GCSE English Resources for Year 10 Students

The English faculty is providing Year 10 students with a printed copy of ‘The Sign of Four’; a story about Sherlock Holmes which they are studying for their GCSE Literature exam. This is an excellent revision resource and will enable students to make notes in the margins and keep them organised in one place. It also means that every page reference is consistent because every student has the same version of the story. To try to cover some of our costs, we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £1.50 from parents. This would be the cheapest option for parents, as printing out the free versions available online would be costly. Contributions can be paid via Parent Pay.

We hope you will support us with this.

GCSE History Revision

As the exam season will be soon be upon us I am writing to you about the revision program we are offering at Lymm High School. Your child has two GCSE History exams this summer:

  • International Relations including causes and events of World War One– Monday 6th June 2016 (AM)
  • British Depth Study: 1939-75 – Tuesday 14th June 2016 (PM)

To prepare your child for their GCSE History exam, the History department will be running a series of revision sessions. The revision schedule will run as follows:

Day

Subject

Staff

Time

Room

Tuesday

History A*-B

Mr Killick

12:20-12:55

A201

Tuesday

History drop in

Miss Ward

12:45-1:15

A202

Wednesday

History C/D

Mr Wilde

12:45-1:15

A204

Wednesday

History A*

Miss Ward

3:15-4

A202

Thursday

History drop in

Mr Wright

12:25-1:25

A201

Thursday

History drop in

Mr Wright

3:15-4

A201

Thurday

Cold War

Mr Wilde

12:45-1:15

A201

I would strongly advise that your child attends as many sessions as possible in order to achieve their full potential in the exam. Independent revision is also key to gaining high grades. We would recommend that your child:

– Attends the appropriate revision session – these will become compulsory for anyone who is currently underperforming after February half-term.

– Accessing the LRC at break and lunchtime to do research/independent revision/wider reading.

– Accessing wider reading on the internet. Some suggested sites are:

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

History and Politics Trip to the USA October 2016

We are delighted to write to you to inform you of a fantastic opportunity for your child to visit the USA in October 2016 to enrich their study of A level History and/or Politics. In years 12 and 13 we study US History, including Pursuing Rights and Freedoms, which looks at American History from 1917 to 1996. In Government and Politics we study the US political system in Year 13. Please click here to read a letter with more details.

Students Place Third in UKMT Manchester Maths Competition

Maths-Finalists-300x225On Wednesday 24th February, four students from Lymm High School took part in the UKMT Maths Challenge  at Manchester Grammar School. This is a national competition, run by the UK Maths Trust, with the aim of engaging and enhancing pupils’ mathematical thinking, communication and teamwork skills.

The team of two year 8 pupils – Matthew Uren and Gwen Tavernier – and two year 9 pupils – Finlay Williams and Amy Wright – took part in several activities across the 4 hour competition, involving 28 high schools from the Manchester area.

The team performed exceptionally well and placed third in the competition, only beaten by teams from Manchester Grammar School and Withington Girls’ School – making them the highest ranked state school in the competition and narrowly missing out on qualifying for the finals of the competition  in London.

Weekly Brainteaser 29/02/2016

A helicopter covers its outward journey at 252 mph.

It returns, over exactly the same distance, at 189 mph.

What is the helicopter’s average speed over the entire journey?

Answers on paper, with full name and form to Mrs Wardle by Monday 7th March, break time. Please feel free to place your answer under my door, or email if you are unable to find me.

All Scholars – Weekly Brainteaser Answers 22/02/16

In a supermarket, the first 25 customers of the day purchased an average of two items each.

After a further 15 customers, the average number of items purchased by each customer rose to eight.

What was the average number of items purchased by the last 15 customers only?

Answer:  18

Well done to Holly (7AH), Will (7DH), Sophie (7DH), Lucy (7DH), jasmine (7MH), Thomas (8AH) and Finlay (9AH) who all entered with the correct answer and have been awarded 10 Hall Points and a Praise Postcard.

Weekly Bulletin: 29th February 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

We were delighted to receive a recent letter from Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for Schools, congratulating us for our excellent performance last summer in terms of the number of students gaining the English Baccalaureate (“Ebacc”). We were one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in the whole country (out of over 3000 schools) which is obviously quite an achievement. The letter can be seen here. It is always nice to receive such recognition from the government and further underlines the impact of all the hard work that went into delivering such a strong set of results as last summer.

Last week we sent a text message informing you of a letter on our website regarding notification of an additional INSET day and early school closure in June. We will be talking to all students who have exams on the affected days to make sure that there are no issues with transport but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Full details can be found in the letter here.

Today your child will be sent home with a flyer and letter regarding the Lymm High School Sportsmans Dinner, which I mentioned in last week’s bulletin. Details are also available on the website here. In response to a couple of queries, I’d like to clarify that both men and women are very much invited!

On Wednesday last week, 4 students from Lymm High School took part in the UKMT Maths Challenge at Manchester Grammar School. This is a national competition, run by the UK Maths Trust, with the aim of engaging and enhancing pupils’ mathematical thinking, communication and teamwork skills. The team of two year 8 pupils – Matthew Uren and Gwen Tavernier – and two year 9 pupils – Finlay Williams and Amy Wright – took part in several activities across the 4 hour competition, involving 28 high schools from the Manchester area. The team performed exceptionally well and placed third in the competition, only beaten by teams from Manchester Grammar School and Withington Girls’ School – making them the highest ranked state school in the competition and narrowly missing out on qualifying for the finals of the competition in London. Well done to the team on a brilliant achievement!

Also last week, the U18s rugby team managed to win the plate of the Cheshire 7s competition. A great achievement to a very stop start season due to weather. Well done!

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the Afritwin ‘Auction of Promises’ Evening on Friday 11th March, from 7-10.30pm in the school hall. The evening will not only include the auction, there will be games and challenges, as well as a buffet and a bar. Tickets for the evening are available from the school shop and cost £5 each. This really is a night not to be missed! All proceeds raised will be used to support our work in South Africa – you can find out more about the Afritwin project by clicking here.

There is also an online auction for the larger lots including some fantastic donations such as signed sports memorabilia, holiday vouchers, theatre tickets, rounds of golf as well as 7 nights accommodation in Crete. You can view the online auction by clicking here. We also have a separate online auction, which closes on Thursday this week, as we have tickets to see Adele in Manchester on 10th March. You can bid on these much sought after concert tickets on the following link: https://auctionofpromises.com/2016PreAuctionLHSAfritwin

Finally, If you, or any members of your family are a past student of the school and would like to be part of our alumni group, please contact our Business Manager Miss McGuffie via email – tmcguffie@lymmhigh.org.uk, to be added to our list. More information will be provided over the coming weeks.

LHS receives a letter of congratulations from Nick Gibb MP

We were delighted to receive a recent letter from Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for Schools, congratulating us for our excellent performance last summer in terms of the number of students gaining the English Baccalaureate (“Ebacc”). We were one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in the whole country (out of over 3000 schools) which is obviously quite an achievement. The letter can be seen here. It is always nice to receive such recognition from the government and further underlines the impact of all the hard work that went into delivering such a strong set of results as last summer.