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Hinchingbrooke School

Week B - Beginning 21st November 2016

Academic Review Day, Year 11 Trail Exams, trips galore and a whole lot more this week.

This week marks the first Academic Review Day for Hinchingbrooke School.  Students and parents are invited to make an appointment for a 15 minute review with a member of staff on Wednesday 23rd November.  The students have already seen their latest report and have been collecting information for those subjects where they are not quite on track.  The student will then lead the interview stating what they need to do, and targets will be agreed to help them to fulfil their potential.

If you have not yet managed to make an appointment please click on the link below:

For the rest of the day, other than the appointment, students should be at home completing 4 hours worth of study tasks.  The link for this is below:

A reminder to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to sign in (Years 7 and 8 in Lower School, Years 9-11 in Middle School and Y13 in Hinchingbrooke House) and collect the latest report to read before the appointment along with an explanation sheet.

This links in beautifully to this week’s theme (almost as if we had planned it!).  It refers to the fact that the Academic Review Days are to enable students to fulfil potential, raise the achievement of all and look for ways to improve further.  It also makes the point that the interview and the process as a whole is owned by the student.  It should be them taking a leading role in talking through their subjects, setting their targets and making the change happen.

This week also marks the start of the Year 11 written Trial (Mock) Exams.  These start on Thursday 24th November, and are an opportunity for the students to experience the formal exam season.  They will be situated in the New Sports Hall for the first time.  They will give students an opportunity to really show us what they know, so the following months can really focus on each individuals’ areas for improvement in the run up to the exam season this summer.  There will then be a Trial Exams results Day on Monday 19th December 2016 and an opportunity to go through their papers in the new year.

There are also a number of trips out during this busy week.  Year 12 and 13 Psychologists are off to Cambridge on Monday for a conference; Year 12 and 13 students who study ICT are off to a conference in London on Thursday; whilst Science are also off to the capital, with Year 9 students on Thursday and Music have Masterclasses for students in Years 9 – 13 on Friday.  Glastonbrooke Unplugged also occurs this week, on Thursday 24th between 18:00 and 21:00 at Hinchingbrooke House – so another packed week lies ahead, with lots to look forward to.


In other news, Pepys is still leading the Lower School Golden Antlers Competition (yeah!) and Montagu dominate the Middle School table.  Last week 7M2 achieved a staggering 331 codes 5s in the register, putting them at the top of the pile for the first time – so a huge congratulations.  In the Middle School table it appears to be a little less competitive, with 11V2 winning again – well done.  Last weeks winners were 8M1 and 9M2 - see their victory pictures above.

So in a week when we are asking students to reflect on their performance and continue to build their resilience and work on the areas they don’t find so easy I leave you with this thought…


Have a great week everyone.

Anna Nightingale

Vice Principal