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Year 11

Year 11 Key Dates   2019-20 

Date Event
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

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.

Ms Jean-Baptiste
Student Progress Leader, Year 11

College/Sixth Form Lunchtime Assemblies

The following Colleges and organisations will be holding an assembly at 1pm in the Hewett Hall on the dates shown ...

Thursday 10th October - Taylor Woodrow (Apprenticeship Opportunities)

Thursday 31st October - Leyton Sixth Form College

Tuesday 4th November (12.50-1.20) - Claire Churchill from Health Education England

Thursday 5th December - Access Creative College

College/Sixth Form Open Days/Evenings

Ada, National College for Digital Skills

Wednesday 9th October from 17.00 to 19.30

New Vic (Newham Sixth Form College)

Saturday 12th October 09.30-12.30
Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow, London E13 8SG
Students can register online

Westminster Kingsway

Monday 14th October 4pm - 7pm - check website for locations

Woodford County High School for Girls Sixth Form

Tuesday 15th October 5.30-7.15

Edmonton County School Sixth Form

Thursday 17th October 6-8pm - at Little Bury Street, N9 9JZ


 Saturday 2nd November 10am - 1pm

Six 21

Tuesday 5th November 5pm - 7.30pm

City & Islington

Various times/days starting Weds 6th Nov - see website for full details

College of Haringey Enfield & Nth East London

Saturday 9th November 10am - 2pm

Woodhouse College

Saturday 9th November times to be confirmed

Woodford County High

Will open November 2019 - dates/Times to be confirmed

Seven Kings Ilford

Online applications November 2019 - closing date 30th March 2020

Regent 6th Form College

Thursday 14th November 4pm - 6.30pm

Holy Family Catholic School Sixth Form

Thursday 14th November 6.30pm

New City College, Epping Forest

Open days are 16th November 2019 and 28th March 2020, starting 11.00am.

Open evenings are 27th November, 28th February and 16th June, starting at 4.00pm

Taster Days 6th and 7th July 2020

Clapton School Sixth Form

20th November 5pm-7pm

Fashion Retail Academy

23rd November, 8th February, 7th March, 6th June

To book a place, visit their website

Wanstead High School Sixth Form

Thursday 28th November 6pm-8pm

Heathcote School Sixth Form

Thursday 16th January 6pm-8.30pm

Highams Park

Thursday 23rd January 6pm - 8.30pm

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

Anglo European School Open Evening 


Opportunities to Flourish Careers Fair 


On Tuesday 15 October 2019, the Careers Service will be holding an Opportunities to Flourish Fair for young people aged 14-24. This will be held in the Walthamstow Assembly Hall from 1.30pm to 5.00pm. 

Young people will be able to speak to employers and providers about life in the workplace and find opportunities to match their interests. Exhibitors will offer apprenticeships, traineeships, voluntary opportunities and jobs in a range of sectors.

The council is committed to promoting meaningful opportunities for local young people, as part of our action plan to improve life chances, “Creating Futures for Young People”.


An opportunity for young people to speak to employers and providers about life in the workplace and find opportunities to match their interests.


  • Tue 15 Oct 2019 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm



Non-Uniform Day

Non uniform day Friday 18th October

Please join us for non-uniform day on Friday 18th October.

Money for this will support our fundraising for our volunteering trip to Zanzibar.

Cost is £1 minimum per student but anything extra you can give would be very much appreciated.

Money to be paid to your form reps in advance of the day.

Posters and collection packs will be given to your tutors.


Ms Philippou

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.

Ms Kennedy
Deputy Headteacher

Woodford County High School for Girls A Level Options Evening 

Please click here to view a brochure and advert for our A Level Options Evening, which includes a talk on choosing A Levels and applying to our Sixth Form, plus workshops focusing primarily on the Arts, Humanities and Languages at A Level.

The girls in Year 11 and their parents are invited to come to Woodford to discover more about the range of A Levels we offer in addition to science and mathematics.

The event starts at 5.30pm on 15th October, with last admittance at 7.15pm. No pre-booking is required. There is no parking on site, but plenty of space is available at the Hawkey Hall car park on Broomhill Road, which is a two minute walk from the school.

We look forward to meeting some of your Year 11 girls and parents on 15th October.

Yours sincerely

C. Jenkins
Deputy Headteacher

Lammas Sixth Form Open Evening


Sir George Monoux Open Day


Queenswood Sixth Form Open Day


London Job Show


New Vic Open Day

I am pleased to invite your Year 11 students and their parents to our Open Day on Saturday 12 October 2019 9:30m – 12:30pm.

This year we will be hosting a panel of guest speakers from various sectors as well as successful Alumni who have launched themselves into established careers, which will give students a chance to discover and learn more about their career options and progression opportunities.  

We will also be hosting a range of interactive subject areas for students to visit and they will have a chance to ask questions about their interested course choices and meet current students on the course.  Parents and guardians will also have a chance to find out more about our innovative teaching, technological advances in curriculum delivery and meet senior staff.

Students can register online

Please do encourage your students to attend so they can make a positive start in researching their future options.

We hope to see as many of them as possible there!

Kind regards

Parul Begum
Schools Liaison Officer

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc), Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow, London E13 8SG

Tel: 020 7540 0658

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

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 and if I can't answer your query I can pass it on to the African Adventures Team.

Good luck!

Ms Philippou
Assistant Headteacher

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 (YouTube)

Ms Brunas

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

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

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

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.

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 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.