Years 9 and 10 Team

M Fitzgerald  

Miss L Butler
Learning Manager

Mrs M Fitzgerald
Assistant Learning Manager

 

 

The Year 9 and 10 Learning Manager team consists of myself Miss Butler, and I am assisted very ably by Mrs Fitzgerald. The Learning Manager team looks after the social, moral and academic aspects of student life.  At Townley, we encourage our students to strive for excellence and make good academic progress. Alongside this, we have plenty of extra-curricular activities to enable the students to further their thirst for knowledge and their love of learning. As one of the Learning Manager's I am here to provide strategies to support students with specific subjects and any pastoral needs. We also encourage the students to work with one another and to build team skills so essential in later life.

We liaise with subject teachers and Curriculum Leaders with regards to achievement in scholastic dimensions. Either to provide strategies to support with specific subjects or highlight higher achievers, so as to set challenges for them. Our role also spans over the house tutors, with whom we are in constant communication about the social and moral dimensions of the students. Our aim is to promote a positive ethos and keep our students motivated and happy.

 
The Year 9s have a fair number of things happening in this academic year, which is also the first year they start wearing the white shirts. The various trips and events the students are exposed to gives them a good flavour of the variety in each subject. This will culminate in their making the decision on their options to carry on in Year 10.

Reading Lists for Year 9, 10 & 11 - Select the link below to view.

 


Year 10, when they are at the beginning of most of their GCSE qualifications, it is time to make the most of all that the school offers, and to plan for their future. Students start the autumn term with the first of three parts of study skills workshops over their GCSE years. This year, in the true sense is not the penultimate year but indeed the start of a four year journey through GCSE and Sixth form. To highlight the gravitas of this, the students are involved with various activities/training sessions to empower them to succeed. Sessions include ones on revision and study skills and strategies, talks by various powerful role models as well as enrichment opportunities across the curriculum.

To summarise we keep the students on their toes so they feel fulfilled and aspire to achieve more.

 

 

 

Key Dates for Year 9 Academic Year 2018-19

Key Dates for Year 9 Academic Year 2018-19

 

Friday 9th November 2018

Progress check sent by email

Monday 14th January 2019

Yr 9  DTP/Men ACWY  vaccination

Monday 4th February 2019 – Friday 8th February 2019

Careers focus week

Thursday 7th February 2019

Yrs 9 - 11 Intermediate Maths Challenge

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Year 9 Options Evening

Saturday 23rd February 2019 -  Saturday 2nd March

French Exchange - French students to Townley

Friday 1st March 2019

Full reports sent by email

Thursday 7th March 2019

Year 9 Parents’ Evening 4.30-7.30pm

Saturday 8th June 2019- Saturday 15th June 2019

French Exchange (Townley students to France)

Friday 5th July 2019

Progress check sent by email

 

 

 

Key Dates for Year 10 Academic Year 2018-19

Key Dates for Year 10 Academic Year 2018-19

 

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Year 10 Expectations Evening

Monday 15th October 2018

Year 10 Maximize - Study Skills – Year 10 off timetable three lessons

Friday 23rd November 2018

Progress check sent by email

Friday 22nd March 2019

Progress check sent by email

Thursday 28th March 2019

Year 10 Parents’ Evening 4.30-7.30pm

Tuesday 23rd  – 30th April 2019

Year 10 Internal Examinations

Wednesday 1st May 2019

KS4 French Study Day at the BFI

Friday 3rd May 2019

KS4 Spanish Study Day at the BFI

Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th May 2019

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Practice Expedition  

Tuesday 21st May 2019 / Thursday 23rd May 2019

Geography Field work – students will be informed of date to attend

Sunday 2nd – Monday 4th June 2018

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Qualifying Expedition

Thursday 20th June 2019

KS4 German Study Day at the BFI

Friday 5th July 2019

Full reports sent by email

 

For a printable version in PDF Select Here :  Key Dates for Year 10 Academic Year 2018-19 (PDF)

 

 

Year 10 -  Non Examined Assessment (NEA) Timings

September

October

November

December

January

February

 

 

Art - Critical Study (coursework)

 

Art – Sketchbook mid-project review (Coursework)

 

March

April

May

June

July

 

 

Art – Unit 1 deadline

Final piece and sketchbook hand-in (coursework)

 

 

Drama – Devised Practical Exam

Music - Practice Composition 1

 

 

Computing – Mock Comp3 Programming unit

 

 

 

 

Computing – Mock Comp3 Programming unit

 

Design and Technology -GCSE start

 

Engineering -  GCSE start

 

Music - Practice Composition 2

Computing – Mock Comp3 Programming unit

 

Design and Technology -Section 1

 

Engineering

Section 1

 

Art – Unit 2 (Identity) mid-project review

(Coursework)

 

 

 

 

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