Important Y11 information – winter examination timetable and booster lesson schedule
Please find – linked below – a number of key documents relating to Y11 students:
- examination timetable for December/January
- timetable for additional learning sessions, including information about the Y11 ‘bootcamp’
- reminders to students about conduct expectations in examinations
- a copy of the official examination board rules for candidates.
Dates for your diary
Please click here for important dates for the remainder of the academic year.
Top links to careers websites
Parent/carer consultation dates for the remainder of the academic year
More information will be communicated nearer the time but please note the following dates for parent/carer consultation meetings for the various year groups:
- 17/12 for Y8 – 1515-1815
- 11/2 for Y10 – 1515-1815
- 24/3 for Y9 (including options presentation) – 1530-1800 and then 1830-2100
- 26/5 for Y7 – 1515-1815
Additional meetings will be set up for parents/carers of Y11 students, on an ‘as needed’ basis.
We intend to use an online booking system to enable parents/carers to make appointments to meet with subject teachers. Provision will also be made for parents/carers who are not able to use the online system to make appointments.
Family Awareness Day – UCS Ipswich – Saturday 27th February 2016
Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and their parents/carers are invited to University Campus Suffolk to find out more about studying a degree at university. Higher education may seem a long way off but the choices made at school do affect options at 16 and 18.
This is a free event, which runs from 11.30am – 3pm and a fantastic opportunity to learn more about university and to meet with current UCS students. During the event students will take part in a fun programme of activities, while parents learn more about the benefits of higher education and student finance.
A tour of the campus and a free buffet lunch will be provided for all attendees. Students and parents can find further information and book a place via this link: http://www.ucs.ac.uk/fad
For further information students and parents can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11 students debut as theatre critics!
Three of our Y11 students have published an insightful critique of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Absent Friends, which was recently performed by London Classic Theatre at the New Wolsey Theatre. The full review is available here. Well done all!
What work – Suffolk
Suffolk County Council, in conjunction with the National Careers Service and The Source, have produced a really useful overview guide relating to employment opportunities, both locally and further afield.
Senior year study centre opens Monday 16 November
In order to support our Y11-14 students as they work towards qualifications, we are making the sixth form area available as our ‘senior year study centre.’ As of Monday 16 November, the study centre will be open from 7:30am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Grab and go breakfast will be available – at no charge – for students who wish to study/revise before lessons start. Fruit and water will be available throughout the day. We will develop the centre further over the coming weeks – watch this space for updates! All suggestions welcome – from students, parents and carers!
Revised detention arrangements
From Monday 9 November, students who have detentions will be expected to make their own way to the detention venue at the end of the school day; they will no longer be collected by staff. Any students who fail to attend or successfully complete a detention will be internally excluded the following day or the next day they attend school if absent.
Inspection outcome – September 2015
Ofsted has recently completed a monitoring inspection of Ipswich Academy. The report is available from the Ofsted web site.