X22 have embarked on their Final Art GCSE exam paper and have been given 8 weeks to prepare for their 10 hour exam. This is the timetable that shows what work needs to be completed within the time period. We are on week 3 and in their sketch book they should have a mind map with their ideas and a spider diagram. By next week they should have a total of 6 drawings in different media from the work of other artists that they have researched. Could parents please check to see if they are on-track at home as they should be completing extended study every week.
As you can see they are close to completing their Art GCSE and their final exam will be after the half term.
I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Post-16 information evening for X22 students and their families.
Rescheduled: This will now take place in XP East on Thursday 7th November from 5 pm.
The evening will give students and families an opportunity to hear from students and staff in the Post-16 team about our offer in terms of academic studies, our partners in the Internship Academy programme and the exciting XP Diploma.
The XP Diploma combines qualifications, personal development, careers guidance and personalised pathways to prepare our students to be successful in the modern world. The programme is co-constructed by the student, parents and XP and is based around three central reflective questions:
1. What do I enjoy?
2. Who do I want to become?
3. Where do I want to go?
The Diploma is indicative of our determination to personalise the learning experience of students so that they are fully prepared to be successful in the modern world, which will be particularly pertinent to X22 students as they consider their next steps of study with XP whilst completing their work experience.
There will be additional open evenings during the course of the year, to which we will also invite external candidates for Post-16.
Crew Nightingale are already rising to the challenge of this crucial academic year. Students have reflected on their mock exams and created themselves new revision timetables for the first half term. These have been based on the areas from their mock exams they have identified as needing to improve. It has been really pleasing to see the quality and integrity of their reflections as well as the targets they have set. While the mornings this week have focused on academic growth our afternoons have looked at character growth and how we can work as a Crew to achieve and succeed. Building on successes at Sports Day, Crew have built upon on these skills – listening to each other, communicating effectively and working with each other- I have been really impressed with the conversations held and actions they have taken.I look forward to hearing Crew share their reflections during our upcoming SLCs. More on this to follow!
All X21 students are required to attend Science GCSE intervention every Tuesday from 3.30-4.30.
Students will be have personalised targets and areas of study based on the mocks and work in small groups with the support of a teacher.
On the whole we are pleased with the mock results in science but are well aware that we have loads of work still to do to support all students reach their potential. Your support last term was vital to this. Thank you and we ask again that you support us with these interventions.
If you have any questions about the mocks, GCSEs or interventions please contact me.
X21 students have recently completed their mock examinations.
We will be holding a mock results day at XP School Monday 4th February between 9.00am and 10.00am.
Students must arrive in school between these times to collect their results. During this time crew leaders and senior staff will be available to have informal discussions with students.
We encourage families to attend with their sons or daughters where possible. The purpose of the morning is not just to give students the results for their mocks, but also to give students an experience of what the results day in August will feel like.
Following the results day, we will invite each student and their family into school during the weeks commencing 11th and 18th February for a formal individual ‘results conference’.
In attendance at each student’s results conference will be their family, crew leader and other staff where appropriate. During this conference students will present their reflection on their results, identifying strengths and gaps in knowledge. Each student will then agree a set of targets and a plan with their crew leader and family. Crew leaders will also be able to direct parents and family members to workshops in the following week (see below).
In the week commencing 25th February, lead teachers for core subjects will be running workshops for parents and family members after school in the evening. In these workshops, parents and family members will be given specific advice on how to support their son or daughter. All family members are welcome at any of these workshops. However, during the results conferences in the prior weeks crew leaders will give advice on which specific workshops we would like families to attend.
X21 will be undertaking GCSE Mock Examinations on their return tomorrow – I’m sure they can’t wait!
Monday will be a Walking Talking Mock for English with the Spanish Speaking Exams filling Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday and Wednesday.
All the exams are based in XP East and times and rooms are included in the Timetable below. There are Pre Exam sessions taking place when key staff will ensure that students are prepared with a final session before they sit down for the exam.