22 Jan 2016


This weeks mailing is:

Letter from the Head (PDF)



For the attention of Third Year Parents – Forthcoming Immunisations

Your sons have had an assembly this week informing them about their forthcoming immunisations that are due. You will receive a consent form today. Please would this be returned next week.

For the attention of Fifth Year Parents

Fifth Year mock exam results slips have been posted to the parent portal and sent out by email.  Ideally they should be discussed over the weekend in advance of Monday's parents' evening. As a word of caution, it is much better to concentrate on grades in these mocks as opposed to making comparisons of percentages between subjects. Grade boundaries vary widely between subjects, as they do in the real exams, and it is the grade that makes the best form of comparison.  The requirement for entry to Abingdon's Sixth Form is unchanged at 3As and 4Bs – these mock grades give a strong indication as to whether a boy is on track to meet that requirement, though it is (almost) universally the case that boys improve between mocks and the real exams.

Graeme May (Deputy Head, Academic) will be speaking in the Amey Theatre about these results and their implications in the break between appointments on Monday.  He will also be sketching out his expectations for Easter revision and explaining how the first part of study leave next term works. Additionally, Mr May will be explaining Abingdon's approach to the Sixth Form curriculum in light of national changes to qualifications. Also speaking will be Oliver Lomax (Curriculum Director) taking parents through the final A Level preferences procedure, Mike Litchfield (Careers) will speak about work experience and Paul Gooding (Middle Master) will be giving his overview of the year group. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend these talks.

Driving along Park Road and Park Crescent: 20mph

Parents are asked to adhere to the speed limit along these private roads.

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