“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”
Year 9 Mission Statement
Welcome to Year 9 which is the start of a very important KS4 journey as our students begin their GCSE courses. We want our students to be positive and confident learners who enjoy their learning experiences. Students should embrace new opportunities and challenges, both inside the classroom and extracurricular. As their Director of Learning, I want to ensure that students feel supported at all levels which will be achieved through our partnerships with parents and families.
|Year 9 Form Tutors|
|9Y||Mr R P Whitham|
|9J||Mrs G S Moules|
|9N||Mrs S Jones|
|9B||Mr H G Williams|
|9R||Mrs S E Evans|
|9I||Mr G Bellis|
|9G||Mr A C Clowser|
|9T||Mrs D Hicks|
We encourage an open dialogue between school and home. If you have any worries or concerns, no matter how minor, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Form Teacher in the first instance. Please telephone Reception on 01492 864200 and leave a message and the Form teacher will get back to you. Alternatively you can email Mrs Julie McCabe Wedlock, Year 9 Director of Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in Year 9 will follow a semi personalised timetable. This means that all students will follow the Core subjects which are English, Maths, Science, Welsh, Religious Education, Welsh Bac, PE and PSE. In addition to the Core subjects, students have chosen 4 options to study, one from each column from the table below:
|Geography||Catering||Child Development||Business Studies|
|History||Computer Science||Engineering||Child Development|
|Humanities (Entry Level)||Drama||French||Drama|
|Religious Studies||History||Outdoor Education||Outdoor Education|
|Music||Product Design||Physical Education|
|Product Design||Triple Science|
Each student will set themselves individual assessment targets with guidance from their subject teachers and form tutors. There will be a 2 week target setting focus at the beginning of the academic year which will take place between September 11th and 22nd. In addition to this, students will be reviewing their targets following each AP throughout the year, this process will be recorded in their planners.
Assessment and reporting
There will be 3 assessment points during the year therefore each student will be issued with 3 reports: 2 interim reports which will include a breakdown of their progress and 1 full report. The dates that these reports will be issued are as follows:
- AP1 - January 8th (interim report)
- AP2 - April 9th (full report)
- AP3 - June 18th (interim report)
The school has an attendance policy of 95% or above. All medical and dental appointments should be scheduled for outside of school hours. However, if your child is off school for any reason, please contact the attendance officer via the school reception at your earliest convenience and provide us with written evidence for the absence on your child’s return to school.
|Key Dates - Year 9|
|Monday November 20th||AP1 Assessment|
|Monday February 26th||AP2 Assessment|
|Monday May 7th||AP3 Exams|
|Tuesday July 3rd||Year 9 Parents' Evening|