As Head of Year it gives me real pleasure in supporting students as they start their GCSEs.
Year 10 is a challenging year for the students as they turn their attention towards their GCSEs. The biggest difference with previous years is that students will have picked their options subjects. This gives them the chance to focus on subjects they want to pursue further as well as the core subjects.
The change of key stage does present more challenges and students will be expected to spend more time at home working and revising. There is an element of independent work expected.
Year 10 provides an opportunity for students to build on a range of skills. The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is launched which enables the students to develop a passion for volunteering, learn new physical skills, and become proficient at exploring the outdoors in expedition work. Year 10 also participate in careers advice and college taster days. In the last 2 weeks of the summer term students are placed on a work experience placement to give them an insight into the wider world of work.
Towards the end of Year 10 students are also encouraged to apply for the Head Prefect and Prefects roles. The successful candidates will mainly start their duties in Year 11 which include being attached to a Year 7 form group and taking the role of a mentor. However, they will meet the new Year 7 intake and help with their induction day in June/July. Throughout the year students are praised and rewarded for their academic achievements. Celebration assemblies are held each term where awards and certificates are handed out. By celebrating each other’s success the year group continue to embed their ‘Love as Brethren’ approach to each other.
Do not hesitate to contact me at the school if you have any questions about Year 10.
Ms K Schubert
Head of Year 10