Hello everyone and welcome to Year 11!
Year 11 is the most important year in a pupil’s statutory education with exams, coursework, post-16 options applications all need completing throughout the year. We at Fisher More aim to guide and assist our pupils throughout the year all in preparation the final set of exams that take place during May and June.
All pupils need to give themselves the best opportunity for success. Pupils who have an excellent attendance and punctuality put themselves at an advantage and are more likely to do well. This is a fact!
Year 11 is a busy year and our pupils need to make sure that they are organised, making sure coursework and homework are completed and handed in on time, they are clear of the topics they are working on it in lessons, they know when revision classes are and also they are clear when their exams take place! Although the majority of exams take place during May & June, many exams take place throughout year 11, both internal and external.
With all this hard work however it’s important that you have other activities to balance your time. Enjoy some extracurricular activities whether sport or music or performing and as you know there is a lot of choice on offer. Listen carefully in form time and check the noticeboards and “what’s on board” for information.
Year 11 is also the time that you need to decide what the next step is going to be once you move on from Fisher More. Are you going to study A Levels, vocational courses, do you want to study on an apprenticeship program? Pupils will also have to decide where they want to go onto study. At Fisher More we recommend that all pupils have a minimum of two applications in for post 16 opportunities before we break up for Christmas. A list of events and open evenings are on the Year 11 notice board on the staff corridor and also on the notice board outside my office.
Year 11 is very special as well because of the big events that will take place. There will be a formal leaver’s Mass that will take place in the final term. As well as that a Year Book with five years of memories will be organised and produced by members of the prefect team. Finally, and to round off what is a fantastic year, there will be the Prom. This is often the highlight of the year where pupils who have worked hard, behaved and have an excellent attendance record will be invited to attend.
All the Year 11 tutors and Year Team wish you every success this year. Enjoy it and work hard.
All the best.
Mr N Flynn
Director of Progress for Years 10 and 11