I would like to welcome your son / daughter into Key Stage 4 at The Beaconsfield School and the start of the two year GCSE cycle. There were some exceptional results attained at the end of Key Stage 4 and all students should have high aspirations for their GCSE results.
Key Stage 4 will undoubtedly have highs and lows both of at an academic and personal level and it is vital that the students, staff and parents / carers keep clear lines of communication so that the best pathway to success can be achieved for each individual student. By the end of Key Stage 4 students should aim to be more rounded individuals and attain the results that will allow them to carry on their studies either at The Beaconsfield School or another educational establishment.
I urge that students make the most of all the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to them during Year 10. Making a strong start and banking valuable grades in GCSE controlled assessments and coursework is vital to having a stress free focused Year 11 exam build up. If all students follow three key rules I am sure that they will be successful:
I look forward to working with this year group and yourselves during the challenges and success’ that the next two years will bring.
|Leader for Year 10||Mrs C Collingridgefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bussell||Mrs J Pemberton-Batesemail@example.com|
|Hockney||Mr K Tukhoofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mackintosh||Mr B Augustemail@example.com|
|McCartney||Mr P Maddockfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rowling||Miss G Staceyemail@example.com|
GCSEPod – www.gcsepod.com
A very useful revision tool that shows short podcasts of the vast majority of GCSE subjects.
- Go to www.gcsepod.com
- Click on “logon” button in top right corner
- Click “New here get started”
- Follow prompts for name, date of birth and school (THE Beaconsfield School)
- Create your own username and password (please make it something memorable)
If you have already logged on but cannot remember your password, see a teacher to get it reset.
- Link to revision tips http://www.beaconsfield.bucks.sch.uk/page/?title=An+8+Week+Guide+To+Revision&pid=503
- Link to tips on how to deal with stress http://www.beaconsfield.bucks.sch.uk/page/?title=Exam+Stress&pid=502