SIXTH FORM NEWS – 30/11/18

UCAS

The school deadline for sending UCAS applications through for approval has now passed. Students will now receive an appointment time to check grades and references before their application form is submitted. The UCAS administration fee of £24 should also have been paid to the school in order for their application to be sent. Details of this have been sent home; a copy of the letter is available here: UCAS Application Fee.

PARENTS’ EVENING

Many thanks to everyone who came along to the Year 12 Parents’ Evening. The step-up from GCSEs to A-Level and Level 3 courses is a challenge and there were many constructive conversations between parents, students and staff in respect to offering support. If you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0151 9246454.

LEAP

On 19th November, Year 12 Students attended the LEAP workshop at the Student Unite building in Liverpool. Students were able to see examples of the typical University accommodation including the high-tech cooking and washing facilities. The workshop also engaged students into considering the issues surrounding moving away from home and the factors to be considered when deciding where to live. The welfare support offered by Student Unite and the Universities themselves was also explained.

Charity Fund Raising

Saturday 1st December is World Aids Awareness Day and in recognition of this, Mr Sexton and 12A have been selling the ribbons for charity. The assemblies have also provided the opportunity to educate students about the facts on HIV and AIDs and to dispel some of the myths that still exist.

C3 – DETENTIONS

Students who are recorded as being behind with their work are expected to complete an additional hour at the end of their school day. The same applies to those who are persistently late or who receive a consequence in lessons. It is intended that this will support students in making better decisions and ultimately allow them to secure excellent grades alongside a desirable reference.

IMPORTANT DATES 

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 2

Year 12 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 13 – wc 14th January 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOPs

Year 12 – 11th November 2018

Year 13 – 11th November 2018

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

  • Year 13 – Thursday 7th February 2019

 SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

  • Thursday 24th January 2019

 SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

Key stage 3 News

World Aids Day

This week Key Stage 3 have joined the rest of the school in recognising World Aids Day on 1st December by buying and wearing a red ribbon. As with the Poppy Appeal, it was wonderful to see so many ribbons being worn and students donating generously to the charity.

Key Stage 3 Autumn Term Reward Trip

An Autumn Term reward trip has been organised for Years 7 and 8 to Premier Bowl, Southport, afterschool on Wednesday 19th December. The cost of the trip is £10 and students with an attendance of 97% or above who are not on red behaviour report will be invited to attend. However, due to the size of the venue, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Year 7 Disco

A number of sixth form students have organised a disco for Year 7 on Friday 14th December 3.15-5pm. Entrance to the disco will be £1.50 with proceeds going towards the Christmas Hamper Appeal.

Well Done

A huge congratulations to Kieran Cavanagh Year 7. Kieran competed in a Martial Arts tournament last weekend.

He attends Kuk Sool Won School in Liverpool and is currently working towards his black belt. The UK tournament is held each November at Greenbank sports facility in Liverpool. The group Kieran competed in was for brown/black belts (DBN is their title), 5+ black stripes age 11-12. Kieran was lucky to come away with 2 bronze medals in a very strong group of competitors also being at the younger end of the group. Well done, Kieran, and we look forward to hearing about more successes in the future

Key Stage 3 Assessments

Form tutors have discussed this term’s revision topics with students in form time this week. Please ensure that your child is aware of the topics to revise and is planning revision accordingly.

Key Stage 3 Revision – December Assessments

Year 7

Subject Topics
Mathematics Factors and multiples, Written methods for multiplication and division, Area, Multiply and divided with decimals, The mean average, Time
English A Christmas Carol
Science Speed & Gravity; Particle Model & Separating Mixtures; Movement & Cells; Voltage, Resistance & Current
Geography OS Map Skills and Energy
History The Norman Conquest
RE Ultimate questions: Creation, life after death, uniqueness
Spanish Introductions, classroom objects, family, descriptions (physical & personality) & pets
D & T Resistant Materials Desk tidy tools materials and techniques used this term
IT E Safety – Online Risks and how to stay safe

 

 

