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Year 13

I want to congratulate all of the students who were successful in their Y12 exams and how much I am looking forward to continue working with them in Y13. I am confident that if students continue to rise to the challenges ahead they will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

I was generally impressed with the attitudes and commitment of most students last year, but need to point out that all students will need to continue to work hard and indeed increase their commitment to their classwork and independent studies in Y13. As you will know from last year, all students have independent study time factored in to their programmes of study; please continue to encourage your child to use this time and the study space productively and to study independently at home.

I would like to remind you, that being in the sixth form brings greater responsibility and I want to draw your attention to the fact that we are a school with younger students. Therefore, I want to impress that they show a respectful and positive attitude to everyone and are positive role models to our younger students. This means that they follow the school rules: not wearing hats in the main school; not using ear phones or having their phones out. I also want to stress that students must not smoke within sight of the school or bring food onto the school site for younger children.

There will be three points in the year where we report on students’ progress and attainment. Students need to make sure that they put in maximum effort throughout the year so that we and they have an accurate picture of their performance. To maximise their attainment it is important that they have excellent attendance, punctuality and behaviour and that they also have high levels of effort and motivation, and would ask that you support your son or daughter to this end.

Key dates this year

Parents’ UCAS Information Evening: Tuesday 4 October at 6.00 pm in the Sixth Form Common Room
At this meeting you will be informed about the year ahead, UCAS and how you can support your son/daughter with their UCAS application. I hope to see as many of you at the meeting as possible.

Progress Review: End of October
Students will be given an individual appointment to discuss progress in all subjects with their tutor. A report will be sent home to parents/carers.

Y13 Parents’ Consultation Evening: Thursday 9 February at Acland Burghley School 4.30 – 7.00pm
All students are expected to attend and must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Y13 Mock Examinations: December

Progress Review: March
Students will be given an individual appointment to discuss progress in all subjects with their tutor. A report will be sent home to parents/carers.

May – June: Y13 exams
A detailed exam timetable will be given to all students prior to their exams. Please note when your child’s exams are and help them to be fully prepared.

I am really looking forward to continue working in participation with you and your son/daughter and hope that we can celebrate their success in August 2017.

Ron Stokes
Year Team Leader 12 and 13

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