IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Black Lives Matter Statement - June 2020


Bereavement Support - 18th May 2020

Bereavement Support and Resources - 21st April 2020


Year 11 Festival of Futures Transition Resources


At Home Learning Update Letter 29th April 2020


Reading Support Letter 3rd April 2020


Click here to access Spiritual material for families


Parents/Carers - Please read - School Closure letter


Parents/Carers: Letter from the Principal - Home Learning document 

 

Home Learning information

Home Learning guidance - Year 7 & Year 8

 

Year 9 Home Learning letter - May 2020

Year 9 Home Learning timetable - May 2020

 

Year 10 Home Learning letter - May 2020

Year 10 Home Learning timetable - May 2020

 

KS3 Home Learning documents from Monday 29th June - 10th July

Year 7 - Home learning tasks (Click here for additional resources for Year 7)

Year 8 - Home learning tasks (Click here for additional resources for Year 8)

 

 

Coronavirus advice from Public Health England (Please read) - 13 March 2020


2020 GCSE Prep Timetable (updated 17 March 2020)


Parents/Carers - please keep your ParentPay accounts topped-up to ensure your children can buy lunch.

 

Examinations Information inc. grading system

Students taking GCSEs in England this summer will receive a mixture of number and letter grades. English language, English literature and maths are the first subjects to use the new system, with most other subjects adopting numbers by 2019. Eventually all GCSEs taken in England will receive numerical grades.

Why are GCSEs being reformed?

  • To provide a stronger foundation for further study and employment
  • To support students in developing the knowledge, skills and values they need for life in modern Britain
  • To match the standards of the best education systems in the world.

 

The video below from the Ofqual website will provide you with more information about the new examination grading system.

 

The Key Features of the Reformed GCSEs:

  • New grading 9-1 replaces the A*-G
  • No Higher or Foundation papers except for in Maths, MFL and Science
  • Completely linear so no modules, coursework, controlled assessments (except for 10% in Science practical work).
  • Practical assessments shown only in a few subjects where it’s absolutely necessary eg. Art & Design
  • Exams are terminal so only at the end of the course
  • Increased extended writing in exams

Click on the postcards below for more information.

 NEW GCSE GRADING   GCSE REFORMS   STUDENT COHORTS
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‘5 A*-C inc. English & Maths’ is being replaced by the following: 

  • English & Maths
  • Ebacc (English Baccalaureate): combination of subjects to be studied by a significant number of our students: English, Maths, at least 2 Sciences (including Computer Science), MFL and either History or Geography
  • From the Best 8 subjects: Attainment 8 score
  • From the Best 8 subjects: Progress 8 score

 

Click here to find out more about the EBacc qualification

Click here to find out more about Attainment 8 and Progress 8

How will I know how my child is doing at St Paul's?

  • 3 reports a year
  • Parents’ Consultative Evening
  • Phone calls, email, communiction via the student planner
  • Fine grading eg. 5a / 5b / 5c – not to be confused with the old levels!

 

Click here to see an example of a student's report