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Year 11

Year 11 Key Dates 2018-19 

Dear Parent/Carer

There are a number of key dates for Year 11 students throughout this year. There may be updates on this during the year but the dates we need to make you aware of at this point are as follows:


Key Event:

10th September -8th October 2018

Year 11 1 to1 Careers

17th September 2018

Romeo and Juliet Workshops

11th October 2018

Early school closure at 2:30pm, Open Evening.

12th October 2018

School Closure due to INSET Day

15th October -19th October 2018

Year 11 group careers meetings

22nd – 26th October 2018

Half term holiday

5th November 2018

Year 11 Mock Exams Start

6th November 2018

Parents Information Evening

26th November 2018

Year 11 Mock orals start

3rd December 2018

School Closure due to INSET Day

11th December 2018

Early school closure for Community Party. (2:30pm finish)

13th December 2018

College Roadshow 6pm -7:30pm

20th December 2018

Year 11 Results Event (Period 5)

21st December 2018

End of Autumn term (Christmas Holidays)

31st January 2019

Year 11 Parents Evening

7th January 2019

Term Begins

18th January 2019

PID Application Deadline

1st February 2019

Year 11 Professional Interview Day

18th-22nd February 2019

Half term holiday

5th April 2019

Term ends

23rd April 2019

Term begins

13th May 2019

GCSE exams start

15th May 2019

Early school closure for staff meeting

27th-31st May 2019

Half term holiday

19th July 2019

Term Ends

Parent Information Evening - Tuesday 6th November 2018

The aim of this evening is to provide you with details on key events your daughter will need to prepare for this year and how to support her in core subjects:

*   Post 16 options and college applications, Ms Kennedy
*   Professional Interview Day, Ms Philippou
*   Preparing for GCSEs, Ms Kennedy
*   English – final preparations/revision strategies, Ms Schaber
*   Maths – maths mocks, interventions and revision software, Mr Salmon
*   Science, interventions and Tassomai, Mr Kerr
*   Summer 2019 NCS engagement, Mr Dominic

Should you have any query about the evening, please contact me.

Ms Desbenoit
Student Progress Leader, Year 11

If you were unable to attend the Parents Information Evening, all the information given can be found here.

Parents' Evening - Thursday 31st January 2019 

As previously, your child will be making appointments with her subject teachers for a discussion on her progress for the Parents' Evening that runs from 4.30 to 7pm.

We ask all Year 11 students and their parents / carers or an adult family member to attend this consultation evening to discuss their progress and strategies to help them achieve their full potential at Walthamstow School for Girls.

It is a crucial event as it is your child’s final consultation evening in this phase of their secondary school education and an opportunity to discuss her mock GCSE results with subject teachers.

We look forward to seeing you.

Ms Desbenoit
Student Progress Leader, Year 11

Access Creative College 

I would like to make you aware of our Open Day which takes place on Saturday 3 March, please make all your budding musicians, games designers, producers, songwriters, visual artists and entrepreneurs aware of our Open Day please.

There has never been a better time to choose a creative future. The creative industries are one of the fastest growing areas of the UK economy and Access Creative College is the perfect place to give your students/young people the necessary tools and skills to be part of the creative industry.

Access Creative College has been delivering creative education for over twenty-five years and we are now offering courses in Games, Media, Music and Events. 

Let's help students/young people to follow their passion by attending our Open Day and finding out why we have been the number one choice of thousands of creative students.

Our Open Day takes place on Saturday 3 March at Access Creative College London Shoreditch. Guests attending will get a tour of our facilities, informative presentations, plus the chance to talk to staff and current Access Creative College students.

Kind Regards

Adrian Merchant
Engagement and Events Manager

Mobile: 07825 003 453
Telephone: 0207 613 8380


GCSE DT Deadline 

GCSE DT important final deadline.

You need to hand your NEA in by Friday 17th February.

Your 20 page folder and prototype must be complete.

We are available for after school intervention on Wednesdays, for further support see

Ms Healy / Mr Streader.

