Key Stage 4 Bulletin – Summer 2013

Welcome back to the Summer Term! The year is passing by very quickly.

We hope that all students and their families have enjoyed a good break for Easter and are now refreshed for the new Term. GCE and GCSE examinations will soon be upon us (Starting 13th May) and the ‘Silence’ notices will be back up around the school. We hope that all students will be responsible and adhere to the notices so as to maximise the chances of everyone sitting the examinations.

The Thought for the week beginning Monday 15th April is ‘Humour and Laughter’

The Thought for the week beginning Monday 22nd April is ‘Home’

The Thought for the week beginning Monday 29th April is ‘Spring and New Life’

Thought for the week beginning Monday 6th May is ‘Tolerance and Difference’

The Thought for the week beginning Monday 13th May is ‘Loneliness’

The Thought for the week beginning Monday 20th May is ‘Honesty’

Advance Notice – Early June 2013 dates:

Monday 13th May                    GCSE Exams begin

Tuesday 4th June                      Sports Day

Thursday 13th June                  New Intake Day (Year 6)

Friday 5th July                          Year 10 Reports issued

Year 10

Work Experience:

Forms have recently been issued to all Year 10 regarding the October Work Experience placement. The deadline for the return of these forms ( to Mrs. C. Powell ) is the 14th June. Should you experience any problems with finding a placement please could you contact Mrs. Powell asap either by telephone or email:

Religious Studies Week

Details of this week have recently been issued by Mrs. Pugh. This starts on Wednesday 25th April and runs through and including Tuesday 30th April. This week students will be away from school working in various locations around Crickhowell and will not be required to wear school uniform during this time as per instruction sheet. We will of course expect exemplary behaviour to be shown by all pupils as they move around Crickhowell.

Work Related Activities Week 15th – 19th July

Further information regarding this week will be issued at a later date.

Year 11

GCSE Examinations

As mentioned earlier these written exams begin on Monday 13th May. In previous years students have been allocated Study Leave prior to this time. However, Study Leave is no longer permitted. Therefore students will be expected to attend normal timetabled lessons up until half term i.e. until Friday 24th May.

Students with scheduled exams will sit these at the scheduled time. If pupils have an afternoon exam that starts at 1.00pm they will have a lunch-time from 12noon.

If any exam has already been undertaken in a particular subject area and they are timetabled for a lesson in that subject, this time may be used for private/supervised study for other subjects not yet taken.

Post Half Term: Pupils may choose after half term to either study at home or in a supervised Study Area in school, until their exams have finished.

  • Year 12 Induction Day Friday 21st June
  • GCSE Exam Results issued Thursday 22nd August

As always, we recognise the great importance of Home and School working together and so if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mr A Dawkins and Mrs C Powell

Upper School Pastoral Team