Key Academic Information - Year 10

2019 - 2020

Autumn Term

  • Induction Day (Monday 2 September)
  • Literacy screening for all new Year 10
  • Year 10 Social (Saturday 7 September)
  • Start of Year Service (Friday 13 September)
  • International Pupils' Association Welcome Dinner (Tuesday 17  September)
  • House Song (Tuesday 22 October)
  • Half-term report (grades only)
  • Year 10 parents’ meeting with group tutors (Wednesday 23 October)
  • Parents’ Carol Service/Year 9 Annual Service (Tuesday 26 November)
  • Festival of Languages (Thursday 14 November)
  • Carol Service (Thursday 5 December)
  • End of term report

Spring Term

  • Languages Oscars Night (Friday 7 February)
  • Half-term report
  • Year 10 parents’ meeting with subject tutors - final Sunday of half-term break (Sunday 23 February)
  • End of term report

Summer Term

  • Careers: Morrisby Profile assessment (Part 2), with guidance interviews from FutureSmart Careers
  • End of year internal examinations – pre-half-term break
  • Summer Celebration and Prize-giving – final day of the first half-term (Saturday 23 May)
  • End of term report 


1) Coursework (or Controlled Assessments)

Formal coursework/controlled assessments tasks will be ongoing throughout Year 10; these will take place during normal timetabled lessons.

2) GCSE Examinations

  1. GCSE Drama practical examinations take place in the second half of the spring term.

3) Academic Trips, Visits, Exchanges and Fieldwork

A number of trips, visits, exchanges and fieldwork activities take place throughout Year 10 which support pupils’ academic studies. Where necessary, parents will be given as much notification as possible of the precise dates of these activities. In some subjects, participation is regarded as an essential part of the course.

4) Summer term internal examinations

These internal examinations are an important opportunity for pupils and teachers to gauge levels of progress. Pupils are strongly advised to prepare for these internal examinations as fully as possible to ensure that they are in a position to perform to their potential.
Appropriate revision during the preceding Easter break is strongly advised to consolidate the work covered during the academic year. Parents are encouraged to make any holiday arrangements with this firmly in mind. The outcomes from these examinations will be one strand of evidence which will inform decisions about setting in Year 11 and tier of entry in terminal examinations.

5) Reporting

Reports are provided at the end of each term and at half-term in the autumn and spring terms. The report at the end of the summer term is a full booklet. The reports at the end of the spring term are A4 summary sheets. The spring half-term summary reports will list grades and may include some subject tutor comments. Reporting sessions are used by group tutors and Housemasters/Housemistresses to closely monitor pupil performance and progress. Parents are contacted as appropriate following reporting sessions if a pupil is not meeting academic expectations.