Year 11: Mock Exams

Dear parents/carers,

Please find attached, a provisional copy of the Yr11 mock examination timetable for w/b 8th December. A letter will be sent to you early next week, providing further details and guidance.

Exam Handbook

Y11 Mock Exam Timetable


Mark Thorogood
Vice Principal – Achievement

Skills Show Trip

Year 11 and Post 16 students recently visited the NEC Skills Show.  It was a great success and all who attended were a credit to our school.

Exhibitors were varied including private and public sector employers, examples of these were The BBC and Virgin. Further education Colleges, Universities, Skills Sector Councils and training providers for apprenticeships were there also.

There was a great deal more than was possible to do in one afternoon and the trip provided students with some valuable information to help prepare for the future.

Birmingham Library Visit


Our Library Visit

On Tuesday 11TH November the English Literature group visited Birmingham library in Centenary Square assisted by the school librarian, Mrs Joyce, who safely drove us to the Library and helped us locate the correct books needed, and fully utilise the library facilities. The trip was in aid of our upcoming coursework piece based upon the theme of jealousy in literature, giving special focus to critical theory.  Before our visit we expected to find a wide range of texts giving reference to the specific theme of jealousy, however we were naïve in our thoughts. Upon entering the library we were directed to the knowledge floor which is home to the book rotunda, here we found a plethora of texts on Shakespeare’s Othello, but a great lack of those on Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca, and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.

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