Year 9 Summer Progress Work
Over the past few weeks, all Year 9 students have begun their transition to Key Stage 4. We have met tutors, delivered assemblies to students and closely monitored student progress and behaviour in lessons.
The clear expectation is that all Year 9 students must continue to think about their approach to their learning that will contribute to them making a successful transition to their GCSE studies in September. The new strengthened, linear GCSE qualifications are much more rigorous and complex in their assessment of knowledge and skills and, therefore, require students to be even more committed to independently reflect on their learning and regularly revisit subject content to ensure this learning is consolidated.
Consequently, we have collated Summer Progress Work for Year 9 students to complete to help make the academic transition to GCSE work and to prepare students for the study habits necessary for GCSE success. All subjects have set guided tasks which each represent around 30 minutes of work. The resources can be located below. Students should complete the work set for the subjects they are studying; this will be monitored by the classroom teacher in the first lesson back in September.
Whilst we recognise that all students need a break over the summer holiday, it is also important that they keep in touch with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need for each subject. To that end, we thank you in anticipation for your support in ensuring this work is completed.
We look forward to meeting you in person on Wednesday 19th September in our ‘Welcome to Key Stage 4’ evening where more details about supporting students through GCSE studies will be shared.
Mr N Owen Mrs V Parsons
Senior Assistant Headteacher (KS4) Head of Year 10