KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 10/5/19

TIMETABLE – EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

All of the Year 10 and 11 GCSE Examination Timetables have been emailed out to both students and parents. Please familiarize yourselves with this as non-attendance at an External Examination is only authorized with a Doctor’s Note, which then has to be sent to the Examination Body. Any student who fails to attend without this is at risk of being liable for the cost of the examination entry fee. If you have not received your child’s timetable please do not hesitate to contact the relevant Student Support Manager for a copy. A link to the recent correspondence regarding the formal exam procedures can be viewed here:

INTERVENTION & PRE-EXAM REVISION

A letter including the timetable of lessons and revision sessions for Year 11 has been sent home to parents and carers. The letter also encourages pupils to take advantage of the additional support the school has offered. A copy of this communication is available on the link below.

YEAR 10 & 11 PRE-EXAM REVISION SESSIONS – WC 13/5/19

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

On Monday we were delighted to welcome Dr. Raechelle D’Sa, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Antimicrobial Biomaterials from the School of Engineering at The University of Liverpool. Dr D’Sa delivered a presentation to Year 10 and some of the Year 12 students about her field of expertise. This is part of a new partnership the school has forged with The University of Liverpool.

Led by Professor Tom Solomon, a programme of guest speakers from the University has been planned. It is hoped that students will develop a better understanding of the variety of potential careers in available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In turn it is hoped that these opportunities may inspire and assist students in making informed A-Level and degree course choices.

100 DAY PLAN PART 3

Part 3 of the 100 Day Plan was launched this week. This provides students with specific tasks to complete on a daily basis. It is intended that this work will support revision. Further copies of this are available via the link below:

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Saturday School is resuming on 27th April from 9.30 pm until 2 pm. Students are to enter the school building via T4 where they are to sign in.

YEAR 11 PROM

The Year 11 Prom has now been booked and will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd July at Formby Hall. Students are now focused on collecting their stamps for the Passport to the Prom by attending intervention. Next week ALL Intervention (lunchtime and after school) will be worth double!

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

DODDLE

Please download the new Doddle Parent App that allows you to keep track of the work set and when it is due in.

Daily notifications remind students when their homework is due, and alert them to any new homework their teacher has set, helping them keep on track.

Whether on the train, bus, or in deepest, darkest Peru, students can access all their homework tasks on the go, and view resources through the app! Perfect for revision, or taking self-marking quizzes, students can stay on top of their assignments with the click of a button.

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.

SIXTH FORM NEWS – 10/5/19

INTERVENTION & PRE-EXAM REVISION

Lessons for both Years 12 and 13 will continue throughout the Summer Term. Students are expected to attend fully and to take advantage of the additional support the school has offered. In addition to this prior to each External Examination a Pre-Exam Revision Session has been organised. The details of these sessions for the forthcoming week are detailed below:

Pre-Exam Revision Sessions for Years 12 & 13 wc 13/5/19

INTERVENTION

All Year 13 have been emailed a copy of when there are Intervention Opportunities available. The majority of this support occurs during the school day and students are encouraged to attend as many as possible.Year 13 Intervention 2019 Download

EXAMINATION PROCEDURES


A link to the recent correspondence regarding the formal exam procedures can be viewed here:

SIXTH FORM NEWS 3/5/19

INTERVENTION & PRE-EXAM REVISION

Lessons for both Years 12 and 13 will continue throughout the Summer Term. Students are expected to attend fully and to take advantage of the additional support the school has offered. In addition to this prior to each External Examination a Pre-Exam Revision Session has been organised. The details of this are available on the link below.

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

On Monday we were delighted to welcome Dr. Raechelle D’Sa, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Antimicrobial Biomaterials from the School of Engineering at The University of Liverpool. Dr D’Sa delivered a presentation to Year 10 and some of the Year 12 students about her field of expertise. This is part of a new partnership the school has forged with The University of Liverpool.

Led by Professor Tom Solomon, a programme of guest speakers from the University has been planned. It is hoped that students will develop a better understanding of the variety of potential careers in available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In turn it is hoped that these opportunities may inspire and assist students in making informed A-Level and degree course choices.

CONGRATULATIONS

Year 12 student Dan Owen received some fantastic news this week. After auditioning along with 6000 other hopefuls he has successfully secured a place on the National Youth Theatre Summer School. The Summer school enables talented young actors and actresses to work with professional directors and other talented young people from across the UK. Completion of the course also provides membership to the Youth Theatre making Dan eligible to be able to audition for their productions and receive a range of benefits from free tickets to films as well as TV casting. Well done Dan!

