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 all of their GCSE Options courses and continue the GCSE work started in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. The work that is done in Year 10 can have a massive impact on the final exam results in 2021 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 but in addition should be revising for all of their subjects. 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) Year 10 mocks will take place in June and 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 on line 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 between 10th-14th June. 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. We have 3 students doing their work experience abroad this year, which will be an amazing opportunity for them. 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.
Thinking about building up good experiences to add to your CV or to application letters is really valuable. Further Education establishments and employers are looking at more than just academic results. 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.
Finally, students in Year 10 should hold high standards. They should aim to have excellent attendance and punctuality to maximise their learning time, have full school uniform and ensure behaviour is also excellent. Students should be equipped with their school planner every day and have all their essential equipment inclusive of a scientific calculator. Homework folders should also be used to keep work safe and neat.
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, Mrs N Rowland at NRowland@jorichardson.org.uk