Year 11 is the beginning of the end of your child's compulsory school education. It is a time when examinations and coursework deadlines begin to take priority and your child should be focussed on the pathways that they wish to follow post 16.
Being organised, prioritising work and remaining positive are key aspects of working in Year 11. There needs to be recognition by students that there should always be independent work to do and students should make sure they are fully abreast of examination dates and times.
The pastoral care in Year 11 will be based on what you have experienced in previous years at the school, however, there is more provision to develop careers advice via a career adviser, and health and mental well being when facing academic challenges. The school appreciates that students will be worried about sitting public exams and Life Skills lessons have a focus on addressing these concerns.
Students will be supported throughout Year 11 by their form tutor and it is the aim to make sure all students within Year 11 have a positive learning experience whilst at the school and have the ability to make informed choices and the end of this academic year.
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 include Careers where students undergo mock interviews to prepare them for sixth form/college/apprenticeship interviews as well as job interviews in the future. Exam and revision skills are also integral to enable students to achieve in their end of year exams.
Another key element of the Life Skills programme is the Year 11 Health Roadshow. This is an important day where all students are off timetable and rotate around different sessions led by external agencies on key topics including First Aid, Drugs and Alcohol, Stress, Mental Health, Sexual Health and Nutrition amongst others. Other topics covered through Life Skills include Road Safety and Finance.
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.