Yateley School 2020 GCSE results

Endeavour and determination have paid off for Yateley School students who are celebrating their GCSE results. Following an unprecedented year and enormous anxiety, the excellent Year 11 students have been rewarded with results that reflect their hard work and performance throughout their courses. Importantly, these are door opening qualifications that pave the way for excellence in the future, be that in the Sixth Form or elsewhere. We wish all our students well and congratulate them on their achievement.

The very best student performances came from Isabelle Cole, Megan Scotford, Ciaran Donegan, Daniel Morgan, Phoebe Sheaand Jack Benyon who shared 40 grade nine results between them.

At a subject level, there was excellent performance from Maths, English, Graphics, Computer Science, Food technology, Dance and Drama.

Headteacher, Paul German paid tribute to the exceptional hard work, talent and dedication of staff, students and parents. “Today is about the students and I am very pleased for our young people and want to pay tribute to the whole team here at Yateley School”. The grades were calculated with enormous care and we carried out this process fairly and with integrity. Mr German went on to say, “For the young people this represents excellent opportunities ahead and bright prospects; we are extremely proud of their achievements, made all the more so in such challenging circumstances.” “We continue to build on our successes and look to ensure that children of all backgrounds and abilities thrive at Yateley School.”

Paul German – Headteacher

2020 A-Level/BTEC/CACHE press release

The 2020 cohort of Yateley students are to be warmly commended on their A-level, BTEC and CACHE results with over 64% per cent of grades achieving A* to B.

These strong results mean that Yateley students are once again exceptionally well placed to secure their choice of destinations, whether in higher education, training or employment. Each year a significant number of Yateley students progress to university, with many students heading to the most competitive degree courses.

Within a very accomplished cohort there have been outstanding individual performances. Alexander Harrison is the top performer with four A* grades at ALevel and will be reading Physics at the University of York. He is very closely followed by Lauren Woodman with three A* grades who has secured her place at Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences. Rhiannon Baldwin has secured her place to read Veterinary Medicine at Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

Exceptionally strong subject performances came from Computer Science, (100% A*-B), Sociology (100% A*-B), Child Care and Education (100% A*-B) Further Mathematics (80% A*-B), Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English Language, Graphics, Theatre Studies and History

Headteacher, Paul German said, “I extend my warmest congratulations and thanks to the whole team who have excelled themselves and succeeded in setting our young people well on the way towards further accomplishment in the future.” “This year has been uniquely difficult and it is a measure of our wonderfulstudents’ resilience that they have achieved so well and retained their good humour in such challenging times”. He went on to say that “although the grading system this year will rightly be the subject of intense scrutiny, so celebrations this year have been muted; none of this should detract from the outstanding work and commitment of our amazing students, staff and school community.

Y11 Parents’ Information Evening 2020

Having met with parents at Y11 information evening we are now sharing our resources from the evening. Hopefully parents feel well informed on the support available for both students and parents, but if you need anything else please don’t hesitate to contact peter.hill@yateley.hants.sch.uk and I’ll get back in touch ASAP.

The main presentation is shown below and underneath you’ll find links to our other sessions with downloadable resources.

 

 

Planning Revision MIP Parents

Science GCSE Revision – Parent Briefing

2020 – Presentation on Revision

Helping your Teen

Parents information evening 2020 Maths

 

Year 11 Mock Results Assembly

Congratulations to all students for completing their mocks! We hope that your results were what you wanted, but if they weren’t then you still have plenty of time to make the positive changes you want to! Below is the presentation that we used with students to discuss progress and actions students can take.

#16weeks

Best wishes,

Mr Hill

Mock Results Assembly 2020

 

Year 9 Options Evening Presentation

Thank you to all parents who attended our Year 9 Options evening on Thursday 16 January 2020. It was a pleasure to have your company and explain the changes to our options process, including the introduction of SIMS Options Online. If you missed the evening (or wish to revisit any of the content) you can see the slides by downloading or viewing the PowerPoint from the evening shown below.