Science Flip Learning

The year 11 Flip learning Chem Unit C10 answers to the tasks are now available in student resources:

S:\Science\0 NEW AQA\Flip Learning Student answers\C10 

Students need to access these documents and assess their own work, this will be followed up by your class teachers.

Ms Sultana

The year 11 Flip Learning bio unit 8 answers to the tasks are now available in student resources:

S:\Science\0 NEW AQA\Flip Learning Student answers\B8

Students need to access these documents and assess their own work, this will be followed up by your class teachers.

Answers for C9 and C10 will be available over the next couple of weeks

Ms Sultana

Clapton Girls' Academy 

Please could you remind any students that are still considering applying and have not yet done so that the deadline is 25th February. As we have received a large number of applications already they would need to know that we are unlikely to consider late applications after the deadline.

For your information these are links to our latest ‘Sixth Form Experience’ online newsletters that we have sent to students who have shown an interest in our Sixth Form and who have given us their email addresses.



Lammas School Sixth Form


National Healthcare Weekend

We are a social enterprise who mentor aspiring medics, dentists and vets from schools nationwide. With our help many have successfully gained university offers.

National Healthcare Weekend

Doctors, dentists and vets will provide invaluable insight and network with your students.

Day 1: Insight into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary

14 unique talks for each speciality looking at experiences from A Levels, throughout university and leading to life as a fully qualified professional.

Day 2: Medicine only UCAS Lectures

A full day of lectures covering work experience, personal statements, interview techniques, etc. led by our team of doctors.

30th-31st March London

Registration starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds and teachers can attend for free - there is a link on the webpage.

Students can register and find out more information here

National Healthcare Weekend | Medic Mentors


Debate Chamber Summer Schools

Debate Chamber Summer Schools –  Includes Medicine, Dentistry, Computer Science, Art History, Philosophy, History, Politics, Law, Economics,  Physics and English Literature

The Debate Chamber is running a number of Summer Schools next year.  Have a look at the website to find out more. There is also some information on the Challenge Board.

It is possible to apply for a bursary to cover the cost.

Feedback from students who have attended Debate Chamber courses in the past has always been very positive.

Ms Robinson
Challenge Co-ordinator

Peer Mentors 2018-19

Congratulations to the following Year 11 students whose application was successful and will be Peer Mentors to Year 7s next term!

  • 7W G56:
  • Raahil 11F
  • Nooria 11F
  • Faiza 11F
  • Fatima 11F
  • 7S G19:
  • Jessica 11S
  • Rumaanah 11S
  • Sumbal 11C
  • Zamzam11W
  • 7F S07:
  • Khalida 11H
  • Tiana 11H
  • Areeba 11H
  • Mariam 11H
  • 7G F25:
  • Sophie 11G
  • Sophie  11G
  • Nada 11G
  • Zahrah 11G
  • 7C F38:
  • Amaras 11W
  • Khadijah 11W
  • Emily 11W
  • Rutvi 11W
  • 7H F39:
  • Dainna 11G
  • Dean 11G
  • Mariah11G
  • Aisha 11G

The sessions will start after Christmas. 

On Thursday's AM registration after Christmas, you will go to your mentees but beforehand please sign the sheet on Ms King’s door to get your mark and then make you way to the allocated Form rooms.

Ms Desbenoit
Student Progress Leader Year 11

Year 11 English Workbooks

Workbooks for ‘An Inspector Calls’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ are available at Student Services at a reduced cost of £4 each. Please see student services before or after school if you would like to purchase these workbooks.

Ms Schaber
Head of English Faculty

Music Extra-Curricular

If you are a member of a music extra-curricular group, please attend rehearsals regularly.

