Year 9 – GCSE/vocational options

Year 9 – GCSE/vocational options

25th May 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you are aware, the school is currently closed to pupils due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances we would be changing the school timetable in June and Year 9 pupils would start their chosen GCSE/vocational options. However, with the uncertainty of when pupils will return to school, we will not be changing the timetable in June this year. The start of the Key Stage 4 programme is a vital time for pupils to ensure that they hit the ground running. Therefore, we will be looking to start the Year 10 work with the pupils from Monday 1st June.

We will be hand delivering learning packs to all Year 9 pupils next Monday (1st June). The learning packs will include hard copies of booklets, learning materials and exercise books that will be needed for pupils to complete certain tasks for some subjects. The packs have been produced to supplement the learning resources that are available on our school website through ‘Study Zone’. All new resources including weekly lessons will be uploaded to this area each week. Pupils must log on to ‘Study Zone’ each week to complete and submit work to their teacher through the online platform. Feedback to pupils will be provided in a number of different ways: direct comments from the teacher on ‘Study Zone’; comments from the teacher through the HWB email system; or through online quizzes and assessments. All learning materials can be accessed using this link: https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk/course/view.php?id=354
If your child has forgotten their log in details or if they are having difficulty accessing the online work, please contact the school for support.

We will continue to update resources on the school website each week and the weekly updates for pupils, parents and carers will be communicated through the usual channels. Please keep checking the school website and Twitter for our regular news updates.

We wish to thank you for your patience and for continuing to support the education of your child during this unprecedented time.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. A. Owens
Deputy Headteacher