8 Sep 2016

Y11 IB Options Process

Y11 IB Options Process

Dear Year 11 Parents,
As you may already know Y11 students have been completing a series of tasks in Global Thinking Skills (GTS) lessons during the past few weeks which relate to careers and university choices. Y11 students also took the online Morrisby test at the start of this term. The results from this, and other tools we use, are not to be considered conclusive. The purpose of the assessment, and its attached report, and feedback from other tools we utilise are to open up and stimulate discussions about future study options and possible career pathways. We have found it to be very useful in helping students make informed decisions about their future.
We are now writing to inform you of the upcoming events which have been planned to prepare Y11 students for the IB options process. On Wednesday 21st September Y11 students will be off timetable during lesson one and will attend an assembly led by Paul Hoang, Vice Principal of Senior School and IB Coordinator. This assembly will introduce students to the various IB Programmes and its Languages, Maths and Science pathways. The Post-16 Brochure will also be distributed at the end of this assembly. This assembly will provide students with an understanding of the IB framework on which to base their choices. Students will also have the opportunity to reflect on the assembly with their tutor and ask questions.
We would encourage you to talk with your son / daughter after the assembly and discuss the contents of the Brochure with them. The Brochure will be available in the next few weeks as a soft copy PDF on the school website.
The Post-16 Exhibition Evening for Y11 students and parents will take place on Thursday 3rd November from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to accompany your child to an exhibition in school which showcases all of the IB options that we offer. This provides an excellent forum in which to speak to staff and current IB students. Further details of this event will be sent out to you after we have returned from October half-term.
We hope that these events will lead to informed and confident decision making and stimulate discussions between students, their parents and teachers.

Kind regards

Sian May                                          Debbie Hanley

Head of Middle School                     Head of Year 11