Year 11 is one of the most important years of any students’ education. This is the final year in which they consolidate all of the information learned over the last 3 years as they sit their exams and submit coursework for their G.C.S.E’s. During this final year, there are current plans to have pre-public exams in the December, and then students will sit final exams from May.
As a school we have always put on lots of revision sessions to help our pupils. These typically happen in the morning, at break/lunch and after school. We have a brilliantly dedicated staff who work tirelessly to ensure each and every student reaches their full potential and are always on hand to answer any questions. Whilst some operations have been adapted during COVID-19, we will still be providing interventions and supporting opportunities for additional study as much as we can.
Our students also fully settle into their roles of head boy/head girl, senior prefects and general prefects. They complete duties and participate in Student Voice working groups. They have supported the virtual open days and provided transition support to our new yr7s remotely too. We are very proud of how they have adapted during this time and some of their practices will no doubt be used moving forward even when we no longer have to work in a remote way!
This is the time of year when our students look to get in their 6th form applications. This process has been meticulously walked through with them and they are fully supported by their tutors, and then through to senior staff through assemblies and workshops. All students have access to unbiased careers guidance with 1:1 appointments.
It is an exciting time as they plan for their prom and their year book. We have committees of students who run the organisation and decision making for these areas to ensure they will be wonderful lasting memories for the students.
This is a very busy year for our students and on top of this they compete to a very high standard in sport with many of our teams reaching the national competition stages.
Year 11 Prom
Year 11 celebrate the end of their exams and school days with a prom. It is a chance for students to say their goodbyes and celebrate the end of the exams in style. We will have to work to any current government guidance regarding the prom but to give you an idea of past proms and what we hope to achieve:
The cost of the prom is usually approximately £35 and this includes entry, buffet and unlimited soft drinks. Students will need to bring money with them if they would like a Prom photo. The evening begins at 7:30pm and finishes at 11:00pm. Carriages should arrive for 11:00pm to have departed by 11:15pm. This is a formal event so we encourage students to dress accordingly.
It is not an automatic right to attend the King John Prom, it is a celebration and students are invited to attend. Students who do not meet school expectations throughout the year will risk having their prom invite withdrawn. If a student has fallen in to this category then parents will be informed.
We would like to make you aware that if you are hiring a limousine for the prom that you check the paperwork of the company as in previous years other schools have had at least one limousine decommissioned due to lack of paperwork and roadworthiness.
As we come to the end of Year 11, a Yearbook is made to show pictures and memories of the students’ time at the school. It is a hard back book that has been designed with 76 pages of colour photos, tutor messages and happy memories!
Yearbooks will be available to purchase and usually collected on Results Day in August.
We will be asking students to send in photographs they feel should be featured and all students will have an opportunity to write a short and appropriate message.