We are now in the summer term which means that public examinations for students in Years 11 and 13 are very nearly upon us.
EXAMINATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR YEAR 11 STUDENTS - 2023
On Wednesday 26th April, Year 11 students were given a paper copy of their GCSE examination timetable. The timetable has also been emailed to students and parents/carers. Year 11 students also had an assembly where they were asked to check the details, such as seat number, which room they were in, tier of entry and subject. If they have any queries about their exam timetable, please contact our exam officer, MikeDanks@kba.uk.
The GCSE examination series begins on Monday 15th May and finishes on Wednesday 21st June. Year 11 students must attend all lessons until Friday 16th June.
From Monday 15th May, in addition to students’ timetabled lesson provision, subjects will be running additional revision sessions prior to each examination, which students attend as part of their normal school day. Further to this, there will be a revision session at 8am, prior to any morning examinations. A timetable of these revision sessions will be available on the website and by email in due course, and students will also be informed by their individual subject teachers of the revision times and dates.
Please be reminded that ALL students will continue to attend school on a full-time basis until the end of their Science examination on Friday 16th June. Any students, who studies Geography will remain in school for their revision session and the GCSE exam. After this date, students MUST attend any scheduled revision sessions and examinations and continue to be in FULL uniform.
On Monday 19th June, Year 11 students will be invited back to school for the leavers assembly. They must arrive at school at 11am and will be leaving at 12.30pm on this day. Please note, that this even is invite only.
Examination Arrangements For Year 13 Students
The A-Level examination series begins on Wednesday 3rd May and finishes on Friday 23rd June. Year 13 students are expected to attend all lessons until Friday 26thMay 2023.
Following Friday 26th May, Year 13 students should attend all lessons in each subject until the specific subject examinations have taken place or the coursework element is completed by the relevant deadline, to ALPS target grade or above.
After 26th May, in addition to students’ timetabled lesson provision, subjects will be running additional revision sessions prior to each examination which are compulsory for students to attend. A timetable of these revision sessions will be available on the website and by email in due course, and students will also be informed by their individual subject teachers of the revision times and dates.
Please note, that in some circumstances we may ask individual students to continue to attend school on a full-time basis after 26th May, should their teachers feel that they require further, individual, and specific support.
We will be holding a good luck afternoon for Year 13 students in the afternoon of Friday 26th May, where there will be a celebration assembly led by Miss Smith, Head of Year 13, followed by a BBQ, ice cream van and a photo booth for students to make some end of Year 13 memories.
We hope that the arrangements outlined in this blog, provide maximum support for all our students and would like to take this as another opportunity to wish them good luck in their forthcoming examinations.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Miss Rao directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trips and Visits
Year 8 Geography Trip : Hunstanton
On Friday 21st April 120 Year 8 students took a day trip to Hunstanton to complete some Geography fieldwork.
A great day was had by all, and we even managed to avoid the rain!
Students were able to complete field sketches, environmental quality surveys, land use surveys and bi polar charts whilst looking at the unique cliffs of New Hunstanton, and the management methods used in the town.
It was a great opportunity for students to see Geography in real life, and it was fantastic to hear so many students talking about their coastal knowledge throughout the day.
We are really looking forward to taking 60 more students on Friday 5th May.
Trips and visits at KBA
Feedback from a recent parent survey stated that information on trips and visits would be welcomed.
The following trips and visits took place between January and the start of the Easter holidays:
4th January – Boughton House art trip – 13 students and 3 staff
20th January – CCF safety training – 10 students and 1 staff
24th January – Yr 13 Geography residential – 14 students and 2 staff
3rd February - CCF safety training – 10 students and 1 staff
9th February – Fitzwilliam college trip – yr 12 – 14 students and 2 staff
10th February - CCF safety training – 10 students and 1 staff
17th February - CCF safety training – 10 students and 1 staff
24th February - CCF safety training – 10 students and 1 staff
24th February – Loughborough netball super league – 15 students and 2 staff
2nd March – Pembroke College, University of Cambridge – yr 12 – 10 students and 2 staff
3rd March - CCF safety training – 10 students and 1 staff
9th March – DRIFT careers trip – yr 9 – 17 students and 1 staff
17-20 March CCF seniors MOI – 30 students and 5 staff
22nd March – DofE – navigation walk – 24 students and 2 staff
24th March - CCF safety training – 10 students and 1 staff
Forthcoming trips planned over the summer term include:
CCF range days
DofE silver practice
Yr 10 and 12 Geography trips to Sheringham
RAF summer camp
Bank Holiday Community Sports Morning
Oundle School are hosting a Community Sports morning on Monday 8th May to celebrate the coronation.
This is from 10.30am till 1.00pm and is aimed at students from Reception to Year 8.
The event is free and includes sports such as tennis, rounders, badminton, basketball, cricket, and croquet. There is also face-painting and free refreshments are provided.
Please use the link below to book your free place.
Votes For Schools
To celebrate the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III, voters will discuss the event's relevance to the UK today, and will be asked does the coronation reflect the UK today?
Have a look at the lesson – how would you vote?
VFS 15Min - Coronation - wk beg 24th April.pptx
This week in Life lessons students are learning:
Theme = Independence
Topic = Introduction into first aid and fire safety
Theme = Well being
Topic = Media Influences
Theme = Body awareness
Topic = Consent part 1
Theme = Well being
Topic = Alcohol and drug misuse
Theme = Well being
Topic = Wellbeing and mental health
Year 11 and 13 have this time dedicated for exam revision and intervention prior to their forthcoming mock examinations.
KBA Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
The anti-bullying ambassador team have recently been awarded their 3rd Diana award – the wellbeing badge. We are very proud of these students and the hard work that they have put in to achieve this recognition.
On a Tuesday we run our eco club enrichment from 3.50-4.50 – all students are welcome to join, we meet outside A107.
Can You Support GADS?
Geddington Amateur Dramatic Society (GADS) are planning to stage a production of Goodnight Mr Tom from 22nd to 25th November, but currently do not have enough young people of the right ages for this production.
GADS are seeking to recruit two male actors for the lead role of Tom and friend Zach and other young actors, female and male, from year groups 7, 8, 9.
The GADS youth group runs on Thursdays and there is always at least one adult volunteer with a current DBS certificate when young people are present.
A read through of the play is planned for Wednesday 17th May in Geddington village hall at 7pm for about an hour.
Rehearsals are usually Tuesday and Thursday evenings but to accommodate younger ages, Sundays are offered.
If your child would be interested in getting involved with GADS please email email@example.com