Year 11 Additional Study Programme


Dear Parents/Carers,

Additional Study Programme

I would like to take this opportunity to share this year’s Additional Study Programme. It is a comprehensive support package aimed at providing even further support to our Year 11 students in the build up to their external GCSE and vocational exams which begin in May.


Each year, we invest significant time and funding into the development of an Additional Study programme, where teaching staff give over their own free time to support our students. In previous years, it has been incredibly successful in the approach to the summer GCSEs.

It is important that your child takes careful note of the attached timetable, and picks up the specific subject sessions on it which are relevant to them. You will note that the timetable contains the subject information, including the name of the teacher who will be delivering the additional study session for that subject (please note that in some instances it may not always be your child’s usual teacher).

This Saturday, for example, we are offering:

  • Textiles
  • Music
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Graphics

Students who wish to attend are not required to wear school uniform for any of the sessions advertised, but should of course come dressed and equipped appropriate for study.

Students must enter and leave via the Mile End Lane gates, and should be registered in class by the teacher running the session. In the unlikely event of a fire alarm, staff and students should evacuate the premises as normal and line up on the school playground to be registered. Staff will allow students a short 10-to-15 minute break part way through each of the sessions, but no refreshments will be available to purchase on-site during the additional study dates, and students are asked to bring their own snacks and drinks on the dates that they attend.

Students will be reminded in advance by their subject teachers of the study sessions as they occur, and we will endeavour where possible to send out reminders to parents and carers to keep you informed.

Attendance at the additional sessions is of course voluntary, but we would emphasise the importance where possible in your child attending the additional sessions in order to benefit their overall learning. In relation to this, there is considerable evidence to suggest that students who attended after-school enrichment sessions and the additional study programme over the past few years have then gone on to perform exceptionally well in their external exams.

We would ask you as parents and carers to support us by helping to encourage your child to take up the opportunities on offer to them via the additional study programme, so to help maximise their exam performance.

Thank you for your support.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Beever

Associate Deputy Headteacher