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Making the Grade - Year 11

Making the Grade evening, Year 11 - Thursday 14th January 2016.

The next session for Year 11 students and their parents and carers takes place in the early New Year. 

Thursday 14th January - 6.30-8.30pm

Year 11 “Making the grade - supporting our children to reach their potential” evening

We are writing to invite you and your child to the second of our ‘Making the Grade’ evenings in Year 11, which has been designed for parents/carers and students of Year 11. The evening will provide an opportunity to hear from a variety of options subjects to find out about the upcoming exams, useful revision tips and guidance of how to work with your child at home during the final few months. The sessions will allow you and your child to speak to subject staff and to find out how they can be supplementing their learning at home in order to reach their target grades.

Year 11 can be an extremely daunting and pressurised year in a child’s school life and at Varndean School we are aiming to provide some extra supportive steps to aid the journey. Research shows us that a child reaches their full potential when both school and home have strong connections and we are hoping to further strengthen the link for our Year 11 students at this crucial time of the year.

The evening will be taking place on Thursday 14th January (6.15pm arrive) for 6.30pm start-8.30pm, starting in the hall. This session is intended to get parents and children working together so please encourage your child to attend with you.

In order to arrange resources and refreshments, please could you return the reply slip below with your 3 or 4 workshop choices by email to or print and return to the medical centre or leave a message with reception by Friday 8th January 2016.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at school.

Yours sincerely


Ed Owen                      Shelley Baker and Elise James

(Deputy Head)             (Raising Standards Team)     


Please tick and return this slip to the medical centre if you wish to reserve a place for Thursday 14th January 2016 6.30pm-8.30pm. Alternatively, please email these details to

Student name__________________________________________


I am able/not able to attend “Making the grade - supporting our children to reach their potential”     


Number attending_________

Workshops (please tick 3 or 4 workshops)


Tick to attend

Art & Design


Business BTEC






Food and nutrition








Graphic Products


Health & Social Care






Media Studies




Music Technology




Resistant materials








Sport BTEC




Travel & Tourism BTEC



Parent signature________________________________________

Don't forget to keep an eye on the Making the Grade page for copies of presentations from the evening, after the event.