Dear Parents and Carers,
Someone said they could already hear the hum of the impending challenges of 2015! This week we launched the Revision Mission in Assembly to explain the 3 lessons of general revision techniques planned to help all year 11 get organised, feel supported and ready for their exams.
Together with this are the 2 remaining Parents’ Meetings for years 7 & 8, (29/1/15 & 9/2/15 respectively) so the early finish gives us all a great opportunity to offer a Study Session. These have been very successful and all year 11 pupils are very welcome. We have a quick lunch provided first and then several departments have already arranged study sessions:
History, Maths, English, the Aspiration group will meet as usual, the Endeavour interviews will continue, 29/1/15 is the last day before the Photography coursework deadline so that may be very valuable too, an Oxbridge meeting is being planned for the second date – 9/2/15 and I am sure this week will see other departments join in.
In addition to this, 2 very experienced Tutors are supporting small groups currently in English and Maths. The English programme runs until the English Mock exam on Tues 10/2/15; the Maths programme until the Maths Mock exam on Wed 11/3/15
May I draw your attention to an important piece of information. Below is the link to the Exam Board’s Rules and Regulations, please do refer to it carefully with your son or daughter. If there are any questions, contact me or the Exams Officer in school, Mrs Ranby in Student Services.
Information for the GCSE Examinations is now collected in a new tab on Moodle – Click HERE
Here you can find the timetable of all the exams in the main period of May & June, as well as advice and rules and regulations from Mrs Ranby, the Examinations Officer. Students will be issued with their own individual exam timetables after the February Half Term break.
So, yes certainly a hum but maybe ‘BUZZ’ is a better word!
Amongst the array of revision materials and advice are plenty of ideas for maintaining a calm, balanced and positive outlook – plenty of deep breathing and quiet reflection. Materials such as
‘ Good & Bad Revision’, ‘Revise less; learn more’, Growth Mindset, ‘Time to Upgrade’, ‘Mind Games’, ‘Help Yourself to English’, and ‘Revision Cracked’ plus lots of freebies!
Confidence and control come through planning and organisation, we’re all here to help.
Regards,Mrs P Goad, Intervention Manager
Student Council recently pointed out that parents often get to read news about the school before students find out due to The West Bradford Post and they wanted something similar for students. Thus today we launch ‘WBS-TV’. WBS-TV is produced by students for students. The first episode features 3 events from the last two weeks however we hope to bring a much more news orientated WBS-TV, very soon in the New Year. In the meantime click on the link below to watch the first episode of ‘WBS-TV’.
Click HERE to see Episode 1
On Saturday the 15th of November, 32 athletes eager for success travelled to a brand new venue, Ashfield School for this next stage of the cross country season. Though relatively close to the former venue Sutton-In-Ashfield Recreational Park, it proved to be significantly different terrain and scenery. It even boasted farmers’ fields and wood trails. Conditions never hindered our performance as the route was barely visible through a misty abyss and the occasional sheet of rain. The schedule of the races was as follows: Year 8/9 boys opening and year 7 girls closing the event with year 7 boys, 8/9 girls and year 10/11 boys and girls placed in between.
The 8/9 boys’ race kicked of proceedings with an elite field of 60. Picking up from the last event, the boys regained their high intensity of effort and claimed vital places and substantial points. Leading the immense squad in was Joe Mitchell in 9th shortly followed by Toby Percival and Teo Ayodeji Ansell 12th and 13th respectively. Also good performances were attained by Vince Machin, Flynn Cross and Alex Nolan – 18th, 20th and 21st respectively. This sets the boys in 2nd and 4th in the team competition.
Next were the 10/11 girls who were represented by trio Charlotte Hudson, Maisy Flint Foster, Megan Gallagher and Maisy Brand who recorded results of 8th, 22nd, 12th and 32nd. Following on from the girls race were the amazing year 7 boys’ team who once again exploited bags of talent by having 8 runners in the top 35 with headline performances coming from Toby Hulis in 2nd and Louis Dunne in 12th with Josh Birks finishing 17th. Remarkably this leaves the A and B teams 1st and 3rd in the team competition. Next were the 8/9 girls’ race which received an astounding duet performance from talented twins Bella Reed and Florence Reed who came 3rd and 4th in the 3km race placing the team 2nd comfortably. However with no representation in the 10/11 boys race it left the year 7 girls to sweep up the last of the endless glory. They completed the job by attaining 5 runners in the top 25 – wow! Brought in by Alice Mitchell in 15th and Harriet Machin in 20th it left the team in 3rd.
Clearly a spectacular performance all round from everyone who ran. Thanks to Mr Kent, Miss Rogers and Mr Alton for organising team.
By Alex Nolan 9F