The countdown to final GCSEs is upon us, with further mock exams in Maths, Physics, Business Studies and Computer Science over the next two weeks providing a great opportunity to sharpen exam technique and get ready for the main body of GCSE exams that start on Monday 13th May.
Whilst hard work is vital to successful GCSEs, it is also clear that exams can create a lot of pressure for young people and they need all the support they can get at home as well at school. The student guide provides some really good tips on dealing with exam stress that has been provided by the DfE.
Good luck to all our Yr 11 pupils from everyone here at Hall Green School.
On Wednesday the 20th of March, a speaker from the organisation “Educate and Celebrate” will present assemblies to pupils in years 7 and 8. We are committed to Hall Green School being an inclusive community where all pupils are treated with dignity and no pupil or adult is bullied or stereotyped due to their sexuality, gender-identity or other perceived differences.
The presentation has two main aims:
- To promote the idea that we must treat all people fairly and equally, regardless of sexuality, gender-identity or other differences.
- To educate pupils so that they learn to avoid discriminatory and abusive language towards minority groups, such as the LGBT+ community.
This can be a sensitive issue and the presenter will be respectful of the fact that pupils come from a range of traditions on the matter. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact the school and ask to speak to Mr Adams or Mr Simson.
As part of Healthcare Science week, a group of Year 10 pupils spent the day at the Birmingham Childrens’ hospital, where they found out about the laboratories, The Heart Investigations Unit and neurophysiology. They had a tour of the hospital and presented their findings, then in groups they helped the hospital to produce new “young-people” friendly literature regarding the Neurophysiology investigations which will go on to be used with real patients! They were a real credit to the school throughout the event.
On Tuesday 12th March we welcomed parents, carers and pupils into school for an evening of presentations, meetings and consultations regarding current academic performance and the selection of subjects to be studied in Year 10. Our presentation can be accessed by clicking here, and our current options booklet can be accessed by clicking here. Once again, we thank our fabulously supportive parent body for showing support and guiding your children towards the best possible pathway.
On the 8th & 22nd March, the RSC will be answering students’ questions on Romeo and Juliet via the RSC Instagram account (@theRSC). Whether they need to know more about characters, themes, or key scenes or speeches, RSC actors and experts will do their best to answer any questions to help with homework or revision.
They will be looking at different topics each fortnight, and on 21st March Deputy Artistic RSC Director Erica Whyman will be live on Twitter to answer questions as well. Students can send in questions on the 6th & 7th of March to be answered on the 8th of March, and on the 20th & 21st of March ready for answers on the 22nd of March.
Follow @theRSC on Instagram to find out more.
You have submitted an online application for your child’s secondary school place. As you will be aware, secondary school places will be offered on Friday 1 March 2019. This update is to provide you with some useful information about the process and point you to additional support that will be available online. Click here to read more