“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
(H Jackson Brown Jr.)
This year, Year 10 is essential to being prepared for your GCSEs. Think of this year as your final preparations before your GCSE year arrives. By embodying this quotation, we will focus on ensuring that we are equipped with the knowledge that we need, the skills we will rely on and the determination that is necessary for us to exceed our potential in Year 11.
As your year leader, I am responsible for ensuring I support you to achieve your best this year. To do this, I ensure that I; support your Academic Mentors and Subject teachers, monitor your attendance alongside your Academic Mentor, ensure you are on time to lesson, check your uniform regularly, speak to you all in assembly to deliver important messages and support you with any pastoral concerns or issues you may have. For Parents of Year 10 students, I am the primary point of contact in school.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself”
This quotation epitomises the ethos of a successful student. Those students prepared to think independently and challenge themselves personally will undoubtedly thrive. The progress you make in the classroom is vital; by studying independently outside of school you can increase this even further. In Year 10, we recognise the importance of learning how we learn best outside of school. This allows us to refine our revision techniques, understand our own knowledge gaps and areas to develop, and also ensures we embed the work completed in school with practice between lessons.
Your teachers want to help your independent work. Use the links below to a key resource for each subject to ensure you are working from the most accurate information that will help to boost your studies.
All class teachers are available for you to speak with in person or email for additional support in your studies. We actively encourage students to seek out the support from their individual teachers and know that our staff have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share.
By now, you should have an idea of where you want to go at the end of Year 11. Don’t worry, there is still time to make this decision but you should be actively thinking about the grades you need in order to gain the place you would like.
For those of you unsure about what you are heading towards, have a look at which careers your subjects can lead you into. (Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhst2sg)
Once you have seen a career you are interested in, research the courses you would need to take to help you along the path. By looking at the websites below, you will see what the training providers need from you to be able to give you a place on their courses.
Links to local 6th form, colleges and apprenticeships