We are now officially into the final push towards the GCSE exams for Year 11 students and I wanted to communicate a few things to you to try and best support your son/daughter through the final couple of months.
I have collated all of the EPS sessions offered by staff across the week at various times of the day. There are over 50 offerings each week so there is no reason that Year 11 students are not accessing at least 3 or 4 sessions per week. At this time of year, GCSE students should be completing around 3 hours per night of study. If they come to EPS after school, that is 1 hour done before they even get home. Each student now has a copy of this timetable, could I ask that you have a look at this with your son/daughter and highlight the sessions that would be of most benefit.
I am currently collating the revision days that our staff are offering over the Easter holidays. I will send this out to all students and also to you as parents so again there can be a conversation about making the best use of time available to your child.
Learning Scores and EPS Attendance
Each week your child gets a printout of their learning scores for the week, the number of EPS sessions that they have attended that week, and the number of EPS sessions attended this year. It has come to my attention that not all of these make it home. If you would like an electronic copy emailed to you please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will facilitate this. This is a useful to document for parents to celebrate excellent learning scores and attendance to EPS sessions with us.
I would finally like to say how proud I am of this current year group. They are showing a real desire to perform and succeed with their revision and exams and, if they remain committed to their goal, we should have lots to celebrate in August. If you are at all concerned about the amount of revision your child is, or isn’t, doing please get in touch and I will arrange a meeting with myself, you and your child to help best direct them for the final push.
Assistant Principal – Key Stage 4 Lead