INTERVENTION

All Year 13 have been emailed a copy of when there are Intervention Opportunities available. The majority of this support occurs during the school day and students are encouraged to attend as many as possible.Year 13 Intervention 2019 Download

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Once again the school will be open on Saturdays leading up to the external examinations. Years 10, 11 and 13 students are encouraged to come in and use the facilities and resources available to support their preparation. Pupils attending Saturday School should enter the building via the external doors to T4 where they are required to sign in.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Students who have not applied for University have been reminded to seek out the apprenticeship opportunities that are available via the Government’s Website . The school will be supporting these students by organising events and assessment days to them attend.

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.

KEY STAGE 4 NEWS – 3/5/19

TIMETABLE – EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

All of the Year 10 and 11 GCSE Examination Timetables have been emailed out to both students and parents. Please familiarize yourselves with this as non-attendance at an External Examination is only authorized with a Doctor’s Note, which then has to be sent to the Examination Body. Any student who fails to attend without this is at risk of being liable for the cost of the examination entry fee. If you have not received your child’s timetable please do not hesitate to contact the relevant Student Support Manager for a copy.

INTERVENTION & PRE-EXAM REVISION

A letter including the timetable of lessons and revision sessions for Year 11 will be sent home to parents and carers next week. The letter also encourages pupils to take advantage of the additional support the school has offered. A copy of this communication is available on the link below.

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

On Monday we were delighted to welcome Dr. Raechelle D’Sa, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Antimicrobial Biomaterials from the School of Engineering at The University of Liverpool. Dr D’Sa delivered a presentation to Year 10 and some of the Year 12 students about her field of expertise. This is part of a new partnership the school has forged with The University of Liverpool.

Led by Professor Tom Solomon, a programme of guest speakers from the University has been planned. It is hoped that students will develop a better understanding of the variety of potential careers in available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In turn it is hoped that these opportunities may inspire and assist students in making informed A-Level and degree course choices.

100 DAY PLAN PART 3

Part 3 of the 100 Day Plan was launched this week. This provides students with specific tasks to complete on a daily basis. It is intended that this work will support revision. Further copies of this are available via the link below:

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Saturday School is resuming on 27th April from 9.30 pm until 2 pm. Students are to enter the school building via T4 where they are to sign in.

YEAR 11 PROM

The Year 11 Prom has now been booked and will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd July at Formby Hall. Students are now focused on collecting their stamps for the Passport to the Prom by attending intervention. Next week ALL Intervention (lunchtime and after school) will be worth double!

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

DODDLE

Please download the new Doddle Parent App that allows you to keep track of the work set and when it is due in.

Daily notifications remind students when their homework is due, and alert them to any new homework their teacher has set, helping them keep on track.

Whether on the train, bus, or in deepest, darkest Peru, students can access all their homework tasks on the go, and view resources through the app! Perfect for revision, or taking self-marking quizzes, students can stay on top of their assignments with the click of a button.

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.

SIXTH FORM NEWS 25/4/19

100 DAY PLAN

Thank you to all the Year 13 Parents who attended on the Thursday prior to Easter. As the A Level Examinations are now only 4 months away, this was a great opportunity to understand the specific academic demands that students in the 6th Form are currently facing. To support the Key Stage 5 students, members of staff have spent time putting together a 100 Day plan that describes the subject tasks students should be completing on a daily basis. A copy of these are available via the links below:

100 Day Plan KS5 Part 1

100 Day Plan KS5 Part 2

LIVERPOOL APPRENTICESHIP HUB

Chris Eriksen from the Liverpool Apprenticeship Hub spoke to Year 12 and 13 about Apprenticeships in general but also to made students aware of the support the Hub partnership offers. The relatively new Degree Apprenticeship have received some excellent reports since they were first introduced in 2015 and locally Jaguar Landrover, Balfour Beatty and Alstom are some of the employers who are involved in the scheme.

Anyone who is interested should register on the Government’s Website
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship and seek support from the Liverpool Region Apprenticeship Hub by contacting Chris Eriksen directly. Email: chris.eriksen@halton.gov.uk

INTERVENTION

All Year 13 have been emailed a copy of when there are Intervention Opportunities available. The majority of this support occurs during the school day and students are encouraged to attend as many as possible.Year 13 Intervention 2019 Download

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Once again the school will be open on Saturdays leading up to the external examinations. Years 10, 11 and 13 students are encouraged to come in and use the facilities and resources available to support their preparation. Pupils attending Saturday School should enter the building via the external doors to T4 where they are required to sign in.

UCAS

Those students who have now received all of their offers should be responding via UCAS and acknowledging their preferred choices. Alternatively the students who have not gone through this process will have access to the School’s Career Connect Adviser and will be invited along to a Careers Fair next half term.

