When we return from half-term, the days will hopefully start to feel a little longer, perhaps the sun a little brighter and our Year 9 students will be preparing to make an important decision about their future.
Year 9 is an extremely important year for our students. They have already started studying GCSE lessons in subjects such as English, Maths and Languages. In other subjects they are laying the foundations for their transition to Year 10 and beyond. They will also decide on the pathway that they wish to follow when they move into Year 10. Some will want to select an academic pathway studying subjects such as languages, the sciences and the humanities. Some may select a more artist route by selecting subjects from the arts, media or performing arts. Others may select technology based subjects. All children are different and we believe they deserve the opportunity to study subjects that excite and engage them.
With this in mind, we are determined that our students are able to select the pathway that suits their aspirations, interests and academic ability. We are also determined that our students receive the best possible information, advice and guidance when they make these important choices whenever they move on to the next stage of their education. All of our Year 9 students and their parents will have the opportunity to visit Frinton Campus on Tuesday 28 February for our KS4 Pathways Student and Parent Information Evening and I encourage you to attend.
Mr D Woodcock
Head of Thorpe Campus