Letters Archive

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Letter for Year 11 South Leicestershire College Students

Please click here to view a letter regarding arrangements for the final two weeks’ provision at South Leicestershire College.

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May Half-Term Revision Sessions

Letter regarding May Half-Term Revision Sessions

Printable Booking Form

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Year 10 Work Experience – May 2017

Please click here for the letter.

Please click here for the application form.

Please click here for the self placement form.

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SEND Support Letter for Pupils with an EHCP

Please click here for a letter regrading SEND Support Letter for Pupils with an EHCP.

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Year 10 Post-16 Awareness Events

Please click here for details on upcoming Year 10 Post-16 Awareness Events.

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Change to Format of the School Day Letter

As parents/carers of Year 11 pupils will be only too aware, the main GCSE examination period starts on Monday 15 May 2017, with the final exam taking place on Wednesday 21 June 2017. Because Year 11 pupils will have a number of afternoon exams, it will be necessary for us to swap Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 lunchtimes from Monday 15 May 2017 to Wednesday 21 June 2017 inclusively. This means that pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 will have an earlier lunch at 12.25 pm. This, in turn, will allow Year 11 pupils to be ready for afternoon exams, which start at 1.00 pm. As a result, pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 will have lunch at 1.25 pm throughout this period.

Additionally, we will also swap the break times during this examination period. Consequently, Years 10 and 11 will take their break at 10.05 am, whilst Years 7, 8 and 9 will take their break at 11.05 am. Pupils will be informed regularly leading up to this period and you may wish to ensure that your child eats breakfast, if they will be changing to the later break and lunchtime.

I am sure that you will understand the need for this temporary change, as we seek to ensure that the GCSE exams run as smoothly as possible. From Thursday 22 June 2017, we will return to the current break and lunchtime arrangements.

Please click here for the full letter which was distributed to Parents/Carers.

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Year 11 Walking, Talking Mocks

Over the course of the next week, Year 11 will be taking part in a series of Walking, Talking Mocks during school time to help prepare for the examinations in May. These will be focused on the core subject: English, maths and science. In some cases, these will be whole-cohort sessions, in others they will smaller sessions – there will be reminders every day next week to inform Year 11 where they should be and when.

What is a Walking, Talking Mock?

  • It is a mock examination in which the students sit as per a normal exam in the sports hall, but are talked through an exam paper or a series of questions by a member of staff: it is more like a revision session. The paper is projected up on to the Sports Hall wall and the member of staff delivering gives advice to pupils as to how they should answer questions, what key tips they should remember for the exam, and where they should focus in the examination itself. The idea is that any major misconceptions, difficult techniques/concepts and key exam tips can be shared with a large group of students.
  • There is nothing that the students can revise for, or prepare in advance, beyond the normal revision they’re doing at the moment, so there is no need to panic at all! They will not get any grades for this.
  • Students have a chance to make notes on their own copy of the exam paper, or on note paper as the member of staff takes them through the paper.
  • The English and maths sessions will last 90 minutes each; the science session will last 1 hour.
  • Students must bring their equipment to the sessions including calculators.

Entry into the exam hall

  • All students will meet in the main hall and will need to stand by their row letter – this information will be available on the exams board in the courtyard.
  • Students should bring their normal exam equipment with them during the sessions and must stay in silence during the sessions unless given permission by the session leader.
  • Morning sessions will begin at 9:00am, so all students involved in these exams should make their way to the hall at 8:35am. Morning registers will be taken in the exam hall.
  • Mid-morning sessions (P3+4) will begin at 11:40, so students need to line up immediately after KS4 break (11:25). Students should check their seat and row in advance and line up next to their row as normal to be sent up to the hall.
  • They will be asked to walk to the exam hall a row at a time in silence to ensure that the session can begin on time.
  • Any students who would ordinarily have specific access arrangements will be in the hall as this is not a normal exam, but rather a revision session.

When will students have their break and lunch?

  • Break and lunch will be unaffected by the Walking, Talking mocks.
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Online Reporting

Letter regarding Online Reporting – April 2017

Link to Online Reporting Portal

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Year 10 Mock Exam Letter & Timetable

Year 10 Mock Exam Letter

Year 10 Mock Exam Timetable

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Year 11 GCSE Information (General Letter & Revision Sessions)

Year 11 GCSE Examination Letter

Year 11 Easter Revision Sessions – Final Arrangements