Saturday School is an opportunity for Year 11s to catch up or complete both class and course work under the guidance of subject teachers, in a more informal and relaxed atmosphere.
Sessions start at 9am and finish at 12.30pm, although in some instances the duration of a session may be extended.
Check out our calendar for details of the next Saturday School sessions.
Comments form staff and students:
On Saturday 27th Jan the Year 12 music students came into school to work on their current assignment. All of them have chosen a different genre of world music to produce a composition in that style using music software in school.
The first Saturday school of 2018 saw a fantastic turn out of committed Graphics students. Students were able to experiment with spray paint techniques without worrying about getting their school uniforms filthy. Students were also able to create some laser cut outs to support their projects. A very productive Saturday School, thanks to all who attended.
At first, I was sceptical as to Saturday school being something that would work for me. Three additional hours of work at school. Well I was so glad I tried it out, almost immediately my grades for the subjects I was studying improved because of the extra help I was given. Even though the teachers aren’t being paid for giving up their time at the weekend, they are still no less motivational, you know that they want you to succeed when even without pay they will come in simply because they want their students to achieve to the best of their ability.
Oskar Harrison – Year 11
On a Saturday the school opens up for the year 11’s. Anyone from year 11 can come from 9 o’clock in the morning to 12 o’clock in the afternoon. This is a great opportunity for us year 11s, as we can do any work we want and have the opportunity to use the schools facilities. The school is helping us get prepared for our exams in the summer and opening the school on a Saturday is allowing us to use our time wisely. On the Saturdays, some specific subject teachers come in, so those students in their class can come in and get help from that teacher. If the teacher that has come in, isn’t your teacher, you can go into the library and do your own work. Having the opportunity to do this is brilliant, as you can get a lot more work done and be more motivated to do so.
Isobel May – Year 11