  • Wednesday – Glee Club – 3.30 – 5.00 (W33)
  • Wednesday Lunch – Mary Poppins Singing rehearsals – 12.50 – 1.20 (Recording Studio)
  • Thursday – Orchestra -  3.30 – 4.45 (W33)
  • Thursday – Year 11 Coursework Catch-Up – 3.30 – 4.45 (W26)
  • Thursday – WIND BAND IS BACK! – 4.30 – 5.30 (W26)
  • Friday – Show Band – 3.30 – 5.30 (W33)

If you have instrumental/vocal lessons at the school you should be attending at least one of these clubs regularly.

Ms Bradshaw

Latin Summer School

College & Sixth Form Open Days/Evenings

A list of these can be found here

Year 11 Geography Revision

In preparation for the Year 11 mock exams, Mr Sterlini has created a revision list for the Year 11 Geography paper which can be found here

College/Sixth Form Lunchtime Lectures

We currently do not have any lectures scheduled.

A Reminder for all Year 11 Students

Important Reminder

All Year 11 students need to regularly check their school emails for important information that is sometimes sent to them.

I have today sent an important email regarding the regulatory JCQ Notices to Candidates for 2018-19 that they need to be familiar with. 

If they are unsure of their email addresses please speak to one of the IT Technicians in F15.

Many thanks

Ms Brickett
Exams & Assessment Manager

Waltham Forest College

Waltham Forest College

Will be pleased to welcome you on the following dates for their 2018/2019 Open Events:

  • Wednesday 20th March, 4.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 15th May, 4.30pm – 7.30pm

Study Support

Year 11 revision for Science Wednesday lunch times:

These will take place in G02 with Mr Kerr.

KS4 Spanish Club/GCSE support

Please go to F25 every Monday 3:30-4:30pm for extra support with your Spanish GCSE.

If you are a targeted student, you MUST attend every week.

Ms. Prieto, Head of MFL

KS4 French Club/GCSE support

Please go to F21 every Monday 3:30-4:30pm for extra support with your French GCSE.

If you are a targeted student, you MUST attend every week.

Ms. Prieto, Head of MFL

Zanzibar Trip July 2018

Exam Anxiety - Supporting at Home 

Please click here for helpful advice on supporting your daughter through her exams.

Tips for College Interviews

Tips to make your interview a success are:

  • Have a conversation.  The most successful applicants are those who are themselves
  • Ask questions.  Do express your interest in why you want to study the subject(s) you have applied for and the College
  • Be yourself. Don’t try to answer questions based on what you think your interviewer wants to hear
  • Prepare.  Find out about the course(s) you’ve applied for.  Find out about the career paths or further study options.  Find out about the College.  Have a look through the website.
  • Be ready.  Always arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Lunch Money Loans

It has become apparent that the number of students borrowing money for lunch has increased dramatically this school year.  Lunch money loans should be for emergency purposes only. 

Walthamstow School for Girls offers a  Top-Up facility via sQuid enabling both students and parents to check balances, top-up lunch money, pay for trips and other sundry items at their own convenience. 

An automatic Top-Up can also be activated ensuring your daughter never runs out of money. 

A reminder to parents/carers that if you wish to pay for your daughter’s school meals by cheque, please make the cheque payable to ‘Olive Dining Ltd’.

All students have also been given usernames and passwords to enable payments to be made online via our sQuid system. If you would like a reminder of your daughter’s username and password please contact Student Services.

Ms Jolliffe
Student Services

College References 

If you require a college reference you need to hand in your completed application form to Student Services in the morning, before registration.  You will then be able to collect it after school that day.

Any applications/requests received after break may not be completed until the following day.

We have to adopt this procedure as hundreds of requests come in each year and they all need to be logged and completed.

If you need your reference before the Christmas holidays it will contain your Forecast Grade from your end of Year 10 exam results.  After Christmas this will be updated and your college reference will have a Forecast Grade based on your Year 11 Mock Examination.

For on-line applications, where a contact e-mail address is requested, you should use the following address:

If you have any questions please see Ms Desbenoit or Ms Jolliffe.


GCSE PE revision guides are for sale from the PA office for £2.50 each.

Please see Ms Wood if you would like to buy one.