Year 11

Head of Year: Miss J-A Smyth

Assistant Head of Year: Miss. K. Sayer

Form Tutors:

11An1 – Mr. M. Roebuck
11An2 – Miss. K. Sayer
11Ce1 – Mr M. Bundy
11Ce2 – Miss S Roberts
11Ad2 – Miss L. McDonagh
11Ad1 – Mr Bundy
11Fr1 -  Mrs. E. Freeman/Miss. L. Pettett
11Fr2 – Miss Z. Watt

The pursuit of excellence is at the heart of Catholic education. Our students are nurtured to be the very best they can be in every way: in their learning, their spiritual selves, their moral nature and their physical well-being. Our students clearly understand what is expected of them in reflecting the high expectations and standards characteristic at St. Catherine’s.

We expect that they take a positive and purposeful approach to their lessons; that they are ‘Ready to Learn’. We also expect the rules that allow the community to live safely and harmoniously – the School Code – to be followed.

We expect all our girls to manifest the values and standards of the school and so to reflect our Mission Statement, most especially the Gospel values that we cherish and promote.

News and events

We welcome back our Year 11 students from work experience and trust they have had an experience, which will further motivate them to achieve to the best of their ability in their GCSE exams.  

We wish Year 11 a productive and focussed final year at St. Catherine’s.  Revision will be a constant feature throughout the year as knowledge learnt in Year 10 will need to be revisited.  PPE exams will commence in November 2018 and college applications are imminent.   

Please see below important dates for Year 11:

  • Thursday 18th October 2018 – 16+ Choices evening
  • Monday 10th December 2018 - PPE (1) exams commence
  • Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Year 11 Parents’ Evening
  • Monday 4th March 2019 - PPE (2) exams commence

Study Support and Advice

  • Monitor your daughter's bedtime. As they grow older your daughter's will tell you that they should be allowed to stay up later but they still need a lot of sleep. Students who are tired find it difficult to concentrate and remain focused.
  • Agree a regular time for your daughter to do her Home Work so that she has a routine. Ensure that she has a space to do this, whether that is in bedroom or at the kitchen or dining room table. Talk to your daughter about her work and ask her questions to show that you are interested.
  • Put a copy of her Home Work timetable on the fridge so that you know what she should be expecting.
  • Check her planner and www.showmyhomework.co.uk  regularly to ensure that Home Work has been written down.
  •  If you know there are areas that your daughter needs to make further progress in then find a way to support her with this e.g. if she has problems with spelling or subject specific vocabulary, put key words on the fridge or cupboard doors so that she can be reminded about them as she walks through the kitchen to get a drink or a snack. Test her on them.
  • Use websites and apps such as BBC Bitesize. www.getrevising.co.uk  is also very helpful revision tool.
  • Encourage exercise and healthy eating as this will aid concentration and retention of knowledge.