Year 11 2017-03-01T12:20:15+00:00

YEAR 11 TEAM

Director of Achievement & Progress

Mr B O’Mahony
bomahony@bealhighschool.co.uk

Deputy Director of Achievement & Progress

Ms A Atwal
aatwal@bealhighschool.co.uk

Progress Achieve Challenge Excel
Deputy Director of Achievement & Progress
Ms P Basar

pbasar@bealhighschool.co.uk

LATEST NEWS

Congratulations Are In Order

Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding achievement of securing a conditional offer to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Sciences. These courses are the most competitive in the country with only 9% of applicants receiving offers.

Lions Club International Social Event

Some of our wonderful student directors thinking of others first and acting to benefit the local community by serving tea and supporting old age pensioners with their Bingo numbers at the Lions Club International social event. 

REAL Zone Science Booster Sessions

The REAL Zone has become a very buzzing place in recent months, full of very committed and eager year 11 students who want to improve their grades. The REAL Zone Science booster sessions are open for all students who require and want extra support in preparation for their Science GCSEs.

Four-legged friend “Jasper” shows just who’s top dog!

Jasper the "School Dog" has been recently featured in the TES Magazine! The "Vice Principal" as we like to call him has reached the dizzy new heights of stardom...

CURRICULUM

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ACTIVITIES

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Thu 22

Fitness Training – All Years

22 June @ 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Thu 22

Multi Sports Club

22 June @ 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Thu 22

Basketball Team Training

22 June @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thu 22

Football Team Training

22 June @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fri 23

Basketball Team

23 June @ 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
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Trampolining Club

23 June @ 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Basketball Club – All Years CI

23 June @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

YEAR 11 KEY DATES 2017

Mock Results afternoon: Friday 3rd February (period 5)

Students calculate their average points score from their Mock results to determine their 6th form pathway.

Final Progress reports (predicted grades): Monday 6th Feb

Parents evening: Tuesday 7th February (3.30 – 6.30 lower site)

IAG’s (information advice and guidance): 6th – 24th February

Student meets a member of senior staff for 15 minutes with parents/carers to discuss progression beyond Year 11.

Mock results and Progress report should be brought to this meeting. Arrive 5 minutes before meeting time.

Sixth form application deadline: Friday 3rd March

All relevant documents including the Sixth form application forms are available from the Beal website.

Follow the “Admission info” link at the bottom of Beal’s website; then use the “Sixth form admissions” link at the bottom of the next page to access application form

Work experience deadline: Friday 17th March

Forms available on Moodle via the careers page.

Leavers Assembly: Friday 12th May

Study leave begins: Thurs 25th May

GCSE exam period: 15th May – 29th June

Year 11 Prom: Thursday 13th July

GCSE Results Day & Sixth Form Admissions: 24th August

FINDING WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Work Experience is a compulsory part of year 11 and a placement must be organised by 17th March 2017
  • Year 11’s must organise the placement themselves but the schools careers hub can help facilitate ideas – speak to Ms Farmah or Ms Woodward in the KS4 Resource centre.
  • All of the necessary applications can be found on via Moodle on the “Careers” page where there are also some tips and contact numbers of previously used employers.
  • Your work experience should be scheduled for when your GCSE exams are finished (from the end of June to August).
  • A 2 week placement is ideal but 1 week is also sufficient. (Some students prefer to do 2 placements, a week in each organisation).
  • Proof that a placement has been organised is the ‘Parent Agreement’ form which must be filled out by the student, the employer and signed by the parent/carer and then returned to Miss Farmah in the careers hub by 17th March 2017.
  • The ‘Employer Assessment’ form is to be filled out by the organisation once the work experience has been completed. This form must also be returned to Miss Farmah and is proof that you completed your work experience.

In the new English GCSE, 50% of the marks come from writing;
the best way to get better at
writing is by
reading!

GETTING THE GRADE IN ENGLISH

We, therefore, suggest the following revision tasks:

  1. Read one literary short story per week.

Short Stories…

More Stories…

  1. Read at least one ‘Opinion’ article from a newspaper each week

Articles…

  1. Each week, re-read an extract from one of the texts you have studied:

E.g. A Christmas Carol, ‘An Inspector Calls’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, the Poetry Anthology.

If you want more information on how to revise, go onto the Beal High School Moodle page and look for the KS4 En room.

YEAR 11 GCSE GEOGRAPHY SUPPORT

Spring & Summer Term, 2017

Dear Year 11 GCSE Geography students,

Please take advantage of all of these additional activities that you can be undertaking in order to improve your GCSE Geography grade in the fast approaching exams this May/June!

1) Every Thursday after school (15:30-16:30) we are running revision lessons in Room 55.

2) Every Thursday lunchtime (13:30-14:00) we are running drop-in sessions to answer specific questions you might have relating to GCSE Geography, to re-teach any areas you are unsure about, to set additional exam practice questions and to mark any practice questions you might have completed at home as part of your revision.

3) Visit https://www.gcsepod.com/ and use your school log-in to access revision activities for GCSE Geography. Please note, this website contains some information you do not need to know for your exams, so do make sure you use this tool alongside the specification outline you were given at the start of each topic, to make sure you only revise the things that you need to know. If you need any help with this, please speak to your Geography teacher.

4) Every lunchtime (13:30-14:00) you are welcome to visit the Geography block and borrow any of the revision guides, workbooks and textbooks that we have, so that you can find the revision methods which work best for you. Geography teachers will also be on-hand to answer any questions that you have.

We wish you lots of luck with your revision and preparation. Remember, we are here to help, so please come and speak to us!

All the best,

The Beal High School Geography Department