IT Services Disruption - 29/07/2016
The power to the whole site will be going off on Saturday 30/07/2016
Due to this; core services such as email, SIMS, the VLE, etc will be unavailable from 14:00 on Friday 29th.
A full backup of the SIMS server will begin on Friday at 12:00. Any changes made in SIMS and FMS after Friday at 12:00 will not be included in the backup.
Services will resume as normal on Monday. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Mr C Appleton
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Year 11 Revision
Year 11 students were provided with a letter on Thursday 5 May or Friday 6 May, following an assembly that explained the exam day routines, detailing the revision sessions to attend in the build up to their examinations and the lesson timetable for after half-term when the majority of students will have sat at least half of their examinations. A copy of this letter is on the Academy’s website - link here.
The letter had a reply slip that must be returned for each student.
The letter and assembly explain the additional revision sessions and arrangements during the summer examination period.
A copy of the updated (from the one released before the Easter break) Examination Preparation Timetable was attached to the letter and is available on the Academy website - link here.
The Examination Preparation Timetable details breakfast revision sessions, which run from 8:20am to 8:40am, and the additional revision sessions, during school time. The breakfast session is an opportunity for students to meet with a subject teacher and be reminded about key points prior to the exam. An exam breakfast will be available from B-Block canteen for students. Additional revision sessions a usually the day before an examination, for example an exam on a Thursday afternoon might have a revision session on the Wednesday afternoon. The sessions are intended to act as a final support to the revision that has been taking place in lessons and that students have been completing independently.
Additionally there are revision sessions for Mathematics for specific students. These students will be provided with a letter to detail the session they are requested to attend and a reply slip to agree to attend the session.
On Friday May 27 most of our students will take their final English Literature examination that will finish at approximately 10:30 am. During period 3 and period 4 a revision session for history will run (students can then study in school or go home after the session). If a student is not taking history then they can go home, following the English Literature examination, provided they have completed and returned the reply slip to request to go home. If they would like to stay in school then private study rooms will also be available.
After the half term break we expect students to be in school for both their examinations and relevant revision sessions (up until they have taken their final examination in this subject). Equally, there will be rooms available for private study if students wish to come into school when they do not have either examinations or revision sessions.
Students must attend all of the examinations for which they have been entered. If they are too unwell to attend, please notify the Academy immediately (via the school telephone number). Our exams officer will contact you to discuss the situation and ensure that we have all of the required information.
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Best Ever A-Level Results
Guilsborough Academy students have achieved the ‘best results ever’ at A level this year. The Academy is delighted that students have achieved an overall pass rate of 99%, with 88% achieving grades A*-C, 57% achieving grades at A*-B and 29% achieving the highest grades of A*-A.
Executive Headteacher Mrs Staley said, "We are thrilled for our students, they have achieved excellent progress and attainment. These results represent extremely hard work on their part. I would like to thank the dedication and support of both staff and parents/carers who have worked alongside the students to achieve such marvellous results. I wish them all every continued success in their future plans.”
A special mention must go to Harriet Cant, Adam Leahy and Amanda Wallace who all achieved 3 A* grades. Also achieving 3 A*/ A grades are: Callum Grasby, Francesca Haynes, Georgia May, Sam Mister, Rachael Shaw and Rosie Staley.
Many students also outperformed their targets and achieved outstanding progress. They deserve extra praise for their dedication to hours of studying- a special mention here goes to: Kate Hoyle, Katie James and Sarah Johnson.
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Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 18 December is Christmas Jumper Day. Students and Staff need to bring in £1 to wear a Christmas jumper and their own clothes. Christmas Jumper Day raises money for Save The Children, Make a Wish Foundation and MacMillan Cancer Research. Further information can be found at http://www.itv.com/textsanta
Students are only to wear uniform free if they also wear a Christmas jumper. It is not a normal uniform free day.
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GCSE Results August 2015
Guilsborough Academy is pleased to announce a very good set of results for this year's cohort. With 76% of students achieving A*-C, Executive Headteacher Mrs Staley said, "Once again I am very pleased with the results that our students have achieved. They have worked hard and deserve this success. I would also like to thank both the staff and parents for their support of the students."
A special mention must go to Anna Scullion, Izzy Van Besouw and Isaac Watson, who all achieved 11 A*/A grades.
“A tremendous well done to all of our year 11 students on their fantastic results. I am extremely proud of everything that you have accomplished and wish you well with your next steps.” Miss Lavelle, Progress Leader.
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