Year 11 Provision

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Year 11 Provision

Information for Parents & Carers

In accordance with statuary guidance, the Department for Education (DfE) ask that schools provide valuable activities for Year 11 students during the Summer term 2021. This provision will be on offer up to Friday 25th June when Year 11 students cease to be of compulsory school age. These activities are designed to support with their progression needs into Post 16 education, employment or training. Materials and activities can be accessed in the menu below and also links will be uploaded to Students Edu link accounts.

Year 11 students can collect their GCSE results on Thursday 12th August 10am – 12pm. If a student is unable to collect their results in person and wish for someone else to collect it for them, the person collecting should produce a signed letter from the student giving permission.

Students will receive their results in a sealed envelope. In this envelope will also be a brief letter directing you to an area on the academy website about the appeals process.

Stage One – Centre Review

If a student is unhappy with their grade, students must complete a template called ‘Stage one – centre review’ and email it to [email protected] no later than Friday 3rd September. The review will take place in the academy, a record of all review applications will be kept and so will the outcomes of the reviews. All reviews will be completed by the 10th September. Please be aware the outcome of the review may result in a student’s grade remaining the same, being lowered or raised.

The form for Stage 1 (Centre Review) can be found HERE.

If you are unable to fill this form in electronically you can collect a Stage 1 form from the Academy reception from the 31st August. Paper forms still have to be submitted to reception by 3rd September.

Stage Two – Appeal to Awarding Organisation

When the result of the Stage one centre review is completed and a student is still unhappy with their grade, the student can complete a template called ‘Stage two – appeal to award organisation’ and email it to [email protected] by the end of Monday 13th September. The Academy will then submit the appeal to the awarding organisation on the student’s behalf. The academy will then submit the appeal to the awarding organisation on the student’s behalf. The latest this can be done by is 17 September. Please be aware the outcome of the review may result in a student’s grade remaining the same, being lowered or raised.

The form for Stage 2 (Appeal to Awarding Organisation) can be found HERE.

If you are unable to fill this form in electronically you can collect a Stage 2 form from the Academy reception. Paper forms still have to be submitted to reception by 13th September.

Full information about the appeals process can be found HERE.

Please click HERE for a summary of “Summer 2021 Student Handout – what to do if you think there has been an error in your grading” by JCQ
Please click HERE for a the full JCQ document

Please click HERE for JCQ guidance for parents and students on grades for Summer 2021.

Please click HERE for our Centre Policy for more information on how we will award Teacher Assessed Grades to Year 11 students and HERE for a letter from the Principal providing further information regarding Teacher Assessed Grades for 2020/21.

It is possible to re-sit the GCSE examinations in the Autumn. If you wish for more information please email [email protected] or contact the academy directly when it reopens on the 31st August.

All GCSE examination resits are available for the Teacher-Assessed Grades you have been awarded. The only exception is if you achieved a Grade 3 or below in GCSEs in English or Mathematics, then you will be given the opportunity to re-sit these qualifications at college.

If you wish to be entered for a GCSE resit we would want all requests to be made by the 27th September. Once entered you will be notified of the dates of the examinations that will take place at Ormiston Maritime and the Academy will pay for the entries. Uniform is not required. If you fail to turn up to your examinations after being entered, your parents will be asked to pay the examination fees.

Links to the websites for both Franklin Sixth Form College and Grimsby Institute of Further Education can be found here:

Franklin Sixth Form College

Grimsby Institute of Further Education

Links to the transition booklets for both Franklin Sixth Form College and Grimsby Institute of Further Education can be found here:

Franklin Sixth Form College

Grimsby Institute of Further Education

Each student has received a copy of the transition work booklets. Providers will be contacting Students and their Parents/Carers directly. If you have any queries regarding your next steps please contact the provider direct, in the first instant. However, if you still have any further queries please email Miss Thornton at [email protected].

Free courses have been provided to help students learn new skills. These include general skills that apply to all job sectors and more specialised areas. These courses are all free and will give a certificate on completion. These can be found found HERE and include the following topics: 

Practical Maths

2 courses to help with fractions, decimals and other maths skills for work and everyday life.

Computer essentials

6 courses to help you use a computer, the internet and office programmes.

Personal growth and wellbeing

6 courses to help with decision making, your mind set and dealing with stress and resilience.

Professional Development

12 courses to help with interpersonal skills, your professional online presence, leadership and collaboration.

Business and Finances

9 courses including project and business management, bookkeeping and sales.

Digital Design and Marketing

7 courses including user experience design (UX), graphic design, app design, social media.

Computer Science

19 courses including cyber security, computer network, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing.

Coding

9 courses including HTML, CSS, Python, C and C++

There are six sessions available from Martin Lewis who has produced power points on useful Money topics such as savings, values, borrowing, money planning, risk and security. These can be found here:

Chapter 1 – Savings

Chapter 2 – Making the most of your money

Chapter 3 – Borrowing

Chapter 4 – Moving on from school

Chapter 5 – Risk and reward

Chapter 6 – Risk and reward

Relevant links from Oak National Academy for the Core Subjects at KS4 are listed below so students can work through independently and cover content they may be less secure on.

Maths – Oak National Lessons

KS4 Maths (Core)

KS4 Maths (Foundation)

KS4 Maths (Higher)

Science – Oak National Lessons

KS4 Science (Combined)

KS4 Science (Physics)

KS4 Science (Chemistry)

KS4 Science (Biology)

English – Oak National Lessons

KS4 English

The safety and welfare of our students whether in the Academy or learning remotely is always the priority. There will be some Year 11 students who have been invited into the Academy but all students are welcome to attend if they would like to work through these activities supervised.

We will be carrying out welfare calls during the period up to the 25th June 2021 for students at home.

Students who access services to support their health and mental health will continue to do so.

Students and parents can email [email protected] if they ever have any concerns or worries.