Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyGroup 2 Dofe evening walk! Monday 25th March and what a great night 😁 we practiced first aid, walked 7km and saw the donkey! Great map reading and compass work from the group - looking forward to their next walk @DofE @valeofyorkcomco https://t.co/CF5gDT64wc8 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyExcellent morning yesterday bag packing at Tesco Clifton Moor! All in aid of our Morocco 🇲🇦 2019 funds! Massive thanks to the community for their generosity, Tesco’s for their support and ace work from the students! £464.59 was raised in 4 hours - very pleased 👍 #thankshttps://t.co/jKkpveJjjQ2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyExceptionally proud of Eve in year 8 - she's been selected out of 83 to play the part of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz! This will be taking place at Joseph Rowntree theatre this summer with Quirky Youth Theatre 🎭 So well deserved - can’t wait to watch!
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It’s options month here at Vale of York. Year 9 have submitted their GCSE option choices and Year 8 are just about to start the process.
These are important decisions to be made by our students; taking the time to apply careful thought to these choices ensures that their options will form the first stepping stone in their pathway to Higher Education, and ultimately their chosen career.
Key stage 4
As the half term approaches, Year 11 students are working on completion of controlled assessments and starting revision for more mocks or tests ahead. February half term should be an opportunity to recharge batteries for you Year 11’s but also to start preparing for the exams ahead. We have seen a real shift in many attitudes, with improved performance and attendance at interventions in and after school. Some teachers give up time in the school holidays to make sure even more support is available.
Please keep encouraging your child to attend these invaluable support lessons. Year 10 have been preparing for theyr work experience placements this half term; they should now have handed all the paperwork into Mrs Brown as he deadline has lapsed. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the world of work, and gain some valuable insight into working practices in a range of settings. Year 10 will be out from 8th May until 12th May 2017. Homework is still a concern for some of our year 10 students; some students are failing to record it in their planners and some are late handing it in. Please support us by checking homework has been completed, and enquiring about what had been set if it is not written in their planner.