Dates for your diary
Huge congratulations to Max Hayes in Year 9 who has taken home the National Award for Young Football blogger of the year. A phenomenal achievement.
Well done also to Year 11 and 13, many of whom have sat over 8 examinations in just 5 days. It takes real stamina and resilience to cope with the pressure and they have shown just that. If any parent or young person needs support please let us know.
The theatre and other venues are now set up in readiness for the busy exam season ahead. When your child faces examinations, often scheduled close together, they will undoubtedly feel under some pressure. I therefore thought it would be useful to offer the following sources of advice and guidance to support both you and your child during this important time in their educational journey:
- NHS support: nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-exam-stress
- Childline: childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/exam-stress
Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you feel that your child requires any additional support during this time. In addition, I will be sharing some resources with the year 13 students to support them in undertaking their BTEC and A-level exams – please ask them to share them with you.
A momentous day for Year 13 today, this was their last taught Friday at TAHS. Next week they will be participating in their Year 13 Leavers Day. Below is the schedule for the day,
Order of the Day
– 9:30am – 10.15am: Common Room & 6th Form Area
– 10.15am: Students to Bradley House.
– 10:40 – 11:30am: Formal Leavers’ Session – Bradley House.
– 11.30 – 11.45am: Short break to get a drink, photos etc
– 11:45am – 1:00pm: 1st Section of Entertainment: Awards and Prize Giving
– 1:00pm – 1:45pm Everyone back to Common Room for food and Yearbooks / Hoodies.
– 1:45pm – 2:30pm Back to Bradley House for 2nd half of entertainment
– 2:30pm (approx.) Year 13 Depart
GCSE Warm-up Sessions
Year 11’s who have applied to Sixth Form should have now received their offer letter and taster session information via their form tutor and their invitation to apply to become ABC Mentors. Any problems, please see Mrs Walton in the 6th Form office or email Sixthform@tahs.org.uk.
Year 11 Celebration Day – Friday 29th June 2018
May I take this opportunity to congratulate our Y11 students on a successful and positive start to their final GCSE examinations. They have impressed all members of staff with their maturity and positive attitudes.
Year 11 students will complete their full time attendance at school and timetabled lessons on Friday 25th May. After this date, they are expected to attend scheduled revision sessions and GCSE examinations only. Full school uniform must be worn for all of these occasions.
We understand that students may need to catch the bus to and from school during the examination period and it is not possible or appropriate for them to study at home. Therefore when there are not supervised lessons, if your son or daughter needs to study in school they are invited to use either our school canteen or the library. This is also the case if they have 2 or 3 exams in a day and need somewhere to study between examinations. If they do choose to study in school, after May half term, they will need to sign in the visitors book.
We look forward to celebrating the end of the examination season with our students with the traditional Leavers Celebration Day.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to celebrate with their friends and teachers. Formal attire is expected for the day. We begin at 10am and conclude at 2.00pm, with a buffet served at lunchtime and a morning service at St. Mary’s Church. Parents are welcome to join us for the Church Service, should you wish. It will commence at 10.30am.
On arrival at 10am, students are expected to go straight to the following rooms, where their Tutor will meet them. We will leave at 10.20am for the Church Service.
11E1 – 20, 11E2 – 19, 11E3 – 18, 11O2 – 16, 11O3 – 15,
11T1 – 13, 11T2 – 12, 11W1 – 11, 11W2 – 10
On our return to school, students will be expected to remain in the Theatre. This is our base for this day, to avoid any disruption to lessons and internal examinations for the rest of our students in years 9.10 and 12. We also respectfully request that all students do leave the school site at the end of the celebrations at 2pm.
Celebration Day is an enrichment part of the school year & is therefore by invitation only. I must stress that we continue to expect high standards of behaviour throughout the examination period & would still reserve the right to remove any invitations to this day. Individual Heads of House will contact parents as appropriate should this affect your child.
I look forward to a happy and successful day on Friday 29th June. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Head of House if you have questions.
Advice for female students
Year 11 Geography
The GCSE English Literature examinations take place next week on Tuesday 22nd May and Friday 25th May.
Warm up sessions will run as follows:
Tuesday 22nd May 8:00am-8:40am
Room 13 Mr Hulme
Room 18 Mr Parker
Room 19 Mr Brassington
Room 20 Mrs Harris (inc Mrs Baldwin class/other students if required)
Friday 24th May 8:00am-8:40am
Room 13 Mr Hulme
Room 18 Mr Parker
Room 19 Mr Brassington
Room 20 Mrs Harris (inc Mrs Baldwin class if required)
Please also note that revision takes place after school next week on Tuesday 22nd May, Wednesday 23rd May and Thursday 24th May. Please speak to your English teacher or Mr Hulme for more details.
We know you have worked hard. Well done, keep going with revision and we wish you every possible success!
Maths GCSE Revision
After school revision sessions continue to take place every Wednesday (rooms 48, 102, 103 and 105), Thursdays (rooms 48 and 102) and Fridays (rooms 46, 47, 102, 103 and 105)
In addition to these the maths department will be putting on some extra sessions before each of the GCSE maths exams.
Paper 1 revision sessions:
Wednesday 23rd May after school
Thursday 24th May 8am- 8.40 am (exam starts at 9am)
Paper 2 revision sessions:
Wednesday 6th June 11.20-1.20 (periods 3 and 4) and after school
Thursday 7th June 8am- 8.40 am (exam starts at 9am)
Paper 3 revision sessions:
Monday 11th June 11.20 – 12.20 (period 3) and after school
Tuesday 12th June 8am- 8.40 am (exam starts at 9am)
Equipment needed for the maths exam:
black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and a scientific calculator for paper 2 and 3.
There are also unconfirmed rumors that a lobster was seen teaching maths this morning, but it has to be said that she (there is a clue) was rather camera shy. We will see what we can do for next week!!!
Save the Date!
Tues 26th June 2018- Art department Exhibition
Please note that the Art Department Exhibition will be open to the public on Tuesday 26th June 5-7pm, and is a great chance to see a lot of the wonderful work that our students have produced. There is hours and hours of dedicated work in Art, Craft & Design, Photography from Year 9-year 13 on display and a chance to talk to some of the 6th form artists about their work.
PTA FUNDING RAISING EVENT – SAVE THE DATE
THE PTA HAVE ORGANISED A CINEMA NIGHT FOR ALL TAHS PUPILS
THURSDAY EVENNG 21ST JUNE 2018
DISCOUNTED TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
News from PE
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Crum are:
Ben Wain and Sam Cope for excellent effort
Rachel Agnew for excellent achievement and Annie White for consistently high effort
Joe Hayward for enthusiasm in revision and Chloe Clayton for a diligent approach to revision
Year 9 Vaccinations
Don’t forget to check out the new careers page on tahsroundup.wordpress.com
How about this for budding vets….