Year 8

Subject Topics
Mathematics Positive and negative numbers, Number sequences, nth term, Form algebraic expressions, Solve equations
English War Poetry with the focus on Creative Writing
Science Contact Forces & Pressure; Periodic Table; Breathing & Digestion; Magnets.
Geography Development and UK changing economy
History World War Two and a depth study of the Holocaust
RE Crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus
French Holidays (present, past & future tense), accommodation, activities, weather, transport, opinions, adverbs of frequency & ordering in a restaurant
D & T Resistant Materials Nightlight and memory box tools equipment and techniques used this term.
IT Databases – Uses and practical skills

 

P Allen

Key stage 3 Leader

 

Key Stage 3 News

Assessment Week

Key Stage 3 assessments will take place during the last week of term. Information about the assessments has been sent to parents/ carers. Please take time to speak with your child about this and start to structure time for revision. Students were introduced to a new concept in learning and revision this week in assembly with the new “think it, know it, grasp it” to help them achieve the best results in their assessments.

PIXL Edge

Year 7 and 8 started their new levels of the PIXL Edge award this week. Year 7 are starting their Apprenticeship level and as year 8 finish this level they are being promoted to Pioneer. I look forward to the numerous projects which they will be getting involved in over the next few months.

Well Done

Congratulations are sent to Lara Speers, Year 7, this week after we received the amazing news that she had finished 5th place in an International Gymnastics Competition in Malta recently. This is an outstanding achievement and we look forward to hearing about many more of Lara’s achievements.

 

P Allen

Key stage 3 Leader

U18s Sefton Tournament Winners

Wednesday 21st November was the annual South Sefton netball tournament for the u18s and u16s at Merchant Taylors.

For the year 13s, it was the last chance to play together in a team that has done unbelievably, winning leagues and tournaments all the way through school together since year 7.  They were joined in their team by some talented year 12s who themselves are the Sefton tournament winners last year when they were in year 11.

The girls’ play was fantastic and they really jelled as team winner all their games against Merchant Taylors 7-4, Sacred Heart 9-5 and St. Mary’s 15-4. They were crowned South Sefton U18s tournament winners!

The u16s who also are the current Sefton tournament winners from last year played some amazing netball.  The girls won their group beating Maghull 7-1, Merchants 9-4 and Maricourt 5-4.  They then played Sacred Heart in the repeat semi-final from last year. The match was neck and neck, with plenty of chances to go on and win the game but they couldn’t finished them off and it finished 2-2 at the end of normal time.  It went to extra time where the girls unfortunately lost 1-0 and just missed out on the final.

Well done to all the girls; they gave their all every game and as ever did themselves and the school proud.

Great performance at the Sefton Cross country

Congratulations to all the students who ran in the Sefton schools cross country on the 14th November  at Birkdale common. Particular congratulations go to Elleanor James, Holly Bradshaw and Aidan Carragan who all secured top 10 finishes.

We look forward to the next event at Hall road on January 23rd.

Sixth Form News – 16/11/18

NATIONAL ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

In line with the National focus of CHOOSE RESPECT, we were delighted to have Rob Partington from Stonewall present his story to Year 13 students during their communal time. Rob’s powerful, honest and thought provoking story allowed students and staff to contemplate the issues the LGBT+ community has to deal with on a daily basis. Hard facts alongside some simple and straightforward advice allowed individuals to reflect on how small changes, especially in terms of choice of  language, can help to achieve acceptance without exception. Mr Foster followed this up with an Assembly on Thursday where the focus this time was respecting the opinion of others when it differs to your own.

LEAP

As part of the Year 12 Enrichment Programme, students will be attending a workshop at the Student Unite building in Liverpool on Monday 19th November. The workshop, entitled LEAP, draws from a panel of recognized experts who pull together insights and recommendations to give to students.

UCAS

Year 13 now have 2 weeks to submit their UCAS applications to the school as the internal deadline is 30th November. This will then allow time for the academic references to be collated and added to each student’s application. There is a UCAS administration fee of £24 which students are required to pay via the school in order for their application to be sent. Details of this have been sent home; a copy of the letter is available here: UCAS Application Fee. All students who are applying will have a designated Sixth Form Tutor assigned to them to support them through the final stages of their application.

PARENTS’ EVENING

As Year 12 Parents’ Evening is approaching (29th November), can we remind students to ensure appointments are secured with members of staff and that the reply slips are returned to Miss Moore in the Student Support Office by Friday 23rd November.

