For Parents & Carers
For Parents & Carers
Things to celebrate
- On Wednesday and Thursday our Year 10 Sports Studies students attended their outdoor adventurous activities full day workshop which goes towards their final examination grade. Students worked with resilience and determination.
- A large number of our students are taking part in the extra-curricular activities available to them at lunch or after school. It is wonderful to see so many students taking advantage of the additional opportunities on offer to them here at Fred Longworth.
- We are incredibly proud of the way in which our Year 11 students have conducted themselves during the first week of mock examinations. We wish them the best of luck as they continue next week.
- We are pleased to have launched our Christmas community hampers this week. We are asking students and staff to contribute one item to a form hamper to give back to the community and support those in need. Thank you for any contribution your child can give.
As your child continues their journey through Year 11, we want to do all we can to support you in helping them to complete effective and vital revision at home. In November we held our Core Examinations event which was open to all year 11 students and their parents/carers, offering 30-minute sessions across the core subject areas. Led by specialist teachers from English, Mathematics and Science, subject-specific revision strategies were shared and modelled. Guidance through the exam specifications and given expert advice on how to support your child in the run-up to their mock exams, and in the months leading to their examinations.
Click on the icon below to learn more about the resources prepared to help your child with their studies.
How we learn
Below are some of our study skills strategies which we encourage students to use as a method of helping them to retain information in the long-term memory. Actively doing something with the information that they have been taught is a really useful way of learning and remembering:
Homework and Self-directed study
Here at Freddie’s, we focus on six types of homework to help our students broaden, consolidate and extend their learning. Below is an explanation of why we try to set ‘Practise’ homework or encourage our students to self-direct their study time at home:
We want to do all we can to support your child to be in school every day and ask that you support this important message from home, encouraging your child to avoid missing curriculum content through absence. Here is a breakdown of the absences for the following attendance percentages: