Please review the attached letter regarding 21st Century Learning in PE Lessons.
Mr B Leonard
Student APP letter
Homework is used to consolidate, enrich or extend learning beyond lessons.
In addition to covering some essential aspects of the curriculum homework should develop independent learning and time management skills in students.
The role of the College
Meaningful homework will be set on a regular basis in all subjects in all year groups, at least on a fortnightly basis. The length and complexity of homework tasks may vary but should increase as students progress through College. Homework will be marked with appropriate feedback and rewards given for quality and effort. Faculties will sanction students that fail to complete homework or hand it in on time.
The role of students
It is the responsibility of students to make a note of their homework tasks and deadlines in their planners. Students are expected to complete all tasks and hand them in on time. If help is required then it is the student’s responsibility to seek help from the class teacher or subject leader before the deadline to ensure it is handed in on time.
The role of parents and carers
We ask that parents and carers regularly check student planners to ensure that homework tasks are written down and completed to a high standard, on time. Creating dedicated time for homework in a suitable working environment at home will greatly help students in the completion and quality of tasks.
We will shortly publish more details about homework and outline an expected schedule for the next academic year. Parents and carers with queries or concerns over homework in particular subjects should contact the appropriate Subject Leader in the first instance. A full staff list is kept available on the ‘Contact Us’ page along with our contact methods.
Mr A Ireland,
Staff List December 2011
All GCSE PE students should read the attached document, detailing information about the locations and times of practical assessments taking place this week.
The next few weeks for Y11 students are probably the most important in their school career. The GCSE results achieved in the summer really can be life-changing and so it is vital that together we maintain their momentum and effort until the very last exam. The following outlines the arrangements for the next few weeks for Y11 students.
Monday 14th May
Y11 students will mark the end of normal lessons with a celebration breakfast provided for them in our dining area. Following this, students will leave site before break to commence their formal period of revision and study. All students are expected to attend College, in uniform, on Tuesday 15th May to commence their study-school programmes.
Study Schools before Half Term
All students will be provided with a new, full-time timetable that will that will enable more subject specific study in the lead up to exams. This will adjust weekly as exams are taken but student attendance in uniform is mandatory and expected in this period.
Study Schools after Half Term
Study Schools will continue after half term and students will be required to attend relevant sessions. However, when there are no timetabled sessions there is no requirement for students to be in College. As time goes on and exams are completed the requirement to attend will diminish until all are complete. Again, students will be provided with a study-school timetable in advance of the programme.
Students with specific needs or requirements may be offered a more personalised programme with varying amounts of time spent in College.
If you have any questions or queries over this process please contact Mr S Fenna, Assistant Head, who is overseeing the process.
Finally, can I thank you in advance for supporting your child through this time by ensuring they are revising in suitable conditions at home.
Mr A Ireland