Wednesday 21st March saw Northgate hold a Year 11 GCSE information evening. It followed on from a very well supported evening back in October. The evening gave parents the opportunity to look at how they can support students during the exam period and also for departments to be on hand to answer any questions from parents or pupils related to revision and resources to use. There was a talk from Miss Mather, exams officer about procedures and regulations, what to do if you are absent or late on an exam day and the all-important results day.

Mr Oldfield spoke about his own recent experience as a father of a Year 11 and how ‘encouragement’ can take lots of different forms and depends on the individual child. What is important is that we are communicating, are honest and supportive like a ‘family’.

Dr Hone talked through the Easter revision schedule, which is also on the school website here. All students were given a goody bag with pen, ruler and handy revision planner! Former Northgate students were available throughout the evening to offer advice to students about coping with the exam pressures and revision strategies. The next couple of months are going to be extremely busy therefore planning is important.

Feedback from the evening was very positive and we hope all our Year 11s know that we are all here to support them in achieving their full potential. Thank you to all those who attended and to staff for providing such valuable information. We wish the Year 11s the best of luck in their exams and know they will make us all proud! For more resources and information, please click here.