Academic Update

Academic Update

Year 7-10 exam week follow up

We hope that your son (s) / daughter (s) were successful in their end of year exams. As exam papers are gradually returned to them, we would strongly advise that you ask to see marked papers and sign them so that the teachers can see that you are aware of their results. It is always a good time to set some subject specific targets, identifying two or three key areas per subject in terms of skills or content where the students can improve.

Useful GCSE fact sheet from the DfE

Much of the information in the DfE document below has been shared with you already, but it is still a useful summary of the what has changed at GCSE level with the introduction of the 9-1 courses.

DfE GCSE fact sheet

Presentation on supporting Most Able and Talented students

This presentation was given at a recent information evening and although it was aimed at the parents of identified ‘More Able and Talented’ students, the content is relevant and useful for everyone. Please click here for access.

Subject handbooks for GCSE and A Level

We are pleased to give you advanced notice that in September, course handbooks for all of the new GCSE and A Level courses will be openly available on the Academy website in the ‘Teaching and Learning’ section. These handbooks will include a curriculum overview of teaching across the course, details of assessment requirements, links to useful resources and course expectations. They will serve as a point of reference for students, as well as a useful resource for parents who would like to use the information to support their son / daughter.

Reading lists and resources to support students’ learning

We have recently compiled reading lists for all subjects in Key Stages 3 and 4. Reading lists for Key Stage 5 will be available in the handbooks mentioned above. Using this list of reading materials and resources will not only consolidate students’ understanding of the curriculum, but also deepen their background knowledge about subjects.

Please click here to view the full list.

Other resources available to students in the LRC:

Access to Philip Allan A-level magazine archive for most subjects including Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, Modern History, PE, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies and Sociology.

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