Year 11 Welcome to Term 2

Welcome to Year 11 – Term 2

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,


Happy New Year! I hope this message finds you well and filled with anticipation for 2024 as we embark on the second term of the academic year. 


It is my pleasure to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and events that have shaped our Year 11 journey thus far, while also highlighting the prospects that lie ahead.


Term 1 Reflection & Celebrations:


Through Year 10 (Term 3) and Year 11 (Term 1), we organised a series of workshops to equip our students with essential skills and knowledge. These workshops were with the Unifrog careers team, the current Year 13s and our careers guidance counsellor, amongst others, and covered a range of topics, including the importance of attendance, study techniques, time management, university prospects and examination strategies. Additionally, our students had the privilege of attending a university fair, where they had the opportunity to explore potential higher education options and engage with representatives from esteemed universities. 

We also hosted a successful A Level options evening, during which we provided guidance in making informed decisions regarding A Level subject choices. The insights shared during this evening undoubtedly played a role in shaping our students’ decision-making during their submissions.

In terms of leadership, I am thrilled to see our eight House Captains taking the lead in organising regular Friday house events and larger midterm events. Activities such as the Bake Off, Capture the Flag, and the Netball Tournament have not only fostered a sense of healthy competition and camaraderie among our students but have also provided a platform for showcasing their talents and skills. I am also proud to acknowledge the initiative taken by our Year 11 students in assisting as Early Years readers and leading different ECAs for the Primary School. It reflects the compassionate nature of our Year 11 cohort. 

Furthermore, our students have registered to be part of a mentoring programme, seeking guidance from our Year 12 and 13 students in specific subjects. It is hoped that this will help them navigate the academic challenges ahead. 

I would like to congratulate Daniel Mapp for being selected in Term 1 as a member of the HK Asia Cricket Under 19 Premier Cup team to play in Kuala Lumpur. I also want to congratulate Bella Devlin-Leitch for qualifying in the World Irish Dancing Championships to the next round in Glasgow.

I wish to also recognise the effort and commitment demonstrated by our students during the November mock exams. The hard work put forth in preparation for these exams, following the enriching Week without Walls experience, has not gone unnoticed. Our teachers have praised the students’ achievements in various subjects, and I commend the Year 11s for their ongoing pursuit of personal excellence. 


Dates to be aware of:

As we look forward to Term 2.1 


23rd January 2024 – Parent–Teacher–Student Conference.

9th February 2024 – Last day of School before CNY Break

19th February 2024 – Start of Term 2.2 

29th February 2024 – Strength & Target Reports Released

22nd March 2024 – Last day of School before Easter Break

8th April 2024 – Start of Term 3

6th May 2024 – Study Leave Begins

28th June 2024 – Last day of Year 11


Going forward:

As you are aware, these last four months of regular school represent a critical period of preparation before the IGCSE exams. Term 3 will be relatively short compared to the previous ones, with the exams scheduled to begin in the first week of May. With this in mind, our students need to utilise effective study tips and develop self-discipline as early as possible. Regular revision, time management, and seeking support will contribute significantly to their success.

During the Year 11 study leave, students will have the opportunity to dedicate their time and energy solely to their exam preparation. It is important to approach this period with a focused and disciplined mindset. As we move closer to the exam period, our teachers and support staff will be available to provide guidance, resources and assistance to our Year 11 students. We encourage students to actively engage in the provided revision sessions, seek clarification on any topics they find challenging and make use of the study materials provided by their teachers.

In conclusion, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you all as parents and guardians, for your unwavering support and to our students for their dedication and commitment to their studies. Together, we will continue to strive for excellence and create a positive and nurturing environment for our Year 11 community.


Wishing you all a successful and rewarding Term 2.


Best regards

Amrith Prabhu