Careers Update – Parent Briefing
Mr Fish (Curriculum Leader – Student Guidance)
Miss Emmerson (Pathways Guidance Co-ordinator)
Mr Dewar (Assistant Principal)
In October, Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form held its first ever MFL Bake Off, and what a resounding success it was!
There were different categories where students had to research a traditional recipe from a European Country, or bake a cake decorated with a European theme.
The volume of entries received was phenomenal and the baking and cake decorating talent was outstanding. It was a challenge for our judges to pick a winner! Once the judging was complete, students and staff were able to buy a slice of the entries and a whopping £353.40 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support! There was a fantastic buzz around the school on the day of the competition and students are already planning their entries for next year!
The Year 9 Parent Consultation Evening will be held in the South Site Hall on Wednesday 20 November 2019 between 3.30 pm and 6.25 pm.
To book an appointment, please logon to the ‘My Child at School’ online facility after 10.00 am on Wednesday 13 November 2019, via the school website.
If you are unable to book an appointment and would like to speak to any of your child’s teachers please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a request for a telephone call will be forwarded to the required teachers. If your son/daughter is taught by two teachers for one subject, they will need to confirm which teacher you are required to book appointments for.
Students current grades will shortly be available on ‘My Child At School’.
As you know, we place great emphasis on parent/student opinion and, as such, would be grateful if you would take a few moments to complete the questionnaire and submit it at the desk before you leave.
Please be aware there is restricted access in the South Site Hall. If you require any assistance, please contact us prior to the evening and we will be happy to help.
If you are travelling by car, please be considerate to our neighbours and use the Park and Stride sites.
Mrs L Vereen
The English department, would like to offer some information which will serve to assist you in supporting your child’s progress towards successful GCSE English examinations.
The curriculum and examination process in English Language and Literature requires these skills:
We are doing all we can to help your child approach the examinations with confidence and success, however it is important to know that homework and revision are, more than ever, a necessary part of your child being prepared for the four English examinations. Please see the attached list of ways your child could prepare for the Language and Literature examinations.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me. We thank you for your support in helping us prepare your child for their examinations in such an important subject.
Mrs S Evans
Curriculum Leader – English
Some ways students should revise would be:
How? Flashcards, memory games and quizzes. The list is available in the Google Drive Year 11 revision folder emailed to your child and on Show My Homework.
How? The LRC offers a range of books your child can take out and compare openings of stories and styles of non-fiction writing.
How? Scan the newspapers and learn a new word each week
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