Charity Fund Raising

The Sixth Form Students are playing a pivotal part in promoting community involvement and charity fund raising in school. Congratulations to Form 12B who sold a record breaking four boxes of Poppies on behalf of the British Legion in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Very soon, week beginning 26th November, 12A will be marking World Aids Day by selling the ribbons for Aids Awareness and Form 12C will be promoting Christmas Jumper Day on 14th December in order to raise money for Save the Children.

Finally in December, Year 13 forms will be organising the annual donations for the Whitechapel centre, a Liverpool homeless charity. Each year, the pupils are generous in supporting these charities and it is hoped that this year will be no different.

C3 – DETENTIONS

Students who are recorded as being behind with their work are expected to complete an additional hour at the end of their school day. The same applies to those who are persistently late or who receive a consequence in lessons. It is intended that this will support students in making better decisions and ultimately allow them to secure excellent grades alongside a desirable reference.

IMPORTANT DATES 

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 2

Year 12 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 13 – wc 14th January 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOPs

Year 12 – 11th November 2018

Year 13 – 11th November 2018

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

  • Year 12 – Thursday 29th November 2018
  • Year 13 – Thursday 7th February 2019

 SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

  • Thursday 24th January 2019

 SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

Key Stage 4 News – 16/11/18

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 2

Year 10 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 11 – wc 14th January 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOP 1

Year 10/11 – Next week

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

  • Year 10 – Thursday 4th April 2019
  • Year 11 – Thursday 6th December 2018 & 21st March 2019

 SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

  • Thursday 24th January 2019

 SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway, please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.

Key Stage 3 News

MOPS

Year 7 and 8 MOPS were sent to Parents/ Carers this week. Please discuss your child’s progress with them and if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Attendance

Attendance remains a key focus in school, particularly at this time of year when viruses and colds are becoming more common. Although attendance remains high in year 7 and 8, it is important that we uphold such high standards and make every effort to attend school every day.

Poppy Fundraising

Thank you to all Key Stage 3 students who bought poppies in the lead up to Remembrance Day. Although we are unsure as to how much we collected to date, every single poppy in school was sold so a huge thank you to all who contributed.

Uniform

Can I please reiterate the school’ extremely high standards of uniform. Our students are always displaying the highest of standards and I would ask that parents and carers continue to support us in this by checking their child’s uniform, including footwear, before leaving for school.

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

Key Stage 3 News

Remembrance Day

Thank you to all Year 7 and 8 students who purchased poppies this week and proudly wore them on their blazers. Mr Sexton gave a touching assembly talking about the bravery shown not only by the soldiers who fought in the two World Wars, but also the people left at home supporting each other through such adversity. We also said a huge thank you to all of those who are currently serving the country both at home and oversees.

Food Bank Donations

This term we are supporting two charities who are collecting food for the homeless within our community, particularly at a time when cold, wet and dark conditions prevail. Year 13 are collecting for the foodbanks of 2 local charities. Whitechapel in Liverpool and Emmaus in Seaforth work to improve the lives of homeless people in our local community. We would love it if every person in Chesterfield could make a difference to the lives of these people. It is so easy to do! All you need to do is to bring in as many tins/packets of non-perishable food and toiletries as you can.

A collective small gesture from everyone at Chesterfield goes a long way, and can really make a difference to the lives of people in your community at Christmas time.

E Safety

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

Key Stage 4 News – 9/11/18

An impressive four boxes of Poppies, a symbol of hope, were purchased by students on the lead up to Remembrance Sunday. Form 12B coordinated this along with the help of Mr Sexton who delivered the assemblies this week. Students were taught about the work the British Legion does and were given the opportunity to reflect on the men and women who have given their lives which is particularly poignant as this weekend commemorates the centennial of the First World War.

IMPORTANT DATES 

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE 2

Year 10 – wc 17th December 2018

Year 11 – wc 14th January 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOP 1

Year 10/11 – Next week

 

PARENTS’ EVENINGS

  • Year 10 – Thursday 4th April 2019
  • Year 11 – Thursday 6th December 2018 & 21st March 2019

 

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING

  • Thursday 24th January 2019

 

 SCHOOL GATEWAY

If you are not already registered on the school gateway, please follow this link. The Gateway can give you valuable access to information about your child including their timetable and attendance.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

If any of your contact details have changed or you would like to add an email address, please contact the appropriate Student Support Manager. This will allow you to log on to the school gateway and access specific school information.