It is encouraging to learn about the Year 12 Students who have applied for Summer School at some of the top Universities in the country. It is an ideal time for all of Year 12 to start to reflect on their post 18 options and to research the courses on offer and the grade expectations. we will be organising a trip to the UCAS Event held in Liverpool in June to assist all pupils with this process.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Students who have not applied for University have been reminded to seek out the apprenticeship opportunities that are available via the Government’s Website . The school will be supporting these students by organising events and assessment days to them attend.

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.

Key Stage 4 News – 26/4/19

100 DAY PLAN PART 3

Part 3 of the 100 Day Plan was launched this week. This provides students with specific tasks to complete on a daily basis. It is intended that this work will support revision. Further copies of this are available via the link below:

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Saturday School is resuming on 27th April from 9.30 pm until 2 pm. Students are to enter the school building via T4 where they are to sign in.

YEAR 11 PROM

The Year 11 Prom has now been booked and will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd July at Formby Hall. Students are now focused on collecting their stamps for the Passport to the Prom by attending intervention. Next week ALL Intervention (lunchtime and after school) will be worth double!

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

MOP – 2nd May 2019

DODDLE

Please download the new Doddle Parent App that allows you to keep track of the work set and when it is due in.

Daily notifications remind students when their homework is due, and alert them to any new homework their teacher has set, helping them keep on track.

Whether on the train, bus, or in deepest, darkest Peru, students can access all their homework tasks on the go, and view resources through the app! Perfect for revision, or taking self-marking quizzes, students can stay on top of their assignments with the click of a button.

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.

Metro Mayor visits Chesterfield

On Friday 29th March, Chesterfield High School was visited by Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor for the Liverpool City Region, to experience democracy in action.  He spoke to the students about their aspirations and their futures in Merseyside.

At the start of the day, students were introduced to Mr. Rotherham and learned about this political role in the city region and the role students could play in shaping his vision for a fair and prosperous city region in Sefton.

A total of forty students from across all year groups engaged in a series of group-based discussions which provided students with the space to voice their opinions and thoughts on issues that currently affect them and their communities. Some of the key topics discussed with Mr. Rotherham were the digital economy, future developments of their local area and importantly the work needed on the environment.

Students were very appreciative to Mr. Rotherham for listening to them, with Scott Miles, aged 15, stating at the end of the morning:

“It was great for us to have our voices heard by the Metro Mayor; it’s important for us to feel that people listen to what young people hope for in the future as it’s the decision makers of today that are planning the long term decisions which will affect my life in the future.”

Mr Kevin Sexton, Acting Headteacher at Chesterfield High School, commented on the morning:

The students were really appreciative of Steve for giving up his time to speak to them about their aspirations and futures; the students made us very proud with their opinions and ideas to make our community and our city a better place to live and prosper.

Key stage 3 News

Assessments

Key Stage 3 completed their half term assessments this week. I would like to compliment them all on their impeccable conduct during the tests in the sports hall. Invigilators were very pleased with how they performed and asked me to relay the message.

PIXL International

Next week we will be raising money whole school in support of PIXL International to help children access education in other less developed countries. I have set Key Stage 3 a challenge of raising £1000 during the week. As always the students have met the challenge head on and have already started promoting their ideas and events. Next week there will be:

A tuck shop in the mall at lunchtimes

Cakes sales

Penalty Shoot Out competitions

The Hobbit films will be shown after school

Easter egg raffles

A concert for Years 7 and 8

This is a fantastic opportunity to help children less fortunate than ourselves:

£100 raised will help 350 students in one school

£300 raised will help 1050 students in 3 schools

£600 raised will help 2100 students in 6 schools

The Key Stage 3 target will therefore be helping 3500 young people if reached….. So come on Years 7 and 8… Please dig deep and support this amazing organisation to help other children across the world

P Allen

Key Stage 3 Leader

Sixth Form News 25/3/19

WHAT CAREER LIVE?

On Friday 22nd March Year 12 attended the What Career Live Exhibition at the ACC Liverpool. The event provided the opportunity for students to meet with Apprenticeship Providers and a number of Universities. It also hosted seminars on Degree Apprenticeships: the new alternative and How to Choose the Right Career Path KickStart Careers. The visit was intended to make students think about their next steps and for them to explore some of the options that are available to them.

INTERVENTION

All Year 13 have been emailed a copy of when there are Intervention Opportunities available. The majority of this support occurs during the school day and students are encouraged to attend as many as possible.

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Once again the school will be open on Saturdays leading up to the external examinations. Years 10, 11 and 13 students are encouraged to come in and use the facilities and resources available to support their preparation. Pupils attending Saturday School should enter the building via the external doors to T4 where they are required to sign in.

