Year 11 Key Dates 2019-20
|8 October||Parent Information Evening|
|10 October||Early Closure at 14.30 for Open Evening|
|11 October||School Closure for Staff Training|
|11-29 November||Mock Examinations|
|28 November||College Roadshow|
|2-6 December||MFL Mock Oral Examinations|
|9 December||School Closure|
|10 December||Early Closure at 14.30 for Community Party|
|12 December||Christmas Concert|
|19 December||Mock Exam Results Event|
|20 December||End of Autumn Term, Early Closure at 13.00|
|23 January||Parents' Evening|
|7 February||Professional Interview Day|
|6 March||International Women's Day|
|8 May||Bank Holiday (Friday)|
|11 May - 25 June||GCSE Examinations|
|13 May||Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training|
|10 June||Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training|
|15 June||Book Return Day|
|24 June||National Contingency Day|
|26 June||Leavers' Day|
Worried or Anxious?
Here is a booklet full of information that we hope will help our students and parents/carers during this uncertain time ...
A Message from your SPL 31 March 2020
Parent Information Evening - Tuesday 8th October 2019
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.
Student Progress Leader, Year 11
If you were unable to attend, the information given can be found here
Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon
Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon
Sunday 26 April 2020
Would you like to represent Waltham Forest in this year’s Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2020
Age categories are:
Boys and Girls – Under 13
Born between 1 September 2006 and 28 April 2009
Boys and Girls – Under 15
Born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2006
Selection for Waltham Forest is as follows:
The runner must live or go to school in the borough.
The details of the event are here: https://www.minimarathon.co.uk/en/
Extra music listening tuition for GCSE Music students available for free
on Wednesdays 4.30 - 5.30 in W33.
College/Sixth Form Lunchtime Assemblies
We currently have no college/sixth form assemblies scheduled.
College/Sixth Form Open Days/Evenings
Fashion Retail Academy
To book a place, visit their website
New City College, Epping Forest
Open day is 28th March 2020, starting 11.00am.
Open evening is 16th June, starting at 4.00pm
Taster Days 6th and 7th July 2020
Seven Kings Ilford
Online applications November 2019 - closing date 30th March 2020
Please note students are NOT ALLOWED to attend Open Days during the normal school day!
The latest information on Open Days/Evenings can be found here
Key Stage 4 Book Deposits -important information!
On Tuesday morning all students who have paid a book deposit will be issued with a receipt.
You must keep this card in your conduct card wallet so that teachers can issue you your books.
At the end of a lesson, you will be required to show the card when books are being collected in from those students who have not yet paid their deposit.
For those students who have not yet paid their book deposit, once it has been paid on sQuid you should go to student services where payment will be checked and a receipt issued.
For Year 11 students who have not paid by October half term, you will be required to return books that have so far be loaned to you.
If your parents are having difficulty paying on sQuid, please see Ms Jolliffe at Student Services who will be able to issue instructions and guidance.
African Adventures Youth Development Programme
Dear Parents/Carers and Students
As you know, we run a very exciting school trip to Zanzibar with African Adventures. As much as we would love to, we can't take everyone, but we would like all of our students to have valuable, life changing experiences like this.
African Adventures have contacted us to let us know that they have launched their Youth Development Program which runs next summer for 16 to 18 year olds.
Individuals can choose between trips to Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.
Although this trip isn't run through our school, we would highly recommend African Adventures and the opportunities they offer. This will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet other like minded young people and to make new and exciting connections.
You can find all of the details at www.african-adventures.co.uk/ydp
It would be fantastic to see some of our students get involved.
If you have any further questions, you are welcome to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and if I can't answer your query I can pass it on to the African Adventures Team.
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 (YouTube)
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.
Head of English Faculty
Year 11 Geography Revision
In preparation for the GCSEs, Mr Sterlini has created a revision list for the Year 11 Geography paper which can be found here
A Reminder for all Year 11 Students
All Year 11 students need to regularly check their school emails for important information that is sometimes sent to them.
If they are unsure of their email addresses please speak to one of the IT Technicians in F15.
Exams & Assessment Manager
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
The number of students borrowing money for lunch increased dramatically last 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.
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 collected your reference before the Christmas holidays it contains your Forecast Grade from your end of Year 10 exam results. After Christmas this was 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 Jean-Baptiste or Ms Jolliffe.
GCSE PE revision guides are for sale from the PA office for £2.50 each.
Please see Ms Wood or Ms Warren if you would like to buy one.