YEAR 11 TEAM
We are delighted to announce that Beal High School is opening a brand new Fitness Suite. In our on-going effort to improve the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, we hope the Fitness Suite will provide excellent opportunities for individuals to exercise during curriculum and free time.
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.
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
GETTING THE GRADE IN ENGLISH
We, therefore, suggest the following revision tasks:
- Read one literary short story per week.
- Read at least one ‘Opinion’ article from a newspaper each week
- 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