Making the Grade
Learn the pathway to academic success.
Our "Making the Grade" events are designed to strengthen links between families and the school to help each and every one of our students reach their full potential.
The evenings were devised to support Year 11 parents but their success encouraged us to offer similar targeted events for all year groups at Varndean School.
The evenings provide an opportunity to hear from a variety of subjects to find out how to support your child's learning at home.
They offer help and advice on upcoming exams, useful revision tips and guidance on how to work with your child at home . The sessions will allow you and your child to speak to subject staff and to find out how students can supplement their learning at home in order to reach their target grades.
Invitation letters are sent home to parents and carers of the relevant year group shortly before the event.
The parental effect on test results is around five times more powerful than the influence of pupils’ schooling, it was revealed.
16th September 2020
17th September 2020
23rd September 2020
Option subjects presentations:
Option subject recordings
30th September 2020
6.15-7.15pm - this will be a virtual event and more details will be sent via email nearer the time.
Click here to watch our Year 10 Making the Grade: Supporting Wellbeing and Progress webinar (30th September 2020)
18th March 2021
For Year 11 Grading Process March - May 2021, click here.
Year 11 Assessment Schedule:
10th September 2020
10th November 2020
Link to the upcoming webinar below:
Making the Grade subject recordings:
For Art click here
For Asdan click here
For Computing click here
For Creative iMedia click here
For Dance click here
For Design Technology click here
For Drama click here
For Enterprise click here
For Film Studies click here
For Food Technology click here
For Geography click here
For Health & Social Care click here
For History click here
For Languages click here
For Media Studies click here
For Music BTEC click here
For Music GCSE click here
For P.E. click here
For Religious Studies click here
For Sociology click here