Year 11 Zone
On this page, you will find an overview of the provision in place at the Academy to support our Year 10 and 11 students throughout their Key Stage 4 studies.
We understand that Year 11 is an extremely important year for children and their families. We’re confident that at HAF it will be a year that each and every child can be proud of, and we’re looking forward to working with our students and their families to make that a reality.
Resources and advice to support Year 11s in their studies
There are a range of helpful videos and resources included in the Revision area of our Academy Website.
The Learning Scientists provide a fantastic overview of how to study most effectively, which can be found here.
We strongly emphasise to students that preparation is key when it comes to revising as effectively and efficiently as possible. More advice on specific recommended materials and revision guides can be found in the Year 11 Resources section of the website.
Advice for parents on supporting with revision and study
There are lots of brilliant sources of advice for parents and carers seeking to support their children. We'd like to direct you to a few great options:
Mock examination arrangements
Students will complete two sets of formal mock examinations during Year 11. Ahead of each exam, full details including a timetable, revision lists and expectations will be published.
Information about formal examinations can be found here on our website.
Who can you contact for support?
The wellbeing and safeguarding of children at the Academy is our top priority. There are numerous avenues for support available at Harris Falconwood.
All staff at the Academy can be contacted by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org marked for the attention of that member of staff.
Should a parent or child require advice or guidance, for example help with revision strategies or exam preparation, they should please feel free to reach out in the first instance to Mr Mouellic, our Head of Year 11.
If you are worried about your child’s mental heath and wellbeing, please contact a member of our Safeguarding team:
- Ms Smith, Designated Safeguarding Lead email@example.com
- Ms Whittingham, Year 11 Pastoral Support Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to discuss an academic concern, please contact Mr Mouellic in the first instance.
Additional Support Arrangements
As students enter the final year of GCSE study, some students will benefit from additional support in certain subjects. This could be because they are struggling and need additional teacher input, or it could be because they would enjoy the structure and encouragement of their teachers while they are revising and practising.
The Academy will offer a comprehensive Intervention timetable. A variety of sessions will run after school. Some sessions will be ‘drop in’ and students can choose to attend or not. Others may be targeted, with specific students invited to attend in order to support them in achieving their best.
Intervention sessions may involve different things in different subjects, but all sessions will be focused on practice and helping students to develop their knowledge and skills. These sessions are not intended to be a ‘re-teaching’ exercise, but rather structured support around studying and revising.
Holiday Study Support
The Academy will run bespoke study support sessions for Year 11 during the October, Feburary, Easter and May Half Term holidays. Details of the sessions will be added to these pages and all information will be sent home in a letter to all Year 11 parents.