24th September 2018
The first two weeks have been quite busy here at Middlewich High School. The new year 7 intake are finding their feet, the year 11s are continuing to work hard towards their GCSEs, and as for the year 9 students, it is their first experience of GCSE lessons. Moving up another year takes us down memory lane as we reflect on the amount of growth, development, and fun experiences we have had during our time here.
For the new year 7s it has been a very busy first two weeks. From meeting their form tutors, to finding their correct classrooms the youngest pupils in the school have been very enthusiastic and wonderful to meet. It is also gratifying to see the older students help the younger ones around the school as they probably remember what it is like being in their shoes.
The year 11s have also settled back into the school routine well as they begin to feel the pressure of GCSEs pile onto them. Teachers have been giving regular homework and ensuring students engage and understand the content taught. The exam formats for each subject have been made clear to us and we are continuing to work particularly hard for our upcoming mock exams that will be taking place in November. Year 11s are also beginning to think more about their future colleges and A-Level and/or BTEC options, so our iValue Day on the 21st of September was centred around career options and our futures.
As for the Year 9s they have begun to study their GCSE content. To help students and parents with their next 3 years of demanding work, SLT and Head of Department staff held a Key Stage 4 Welcome Evening to introduce the format of exams, advice that students and parents can take, and revision tips to aid all GCSE students. At this evening event, we also had the principal of Sir John Deanne’s Sixth Form College, Kerry Kirkwood attend and speak to students and parents about college choices, and what they can do now to ensure a brilliant further education.
However, the events aren’t stopping. On the 27th of September, Middlewich High School will be holding our annual open evening! No need to book, simply arrive and our staff, students and colleagues will be there to welcome and show you around. We all can’t wait to see you there!
Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to keeping you notified on the latest happenings at Middlewich High School.
-Brontë & Harry