Year 9

Staff

Mrs N Mitchell – Progress Coordinator (Year 9)

Miss D Edmunds and Mrs L Healy (9LHDE) – Form Tutor

Miss K Sexton (9KAS) – Form Tutor

Mrs J Lockwood (9JML) – Form Tutor

Mr N Medhurst (9NAM) – Form Tutor

Mrs S Hawke-Williams (9SRH) – Form Tutor

Mr A Williams (9AJW) – Form Tutor

Mr C Shinton (9CMS) – Form Tutor

About Year 9

The primary focus in Year 9 is, as always, about academic progress in all subjects. It is really important that students keep on top of their learning to ensure that they have no gaps in their knowledge and understanding. Year 9 provides the building blocks of success for the final GCSE exams. Year 9 culminates in exams where students will be expected to reach or exceed their end of year targets. Students will also need to give some careful thought to which subjects they would prefer to study in Year 10 and 11. Students and parents will be invited into school to discuss this in more detail and advised on student choices.

Student progress is measured against the National Curriculum subject level indicators which are recorded each term. These levels can be important when deciding on your options for Year 10.

Your child’s academic progress is important to us at The John Frost School. Students are expected to display an excellent approach to learning in lessons in order to strive to reach their potential, including completing work outside of the classroom. Students are well supported through this academic journey through regular tracking and reviewing. At the end of each term students progress will be measured through subject monitoring allowing for academic review meetings to take place.

Attendance

All Year 9 students are expected to attend school a minimum of 95% of the time. At the end of each Half Term, every student in Year 9 will receive a Student Attendance Statement detailing their individual attendance percentage. The school Attendance Officer must be contacted whenever a student is absent from school on 01633 654111. Maintaining 95% attendance is essential if a student is to realise their potential academically. For more information on School Attendance, please follow this link.

Home School Contact

It is essential that all parents ensure that the school has accurate home and emergency contact details for their child. For all queries regarding a Year 9 student, please contact Mrs Rose on 01633 654100.

Key Dates in 2016

  • Monday 5th September – School Starts for Year 9
  • Monday 12th December – Year 9 Family Assembly
  • Monday 9th January – Year 9 Exam Week
  • Monday 23rd January – Year 9 Options & Parents’ Evening
  • Monday 3rd April – National Reading and Numeracy Tests begin
  • Monday 26th April – Year 9 Family Assembly
  • Wednesday 27th June – Year 9 Reports to Parents
  • Monday 17th July – Year 9 Family Assembly

“We’ve really enjoyed all the topic covered this year. Learning has been to a high standard and it has been very fun and educaonal.” – Molly Smith 9JML and Jorja Howard 9KAS

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Just some of the great images of students from The John Frost School.