May 27th 2022

TAHS Weekly Newsletter. 


Please see the timetable below for examinations that are taking place after half term. We hope that all students manage to recharge over the break and return after half term ready for the next challenges.

DateMorning Examination (9.15am)Afternoon Examination (1.15pm)
Monday 6th June Year 13-Health and Social
Year 13-English Language  
Tuesday 7th JuneYear 11-Maths
Year 13-English Literature  
Year 13-Maths
Year 11-Geograghy  
Wednesday 8th JuneYear 11-English Literature
Year 13-Psychology
Year 11-Further Maths
Year 13-Geography
Year 13 Further Maths (core 2)
Year 13 AS Maths
Thursday 9th JuneYear 13-Business
Year 13-RE
Year 13 D & T
Year 13 Biology
Year 11 History
Year 13-Biology and AS Biology
Year 13-D & T Year 11-Physics
Friday 10th JuneYear 11-English Language
Year 13-History  
Year 13-Physics

Exam Conduct

As a reminder, please can all students ensure they are in normal full uniform for all exams and arrive fully equipped. Mobile phones and smart devices must not enter the exam room.

Although we have a number of weeks of exams ahead, we are looking forward to celebrating the end of exams with the year 11 prom. Please remember, that in order to attend this event, students conduct in exams will be taken into consideration.

For the latest revision timetable covering Saturdays and the upcoming half term please see this file:


Congratulations to Sadie B in Year 13 who was nominated by Mrs Hunt and Mrs Bell to receive a head start with her university reading as recognition of her extremely hard work and amazing progress in both English’s.  Many thanks to The Reading List Foundation for funding the award.


Year 12

Understanding exam question. Work sheets from the student room to help with revision tactics.

School Walk – Year 12 Marshals

Any Year 12 student who does not want to walk could help and be marshal. If you are interested in helping, please see Mrs Ibbs. Any student not walking or marshalling will be expected to come into school.

Year 12 students GCSE certificates

Year 12 students can collect their GCSE certificates from the Sixth Form office.  Please collect them at break and lunch time only.

Sixth Form Finance:

The school has been allocated a Discretional Bursary Fund (DBF) which students are able bid into throughout the academic year providing they meet the financial criteria set by the school and outlined in our DBF policy.

For the academic year 2021-2022 students are eligible for funding of up to £400 if their parental income is below £27,000 (proof required) or if they were designated as pupil premium. If a student is a looked after child (LAC) they may be entitled to up to £1,200 of financial support. Students must use this funding to support their Post-16 education.  For example, Sixth Form uniform, transport costs to and from school, textbooks, revision guides, course materials, IT equipment (up to £150), educational visits, UCAS application Fee, University entrance tests etc.

More detailed information will be available in the DBF booklet which students can be obtain from Mrs Walton in the Sixth Form office or by emailing

Signing in and out

Students need to be on site from 8.40-3.05pm and if they leave site briefly for food etc they MUST sign out and back in. This is both a legal and safeguarding requirement. No one should leave site to go to the gym or similar during the school day.

English Students of the Week

Well done to all of the students who were nominated by your teachers for this week’s student of the week award in English:

Y9 Louie R, Evie B, Bethany S, Lola T, Billie O, Emma-Louise O, Kieren C

Y10 Sam L, Finn P, Izzie H, Sophia A

Y11 Eloise P, Harry F, Xanthe S, Thomas L, Joe H, Lochlann H, Mya

Y12 Philippa B

There are only 2 weeks to go until the deadline (June 10th).

This week’s tip is to really think about your ending.Have you fully resolved your story, with a clear resolution? If you’re writing an essay, has your thesis statement (your “golden thread” of argument) led to a clear end point? 

Work of the Week

Year 12 Literature students have this week been given the opportunity to “turn teacher,” presenting a lesson to their class on one of their set poems. Phillipa taught the class about Christina Rossetti’s poem “Remember,” which features in their “Love through the Ages” anthology of poetry. Here is a slide from the powerpoint she produced to support her brilliant presentation:

Book recommendation

We asked 9UL to recommend books this week – and they couldn’t decide. So here is a bumper crop of half term reading suggestions:

“a good girl’s guide to murder” by Holly Jackson – recommended by Colette – is a fantastic “whodunnit” that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Billie recommends “It’s Behind You” by Kathryn Foxfield – a mix of reality TV show and horror/thriller. Finally, Theo recommends Peter’s Crouch’s autobiography, for those of you pining the end of the football season.

