Sunday, September 24, 2017

Year 11

Our Staff

Mr Darren Higgins Progress Manager
Mrs Lynn Williams /Mrs Emma Williams 11R1 Form Tutor
Mr Nick Ecob 11H1 Form Tutor
Mr Mike Farrell 11Y1/Y2 Form Tutor
Mr Ben Dennis 11R2 Form Tutor
Mrs Katy Brown / Mrs Angharad Dennis 11H2 Form Tutor


About the Year Group

Year 11 is a wonderful year group consisting of 159 pupils on roll.

Year 11 is a very exciting year for all pupils but it can also be a stressful time too. Pupils are under pressure to produce coursework and controlled assessments for a deadline and also revise for exams. We really do appreciate how stressful this year can be for pupils so we have several members of staff who can help including myself, their form tutor, subject teachers, the Learning Coach and Career Advisor.

We have a team of 6 strong form tutors who are there for their form group both academically and pastorally.

During the year we also monitor academic progress and target setting and ensure that strategies are put in place in order to enable every pupil in our year group to achieve their full potential. We offer mentoring sessions and revision sessions. These help with particular areas that a student may be worried about or struggling with, as well as helping them improve their exam technique.

Mock examinations in December give pupils a great opportunity to see what the real GCSEs will be like as well as being an important method of tracking the student’s progress and identifying areas students need to focus on prior to their GCSE exams.

At the end of it all, their hard work, good attendance and behaviour are rewarded with two celebrations- ROA night and The Prom.

ROA night is a special event where pupils and their parents can reflect upon their child’s progress and achievements at Rhyl High.

The Prom – Every year the students look forward to the Prom with great excitement. It is an unforgettable night enjoyed by all, full of glitz and glam!

You can find further information regarding exams on our website under Student Info – Examinations.

Form Group Structure

During tutor time students have the opportunity to discuss topics and share experiences which are not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.

The tutor will mentor students at regular intervals to help them to focus on their learning, attendance and punctuality. Regular attendance and good punctuality are qualities which are essential to effective learning.

Regular attendance and good punctuality are also qualities which future employers will look for when employing young people.  We stress the necessity of these to all students and encourage them to discuss their own record.

All unauthorised absences and times late are recorded accurately and are logged on a student’s file.

Recent  News  (2011-2012 Academic Year)

  • In November 39 pupils sat their GCSE Maths exam and successfully passed with a C grade. Fantastic news!
  • Matthew Jones and Daniel Colclough are County and Regional representatives in rugby.
  • Jordan Bellham and Christian Wright are County and Regional representatives in football.
  • Emilie Revitt representedWalesin Women’s under 17 football earlier this year. A star in the making!
  • Beth Jamieson, Emilie Revitt, Emily Thornton, Dylan Evans, Hal Shepherd, Carl Higginson and Liam Roberts carried the Olympic Torch on Tuesday 29th May. It was their moment to shine and inspire millions of people watching it worldwide.
  • On May 5th 8 pupils achieved their Level 2 in Business French NVQ in two and a half terms. Miss Douglas, their French teacher commented on how hard they worked to achieve this great result.
  • 19 of our pupils that are in The Army on Fridays have all passed the Personal Development course. They completed a 5 day army residential course – Look at Life, they had to sleep in canvas shelters they had constructed themselves and use all the Field Craft skills they had been taught. They are all going toLondonin July and have been invited to the Houses of Parliament. We are extremely proud of all of them.
  • Jack Wooster won an Ipod in a draw for earning the most housepoints in his form since Easter – what a fab prize to end his school year!
  • Dylan Evans and Liam Roberts took part in the 2012 Sainsbury’s School Games as part of the Welsh under 19s Wheelchair Basketball Squad at Olympic Park. What a fantastic experience!
  • 21 of our year 11 pupils passed their GCSE French in year 9.
  • 32 pupils have successfully passed BTEC Jamie Oliver Cooking at Home.
  • 32 pupils have successfully passed Working with Others Key Skills.
  • 46 pupils have successfully passed Problem Solving Key Skills.
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