Year 11

Message from the Head of Year

Year 11 is the most important year in your child’s education so far and I wish every student in year 11 lots of luck for the forthcoming year.  There is no doubt that this will be a very stressful year but with the support of the academic mentors, tutors, Mrs Myles and myself we hope to see every student rise to the challenges presented to them and strive to fulfil their full potential.

Mrs Williams

Key Dates for Year 11

Click here to view the key dates for 2018/2019.

The KS4 Curriculum overview

Click here to view the presentation made to parents and students on 27th September 2016. This presentation details the changes to GCSE qualifications and school performance measures.

Subject Information

Course information sheets are available below.
Business – click here
Food Technology – click here
Geography – click here
Product Design – click here
Spanish – click here
Photography – click here
English – click here
Art – click here
Textiles – click here

Revision Skills Day Materials – these are the resources supplied to pupils this year.
Cue Cards – click here
Growth Mindset – click here
Learning Memory – click here
Planning a Revision Schedule – click here
Revision Day Ideas – click here

Applications to 6th Form/College

All students should aim to have applications completed by February half term. Students are encouraged to attend a variety of different open evenings in order to help them make an informed choice. Lydiard Park Academy has it’s 6th Form Open Evening on Thursday 15th November from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Attendance Changes – Penalty Notices

Year 11 is a vital year for all students and it has been shown that school attendance during this year has a major impact on what is achieved in examinations, qualifications and life after school. Therefore we need to do everything possible to reduce unnecessary absence and promote good attendance.

The Government introduced Fixed Penalty Notices for Local Authorities to deal with cases when students miss school for reasons which cannot be approved by the school.  The issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice gives each parent the opportunity of paying a fine instead of going to court.  These fines are £60 per parent (if paid within 21 days), increasing to £120 per parent (to be paid within the following 7 days). If no payment is paid the Local Authority will prosecute the parents for their child’s unauthorised absence.

We wish to inform you that Swindon Borough Council will be issuing Fixed Penalty Notices during this year in cases of poor attendance, including taking students on holiday in term time. Once an unauthorised holiday has been taken, please be advised that the parent will have committed a criminal offence under section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996.

It is important that students attend school regularly and, if they are unable to do so, that the school is fully aware of the circumstances.

Please remember that schools are limited in the type of absences that they can accept as authorised and are required to inform the Local Authority of all unauthorised absence.

Year 11 Prom

From September you currently all have invites to the Prom (28th June 2019). However, if you then fail to meet the following criteria over the course of the year you will have lost your invite.

Remember, there are no C2’s in Year 11.

The Prom is a reward for all the students’ hard work throughout the year.  The criteria for students to gain an invitation to the Prom are:

  • Attendance in Year 11 = 95% or more.
  • Less than 5 C3s (TO / Walking Away)
  • Less than 10 C3s (Homework)
  • Less than 10 C3s (Late to lesson or school)
  • Less than 5 other C3s
  • No fixed term exclusions at all
  • No more than 1 C4 (e.g. uniform)

Year 11 Tutor Groups

Ms L Stone 11 B1 Berners-Lee B2.3
Mr C Harding 11 B2 Berners-Lee B1.3
Mrs E Mochan 11 H1 Holmes C1.2
Ms C Urquhart 11 H2 Holmes B2.1
Miss T Sheridan 11 P1 Pascal M2.4
Miss F Powell 11 P2 Pascal C1.3
Mrs Z Stewart 11 M1 Moore D2.12
Mr J McCarthy 11 M2 Moore D2.1