TAHS Weekly Newsletter.
Dates for your diary
24/05/2019 End of Term & start of study leave for Y11 & 13
03/06/2019 Lessons start for Y9, 10 & 12
Well done Year 13, one full week to go! We are so very proud of all our Year 13 students. All those who have worked so hard in all of their chosen subjects. Well done to those that have already completed their exams and finished all their coursework. You should be basking in your success and achievements.
On Monday we see the first A Level exam of this summer season, it may be a shock to the system but I am sure that all students are fully prepared for it. If not, don’t worry, give yourself enough time this weekend to go through your notes, complete a few exam questions and then spend some time focusing on yourself. Mrs Bell sent some links round to form tutors this week that maybe useful to look at. They explain the science behind the stress and explain that all students have anxiety of some kind before an exam, and that this is perfectly normal. I will add the links at the end.
On Friday 24th May at 1pm we will be holding our Year 13 Leavers Celebration afternoon at Uttoxeter Racecourse. This is an afternoon for the Year 13 students to dress in their finest outfit and celebrate their success and the ‘end of an era’. I have attached the letter to go with this day.
Monday 20th May is the deadline for current Year 11 students to accept their place at TAHS Sixth Form so please return your slip to Mrs Walton or hand it in to the office. Letters will be sent out to Year 11 students who have applied to the Sixth Form to explain about the taster sessions, there will also be a timetable with all the taster sessions, so if you fancy looking at a different subject then please just pop along. We do ask all students to enter through reception and sign in upon arrival and to sign out when they leave the premises. The taster sessions will be held week commencing 24th June, we are aware that some students will not be able to attend due to other commitments, if you could let us know if this applies to your son/daughter then we would be grateful.
Elaine is the Careers Adviser linked to Thomas Alleynes. If you need any help or advice you can get in touch with her now and after leaving the 6th form. Her email is email@example.com
Elaine can help with deciding what career you want to do after 6th form as well as help with how to plan the next year. She also has information on a range of topics including CV writing, application forms, interview tips, using social media to find employment, how to find apprenticeships. Please email her if you have any questions, need any help or would like one of the information sheets she has created.
Attached below is a useful information sheets on Internships, Gap year, School Leaver programmes and other options.
Intervention for May & June
Advice for parents, carers and students about sexting on on line safety
Support you Child During Exams
Search for Thomas Alleynes.
Thomas Alleyne’s High School SSAT Award Winners
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Crum are:
Katie Boot for exceptional hard work
Katie Large for consistent effort and attainment
Sam Archer for always trying his best
Sam Spooner for continued excellence
Willow Gregory for excellent effort and enthusiasm
Charlotte Cope for nailing moles!
Emily Wright for excellent preparation for her exams
News from PE
Maths – Year 11
The maths department will be holding a pre-exam revision session before each of the GCSE maths exams.
The sessions will take place from 8-8.40am on Tuesday 21st May, Thursday 6th June and Tuesday 11th June.
The sessions are a great way to get your brain into maths mode before entering the exam. We will go over a few key topics, ensure you know the formulae you will need and make sure everyone has the correct equipment! In past years the students have found these sessions very useful to attend.
Equipment you need: black pen, pen, ruler, rubber, protractor and compass. Also for paper 2 and 3 you will need a scientific calculator. All of this can be purchased from the maths department or online shop (maths sets £1.20, calculators £7.80)
After school revision sessions on Tuesdays – Fridays are still continuing.
Maths – Year 10
The Year 10 end of year maths exam takes place on Thursday 20th June. It is one non-calculator paper worth 80 marks. The exam lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.
A list has been put on Insight of all the topics you have covered in Year 9 and 10 for you to use as a revision list.
You will need the following equipment for your exams: Black pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, protractor and compass.
If you do not turn up with all of this equipment you will get an afterschool detention – be warned!
A great way to revise for your exams is to use www.vle.mathswatch.com username: surnamefirstname2digityearofbirth@tahs eg smithjohn04@tahs password: triangle
Year 13 A-Level Photographers Livia Robinson, Adam Burrows and Abbie Keeling celebrated success with wins in the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year awards at Graham Balfour School in Stafford last night. There were wins in both colour and Black and White Portfolio categories, along with commendations for Erin Pleasance and Tom Johnson -We are really proud of them.
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