A brief message from us as a school to say thank you for all of your support in taking our school online, during these very difficult times. For those of you who have concerns regarding refunds or reschedules for school visits, we have published a letter earlier today, which you can find here. We would also like to inform parents and carers of children entitled to Free School meals, that we will be continuing the £15 per week voucher scheme throughout the Easter holidays, to ensure that none of our students go without in these testing times.
Hot off the press are the details for schools on how grades will be awarded this year for GCSE and A level, I would urge all students to read the attached letter and guidance. Included in this letter is a plea to students : “Please don’t ask your teachers, or anyone else at your school or college, to tell you the grades they will be sending to the exam boards or where they have placed you in the order of students; they will not be allowed to share this with you.” I would reiterate this point as staff are not permitted to give out this information. The school is now working towards a centralised system to collate all of this information ready to submit to the appropriate body. Ofqual have published a letter to students and a guide for teachers, students and parents
Click Here for Letter to Students
Click Here for Guide for Students and Parents
The Bewdley Sixth Form team have been busy developing an exciting ‘Next Steps’ programme which will be launched during the first week back after the Easter holidays. This is a ‘taster prequel’ to our formal Sixth Form induction programme, which is currently calendared for July 8th. Activities within our new ‘Introduction to Post-16’ programme include: free on line post-16 courses, live study skills chats, live post-16 advice from a local university, course specifications and reading lists and a weekly extra-curricular challenge.
During the week commencing 21st April we will release our first weekly, post-16 extra-curricular challenge and set a date for our first live, ‘themed’, Teams chat. The academic intensity of our programme will build as we release key information but for now this is a ‘step’ for you all into pastures new, which we hope you will relish.
All students are currently being set up on Microsoft Teams ‘Introduction to Post-16: Year 11′ for a weekly ‘themed’ live chat with Mrs K. Howard & Mrs S. Jones (no uploading of your files here) and into an ‘Introduction to Post-16: Year 11′ on Show My Homework. SMHW enables all Sixth Form activities and events to be shared and students will upload their photos and writing, via the on-line submission facility, to receive feedback. Please access this via your Year 11 form group. Points will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places with points attached each week. These points will then build to prizes, which will be awarded in September! We have chosen SMHW as this ensures parents can follow all notifications, including Teams chat times/dates and it enables us to keep a register of attendees.
We will close our online curriculum completely over the Easter break so that everyone in the school community can have a complete rest. You may find some activities which students can engage themselves with if in need of something to occupy their time, but none of these activities are compulsory.
Stay safe and well and have a good rest, and we shall be back online again on Monday 20 April.