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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Year 10

Key Dates for Year 10 

Parents' Information Evening ...................................................... Tuesday 18 September 2018

Parent Information Evening - 18th September 2018

Year 10  Parents Information Evening

On Tuesday 18 September we will be holding a Year 10 Parents Information Evening in the Hewett Hall.  The doors will open at 5:45 pm for a prompt 6:00 pm start.  The aim of this Information Evening is to provide you with details on key events your daughter will need to prepare for this year including:

  • New GCSE curriculum/Measuring progress
  • GCSE Expectations and Revision techniques (English, Maths and Science)
  • E-Safety awareness for KS4 students
  • Work Experience

We would like all students to be supported at this meeting by an adult and so no student will be allowed to attend without a parent or carer present.  The event will finish at approximately 7:00 pm.

If you have any further questions regarding the Year 10 Parent Information Evening please do not hesitate to contact Ms Kennedy, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 4 or Mrs Jean-Baptiste, Year 10 Student Progress Leader.

Mrs T Jean-Baptiste
Year 10 Student Progress Leade

If you were unable to attend the P.I.E., all the information given can be found here.

London Tech Week Competition 

London Tech Week: Schools Competition For Year 9 and Year 10 Students

How can technology improve London Life?

Join the festival’s schools competition to  design a tech-based solution to help improve life in the capital.

London is one of the most exciting and busy cities in the world, and with this comes challenges.

¨ How can tech improve areas such as your safety, transport travel, health, parks and public spaces?"

¨ Think about the tech you use in everyday life – how can this be applied to social problems to create solutions?"

Submissions can be in any creative form, including PowerPoint, poster or video. The competition is open to Year 9 and 10 students in groups of no more than four.

Competition key dates:

March: Competition Launched!

May 10th: Submissions closed & reviewed

May: Shortlisted finalists announced

June 13th: Schools Final Pitch Off & Winners Ceremony

Submission and more information:


T: +44 (20) 7551 9495

Mr Bryant
Head of ICT

Chemistry Revision 

Great summary sheets for all Chemistry topics:

Find these summary sheets for all AQA GCSE Chemistry / Trilogy topics here at 


I have also saved the relevant sections in Student resources/ Science/ 0 new AQA /Chem revise summary sheets (You tube)

Ms Brunas

Barge Haybay Weekend

In June we are travelling to Maldon in Essex for a weekend of outdoor adventures and activities such as kayaking and climbing and high ropes.

We stay on a moored houseboat and do all our own cooking and cleaning.

There is space for 24 students - all years are welcome - and the cost is £100.

If you are interested in coming, please sign up on the door to G68.

If you have any questions, please see Ms Famiglietti

Year 10 Work Experience 

Congratulations to year 10 for getting enough placements secured in time! I'm pleased to confirm that we will be going ahead with Work Experience 2019.

Congratulations to 10H, the Krispy Kreme winners, for securing all of their placements first.

Unfortunately, there are still some students who have not submitted their forms.

Please be aware that any student whose form is not submitted either in person or by email to Ms Philippou by 4.30pm on Wednesday 1st May at the latest will not be able to complete a work experience placement.  We do not want any students to miss this opportunity so please ensure that you submit your form on time.

Many thanks,

Ms Marianna Philippou
Assistant Headteacher

Zanzibar 2020 

Dear Year 9 and 10 Students, Parents and Carers,

Thank you to all of you who took the time to apply for the Zanzibar trip.

We were overwhelmed by the response.

We have decided to run a "Round 2" so that we could be as fair as possible.

You should have received an email letting you know if you were successful.

Please check with Ms Philippou, Mr Caps or Miss Simpson if you did not receive this.

If you were put through to Round 2 - please meet in the dining hall at 3.30pm on Wednesday 2nd April.

Thank you

Ms Philippou

Violence Against Women and Girls Project (VAWG) 

Dear Parents and Carers

WSFG is working in partnership with various organisations in the Borough to raise awareness of violence against women and girls in Waltham Forest.

As a girl's school, we are a hub for young women to learn about this external challenge that can affect the well being of all. This project is aimed at Years 8-10 in particular.

The main focus of the project is building support in preventing and offering early help in relation to VAWG.

WSFG is one of a few secondary schools in Waltham Forest to embrace this whole school approach to this issue.

Ms Pratt
Assistant Headteacher

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

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)
  • 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

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

GCSE Science Revision Guides 

Science GCSE Revision Guides

The Science Department will be selling AQA GCSE Science Revision Guides to Years 9 & 10 from Student Services at a much reduced price.

You are able to buy them from Student Services for the following prices:

 Combined Science (Higher or Foundation) £8.00 (list price £16.99)

  Triple (Higher tier only - for students taking separate science) £11.00 for all 3 books (list price £32.97)

 We would like to encourage all students to purchase the guide(s) as they will be a great aid to revision and learning.

 Students entitled to Free School meals are able to purchase the books at half the price, £4 for combined, £5.50 for triple.

Mr Kerr
Head of Science 

PSHE in Year 10