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English exams

Dear parents and Carers

Year 9 have English exams two weeks after the half term holidays. Miss Sutherland, Head of English has advised they should undertake the following revision to maximize their outcomes in the mock. The data from the internal exams will form a final end of year grade which is shared with the Education department. Please do encourage your child to revise over multiple occasions during the holidays rather than leaving it until the end of the holidays, as this has a greater impact. Furthermore we note that where parents are involved in their child's revision, it often leads to enhanced results, so where, possible please do work with your child and their revision.

The Head of English advises they should revise the following:

For English pupils need to revise The Woman in Black and Macbeth. They should ensure that they know the plot, key characters and themes.

We will be testing them on their ability to find quotes, analyse language and structure and some creative writing.​

They will not need to remember any quotes as they will have extracts however the following link will be helpful.

Please go to the BBC bitesize website and search for Woman in Black and Macbeth.


Year 10 Parents' Evening is on Thursday 6th June 3.30 - 8pm. please login to the Parents' Evening Booking System to make an appointment.

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 SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018


Tuesday 5 September-Friday 15 December (inclusive)

Inset Day*: Monday 4 September

International Air Display Day*: Thursday 14 September tbc

Half term: Monday 23-Friday 27 October (inclusive)

(68 days)


Wednesday 3 January-Thursday29 March (inclusive)

Half term: Monday 12-Friday 16 February (inclusive)

(57 days)


Tuesday 17 April-Friday 20 July (inclusive)

Inset Day*: Monday 16 April (schools to decide)

Public Holidays: Monday 7 May

Wednesday 9 May

Half term: Monday 28 May-Friday 1 June (inclusive)

(62 days)