GCSE Pathways Evening at Wreake Valley Academy

A Science lesson at Wreake Valley AcademyPrimary school pupils and their parents from the Syston and Melton areas are being urged to consider their GCSE subjects early by attending a school event this month.
Wreake Valley Academy is hosting its annual GCSE Pathways Evening for Year 9 pupils on Thursday 12th February so they can talk to teachers and learn more about subjects being offered.
Principal Tony Pinnock is also inviting Year five and six children from primary schools in Melton and Syston to help them and their parents make an early decision on what they are able to study when they reach Key Stage 4.
Mr Pinnock said: “We think it’s really important that students in Year nine and their parents have all the information possible to make an informed choice about GCSEs and this event will provide them with everything they need to know.We are very proud of the breadth of our curriculum and the number of unique courses we offer, such as GCSESs in Engineering and in Health and Social Care, Triple Science and Computer Science.”
He added: “We have also invited pupils from year five and six schools and their parents to this event to give them an idea of what they can study at GCSE level.
GCSEs may seem a long way away for them but they should be in parents’ thoughts when choosing the secondary school their children will attend.”
Those who attend the GCSE Pathways Evening, which is from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, will get the chance to talk to specialist teachers, students who are currently taking the courses and to see examples of their work.
They will also be able to tour facilities and seek advice and guidance from transition tutors and senior staff, who will explain the importance of continuity in education at one school from the age of 11 to 16.
Wreake Valley Academy, which was rated a ‘good’ school in its latest Ofsted report, reported record results in A-levels and GCSEs in 2013 and last year students attained results which were above the national average.
The academy will become a through school for ages 11 to 19 from the 2015-2016 academic year.
Assistant Principal Belinda Nuttall added: “These are exciting times for us. Our Ofsted report showed that teaching was good and, at times, outstanding and that students conduct themselves very well and take pride in their school. We have a number of places available for the next academic year and we are hoping for a big turnout of pupils and parents for our GCSE Pathways Evening so we can explain exactly what we can offer them.”
For more information on the GCSE Pathways Evening, on Thursday 12th February, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, at Wreake Valley Academy, parents can email [email protected] or telephone 0116 264 1080.