After an active PE lesson, Year 11 have knuckled down and produced some quality work during our study+ sessions. Skipper are in a science session, and admiral are split into small groups for independent study, history and maths. Check out some high quality revision from our wonderful Y11s – Kate, Ashley, Ricki, Loris, Imogen, Isaac and Alfie!
Yesterday, we launched our Learn2Earn Revision Rewards scheme to Y11 as a way of recognising the hard work and commitment of those students who are attending our lunchtime and after-school GCSE revision sessions (and perhaps encourage some of our other students to attend, too!)
So, what is Learn2Earn?
A rewards ‘loyalty’ scheme for revision – the more sessions students attend, the more points they earn!
After 5 sessions, students receive a small ‘reward’…
After 10 sessions, students receive a medium ‘reward’…
All completed cards will be entered into a ‘big CREW reward’ prize draw – so the more crew participate in sessions, the more chance their crew have of winning the ‘bigger prize’ at the end of Y11!
Here is our current revision timetable. Please note this is currently under review and we’ll be adding more sessions soon:
Don’t forget that Y11 – and Y10 – students can also attend D6 on a Saturday morning, from 9am – 12:30pm, which is back up and running this weekend (15th January). D6 provides students with a relaxed and informal study space working alongside our expert Student Coaches. We are expecting these to get busier as GCSEs get closer (16th May – 24th June.)
We look forward to seeing lots of students there!!!
We are also encouraging all Y11s to attend D6 on a Saturday morning from 9am-12.30pm each week to access additional support, or just to have a relaxed space for a bit of focussed self-study away from any potential distractions at home.
For those of you who don’t know, D6 is our voluntary sixth day of school which will take place each Saturday during term time. D6 is led by ex-students of XP who are returning to provide our current students with peer to peer academic study support. There will be additional support from our school learning coaches and members of the Leadership Team. Refreshments will also be provided.
We’re really looking forward to seeing our Y11s at D6 this Saturday!
(Please note that D6 is only open to Y11s at the moment).
Due to the fantastic efforts of our incredible staff, we are delighted to be able to offer so many extra curricular opportunities to our wonderful students!
Please see attached an updated version of our enrichment timetable. On here, you’ll find sports clubs/fixtures, Arts clubs (including our new Vocaleles!) and KS4 Revision sessions with staff. We would encourage our students to attend as many of these sessions as possible to secure their GCSE grades and achieve their potential!
I can also share with you that D6 will begin again this coming Saturday, November 13th. D6 is our Saturday provision where students are able to come and work with coaches in school from 9am – 12:30pm. For the time being, D6 is open to year 11 only.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the staff running any extra-curricular activities, or myself at [email protected]
Thank you for your continued support – we look forward to seeing many of our students in these sessions!
XP Y11 Phase Lead
Crew Macmillan Crew Leader
Year 11 will be sitting mock exams over a 2 week period, starting on Monday 8th November:
Please note that Wednesday 10th November may be subject to change due to the school nurses being in to administer Covid Vaccines.
Students have been given revision resources to help them prepare for these mocks, as well as having access to Seneca (science), Hegarty (maths) and all their previous session slides on google classrooms.
Students this week have been given their own copy of the revision guide for our History exam board OCR B SHP History. All students should have named their copy so that if they are misplaced they can be returned. Students are encouraged to annotate and highlight the guide as they carry out their revision.
The revision guide has a number of different topics, however, students will need to focus on the following sections for revision:
The People’s Heath
Living under Nazi Rule
The locations of these topics can be found in the contents page. We would recommend in general students start by revising The People’s Health as well as focusing on page 88 in order to prepare for the upcoming assessment in lessons.
If any student has been absent when these revision guides were handed out, they can see myself or Mrs Hannam directly and we will make sure they get their copy.
A further revision guide focusing on the Viking Expansion will be issued to students in the coming weeks.
It is really great to be back in school and watching all the students engaged in their new expedition with the guiding question “What’s love got to do with it”. The above timetable is what subject lessons the students in Year 11 have for their week at school.
It has been a refreshing start for the Year with a wonderful coastal walk along the Yorkshire Flamborough Coastline. The start point was South Landing and the finish point was North Landing. We all stopped for a Lighthouse lunch overlooking the North sea. It was funny to watch some of the boys protecting their lunch from the seagulls as they hovered above their heads.
Students today and tomorrow who hold prescribed medication at school will be handed back their medication. Students who require medication to be taken at school in the new term 2021/22 will be required to fill in the medication form.
The Google form is required to be filled in and then press send. This then gives staff consent to administer medication and for it to be kept on school premises.
Please ensure Inhalers, Epi-pens and other prescribed medications are sent into school with the child’s name and expiry date clearly visible.