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VIP Support – Year 10

Year 10 can be an exciting, as well as challenging time for students, as they progress further into their Key Stage 4 courses, start considering decisions about their future and also experience their first venture into the workplace. The following information will outline the support available for students and families.

Year 10 Important Dates

During the year, Year 10 will have their first Raising Achievement evening for parents, carers and students. These evenings also take place regularly during Year 11 and provide important information as well as extra support. The evening will advise you on resources and the ways in which you can help your child at home.

  • Thursday 23rd January 2020 Year 10 Raising Achievement Evening
  • Thursday 30th April 2020 – Year 10 Parents Evening
  • Monday 15th June to Friday 26th June 2020  Year 10 Summer Mock Exams
  • Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July 2020 Year 10 Work Experience Week

Year 10 Team

Mr Duncan Miss Aves Miss Burke
Director of Curriculum and Vocational Achievement
SLT Link for Year 10
Head of Year 10 and Teacher of Modern Foreign LanguagesSenior Head of Year 10 Behaviour


It is essential that your child undertakes additional independent revision throughout Key Stage 4. Information on revision techniques and strategies will be shared with students through Form Time, Assemblies and in lessons.

We have invested in GCSE Pod, which is an online revision programme through the use of videos, which is proven to improve grades with consistent use. The pods can be accessed through a variety of PC, tablet and mobile devices and downloaded for offline usage. This can be accessed at: gcsepod.com

Each student has their own login for the website. If this needs to be reset, please speak a member of the Year 10 Team.

Progress Support Sessions

To help each student achieve their full potential we have introduced a Year 10 Progress Support Session. This will be taking place in the ICT 1 after school on Tuesdays. During these sessions, there will be support available from teachers. Students will need to complete the work that they have been set by their subject teacher in order to support maximising their grade in this subject area.

The session has proved popular with Year 10 students this year, students have the option to attend every week on a voluntary basis or they may have been referred by one of their teachers. The staff supervising the session will be given the relevant work by subject teachers and will be monitoring to ensure that tasks are completed in this time.

When a teacher refers your child to attend this session, you will be contacted on the Friday afternoon for your child to then attend the following Tuesday session.

If your son/daughter is referred but cannot attend referral on the date(s) requested, we kindly ask that you contact us to explain why they won’t be attending. Please email studentprogress@ormistonvictoryacademy.co.uk or call us on 01603 742310 and ask for a message to passed onto Mr Duncan.

Mock Examinations

In the summer term, all students will sit mock exams for all their subjects. Students will sit exams and receive grades under the same conditions and procedures as their final exams in Year 11. This will help students to familiarise themselves with exam expectations, learn how to revise and manage their time effectively and indicate the grade that they are currently working at. Students will have support and feedback to work on any areas of development ahead of their final examinations.

For information regarding the examination process and polices, please see our Examinations page.

Moving On

In order to support students with making plans for work experience and for after Year 11, each student has access to our careers provision which includes 1:1 appointments with a qualified Careers Adviser.

For further guidance on how we support students to make decisions about their future, please see the Careers section of our website.

Our Expectations

Positive behaviour plays a key part in order for students to be successful in their final exams. We expect all students to put in 100% effort in all lessons, attend sessions offered by staff and behave in accordance with the Ormiston Victory Academy Behaviour Policy. In Year 10 we expect to fully focus on the education of our students; therefore, we expect behaviour to be exceptional at all times. We will not allow poor behaviour to affect the learning of any student, nor do we expect to be dealing with friendship issues or issues with social networking in lesson time. We expect all students to be in all lessons, learning. With this in mind, all behaviour issues will be dealt with in a timely manner, consistently and fairly. Students will be issued with consequences if their behaviour falls below the expected level.

Contacting the Year 10 Team

We encourage Parents/Carers to contact us with any questions or concerns. You may can contact Miss Aves, Head of Year 10 on m.aves@ormistonvictoryacademy.co.uk or Mr Duncan, Director of Curriculum and Vocational Achievement on p.duncan@ormistonvictoryacademy.co.uk. Alternatively, you may call the Academy Reception on 01603 742310 and leave a message for the Year 10 Team.


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