GCSE Maths – Breakfast Revision

We were very happy to see over 100 Y11 students attend the breakfast revision session this morning before the GCSE maths exam.  The students who attended have commented how useful they thought it was.

The next maths exams are on Tuesday 7th June and Monday 13th June.

Before each of these the maths department will be running breakfast revision sessions from 8-8.30am.

This will give students the opportunity to get their brains into ‘maths mode’, ask any last minute questions and complete some focussed revision based on the advanced exam information for each paper.

Students will need the following equipment for their maths exams: black pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, compass and scientific calculator 

 Calculators can be purchased through the online shop, everything else can be purchased from the maths department.

Free Latin session for KS3 online learning in the summer.

Please see the link below if you are interested in finding out more about the Latin Summer School. No prior knowledge is required but there will be a mixture of activities about one of the oldest languages in the world.

Summer School 2022 — The Latin Programme – Via Facilis

This week’s Science News

This week’s Science Students of the Week

Mr Melland would like to nominate Libby H (Year 10) for outstanding results on her recent Physics assessment.

Miss Wainwright would like to nominate Emma-Louise O (Year 9) for excellent attitude and commitment to science lessons.

And also, Isabelle E (Year 9) and George R (Year 9) for their enthusiasm and effort to present to the whole class. 

Miss Thorley would like to nominate David B (Year 10) for impressive problem-solving skills.

Well done!

Year 9 ICT

Check you Talaxy year 9 for your home learning project that is to be handed in on Teams by the 1st July.

Full details are on the assignment and we want to see some creative and informative work discussing the following hypothesis:

Children under the age of 16 should not be allowed by law to have social media accounts!

News from PE

Congratulations to the Athletes below for a fantastic team performance at Shobnall in the District Athletics championships!  Results will be out after half term.

Year 9

Will G, Lewis A, Jonte H, Sam M, Rhys M

Year 10

Dan B, Joel M, Ethan D, Ben P, Tom L, Tommy R

Year 9

Katie F, Guna G, Chloe B, Daisie J, Ebony F

Year 10

Lizzie W, Rosanna H, Olivia Y, Martha B, Susie C, Calli H, Sophie H

Music News

Year 11 GCSE Music Revision Class: Tuesday 7th June 3.15pm until 4pm

Year 13 A Level Music Revision Class: Wednesday 8th June and Monday 13th June

Band  rehearsals are on a Tuesday lunchtime

Choir rehearsals are every Thursday after school at 3.30pm

Thank you to choir and band members for their hard work and dedication. Audiences will be able to hear them at the Summer Concert on Wednesday 13th July.

This years’ House Music Competition is on Friday 8th July. Meetings for House Music will be the first week back after the half term holiday. Please see Mrs Todd for further details. Your House Music captains will be formally announced in that week. 

Calling Year 11 Uniform Recycle

The pastoral team are wanting to recycle school uniform, if you would like to donate your uniform can this be taken to the Reception Office.  We will accept blazers, shirts, trousers, skirts, tie’s and PE kit.

Yr 8 into Yr9 Send Evening

Thank you to all the parents and carers  who attended our SEND evening on Thursday.  It was lovely to meet so many young people who are looking forward to starting Alleynes in September. The evening gave an opportunity for parents and pupils to tour the school and ask questions about how their child can be supported here.  We look forward to meeting more parents on the next  YR 8 into Yr9 SEND evening on Thursday 30th June from 4.00pm.

MFL Musings

FINAL GCSE exam writing, 16th June PM.

Mr Noon will be going through how and what to revise for the writing exam Monday P2 and Wednesday P4 for the first 2 weeks back.

Thank you to every student who took part in the Spring student voice, it’s very useful to know that you enjoy Gimkit, Sentences of Doom, Tick Me Quick so much, and we’re delighted to find that so many of you appreciate the Sentence Builders we have introduced this year.

Job of the week 

This week’s job of the week is a Life Coach. The Mypath video on youtube tells you about this as a role:


 If you would like to find out more information and how to get into this role then click via this link: 

Life coach | Explore careers | National Careers Service

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