Announcements

16th Jul 2021
Important Announcement

Summer Work

Summer work has been set in English, maths and science for all students in Years 7-9 and all subjects in Year 10. Please see direct communication for more details.  Please encourage your child to complete this work. We would also like to share with you a further opportunity related to students’ approach to their studies and providing support for parents.  The school subscribes to GCSEPod which is a website offering short videos (Pods) across the breadth of the curriculum to supplement learning. They also provide study skills support and advice for students and parents.  Some teachers have used GCSEpod already when setting work for students to complete or as a useful revision tool.  It’s not just aimed at the older year groups, all students, if they haven’t already, can sign up by following the link or using the flier with this letter GCSEPod student login.  Students MUST use their school email address when signing up for the first time. They are also running Summerpod which is a free programme designed to support learning over the summer and hopefully hit the ground running in September.  Students will need to have logged into GCSEPod first before registering for Summerpod. Summer Work FAQS Where will I find the work set? Different subjects will use different platforms to set summer work. Some may have used an electronic platform (such as GCSEPod or MathsWatch) others may have set a paper activity or to create something. All summer work can be found on Show My Homework where staff have detailed the work that they have set. This may not be visible until Monday 19th July for all subjects. Where should the work be completed? The information on Show My Homework will include where the work is to be completed (on-line, in exercise books etc) and how it is to be submitted. How long should the work take? Obviously this depends upon how focused a student is and how much they need to look up to help them complete the work, but each subject has set approximately 2 hours-worth of work. How and when will feedback be given? This depends on the platform the work is set on. Some on-line platforms (such as Maths Watch, GCSE Pod, MS Forms) give instant feedback and track progress. Work that needs to be submitted to the teacher will be marked and fed back on in the new school year. Can I keep track of the work being completed? As a parent/guardian you have access to Show My Homework, so as with homework during the school year, you can see what is set and ask you child to see what they have done and how they are progressing. I thought my child was doing really well this year, and has been in school for every day it has been physically open. Why are they being set catch-up work? This has been a tough year for everyone and despite staff and students working as hard as they can, distance learning is not as effective as face-to-face learning. All students would benefit from a recap of topics covered this year in readiness to push on and make even greater progress next year. If your child has been identified as requiring catch-up in a subject this may mean that their teacher thinks they would benefit from completing this to enable them to really push on next year.
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19th Jul 2021
Important Announcement

Results Days Information

On results days students should enter through the student entrance at the front of the school and up to the Diner to collect their results envelope. We encourage students to take a lateral flow (LFT) Covid test before coming into school as a precaution. Access to the site to collect the results is for students only; parents and friends accompanying students need to wait off site. If for any reason a student is unable to pick up their results in person, they can request collection by someone else by contacting exams@gbhs.co.uk Otherwise, they will be sent to the student’s school email address after 10am on results day. Results Day - Year 13 Results day for Year 13 is Tuesday 10th August from 8.30am to 10am. At 8.30am, UCAS will also release details regarding university places. If your child is not placed at the university they wanted, staff will be onsite to help support them. Teachers will also be on site to offer support and advice in relation to UCAS applications or further study elsewhere.  Year 12 students collecting Core Maths results can collect from 9.30 a.m. Results Day - Year 11 Results day for Yr 11 is on Thursday 12th August from 8.30am to 10am. Results envelopes will also contain a letter in relation to their application to the Sixth Form should they have made one.  Year 10 studnets collecting English Language results can collect from 9.30 a.m.
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