Information for Year 11 Parents

Year Leader:

Mrs V Ford

Assistant Year Leader:

Mrs L Meek

Assembly Day:
Letters Home
Attendance Information

Miss T Blair – 11VLB

Mrs K Piper – 11HMH

Mr J Massiah – 11JPM

Mr E Nias – 11EJN

Mrs J Powell – 11JPO

Mrs S Swanton – 11SHS

Mrs K Wells – 11KWE

Year 11 Information Evening

Thursday 15th September 2022, 6pm

Year 11 Information Evening – Presentation Slides

Information Booklet – circulated at the event

Home Learning

How can parents support Home Learning?
Knowledge Organisers

Important Dates

15th September 2022 1800-1930 Y11 Parent Information Evening
20th September 2022 Open Evening
30th September 2022 Y11 Careers Fair at John Hanson School
25th October – 28th October 2022 Autumn Half-Term
8th November 2022 INSET Day 2
w/c 14th November 2022 All Years Autumn Progress Reviews home this week
24th November 2022 1230 finish in preparation for Y8-11 Meet the Tutor
30th November 2022 Dance Public Show
1st December 2022 Dance Public Show
2nd December 2022 Christmas Fair
w/c 5th December 2022 All Years Maths Assessments
12th December 2022 INSET Day 3
14th December 2022 1800 Christmas Music Public Concert
16th December 2022 1230 End of Autumn Term
19th December – 2nd January inclusive Christmas Holiday
3rd January 2023 Spring Term begins
w/c 6th February 2023 Y11 Pre-Public Exams (Mocks) Week 1
12th – 17th February Inclusive Spring Half-Term
w/c 20th February 2023 Y11 Pre-Public Exams (Mocks) Week 2
w/c 13th March 2023 Y11 Spring Progress Reviews home this week
17th March 2023 INSET Day 4
30th March 2023 Y11 Virtual Parents Evening
31st March 2023 1500 End of Spring Term
3rd April – 14th April inclusive Easter Holiday
17th April 2023 Summer Term begins
1st May 2023 Bank Holiday
15th May 2023 GCSE exams begin (provisional)
29th May – 2nd June Inclusive Summer Half Term
30th June 2023 Y11 Leavers’ Buffet/Dance

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)