Parents Presentation – 2020

Year 9 Options Booklet

thumbnail of KS4 Options Booklet 2020 – Complete

 

JANUARY 2020
 

Throughout January

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work in PSHE on decision making (Real Game) and Careers (Unifrog)

 

Work in tutor sessions on choices and options

 

One to one interviews with Form Tutors regarding option choices (from Friday 10 January)

 

Careers interviews available

Thursday 9 January

 

Monday 13 January

 

Thursday 16 January

 

 

Thursday 16 January

 

Thursday 16 January

 

Thursday 23 January

 

Thursday 23 January

Main Hall

 

Online

 

Main Hall

 

 

Main Hall

 

Main Hall

 

Main Hall

 

Main Hall

 

Assembly – Option Process explained

 

Year 9 Subject Review Evening booking opens online at 1700

 

Extended Options Assembly:

Option choices explained, Booklets distributed

 

Parents’ Option Information Evening – 1900 to 2000 (Main Hall)

 

Extended new subject assembly

 

Extended new subject assembly

 

Year 9 Subject Review Evening – 1630 to 1930

 

House Drama 2019

The audiences on both Tuesday and Thursday of this week were treated to a varied and absolutely superb display of dramatic skill; all unique and excellent in different ways. The fact that there were real comedies this year also made a real difference, as this is such a hard genre to make work, but they were hugely successful with the audience laughing in all the intended places! Massive tribute should go to the drama captains in each of the houses who put their own twist on the stimulus material and produced great pieces of theatre.

The cast and crew for each house also worked tirelessly to bring this all to fruition and I understand that they all had a punishing rehearsal schedule which only goes to prove how much commitment there is to both the Houses and the arts in this school. I was hugely proud and would like to thank Miss Tottman and Mrs Affleck-Cruise for their steering hand and to the numerous other staff who helped in whatever way to bring this all to fruition. Finally, of course, huge congratulations to the winning house on the night – Darwin House.

A-Level and GCSE Certificate Collection

Calling all Ex-Yateley School students!
If you have not collected your certificates from your GCSE or A level qualifications in the last 15 years then please give Yateley School a call on our certificate line: 01252 746928 to check that we have them on file and arrange to collect them.
If you took your A levels/left Sixth Form in Summer 2019 please call on 01252 746940 and arrange to collect from Mrs Karen Ellis.
You will be asked for your Legal surname at the time you took your exams, Date of Birth and the year you left school when you call. Unfortunately if we do not still hold your certificates we cannot supply copies, you will need to contact the Examination boards direct.
Any certificates over 2 year’s old not collected by 22nd July 2020 will be destroyed as we no longer have space to store them.

Exam Contingency Day: 24th June 2020

In order to help both parents and students plan for the exams of Summer 2020 and beyond, we need to make you aware of some important information issued by the Examining bodies and JCQ (The Joint Council for Qualifications).

During the latter part of April 2020 students with GCSE and A level exams will be issued with personalised timetables showing the dates, times, rooms and durations of all of their formal written exams, which start mid-May and continue into June. Practical or controlled assessment and exams for subjects such as Art and Languages will not appear on their personalised timetable, students will be notified by their subject teachers when and where these will take place.

For the exams in Summer 2020, the Exam Awarding bodies and JCQ have arranged a contingency day for “GCSE and/or GCE examinations, should sustained national or local disruption arise during the June 2020 examination series”.

Following the tragic events of recent years, namely the Manchester attacks and the Grenfell Tower Fire,  JCQ have decided that there needs to be an option whereby an exam can be postponed in the event of an incident and rearranged for a later date to allow all students a fair and equal chance.

 

The designated Contingency Day for 2020 is

Wednesday 24 June 2020.

 

This means that all exam candidates must be available to sit exams up to, and including, Wednesday 24 June 2020, even if their timetable indicates their last exam is much earlier.  This decision is not a school decision and applies to all candidates in all schools nationwide.

 

Please make a note of this important date as should it be needed the expectation is that students will be present for the rearranged exam. The school is unable to apply to the Exam boards for consideration if a student is absent for a rearranged exam on the contingency day as a result of being on holiday for example.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

 

 

Open Evening 2019

Once again we threw our doors open to welcome parents and Y5/Y6 students at our Open Evening 2019! And what a group we welcomed… discerning, explorative and excited. It was an evening to cherish as we welcomed over 300 families to see the school and find out a little bit more about what Yateley had to offer.

On the evening our guests heard from the headteacher and saw our departments in action as well as collecting our latest prospectus and further details on how to apply to join us as the class of 2020.

As always, if you still have questions please get in contact or visit us at one of our Open Mornings on Tuesday 8 October or Wednesday 9 October.

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