A reminder of the Y11 Family Learning sessions running next week. Open to all and covers supporting students through the exam season – anyone who has not received a letter and is interested should contact Mrs Chanter.
To Parent(s) / Carer(s) of
Students in Year 9 at The Roseland Academy
Dear Parent(s) / Carer(s)
Year 9 Options 2018
As you will recall, in March we started the Key Stage 4 options process with our Year 9 students when we released the initial ‘straw poll’ forms. This process will culminate this half term when students make their final choices for the courses they will take at GCSE or BTEC level when they start Year 10 in September.
You are warmly invited to attend the next stage of the process, our Key Stage 4 options evening on Thursday 26 April at 6:30pm. Parents and students will have the opportunity to discuss GCSE/BTEC option courses in detail with subject teachers. We strongly recommend that all students attend this event with their parent(s)/carer(s). On the evening, we will also release our options booklet which outlines the curriculum structure in Key Stage 4, gives advice on how to make the right choices and provides information about the content of each course.
Following the options evening, the final options form will be released to students on the morning of Friday 27 April. The final deadline for handing in completed options forms will be two weeks later, Friday 11 May.
It is anticipated that students’ options choices will be confirmed before the May half term.
Prior to the deadline for the Options Form, Year 9 teacher reports will be published on Monday 23 April and there will be a further opportunity to meet staff at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 8 May 4.00-6:30pm. A letter detailing how to book appointments through the online system will be given to students prior to the evening.
If you have any questions or queries about the process please do not hesitate to contact me via email, email@example.com. I will also be available throughout the Options Evening.
To those who have not yet responded, if your son/daughter would like to attend any sessions over Easter, please e-mail the member of staff running that session – e-mail addresses below.
(Booking sheets for revision after the Easter holidays may be handed in when school re-opens).
Miss Mason firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Hudson email@example.com
Mrs Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Burnard email@example.com
Miss Capron firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Seyler email@example.com
Mr Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs McGreal email@example.com
Mrs Chanter firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Harris email@example.com
Mrs Cottam firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to maximise students’ success in their GCSE exams we are running revision workshops over the Easter holidays. We strongly recommend that all students make full use of all sessions offered to them.
Easter Holidays Revision and Exam Preparation – 3rd April – 13th April 2018
|3rd April||Tuesday||Maths – Set 2– (Box Plots/Histograms/plus Grade 6)||Maths||10-12||Mrs Hudson|
|3rd April||Tuesday||Maths – Set 4 (Grades 3/4/5)||Maths||12-2||Mrs Hudson|
|3rd April||Tuesday||Maths Set 3 (Grades 4/5)||Maths||10-12||Mr Grassby|
|3rd April||Tuesday||Maths – Set 1 (Grades 7/8/9)||Maths||12-2||Mr Grassby|
|5th April||Thursday||Photography – all students||ELC||9-4||Miss Capron
|6th April||Friday||Drama – exam performance rehearsal – all students||Hall||10-2||Miss Burnard|
|10th April||Tuesday||Spanish – Foundation – all 4 skills revisited, including Speaking Exam Rehearsal||Room 2||10-1||Mrs Chanter|
|11th April||Wednesday||Spanish – Higher – all 4 skills revisited, emphasis on Speaking Exam Rehearsal||Room 2||10-1||Mrs Chanter|
|11th April||Wednesday||French – all 4 skills revisited; emphasis on Speaking Exam Rehearsal||Room 1||10-12.30||Mrs McGreal|
|11th April||Wednesday||French – all 4 skills revisited; emphasis on Speaking Exam Rehearsal||Room 3||10-12.30||Mr Davidson|
|11th April||Wednesday||English – Paper 1 – all invited
|12th April||Thursday||Geography – Paper 3 – all welcome||14||10-1||Mr Harris|
|13th April||Friday||Art – Component 2 – exam preparation – all students||28||11-2.30||Mrs Cottam|
If you wish your son/daughter to attend, please download the attached consent form and return to Reception by Thursday 29 March. Click here to download a copy of the form.
Students must enter school via the student entrance and sign in on arrival. They need to be warmly dressed and bring refreshments, as all catering facilities will be closed. Each revision day will focus on different GCSE aspects. The exam season commences on 14th May, which is the first day of the examination season.
