Please read a very important letter from Mr Williams and our Chair of Governors regarding school funding by clicking HERE.
Year 12 and 13 Mock Exams
Sixth Form mocks are fast approaching and will take place from 27th Feb – 10th Mar. Students will sit a variety of papers for all their A-level subjects. These exams will be for all Y13 students as well as students in Year 12 who are following unreformed subjects (Media, Product Design and Maths). Year 12 and 13 students will receive their Mock Exam Timetables via Form Tutors this week or early next week. If they are absent when these are handed out, students need to go to the Exams Office to collect their timetable. Thank you.
Year 11 Post-mock Exams
Year 11s will sit their last formal papers in English Language, Maths, and later on English Literature – these papers will provide a vital picture of all students’ current level and will guide students and staff in addressing weaker areas in the last few weeks before final GCSEs. Students will sit full papers in each subject and English and Maths teachers are already preparing students for these in lessons and as part of Step Up.
The date for the Y11 exams are:
27th Feb: Maths (Paper 1) @ 11:15am
1st Mar: English Language (Paper 1) @ 11:15am
2nd Mar: Maths (Paper 2) @ 1pm
3rd Mar: English Language (Paper 2) @ 8:45am
7th Mar: Maths (Paper 3) @ 11:15am
23rd Mar: English Literature (Paper 1) @ 1pm
24th Mar: English Literature (Paper 2) @ 1pm
English papers last 1 hour 45 mins; Maths papers last 1 hour 30 mins.
Year 11 students will receive their Post-mock Exam Timetables via Form Tutors this week or early next week. If they are absent when these are handed out, students need to go to the Exams Office to collect their timetable. Thank you.
Please click the link below to download a letter inviting you to the Y11 parent revision workshop evening. As mentioned on the flyer distributed at the recent parents evening, the workshop will take place on Tuesday 7th February at 6pm. Please print and return the reply slip to student services. Students will be given a paper copy in registration tomorrow.
On Tuesday 17th January the Williamson Art Gallery opened its doors to students, parents, teachers and the public for the ‘Young Artists in Cheshire’ Exhibition. Our year 13 student Ellena Hudson was successful in securing a place on the prestegious residential and now has a selection of her work on display at the gallery.
Young Artists in Tuscany’ has been a highly successful sixth-form project since 1984, with coverage in the past on both Italian and English television and exhibitions of the work in London, Florence and Montreal. Many students have used this experience to gain places at prestigious art colleges across the country and this year’s ‘Young Artists in Tuscany’ promises to build on these achievements.
Students drawn from Wirral, Cheshire West, Cheshire East, Warrington, Halton and Manchester undertake an interview process and successful candidates receive the unique opportunity to study and work in Tuscany, probably the most loved region of all Italy. Over a period of 8 days practical work runs alongside organised visits to see some of the great works of the Italian Renaissance. Visits to Sansepolcro, Arezzo, Siena and Florence reveal the world’s finest masterpieces by Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Raphael, Duccio, Benozzo Gozzoli and others, some housed in the art galleries, others in beautiful churches and cathedrals.
Having prepared for the visit in advance, the 42 students drew and recorded personal responses to the Renaissance works of art in their own sketchbooks. This helped to hone their skills of critical appraisal and added to their knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of art. Once home they developed their ideas further through a range of mediums and produced a final piece for the exhibition.
The work exhibited was of exceptional quality and we are all very proud of Elle for her artistic achievements.
The exhibition closes on the 26th February.
The Gardening Club is run by Student Services as one of the interventions used to support students in KS3. The allotment requires funds to cover the annual costs of materials and maintenance, to this end we try to raise as much as we can through the sale of bedding plants and hanging baskets. If you usually buy plants or hanging baskets for your garden, please click HERE and give our order form the once over, there are some great deals to be had!!