Letters Home

On this page, you will find copies of letters sent home to parents.

GCSE Art Trip to Tate Modern

Dear Parent   On Friday 16th January 2015 the art department is organising a visit for GCSE pupils to the Tate Modern Museum. Whilst by no means a requirement of the GCSE Art course the visit is designed to help pupils broaden their artistic experience. All pupils going on the trip will be expected to… Read more »

Design and Technology – Parental Contribution for KS3

Dear Parent Throughout this year your child will be embarking on a number of different projects within design and technology lessons. To provide pupils with the opportunity of working with high quality materials, components and ingredients, we ask parents to make a voluntary contribution of £10.00 towards the cost of resources used. Please note, pupils… Read more »

Year 10 GCSE Examination Information

Subject Exam Board Controlled Assessment Examination English Language OCR 40% split between 3 essays Spoken Language Imaginative writing Analysis of a novel 60% Nonfiction text 30% Reading 30%writing English Literature OCR 30% War Poetry comparative essay Macbeth 70% – 3 exams Modern Drama Novel Pre 20th Century unseen poetry Mathematics Edexcel None 100%2 x 1hour… Read more »

Years 10 & 11 Lille Christmas Market Trip

Dear Parent We are organising a day visit on Saturday 6th December to the Lille Christmas Market in the north of France for the pupils studying French GCSE in Years 10 and 11. The aim of this trip is for pupils to use their language skills as well as enrich their understanding of the French… Read more »

Year 10 Visit to St Paul’s Cathedral

Dear Parent As part of our Year 10 study on Religious Experience, there is an opportunity for pupils to visit St Paul’s Cathedral, London, on Friday 12th December 2014. There will a voluntary contribution of £23 per pupil to meet the costs of the trip. In order to confirm arrangements the reply slip below and… Read more »

Year 9 Visit to The Holocaust Centre

Year 9 visit to The Holocaust Centre

Dear Parent As part of the Religious Education curriculum, pupils in Year 9 are studying issues of morality and will be moving onto a unit of work on Jewish responses to the Holocaust. Pupils have the opportunity to visit the Holocaust Centre in Newark on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 to enhance their understanding and empathy… Read more »

Harry Potter World

Dear Parent As an enrichment activity for our pupils, there is an opportunity to visit Harry Potter World on Saturday the 7th March 2015. There will be a charge of £38 per pupil to meet the costs of the trip. This includes entrance to the attraction and transport to and from School. This has been… Read more »

Year 10 Information Evening for Parents and Pupils

Year 10 Information Evening for Parents and Pupils

Dear Parent, I would like to invite you and your child to join us for an Information Evening on Thursday 16th October. As you will be aware your child has just commenced their Key Stage 4 education and the beginning of many of their GCSE examination courses. This evening is an opportunity to consider the… Read more »

Year 8 Parents Consultation Workshop

Dear Parent Test Valley School’s Curriculum Innovation Group is a group of staff who meet regularly to consider and review the curriculum we offer our pupils. We are currently exploring the curriculum for our Year 8 pupils when they progress into Year 9, with a view to still providing them with a broad and balanced… Read more »

Hengistbury Head Geography Trip

As part of the Year 9 Geography course pupils have been learning about tourism. This year the Geography Department are pleased to be able to offer a visit to Hengistbury Head to look at tourism as well as coastal formations and various forms of coastal management. The trip will take place on Wednesday 15th October.… Read more »