You will be receiving a letter shortly which will outline details of our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 internal exams in English, Maths and Science which are scheduled after half-term.
These exams will give students opportunity to experience test conditions and are designed to improve understanding of formal testing.
I have tasked senior staff and subject leads to tailor the exams so they are appropriate to each year and ability group, and to ensure we make the process as accessible as possible; this is very important.
these exams will inform staff of how best to support your son/daughter as they
continue their studies; we know that working memory is becoming increasingly
important and revising the right things will provide useful practice.
I thank you in advance for supporting the exam process at USH.
This week, I have had the great pleasure of talking with Year 11 students who are feeling happy and confident in their exam performance; rightly so. As I have said to them…all the hard work will be worth it.
Year 11 Briefing
Half Term Revision Sessions will take place from Tuesday 26th May to Friday 29th.
Students should look out for their personalised revision times in the letter which will be sent . It is expected that students attend their nominated sessions to further support them in realising their target grades. These sessions will focus on examination strategies and high frequency examination topics.
As the exams progress, students will be completing courses for a number of subjects. To this end, we will be reducing the timetables for Year 11 as of Monday 8th June. From this point on, students will only be required to attend the lessons and seminars that they are yet to complete the course for.
On Monday 15th June at 2pm we will hold our leavers assembly for Year 11. The expectation is that all students attend in full school uniform. Historically this has been very well received by previous year groups as it is an opportunity for us to celebrate their time here at USH. It will give the year group the opportunity to sign shirts (please bring a spare shirt with you) and reminisce over the last five years. Special awards are being prepared by Mr Hall and staff.
Results will be available to collect from the school hall on Thursday 20th August from 10am onwards.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Hall, Head of Year 11.
We all wish Year 11 the very best of luck over the coming weeks and look forward to celebrating their successes.
Stuart Woods, Headteacher
I would like to congratulate the Year 11 students on the very positive start they have made to the exam season. Their behaviour, attitude and application in the first exams were exemplary. The standard has been set and I hope that this positivity continues through the coming weeks. It goes without saying that everyone at USH wishes our Year 11s the very best of luck.
Letters will be sent home during the week outlining how much is owed for this year’s Prom ticket based on any discounts that may have been earned over the past term. I’m pleased to say that 80 students out of 118 attending the Prom did reach the threshold for receiving either 75%, 50% or 25% on their Prom ticket. All outstanding monies should be paid to the finance office or via the online payment system by June 17th.
Prom is on Thursday 25th June at the Ageas Bowl in West End.
Kieron Hall, Year 11 Leader