It has been a fantastic half term for Year 11. They have started their most important year with enthusiasm and a real commitment to their studies. All staff have been so impressed by the standards they have shown and the effort they have put into every lesson.
Over half term, there is an opportunity for students to earn a modest reward – every subject has set homework’s on SharePoint for them to complete. If they complete every homework, students will be eligible for a voucher on their return. We hope to see plenty of students been rewarded!
Over the next half term, Y11 will be sitting a series of mock exams. Each week a different subject area will run their mock exam, we have spread the mocks out over a full y ½ term to allow students to prepare as effectively as possible and get great results. The schedule will differ depending on which class each student is in, but week by week, it looks like this:
Week Beginning 2/11
Week Beginning 9/11
Week Beginning 16/11
Week Beginning 23/11
Week Beginning 30/11
Week Beginning 7/11
Health and Social care
Biology paper 1
We are looking forward to some great results and lots more hard work in the run up to Christmas!
Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.
Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.
The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5.
The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!
For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.