We would expect students attending to conduct themselves in a positive and appropriate manner and follow the teacher’s instructions at all times for their safety.
Thank you for supporting your son/daughter in achieving their best GCSE grades possible. Kindly complete the booking sheets attached to confirm your son’s/daughter’s attendance. There are separate booking sheets for Easter and Weekends/May Half-term. Please return these to Reception.
Lenka Chanter (Mrs)
This year’s collaborative art exhibition involving various schools in the Truro area is entitled ‘Gathering STEAM’ and is inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Following a series of art workshops based on this theme, the exhibition will feature a wide range of exciting artwork produced by Roseland Year 9 students, including photography, printmaking, graffitti collage, and glass.
Invitation to Year 9 Parents
To celebrate the opening of this art exhibition a Private View will be held at the Royal Cornwall Museum in River Street, Truro on Monday 26th March, 6pm – 8pm.
All Year 9 students and their families are cordially invited to attend this celebratory event and see the fantastic artwork on display in this prestigious local venue – we look forward to seeing you there!
The schools exhibition will then remain open to the public between 27th March to 26th April during museum opening hours (10am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays) so everyone is welcome to drop in over the Easter break!
A number of teachers have posted tasks for Y11 to complete at home. Please check the school facebook page for these messages.
The Y9 exams that were scheduled today will be rolled to next Monday 26 March. The remainder of this week will run as planned, weather permitting.
Due to current road conditions across The Roseland Academy catchment, the school will be closed on Monday 19 March. This has been a difficult decision to make, but following reports from a number of our villages, the road conditions are unsafe for transport to school.
Dear Parent(s) / Carer(s)
Year 9 Options and Exams 2018
This week we officially started the Key Stage 4 Options process with our Year 9 students with the release of the initial ‘straw poll’ forms. This information is important for the early planning stages of next year’s curriculum and students have had an assembly explaining how to complete the forms. Please can all straw poll forms be returned to tutors on Tuesday 20 March.
Students have been preparing for their forthcoming Year 9 exams with their subject teachers. These will take place during the week commencing 19 March. The majority of the exams will be 45 minutes long and will take place in the exam hall. The results of these assessments will be released to students on 18 April. This information, along with the full written teacher reports released on 23 April, will be useful for making informed decisions during the options process. A copy of the exam week timetable is below:
You are warmly invited to attend the Key Stage 4 Options Evening on Thursday 26 April at 6.00pm. Parents and students will have the opportunity to discuss GCSE/BTEC Option courses in detail with subject teachers. We strongly recommend that all students attend this event with their parent(s)/carer(s). We will also publish a booklet outlining the curriculum structure in Key Stage 4 which gives advice on how to make the right choices and outlines the content of each course.
Following the Options Evening, the final options form will be released to students on the morning of Friday 27 April.
The final deadline for handing in completed Options forms will be two weeks later on Thursday 10 May.
It is anticipated that students’ options choices will be confirmed shortly after May half term.
Prior to the deadline for the Options Form, there will be a further opportunity to meet staff at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 8 May from 4.00pm to 6.30pm. A letter detailing how to book appointments through the online system will be forwarded to you 2 weeks prior to Parents’ Evening.
If you have any questions or queries about the process, please do not hesitate to contact me via email, email@example.com. I will also be available throughout the Options Evening.
This week, the Climate Action Team had the chance to analyse the plastic collected during Plastic Amnesty Week. They sorted through over 10 bags of plastic to find out how much of it was recyclable and what kinds of plastic students had contributed.
They found that around a third of the plastic collected was recyclable, so encouraging students to recycle appropriately will be a key element of the Climate Action Team’s strategy. They are also focusing on reducing plastic wherever possible. The Dining Hall has already phased out plastic straws, replacing them with paper straws, and the school will be moving from plastic cutlery to wooden disposable cutlery imminently.
There are more challenging items, such as plastic drinks bottles, but the team has begun the process of contacting manufacturers to enquire if there is non-plastic alternative packaging available.
The Climate Action Team also visited a number of local primary schools, presenting on the Plastic Amnesty Week to encourage younger students to come up with initiatives to reduce plastic at their schools.