Y11 students joined staff at their weekly briefing to share this poem of thanks, a lovely end to the term
We’ve made it to Easter already, the bulbs are beginning to spring,
And we wanted to come in and thank you, for the wonderful things that you bring.
When the mornings are getting much lighter, and you might see an hour of day,
The dark evenings are over, and summer is closer, and everything’s bright in a way.
But the dreaded exams are still looming, and you’re balancing time and your books,
It’s taking a toll on your bedtime, and it’s taking its toll on your looks!
It’s easy to think we don’t notice, all the extra miles that you go,
When April’s upon us, and time is a ticking, and you can’t even hope it’ll snow!
If somebody asked ‘Why choose Hazeley?’, then the one thing that comes to my mind
Is the staff who work hard, who listen and share and who always try to be kind.
It might be a story from Nelson, or Miss Thistlewood taking our phones,
Miss Whiteman’s detentions, Jhita’s inventions, or Boswell who’s off flying drones!
Character is taught here at Hazeley, Creativity and Confidence too,
The teachers in front of us show it, in every thing that they do.
So we hope that you have a good Easter, and relax and put up your feet,
A fortnight without any teaching, must seem like a well-deserved treat.
Our final word here is a thank you, a thank you that comes from the heart,
And when we get back it’s exam time – the time when the fun and games start.
These can all be found in the year 11 key information here
Description – A formal assessment to be sat by Year 10 students in May 2017. This will test content from the Edexcel specification that will have been covered by students in Year 9/10. It will be sat on a specified day, in exam conditions, and will be marked by our GCSE external examiners.
Type of Service – A one-off service and only being offered in 2017. This is to support schools with the new GCSE (9-1) qualifications before the 2018 first award.
- Biology 2nd May 2017
- Chemistry 3rd May 2017
- Physics 4th May 2017
Results – Released to schools on the 14th September 2017.
If you have any queries please speak to your Science teacher.
The “Plan for success (and happiness!)” document to help with your revision planning is available by clicking here.
Please see attached information regarding the Parent Governor Election and details on how to vote.
For further information please see the Governor page here.
Useful information about Go For Schools and the new reporting format can be found here on the Go For Schools parental guide page.
You will no longer be able to view attendance, behaviour or timetables on the school gateway app. We have replaced this with a new system called Go4Schools, which can be accessed by clicking here. For information and guidance please look under the parents tab for the Go 4 Schools Parental Guide which can be accessed by clicking here.
An after school session was run on Wednesday 4th January for Year 11. It was aimed at improving student marks in the longer answer questions.
During the session the students were taken through the use of command words and key words, alongside the different ways of structuring an answer to maximise marks.
A copy of the powerpoint used can be found here.
All year 11 key information and resources can be found via the year 11 Key Information page here
- PPE timetables
- Course details
- Coursework information
- Revision resources
- Christmas work
Hello and welcome to week two of the Year 11 blog.
This week saw the completion of the first round of Pre-Public Examinations for year 11 and they seemed to run smoothly allowing us to iron out any hiccups along the way. Just as a reminder, if there are any medical appointments that are to take place during the week of PPEs please try to let us know beforehand so we are best prepared.
Up next week:
It is back to normal for year 11 next week, a dose of routine before we look towards revision over the Christmas break. Assembly on Monday morning will be used to discuss the success of the week prior and how results will be distributed at the end of term.
https://getrevising.co.uk/ – A great app and website to help with all types of revision.
There is more about this in the Year 11 blog from last week (click here)
Year 11 Progress Leader
Please find a guide for parents on using Go4Schools
Further information can also be found in the Principal’s blog here
Hello, and welcome to the new Year 11 weekly blog!
This is going to be a means of communicating key events and information for the week ahead and ensuring Year 11 students and parents are aware of what’s happening in the Academy.
Up this week:
Foundation PPEs – The first round of Year 11 Pre-Public Examinations are upon us – the timetable for these can be found here. This is the perfect time to take a snapshot of where we are, celebrate successes and locate any areas of improvement. The results from these PPEs will be available from the 15th December. During this week Year 11 will swap lunch times with Year 10 to allow for afternoon exams.
Attached to the blog will be a number of useful links to support both students and parents. This week we have a ‘Do and Don’t’ sheet for parents. There are various useful tips for parents to help manage what can be a stressful time. This is by no means a finite list but is there to support if necessary – it can be found by clicking here
Also attached to this week’s blog is a link to the PowerPoint presentation (click here) regarding the ‘Get Revising’ website and app. This is a really powerful tool that will help to organise what can seem a gargantuan undertaking; the GCSE exams.
The Get Revising website can be found by clicking here
Subject specific information:
In future blogs we will also be including some subject specific information when pertinent.
Our resident caterers, Cucina, are holding a ‘Pudsey Bear Bake Off’ open to all students. This is a fabulous opportunity for the winning star baker to see their recipe on sale in the academy restaurant on Children in Need Day, Friday 18th November.
10p from each sale will go to the Charity so please do encourage your child to participate.
Deadline for entries is Wednesday 16th November @ 2.15pm to enable Friday production.
For more information please see your form tutor or the restaurant staff.
For a competition pack click here
Letters have gone out today for the Year 7 Gifted and Talented maths evening on Wednesday 30th November – get your reply slips back to your teacher as soon as you can, a fun evening of maths puzzles awaits!
This week has seen three of our football teams take part in the Bucks county cup round two.
Year 8 travelled to Walton High, a brilliant team display saw them come home with a 5-0 win to their name. A superb individual performance from Hayden Day saw him take the man of the match award. Goals from Brandon Lowe, Mason Couling, Tom Wise and a brace from Dominic Antoine.
Year 7 travelled to the Grange and came back with an impressive 4-3 victory. A real team performance was given. Goals from Colin Mbugua, Oliver Lynch a brace from Ben Allard x 2.
Our final game saw our U18 team have their winning run halted but still remain unbeaten. Showing tremendous character the boys battled for the entire match and came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2. A bullet header from man of the match Rory Busby gave the team hope and a last gasp goal from Caleb Adegbola brought the game level.