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27/11/20

Please find a link to our weekly news bulletin which contains news and updates from the Head of School and each Head of Year: https://t.co/keI9NfMp22 We wish you all a happy and healthy weekend! https://t.co/Db8Hwc8IwT

27/11/20

On Monday 30 November, all students in Years 7 to 10 should remain at home and access remote lessons via SatchelOne . Only Year 11 students who are due to sit a mock examination should attend the school site on Monday. Please click here for details: https://t.co/CzycNSrssm https://t.co/Gm4AE5sgXJ

27/11/20

A big well done to our Year 8 students (pictured) who have recently hit their 'Word Millionaire' status! 🌟#deStaffordProud https://t.co/ZYW2l0cd1a

27/11/20

Fantastic to see our Year 8 students enjoying some time in the pool and working on their diving skills today! 👏 https://t.co/ADnMGJ2fI8

25/11/20

Mrs Beale's Year 9 chemistry class have enjoyed modelling allotropes (different forms) of carbon in their practical lesson this afternoon https://t.co/Rzcizh7OI5

25/11/20

If you are interested in joining the Parent Forum and helping to shape the future of our school, please email headteacher.org.uk and register your interest today! See last week's bulletin for further details: https://t.co/yzV0vwIs7F https://t.co/JKIJo078PW

24/11/20

Congratulations to this lovely group of Year 9s who achieved excellent Attitude to Learning scores in their recent reports. Mr Place had the pleasure of meeting them this morning to praise their efforts and receive feedback on their school year to date.👏#growlearnbelieveachieve https://t.co/0uNp6VUJYF

24/11/20

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY - MONDAY 14 DECEMBER 2020 All staff and students are invited to wear their Christmas jumper to school on Monday 14 December! Should you wish to support the valuable work of you can make a donation directly online: https://t.co/qPcwb7hWxK. https://t.co/fq29F1Qoty

23/11/20

Well done to Y8 students Rosie Skeet, Amelie Wells, Jessica Murtagh and Ciara Reed (pictured) plus Shannon Stockley and Max Sutton who were all invited to meet with Mr Place today in recognition of their recent excellent Attitude to Learning scores! 🏆 https://t.co/rdAkUVaaEq

20/11/20

Retweeted From Merstham Park School

We are expanding our team and are pleased to be recruiting a cover supervisor. Check out this link if you are interested in joining two forward thinking GLF schools https://t.co/RvlvmDLuqm

20/11/20

YEAR 11 PARENTS/CARERS: Please find a link to a letter regarding study leave for our Year 11 students (23 - 26 Nov inclusive) https://t.co/dk1LqZZoha. Students are expected in school for their mock exam sessions only during this period. Please see the letter for further info. https://t.co/yvuVI538pV

20/11/20

Please find a link to the weekly news bulletin which includes important updates from the Head of School as well as our Heads of Year: https://t.co/yzV0vwIs7F Stay safe and have a lovely weekend everyone!

19/11/20

It's wonderful to see our students being able to make such great use of our on-site pool facilities. Well done Year 9 and ! https://t.co/ekraMCpjQ6

19/11/20

A final reminder that the school will be closed to all students tomorrow for a staff INSET Day. The school will reopen to students at the usual time on Monday 23 November on a Week 1 timetable. Thank you for your cooperation! https://t.co/2U06esSvtf

19/11/20

*PARENTS AND CARERS*- The Caterham Food Bank are offering FREE CHRISTMAS FOOD HAMPERS for local families and individuals in need🌲. Please email caroline.sidwell.org.uk or call 01883 347818 today for further details. https://t.co/fdcfejKtXS

18/11/20

Parents and Carers- a reminder that all related correspondence will be posted on our website here: https://t.co/mKpGbUReId as well as directly via . We thank you for your continued cooperation during these unprecedented times. https://t.co/eryrmvMn0N

17/11/20

Congratulations and very well done to this fantastic group of Year 7 students, who were invited for hot chocolate and cake with Mr Place this morning in recognition of their excellent 'attitude to learning' scores! https://t.co/byl1GsUuzx

16/11/20

Well done to our Year 11 cohort who made a fantastic start to their mock exams today! Remember your exam timetable and revision sources can be found here: https://t.co/sBFugLlSd9 and your teachers are here to support you every step of the way! https://t.co/NuHBYc3CBT

16/11/20

A reminder to parents and carers that the school will be closed to students this coming Friday, 20th November for an INSET Day. https://t.co/CdLrUwdS4i

13/11/20

Our weekly bulletin has just been sent to parents/carers via together with a letter from . Please click here to view a copy of this week's bulletin: https://t.co/Uo1g0vlnAm We would like to wish all of our followers a happy and healthy weekend! https://t.co/jacHSXH15v

Year 8 Options

This is a landmark point in your child’s educational journey when they move from a directed curriculum, including all of the National Curriculum subjects, to a more personalised and individual selection – they have a level of control over what they study and a chance to tailor their learning to their personal interests and aspirations.  It is vital they think carefully about what they choose and hopefully the information we are sharing today will be the beginning of interesting and informative discussions about the best selections.

The video links below will explain the process in full and should be the start of your discussions with your child.  Our KS4 curriculum is tailored to the students’ choices – subjects in each block and group numbers are based around the choices the students make; it is a curriculum built around what this cohort want to study.  Whilst we try and limit the direction we give to students, at this point I would reiterate Mr Parry’s message from his video and encourage all students to consider including Spanish in their choices.  Various studies show the importance in having a second language and whilst it may not be the right choice for all it will give a real competitive edge to those who go on to acquire this qualification.

There are two videos to watch – an overview and reminder of the school’s pastoral systems with the key staff members and messages from Miss Robinson, Head of Year 8, and an explanation of the Options process from Mr Parry, Assistant Headteacher.  This video includes a full overview of the timelines involved as well a message for students about the key Dos and Don’ts in making their choices.  

These presentations are accompanied by the Options booklet which gives details for each of the available subjects (see pdf attachment at bottom of the page).

We are always here to support your children and you in making these important decisions – do contact us if you have any questions.

We hope you enjoy the videos and the subsequent discussions with your child.

Yours faithfully,

Jeff Place, Head of School

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Year 8 Options Booklet 04th Nov 2020 Download