Year 11 Success 4 Life

Introducing the BRONTE Team

All year students have been assigned to a form in the Bronte college.

During registration every student is allocated to a Maths, English or Science Tutor group. As well as a focus on the pastoral needs of the students we now use the time for extra subject specific intervention. This gives students an extra hour and a half of core subject support each week.

  • Monday – Assembly/assigned College activity
  • Tuesday – Maths, English or Science specific intervention (dependant on the form in which you child is in)
  • Wednesday – Maths, English or Science specific intervention (dependant on the form in which you child is in)
  • Thursday – Maths, English or Science specific intervention (dependant on the form in which you child is in)
  • Friday – Life long learning (PSHE programme)

The Bronte team consists of the following:

Gulfam Shahzad

Bronte College Leader

GShahzad@kingshurst.tgacademy.org.uk

Martyn Tindall

Martyn Tindall

Bronte Assistant College Leader

mtindall@kingshurst.tgacademy.org.uk

Miss Walker

Raising Achievement lead

(coordinator of the academic needs of the students)

RWalker@kingshurst.tgacademy.org.uk

Miss Smith

JSmith@kingshurst.tgacademy.org.uk

Telephone 0121 329 8300 (Ext 3232)

Miss Bull

Bronte College Mentor

JBull@kingshurst.tgacademy.org.uk

Should you wish to get in contact with any of the Bronte college team please use the details above.

Period 6 Information

To support out year 11 students and give them the best possible chance of success in their exams we run a series of period 6 lessons from 3:05 – 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Students have been given to opportunity to opt into these sessions in the majority of their subjects, which others been invited by subjects to improve based on their previous assessment scores.

All period 6 lessons as run by subject specialists with the aim being to work on exam preparation and revision for their upcoming examinations.

Allocated period 6 lessons will be visible to view on your child’s timetable.

The timetable of subjects for period 6 lessons are below:

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Maths English Science

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
History
Geography
MFL
English Art
Business
Media
Music
Psychology
Religious Education

Revision

It is essential that your child undertakes additional independent revision throughout Year 11. Information on revision techniques and strategies will be shared with students through their Form Time programme and can be found in the KH – Year 11 2021 TEAMs folder

Revision guides can be purchased from the IC via parent pay. This is often at a reduced price to what you would normally find in the shops and have been recommended by our subject specialists. Samples of these are available to browse in the Information Centre.

There are huge range of website out there that can support your child through their revision. A few that we recommend are:

https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/ – covers a wide range of subjects that students can sign up to for free.

https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/vle/ – covers all maths topics for both foundation and higher tiers

https://www.my-gcsescience.com/ – covers all 3 sciences for students studying both the combined and triple course

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html – Edexcel exam board website where students can find specifications and past papers*

https://ocr.org.uk/ – OCR exam board website where students can find specifications and past papers*

https://www.aqa.org.uk/ – AQA exam board website where students can find specifications and past papers*

*A list of Exam Boards for specific subjects can be found here

As well as these, staff have placed resources into the class TEAMs accounts and more can be found in the Year 11 TEAMs page. 

To support your child with their revision, our subject leads have created Revision Guidance documents which detail specific information for the exams that your child will be sitting in summer.

Each guide gives details of the exam and what to expect as well as topics to be covered.

More information which has been released from exam boards regarding the Summer 2022 exams will be made available soon.

Official Advanced GCSE Guidance

First Career Steps

This assembly introduces you to the TGAK careers teams. It details support that we offer and gives lots of information about your options when you complete year 11.

Links to websites mentioned in assembly:

Kudos: https://kudos.cascaid.co.uk/

Use license code : b376nu

Unifrog: https://www.unifrog.org/

Login detail have been emailed to your school accounts. If you are unable to find these please use the forgotten password option and use your school email to get back into your accounts.

We also require all students to complete the First Career Steps – student survey. This gives us great starting point for the careers meeting that you will have at some point in year 11, ensuring you get the best, most bespoke information we can give you.

Questionnaire link: First Career Steps – Student Survey