Year 9 Parents’ Information Evening

Dear Parent/Carer

Year 9 Parents’ Information Evening – Main Hall – Brougham Hayes Campus
Tuesday 25th September, 5.45pm to 7.15pm

I am delighted to invite you to our first Information Evening for parents and guardians of Year 9 students, on Tuesday 25th September in the Main Hall at the Upper Oldfield Park Campus, starting at 5.45pm. The evening is aimed at parents but students are very welcome to attend.

The aim of the evening is to provide you with key information about the year ahead and the national changes that have taken place to the structure and grading of GCSE examinations. We will also provide an outline of the Options Process, which will take place in January.

You will be aware that there have been major changes to the way GCSE courses are delivered and graded in the past two years and we want to ensure that you have a full understanding of these changes so you can support your daughter in her studies. This evening is focussed on the subjects where students are starting their GCSE courses in Year 9. This will include full details of the structure and content of the English Literature GCSE course, which your daughter will be taking at the end of Year 10.

The programme for the evening is:

5.45pm – Refreshments available in the Brougham Hayes Hall
6.00pm – Welcome and introduction to the evening – Miss Yates
6.10pm – National Changes to GCSE and key dates – Mr White
6.30pm – An introduction to the Options Process – Mr Powell
6.40pm – An introduction to the Year 9 GCSE subjects – Subject Leaders
7.30pm – Staff available for questions – All staff involved

I do hope that you are able to join us, as the evening promises to be an enjoyable and informative occasion, and an opportunity to meet with other parents and senior staff.

Yours sincerely

Mr D Powell
Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum)

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