Information for Year 11 Parents

Year Leader:

Miss T Fowler

Assistant Year Leader:

Mrs G Meighan

Assembly Day:

Mrs J Burden – 11JBU

Mr L Tedder – 11LWT

Mr N Bates – 11NBA

Ms T Blair- 11VLB

Mr T Larcombe (Absent), Mrs V Ford – 11TNL

Mlle A Machu – 11APM

Mrs S Nejman – 11SNE

Examinations: May – June 2024

Year 11 Key Information & Advice

In the following document:

  • you will find subject specific key dates
  • other key dates
  • mental health and wellbeing tips and advice
  • revision oppertunities

Year 11 Information Evening

Thursday 13th September 2023, 6pm

Year 11 Information Evening – Presentation Slides

Information Booklet – circulated at the event

Important Dates

20th September 2023 Y7 & Y10 Photographs
Headteacher Drop-in Session 1 (Booking required)
28th September 2023 Early Finish for students
Open Evening
3rd October 2023 Open Morning
5th October 2023 Open Morning
w/c 16th October All Years Maths Assessments
23rd October – 27th October inclusive Autumn Half Term
9th November 2023 INSET Day 2
w/c 13th November 2023 Year 11 Core Subject Pre-Public Exams (Mocks) Week
15th November 2023 Year 11 Component 2 Dance & Drama Show
17th November 2023 Year 11 Component 2 Dance & Drama Show
w/c 20th November 2023 All Years Autumn Progress Reviews published this week
23rd November 2023 1230 finish in preparation for
1300-1800 Y8-11 Meet the Tutor
1st December 2023 Christmas Fair
w/c 4th December 2023 All Years Maths Assessments
8th December 2023 INSET Day 3
13th December 2023 1800-1900 Winter Concert
15th December 1230 End of Autumn Term
18th December 2023 – 1st January 2024 inclusive Christmas Holiday
2nd January 2024 Spring Term begins
25th January 2024 Y11 Virtual Parents & Carers Consultation Evening
w/c 5th February 2024 Y11 Pre-Public Exams (Mocks) Week 1
12th – 16th February 2024 (inclusive) Spring Half-Term
w/c 19th February 2024 Y11 Pre-Public Exams (Mocks) Week 2
28th February 2024 INSET Day 4
w/c 11th March 2024 Y11 Spoken English Exam
w/c 18th March 2024 Y11 Spring Progress Reviews home this week
Y11 Spoken English Exam
w/c 25th March 2024 All Years Maths Assessments
27th March 2024 Musical Public Show 1
28th March 2024 1500 End of Spring Term.
Musical Public Show 2
29th March – 12th April 2024 inclusive Easter Holiday
15th April 2024 Summer Term begins
6th May 2024 Bank Holiday
9th May 2024 GCSE’s begin (provisional)
27th May – 31st May 2024 Summer Half Term
20th June 2024 PE Presentation Evening
26th June 2024 GCSE Contingency Day – GCSEs end (provisional)
28th June 2024 Prom

An up to date list of calendared events can be found here.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Suggested Reading

At Harrow Way, we acknowledge the large body of research which indicates a correlation between reading and academic success and between reading and well-being and we encourage all our students to be readers. To this end, our Learning Resource Centre operates a library facility with thousands of fiction and non-fiction books supporting reading for pleasure and reading for purpose. Some audio fiction titles are available. There are also a wide variety of magazines.

We operate an E-book platform though Hampshire County Council and this now includes audio books too. Our Reading Cloud platform allows students to access the library catalogue, read and write book reviews, find out what new titles are available and more. Both can be accessed via the VLE. All of these are free to use. However, lost items will need to be replaced by the borrower. In addition, we run a student book group called NatterReads who meet informally most weeks over lunch to share what they are reading.

Our Learning Resource Centre Manager is able to provide recommended reading book lists for students who are reluctant or struggling readers as well as recommended book review and search websites.

Suggested Reading:

  • Claire Legrand – Furyborn
  • Laura Sebastian – Ash Princess
  • Laura Steven – Exact Opposite of Okay (cyber issues around personal images, trolling)
  • Teresa Toten – Beware That Girl (thriller…secrets, lies, obsession)
  • Sabaa Tahir – Reaper at the Gates (for Game of Thrones fans)
  • Teri Terry
  • Death Note (graphic novel series)
  • Gregory Maguire – A Lion Among Men and others
  • SE Hinton – The Outsiders (written by a 17 year old in the 60’s about knife crime in America)
  • Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Patrick Ness – Release (Carnegie shortlisted 2018)
  • Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
  • Stephen Chobosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train
  • Eden Maquire – Beautiful Dead series
  • Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give (racism)
  • Angie Thomas – On the Come Up (rapper, prejudice)
  • Malorie Blackman – Chasing the Stars (space travel, murder, romance)

Exam Support:

  • Tips and Advice for Exam Success by Ross Dickinson
  • Exam Attack by Nicola Morgan (for Kindle)
  • Starving the Exam Stress Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly
  • Collins GCSE Revision series – Study Skills (also, an ebook version is available through their website)