Year 11 Results Day- Thursday 20th August 2020
Results Day is an important part of your journey and so on Thursday 20th August, we will be offering you all individual appointments (face to face) to come into school, collect your results and discuss them with a key member of staff. The appointments will take approximately 20 minutes per student and will take place between 9am and 2pm. We ask that students attend these meetings on their own, given current social distancing measures.
Your appointment time will be shared with you during the W/B: 13th July 2020 so please check this carefully.
If any student is unable to attend the appointment, we will email these students their results after 2pm, by secure email, to their school email address only. We will not be able to email the results to any other email address.
Please read the attached letter for further information.
We are really looking forward to seeing you on Results Day.
The Grading Process:
- Teachers know their students well and centres are able to assess grades with a high degree of accuracy.
- The grades centres submitted to the exam boards were agreed by the centre following an internal quality assurance process and are not the sole responsibility of any individual teacher.
- The standardisation model developed by Ofqual and the awarding organisations is statistical and may not reflect the grades submitted by the centre.
- The standardisation process applied by the exam boards ensures grades awarded this year are consistent with those awarded to other cohorts in other years.
- This was the fairest possible approach available under extreme circumstances. It is a rigorous process which means that grades awarded this year are as valid as in any other year.
- This will allow pupils to progress to the next stage of their lives in the normal way.
In opening our doors to our Year 11 students on Results Day, we continue to follow the hierarchy of controls we have used over the summer term, and that summer holiday providers are following during August. In particular this means:
- ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school and/or college or other provider
- cleaning hands more often than usual
- ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
- cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach
- minimising contact and mixing as far as possible, by keeping pupils and students in small consistent groups
- aiming to practise social distancing in line with current government guidance on social distancing
Students, and parents/carers should follow:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers when planning their travel to school, and be encouraged to walk or cycle where possible.
- not socialise with each other in groups outside school
- be aware that they cannot gather at entrance gates or doors, or enter the site (unless they have a pre-arranged appointment)
- Further advice can be found in 'protective measures guidance for education and childcare settings'
Festival of Futures - Post-16 Studies Preparation
Dear Year 11,
We know that this past few months is not what any of us planned for or expected. We also know that this has been a strange time for you to navigate with so many unanswered questions. We cannot change this strange situation but what we can do is prepare you as best we can for the next stage of your journey so that you are ready for the months ahead. For you that will mean further education elsewhere. We want to help prepare you for all that is coming in the next few months. Please know that our doors remain open to you.
Today, we are launching ‘The Festival of Futures’ for you. Like a festival, you will be able to explore some of the areas that will help you as you start your Post-16 studies. Each area comes with some links/resources for you to work through and explore. There is a logbook that comes with it too for you to record what you have done, what you have learned and your thoughts about your learning or questions you have.
Please read the attached letter first: Year 11 Festival of Futures - Letter.
Please do take some time to look through these materials and access them - they will help you with the transition from Beacon High into your Post-16 studies.
We hope that you are all well and safe.
Please access the 'The Weekbeing Zone' materials in your English Google Classroom or via your school email.
Year 11 Progression Work - Project Futures by PiXL
- A set of progression sheets to help you study for your Post-16 subject content
- A balance between academic material and a focus on helping you adjust and prepare for September
- You select a progression sheet that interests you and choose the task/s that you want to complete
- There are subject specific sheets and wider skills sheets focusing on social and emotional 'progression'
- You complete the 'Progression Log' which logs what you have learned and your own next steps
- You create an online portfolio/or keep records of this which shows some of your thinking and work for a later date, including CV writing, as an example
- Year 11 students who are about to go onto Post-16 courses - there are subject specific progression sheets