Year 10

Students in Year 10 are embarking on a very important time in their education; the beginning of studying towards GCSE qualifications. Although two years may seem like a long time, in reality it flies by all too quickly. Students are reminded of the importance of applying themselves fully and to regularly assess their own progress. Students receive high standards of teaching at Allerton Grange and all staff are committed to providing the right support to our students. Each and every one is encouraged to make progress or better than expected progress through differentiated teaching.

We offer a wide range of academic, vocational and technical qualifications at Key Stage 4, taught by specialist teachers.

All Year 10 students will take part in a Study Skills workshop which explores revision techniques. Pre-public exams take place in July as a practice for GCSEs the following year. Students will experience the formal exam process under exam conditions and will be assessed in relation to their predicted GCSE grades.

Students will complete a week of work experience in the last half of the spring term. Our Work Experience Coordinator is on hand to offer support to students in securing a placement; further information can be found on the website under Enrichment.

Assemblies for Year 10 take place on Fridays in the Main Hall in place of registration with form tutors 8.50am – 9.10am. Assemblies cover a range of key messages as well as some special events and speakers linked with areas covered through the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. Every half term Rewards Assemblies take place to recognise achievements from individuals and groups.

We follow the school’s Policy for Positive Discipline which allocates achievement and behaviour points to students. Achievement points can lead to prizes or special trips whereas behaviour points issued for breaking school rules can lead to detentions or more serious sanctions.

Each individual subject page contains information concerning what is studied in this subject in Year 10. This includes useful links for parents to support their children with learning at home. Should you require further information, please contact us either by emailing the curriculum leader directly, or by using the 'Contact Us' form on this website.

 

Year 10 Key contacts

Ms Gemma Turner-Lindley - Assitant Headteacher and Key Stage 4 Director

Mr Sat Hundal – Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 4 

Mr David Gracey – Progress and Welfare Manager for Year 10

Miss Ladelle Smith – Progress and Welfare Coach for Year 10

 

In addition, our Behaviour and Welfare team includes coaches and support staff, spread out across school, who are on hand throughout the day to help with a range of pastoral care needs.

All Behaviour and Welfare staff are on hand to support students and families. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the team if you require support or advice. We aim to create good working relationships between school and home by working together to support students to achieve their full potential.

Year 9 Options Booklet
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"So pleased that both my children are at a school, where the performing arts (and other arts) are such a priority."
- Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018