Post 16 Centres

Post 16 Centre

Website

Post 16 Open Eve

*Abbeywood Community School

http://www.abbeywoodschool.com/

17 Oct evening

*Bradley Stoke Community School

http://www.bradleystokecs.org.uk/

23 November 6-8 pm

Brimsham Green, Chipping Sodbury  & Yate International Academy (The Cotswold Edge Sixth Form)

http://www.brimsham.com/

http://www.chippingsodburyschool.com/

http://www.trfyia.org.uk/contact/

16 November at Yate International Academy

6.00 – 8.00pm

Castle School

http://www.thecastleschool.org.uk/

2 November 6.00-8.0pm

*Concorde Partnership Post 16 joint evening

At Edge Church, Aztec West

9 November 6.30 – 8.00 pm

SGS –Filton &WISE campuses

http://www.sgscol.ac.uk/

11/10/16  5.30 –8.00pm 4/11/16   10.00 --1.00pm

Marlwood School

http://www.marlwood.com/

2 November 6.00 – 8.00

At Castle School

*Patchway Community College

http://www.patchwaycc.com/

17 Oct - evening

St Brendans

http://www.stbrn.ac.uk/

7 October 10.00 – 12.30

*Bristol Tech & Engineering  Academy

http://www.bteacademy.co.uk/index.asp

12 October 6.30 – 8.30

Winterbourne International Academy

http://www.trfwia.org.uk/

15 November 6.00 – 8.00

 

 

Nov

Start applying NOW!

 

Nov

Don’t forget every job needs a good grade in English & Maths!  You will need grade 4s to do a level 3 vocational course and at least Grade 5 for Engineering and ‘A’ levels.

 

If you are uncertain about your choices speak to your school’s careers coordinator or ask to see your Careers Guidance practitioner (Parents are welcome)

 

Nov

Start of the ‘mock exams’ season. Work back from this date

to plan your revision schedule for maximum success.

 

Jan

2018

Look on www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship to see what kinds of opportunities are coming up.

Most of what you see will be for people who can take up the posts now but it gives you a good idea of what will be available in July.

 

 

      May

If you are thinking about getting a job with training, now is the time to start looking in local papers and on company websites.

 

 

Other resources:

 

22 June

Official School Leaving Date for Employment

 

August

GCSE Results Day

Have you got the correct qualifications/grades for what you want to do next?

Yes?  Accept your place for your chosen path & notify anyone else who is holding a place for you that you will not be taking it up. No?   Then put plan B into action.

 

Post 16 Choices   -    What to do in Year 11 (2018/19

You need to apply for most things that you might be interested in, immediately after the October half term.

If you haven’t made up your mind about where you want to go, you can apply to as many providers as you wish