100 DAY PLAN

Thank you to all the Year 13 Parents who attended on Thursday. As the A Level Examinations are now only 4 months away, this was a great opportunity to understand the specific academic demands that students in the 6th Form are currently facing. To support the Key Stage 5 students, members of staff have spent time putting together a 100 Day plan that describes the subject tasks students should be completing on a daily basis. A copy of this is available via the link below:

100 Day Plan KS5 Part 1

100 Day Plan KS5 Part 2

UCAS

Those students who have now received all of their offers should be responding via UCAS and acknowledging their preferred choices. Alternatively the students who have not gone through this process will have access to the School’s Career Connect Adviser and will be invited along to a Careers Fair next half term.

It is encouraging to learn about the Year 12 Students who have applied for Summer School at some of the top Universities in the country. It is an ideal time for all of Year 12 to start to reflect on their post 18 options and to research the courses on offer and the grade expectations. we will be organising a trip to the UCAS Event held in Liverpool in June to assist all pupils with this process.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Students who have not applied for University have been reminded to seek out the apprenticeship opportunities that are available via the Government’s Website . The school will be supporting these students by organising events and assessment days to them attend.

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.

Key Stage 4 News – 25/3/19

MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE

Year 10 Students visited The Museum of Liverpool this week and attended lectures delivered by Academics from Magdalene College Cambridge. Dr. Cecilia Brassett presented a session entitled “Why Doctors need to know their Anatomy.” Her engaging delivery was followed by lecturer Dr Alastair Mills who examined “Public Law: Where there is great power, there is great responsibility.”

The outreach event also provided opportunities for pupils to discover the variety of subjects taught at University and what life is like studying and living at University.

GEOGRAPHY & HISTORY FLASH CARDS

This week in lessons, Y11 History and Geography students have been creating flash cards and revision mind maps, using the ‘chunk it’ technique, by linking their revision notes together. They have watched the following clips to show them how to engage with their revision materials to embed their knowledge. Students are now working independently at home to complete all their mind maps and/or flash cards and getting family members to test them.

How to create a mind map:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y1HJMuqAPY

How to use flashcards effectively:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C20EvKtdJwQ

HISTORY – CHUNKING
GEOGRAPHY – MIND MAP

EASTER SCHOOL

We are organising Easter Revision Courses to assist students who would benefit from extra tuition over the holidays.

The following subjects will be available: Mathematics, English, Science, Spanish and History. They will take place at Chesterfield High School during the first week of the Easter break. The study time will be in three hour sessions and these have been tiered or focused on particular groups of students to ensure we maximise the impact of the work the students undertake. Morning classes begin at 9am promptly and afternoon classes start at 12 noon promptly, unless stated on the table. The classes will be very intensive and examination-orientated, workshop sessions and examination practice.

We have found that students benefit enormously from a concentrated period of revision, free from distractions and in the company of similar students. The opportunity to focus on particular areas of difficulty in small groups is especially useful.

Please complete the tear off slip on the letter provided (a further copy can be downloaded from the link below) informing us which sessions you wish you child to attend.  In some cases you will be contacted by members of staff who feel it is necessary that your child attends a specific revision session to ensure they achieve their target grade in the summer exam period, or if you would like further information, please contact Miss R Moore on 0151 9246454.

SATURDAY SCHOOL

Once again the school will be open on Saturdays leading up to the external examinations. Years 10, 11 and 13 students are encouraged to come in and use the facilities and resources available to support their preparation. Pupils attending on Saturdays are required to enter the school building via the external door to T4 where they are to sign in.

100 DAY PLAN – PART 2

Both Years 10 and 11 have been issued with the part 2 of the 100 Day Plan booklet. These documents provide a list of revision tasks to complete each school day and are designed not only to support examination preparation but to promote organisation for individuals. Pupils should be aiming to keep up to date with these specific tasks alongside using the different apps and completing their own personalised revision.

YEAR 11 PROM

The Year 11 Prom has now been booked and will be taking place on Tuesday 2nd July at Formby Hall. Students are now focused on collecting their stamps for the Passport to the Prom by attending intervention. Next week English Intervention will be worth double!

ASSESSMENT WEEKS

Year 11 – wc 25th March 2019

PPE4

Years 9 and 10 – wc 25th March 2019

PPE5

Years 9 and 10 – wc 17th June 2019

MONITORING OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

Years 9 and 10

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

Year 11 

MOP3 – TBC

MOP4 – 2nd May 2019

PARENTS’ EVENING

  • Year 10 – Thursday 4th April 2019

DODDLE

Please download the new Doddle Parent App that allows you to keep track of the work set and when it is due in.

With the new Doddle app, students can manage all their homework in one place, with their own personalised To Do list!

Daily notifications remind students when their homework is due, and alert them to any new homework their teacher has set, helping them keep on track.

Whether on the train, bus, or in deepest, darkest Peru, students can access all their homework tasks on the go, and view resources through the app! Perfect for revision, or taking self-marking quizzes, students can stay on top of their assignments with the click of a button.

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.