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All year 12 students should be in school from 8.45am until 3.10pm unless an absence can be authorised by medical evidence or an appointment letter eg hospital appointment, college interview, external exam.
All other absences, including driving lessons, should be made out of school hours.
If a student does arrive late for school or needs to sign out for an authorised absence they must sign in or out with the Attendance Team.
Students are expected to attend timetabled lessons until the last exam in that subject. From this date lessons will be coded as appropriate by the attendance team. They should still continue lessons for subjects they have yet to complete. Morning preparation for an afternoon exam may be permitted by the tutor and should be coded by the tutor.
For BTEC courses, completion dates will be decided by the teacher on submission of work of the highest possible standard.
Year 13 courses for current Year 12 students will begin week commencing on Monday 08/06/15. All exams will have then finished except for a very small number of students who will be coded appropriately.
Morning preparation for an afternoon exam may be permitted by the tutor and should be coded by the tutor.
Students are expected to attend ALL timetabled classes.
Normal timetabled lessons will finish on 22/5/15 but students should continue to attend timetabled lessons until their final exam in that subject. Attendance is not required upon completion of all exams.
You will have received a personalised timetable from your tutor for next week
You must ensure that you arrive in school at least 5 minutes before your first timetabled session.
You will only need to attend the sessions that your timetable shows. You must not attend any different sessions as all places have been filled.
If your timetabled sessions end before the end of the day (2.30 pm) then you should leave site but must sign out at reception before you leave. If you are timetabled for session 3 then you do not need to sign out.
You will only have access to classrooms that are being used for revision sessions; English, Maths and Science areas; therefore when you are not in a lesson you should be in the canteen/dining area/reprographics foyer or outside near the main hall. You should not go anywhere else.
Please remember that there will be no lunch facilities so you should bring a packed lunch; there will be a ‘tuck shop’ available during the short morning break. As the cashless catering system will not be in operation you will need to bring money for any purchases.
Our expectations are that:
• students are punctual; arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of first timetabled session
• students bring any relevant materials, e.g. equipment and books
• the behaviour code of conduct is followed
• students leave the site promptly when the timetabled sessions are completed
• students are not expected to be in dress code but lanyards must be worn at all times
• students are not permitted to leave site other than when all timetabled sessions are completed
Good luck with your all your revision preparation and make sure that you make the most of these days!
Don’t forget Geographers!
Easter is your last chance to complete a solid block of revision for the summer exams. The exams start very early in May, so there will be no time to “cram” after the Easter break.
Each Year Group has an Easter Revision advice post on their Google Classroom. Please make time to read it and check you complete the appropriate activities.
If you require paper based versions of resources – notify your teacher before Friday, or download and print the materials posted online.
Good luck – remember – after school revision sessions continue Weds nights after school each week!
Thank you to everyone who has returned their overdue library books to the Compass. If you still have yours do get it back by Friday. We don’t charge fines and we do have fruit gum thank yous for anyone returning a book this week.
A belated update on our charity day efforts. At the present time we have raised just short of £950 – well done to everyone.
A quick request though. Could all staff please check they have handed in donations from activities we have done this year to the Finance Office as soon as possible and maybe, we can push this over £1,000.
Promoted by Year 12 Business Education Students
This will be the last posting before Easter.
In the table below are a few suggested ports of call particularly to students Of Business and Economics (but don’t let this exclude you if you’re interested) to help improve your general knowledge of the subjects.
I would be interested in your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have had a number of positive comments and conversations with students who have watched some of the listed programmes. Thanks for your comments. Keep them coming !
An addendum – I also tweet infrequently about Business and Economics infrequently – Check out “MountsorrelAndy” at Twitter.
Listing for the week beginning Saturday 28th March:
|Travel Man – 48 Hours in Barcelona||Mon||8.30 – 9.00 pm||1/1||C4||For those contemplating going to Barcelona in Feb 2016……|
|Alex Polizzi – The Fixer Revisits||Tues to Fri||7.00 – 8.00 pm||Four nights in a row||BBC2||Female entrepreneur revisits company’s she has helped in the past to see their progress.|
|Billion Dollar Chicken Shop||Wed||9.00 – 10.00 pm||3/3||BBC1||Programme investigating the enormous success of the KFC Company.|
|The Bottom Line||Sat||5.30 – 6.00 pm||Weekly||Radio 4||Topical business debate.Podcast available.|
|In Business||Thurs||8.30 – 9.00 pm||Weekly||Radio 4||Topical business debate.Podcast available.|
|Wake Up To Money||Mon to Fri||5.15-6.00 am||Daily||Radio 5||Excellent daily digest of business and economics news. Podcast available.|
|Money Box||Sat||12.04-12.30 pm||Weekly||Radio 4||Topical consumer and business news. Podcast available.|
This is only a selection of the excellent BBC broadcasts. For a full listing check out the following web page – http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/genre/factual/money
23rd March – What can we all learn from the Christian story of Easter?
(Easter Sunday 5th April)
Easter is the most important Christian festival. Over Easter Christians remember the death and resurrection of Jesus.
On Good Friday, Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion. It is called ‘Good Friday’ because Christians believe that Jesus’ death makes it possible for people to have the wrong things they have done forgiven.
On Easter Sunday Christians remember Jesus’ resurrection (coming back to life). His body was taken down from the cross, and buried in a tomb. The tomb was guarded and a stone was put over the entrance, so that no-one could steal the body. On the following Sunday, Mary Magdalene visited the grave and found that the stone had been moved, and that the tomb was empty. Jesus himself was seen that day, and for days afterwards by many people. His followers believed that God had raised him from the dead.
Whatever your beliefs about the story there are themes that we can all learn from. In the assemblies this week I will be finishing with these questions:
- Are you a loyal and trustworthy person?
- Do you stand up for what is right even if others disagree with you?
- Who are you prepared to sacrifice for?
- Do you need a new start? How could you make a new beginning?
It would be good to talk about them in your tutor time this week.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The Bible – John 3:16
‘The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.’ Robert Flatt