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Year 11 Maximising Achievement

Year 11 Maximising Achievement

Dear Parent/Carer

Year 11 Maximising Achievement Monday 28th September – Wednesday 7th October 2020

Year 11 students, despite the changes we are all adapting too, have returned this year showing a very positive attitude to learning. In order for them to achieve the best possible grade, it is crucial that they are fully supported in their classwork, home learning and revision. The support that you can offer your child at home will play a key role in your child’s achievement. I am confident that, continued communication between the school and parents/carers, alongside year 11’s continued application, will see us achieve excellent outcomes this year.

As part of this we would like to invite you to attend a Maximising Achievement event beginning on Monday the 28th of September 2020. The initial part of this event will be delivered from each Head of Curriculum area for all subjects taught in Y11. This information will be posted via the schools Facebook page. This will be an opportunity for parents to understand any changes that might have taken place to the exams being taken in 2021. It will also be an opportunity to understand what each subject is doing to support students and how you can support your child at home. This will cover the following areas.

  • What will the students need to know for the exam in each subject (The key
  • parts of exam)
  • Effective questioning techniques and revision strategies.
  • How to use time effectively to revise.
  • What help and resources are available to support your child.
  • How you can support your child.
  • An overview of how each subject is assessed in their exam.

The purpose of the event is:

  • To get a clear idea of the revision sessions the school is holding in the coming
  • months.
  • To speak to subject teachers about how best to support your child in
  • their preparation for GCSE’s.

The second part of this event will be a virtual event via zoom with the headteacher Mr Woollard and myself. This will take place on Thursday the 1st October between 5pm and 5:30 pm. This will be a chance to get information on how we are supporting students within school in their recovery curriculum and with the changes to exams in 2021. This will also be an opportunity to know how you can support your child at home between now and their GCSE’s.

A zoom link e-mail will be sent to Y11 parents prior to event taking place, this will also be found on SMHW.

Thirdly there will be another opportunity after watching subject videos and attending the overview zoom meeting to discuss any support with specific curriculum areas.

This will also be a chance for any questions to be asked to each Curriculum Leader about revision strategies, intervention within school, individual needs and revision resources. The following subject areas will be available to support on the following days between 5pm and 5:30pm. Again, this will be a virtual question and answer session via a zoom link sent prior to the event to parents of Y11. Please contact the school if you have a change of e-mail address at office@fgs.derbyshire.sch.uk.

  • Monday the 5th of October – Humanities (History/Geography) and Languages.
  • Tuesday the 6th of October – English, Math’s and Science.
  • Wednesday the 7th of October – PE, Art and Computer Science and Music.

I urge all parents and students to join us on each of these days as this is an extremely important information evening which should not be missed and we look forward to seeing you at each event in order to continue to support your child in their GCSE’s.

Yours Sincerely

Mr Wake

Achievement Leader Y11

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