Year 10 is an important year in your child's education. Students will continue studying towards their GCSE's in a variety of subject areas. The focus of Key Stage 4 is to use the skills developed in earlier years to prepare them for life after compulsory school education. Students will be expected to develop responsibility towards their own learning and it is important for them to understand that how they approach their lessons will impact on other students learning.
The rigours of Year 10 mean that students will have to learn how to manage their time, respond to deadlines and develop skills for coursework and examinations.
Year 10 is not a prelude to Year 11 and it is important for students and parents to see Years 9, 10 & 11 as a continuous learning phase - work completed in Years 9 and 10 will affect progress in subjects in Year 11.
The pastoral care in Year 10 will be based on what you have experienced in other years at the school, however, there is more provision to develop careers advice, via a careers advisor, and health and mental well being when facing academic challenges.
Students will be supported throughout Year 10 by their form tutor and it is the aim to make sure all students within the year have a positive learning experience whilst at the school.
The Key Stage 4 Life Skills programme aims to equip students with the tools they will need in life, both in the short term and the long.
Key topics covered in Year 10 include careers with a focus on the Work Experience programme which begins in September in preparation for the work experience week in the Summer. The Work Experience programme is designed to be personalised for students and they will partake in either a 4 day or a 5 day placement following discussions with teachers. Students partaking in a 4 day placement will also spend a day taking part in activities educating them about further education and university. Students are encouraged to source their own Work Experience placements to encourage greater personalisation.
Exam and revision skills are also integral to enable students to achieve in their end of GCSE exams. Other topics covered include Finance, Sex Education and an Enterprise project.
Activities and Trips
There is a wide variety of activities and clubs offered by different departments at The Long Eaton School.
Students have the opportunity to enjoy trips including reward trips decided by the Student Council each year.
Students also have the opportunity to catch up, progress further or complete homework in a number of different 'clinics' run by each curriculum area. These run from 3.00pm to 4.00pm on a night specific to each subject.