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Heads of Year Message

Congratulations – many of you have now finished your end of year assessments, whilst others have just got one assessment left. Well done for working so hard this week and enjoy a well-deserved rest over the weekend.


Third Years will resume their timetable from period 6 on Monday 8 June. On Monday 8 June, it is important that they remember to register on Firefly before 8.45 and attend a brief session with their tutors at 8.45am. The remainder of the morning should be spent completing assessments that clashed in the timetable. Full details are below:

Clash Subjects Subject to be sat 9am Monday 8 June
Music AND Latin Latin
Design Engineering AND Drama Drama
Greek AND Art Art
Mandarin AND Russian Russian
Beginners German AND Russian Russian
Beginners French AND Mandarin Mandarin
Beginners Spanish AND (Beginners German OR Beginners French OR Russian OR Mandarin) Beginners Spanish


It is worth noting that there will be many boys who do not have assessments to sit on Monday 8 June. For these boys, we hope they put this unstructured time to good use.

End of Year Assessments

You will spend some time in lessons reviewing assessments with your individual subject teachers next week. In each subject, we ask that you take this process seriously and recognise that it is an important part of the learning process. Learning from the elements that you got wrong (or could improve) is as important as recognising which elements you got right.

Grade Cards

Given the unusual circumstances this term, end of term grade cards will be issued in an amended format. Third Years would normally receive four grades at the end of summer term: Exam grade, Term Attainment grade, Classwork effort and Homework effort. This term, however, you will receive a single Term Attainment grade (1-4) in each subject which will incorporate the result of the end of year assessment, as well as attainment measured through remote tasks and classwork completed this term. You will also receive a single Effort Grade (1-4) in each subject which will incorporate the usual Homework and Classwork Effort Grades.


From Tuesday 9 June we will revert to the original remote learning registration schedule.

Daily registration on Firefly by 8:45am. Form Tutor registration on MS Teams at 8:45-8:55 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Form Tutor periods on MS Teams from 10:15 on Mondays and Thursdays.

Form Tutor Meetings

You met in small groups with a Form Tutor before half term, creating an opportunity to discuss revision plans, share your experiences of guided home learning, explain how you have stayed active, or tell about an achievement at home or in your local community. A second round of these meetings will begin on Thursday 11 June alongside the PSHE programme and e-Assemblies. You may wish to update your Form Tutor on what you did over half term, review assessment week highs and lows, look ahead to the rest of term and the summer holidays, and/or discuss your reaction to the Wellbeing Survey questions completed on Thursday 21 May.

Blog Challenge

This week’s challenge is particularly worthwhile in supporting the local community through our foodbank – please keep your blog contributions coming via email to Mr Moore (h.moore@hamptonschool.org.uk).

As always, please do let us or your Form Tutors know if you are having any difficulties.

Enjoy the weekend!

Best wishes

Miss Smith & Mr Rigby

Third Year Special Mentions

Well done to Henry Ayres and Adam Jeffrey for achieving silver and gold, respectively, in the Physics Olympiad!

Henry Ayres should also be congratulated for completing both his Arts Awards and excellent Help project on ‘Game Theory’. Well done Henry!

Adam Jeffrey has also completed his HELP project on Particle Physics and Higgs Boson. Well done Adam! Here’s a video of Adam in action, explaining Higgs Boson:

Congratulations to all Third Year pupils who completed an Arts Award project this year. Here is a flavour of some of the creative projects that the boys have produced:


Third Year Music Projects

The Third Years have been working hard on their “Cover Songs Project” and have produced some outstanding group covers of well-known songs. Mrs Esser has been very impressed with these and has some samples for you to listen to here:

Beggin with Felix Droy and Tom Whitehill.

Take a listen to Tomas Escobar, Aaron Mills and Alex Wicks song too:

Third Year Wellbeing

Here are some top tips for looking after your mental and physical wellbeing during the lockdown period:

  1. Stay active – get some exercise every day (see below for PE and Sports activities available).
  2. Complete your daily online lessons and tasks.
  3. Speak to your friends and family.
  4. Find time to read a book.
  5. Give yourself some space and time to reflect.
  6. Keep your room and workspace tidy and clean.

Third Year Lockdown Challenge

Please send in photos of your Lockdown challenge and we will publish them in the Blog next week!

This week’s Lockdown Challenge is…….. to drop off some items at your local food bank.

We now have a food bank at School and would love to see you using it!

Find out more from Mr Nicholson:

Have a great weekend and a well-deserved rest!

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