Recommended revision texts for GCSE English and Maths (9-1 grading)

(For first exams in summer 2017)


  • CGP GCSE Maths AQA Revision Guide for the Grade 9-1 course (Higher or Foundation) (available from Amazon for £5.77 (H) and £5.95 (F))
  • CGP GCSE Maths AQA Exam Practice Workbook for the Grade 9-1 course (Higher or Foundation) (includes answers) (available from Amazon for £5.95)
  • CGP GCSE Maths AQA Answers for Workbook – Higher – for the Grade 9-1 course (available from Amazon for £2)

[Please note for the Higher tier Workbook, the Answer Booklet must be purchased separately]

English Language

  • AQA GCSE English Language: Student Book 2: Assessment preparation for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (available from Amazon for £15.99)
  • AQA GCSE English Language targeting grades 6-9: Revision Workbook (available from Amazon for £5.99) OR


  • AQA GCSE English Language targeting grade 5: Revision Workbook (available from Amazon for £5.99) OR
  • CGP GCSE English Language AQA Workbook (recommended for grades 1-4) (available from Amazon for £5.95)

(If you choose to purchase one of these 3 guides, we recommend choosing the grade that matches your child’s target grade rather than their emerging grade)

English Literature

  • Oxford Literature Companions: The Sign of Four (available from Amazon for £8.99) OR
  • The Sign of Four: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (available from Amazon for £5.99)


  • GCSE English Literature for AQA Macbeth Student Book (available from Amazon for £9.99) OR
  • Macbeth: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (available from Amazon for £5.99)


  • GCSE English Literature for AQA An Inspector Calls Student Book (available from Amazon for £9.99) OR
  • An Inspector Calls: York Notes for GCSE (9-1) (available from Amazon for £4.79)


  • GCSE English Literature AQA Poetry Guide: Power & Conflict Anthology – for the Grade 9-1 course (available from Amazon for £5.77)
  • GCSE English Literature AQA Unseen Poetry Guide – for the Grade 9-1 course (available from Amazon for £5.71)

Summer 2017 GCSE Certificate Collection

GCSE certificates from summer 2017 examinations are now available for collection from Student Services Monday to Friday 8am – 3.30pm.  Please bring photographic ID with you.

If you have nominated a third party to collect your certificates on your behalf, they must bring written authority from you and have their own photographic ID.

If you would like your certificates posting, you should provide written instruction and include a stamped addressed envelope (A4 size).

Your certificates will be held in school for 12 months from 20th November 2017 then they will be either destroyed or returned to the awarding body.

If you have any queries regarding collection of your certificates, please do not hesitate to contact the exams office.

Year 7: Can one person change the world?

On Wednesday 9th November 7L classes will be having a very special day of study and celebration, and the same for 7H classes on Wednesday 23rd November.

Students will look at the lives of some inspirational people who have shaped and changed the world. They will look at what they can learn from these people and how they can emulate their specific attributes. The day will culminate in a performance where students share their pledges of how they will make a difference in the world. Please note students normal timetable will be suspended on these days. They will not need to bring their kit or bags, just a pencil case and planner.

Year 10 R.S Sessions

Year 10X will be off timetable on Tuesday 8th November period 1 and 2, and Year 10Y will be off on Monday 14th November period 1 and 2, to follow a special case study relating to their personal and social education. During this session, students will be looking at issues including human rights, respect and dignity. The sessions will be led by Humanities staff as part of our responsibility to run religious, moral and ethical education.

Foodbank Collection Success

Once again Lymm High School students have shown how generous they can be, by donating nearly 900kg of food to the Trussell Trust during October for the Warrington Food Bank.

Code named Operation Hippo, students were set the challenge of bringing in food donations that, combined, would match the weight of a Hippopotamus.

They did not disappoint, showing a sense of community, empathy and generosity that meant the Warrington Trussell Trust had to come into school to take collection more than three times in the space of a couple of weeks. At one stage, the staff room was overflowing with trays of donations!

Richard Hughes, Head of Ethos, said: ‘This was a whole school challenge, increasing the rivalry between our different halls and form groups. Particular recognition should go to two year 8 forms, 8TL and 8MH, who donated 240 kilograms of food between them! The level of enthusiasm and support shown towards the Food Bank was excellent, reaffirming the belief that students embrace the community they live in and are willing to help those who are less fortunate.’

Rachel Morris, Head of Ethos, added: ‘At Lymm High school we are very proud of the generous nature of our students and strive to embrace this aspect of our ethos, making sure that we embed and promote the importance of being decent, socially responsible members of the community. As such, supporting the Trussell Trust is now going to become a regular installment in our academic year and, fingers-crossed, we will reach the goal of donating the equivalent weight of an elephant!’

KS3 PE Kit Requirements: 31st October

The first interhall event of the year has finally arrived.  Pupils will be competing in a cross country event to earn points for their hall.

Kit required:

Blue/white top, Blue shorts/skorts, Blue/white socks, Boots/trainers

Good luck to everyone.