Welcome to the Year 10 area of the Jo Richardson Community School Website. Year 10 are a highly diverse bunch of young people with talents and interests in a whole variety of different domains. It is a pleasure to work with the students, parents and staff of Year 10. Our motto remains: Work Hard, Be Nice and Take Opportunities.
Year 10 is a pivotal year as students embark on their GCSE Option courses and continue the GCSE work started in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. The work that is done in Year 10 will have a significant impact on final exam results and it is key that students are working hard in both lessons and at home. Students should be completing homework on time and to a high standard. Alongside this, they should be completing regular revision at home It is of course important to have balance so students should make time for relaxing and doing exercise as well (There are many OSHL clubs available for Year 10s to participate in). We will take weekly opportunities to focus on our wellbeing in year 10 as it is vital that all students live well during these formative years.
Year 10 mocks will take place throughout the school year, starting with the core subjects in the autumn term. Students should do their absolute best in these exams so that staff can give them the most useful feedback to help them make improvements. Please encourage students to speak to staff if they have any concerns about what they should be revising or how they should be revising. We are here to help. Students can also purchase revision guides and workbooks in city centre shops and online for minimal cost.
Year 10 is also the time when students get to experience the world of work. Students will participate in their work experience. This is a great opportunity to take students out of their comfort zone, meet people of different age groups, try out a variety of work based tasks and experience working with a supervisor. It won’t be long before our students start applying for jobs themselves so having a positive experience to put on their CVs will be advantageous.
Jo Richardson can offer so many opportunities to help enhance your CV. Why not work towards your Gold Seagull, or participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme? This year students have taken advantage of working with London Metropolitan University Mentors, working with mentors from the RPC law firm, working with the Lawrence Dallalio rugby foundation “Rugby Works” to name but a few.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 020 8270 6222 or contact the Head of Year, Miss O Draisey at ODraisey@jorichardson.org.uk