GCSE Subject Choices

We will be beginning the process of students choosing their final GCSE subjects shortly.

The start of this process is an information evening that takes place on Wednesday 23 Jan at 7pm in the main hall for parents and students.  This evening will explain the process and the choices and there will then be time for students and parents to speak to subject specialists.  Students will be getting much more information via assemblies and lessons this half term.  The final deadline for making choices is just after half term, so there is plenty of time to really think about the choices and no need to rush into making decisions.

M. Freakley.                                                                D. Tansley

Deputy Head Curriculum                                         Head of Year 9

Verulam Voice Issue 16 – 2018/19 published

The latest online version of the Verulam Voice has been published.

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Year 7 Quiz

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News from Mr Ramsey

Congratulations to Year 11

I would like to congratulate Year 11 on the excellent start they have made to GCSE preparation.  I was very pleased with the results of their trial examinations which show a significant improvement on last year.

The boys are very able and with careful preparation and revision, they should do very well this summer.

I would advise all Year 11 pupils to conduct a thorough self review with their parents in order to target their key areas or topics for revision which should begin now in order to prepare them for the second set of trial examinations which take place before Easter.

Careful revision and exam practice are the key to real success in any examination.

Sixth Form Options

The majority of Year 11 are currently considering which subjects to study in the Sixth Form.  Senior members of staff are meeting with students individually.  However, if I can offer any advice or support to parents, I am happy to speak with you.  Please contact my PA, Kelly Bonass on [email protected] to arrange.

Verulam Sixth Form Open Morning for External Students – Tuesday 22nd January 2019

We will be holding an open morning on Tuesday 22nd January from 9.00am to 10.45am.  This is an opportunity for external students to visit the school during lesson time and be given a tour of the school by members of the senior prefect team followed by an informal question and answer session with Mr Ramsey, Mr Skipper and Mr Dannie.  If you know of any students/parents who may be interested in attending please ask them to contact Mrs Harding at [email protected] or telephone 01727 754122 to book a place.

St Albans Air Cadets

Many young people gain enormous benefit from joining one of the uniformed youth organisations such as scouts, guides or army cadets.

The Air Cadets are perhaps, less well known, but have given amazing opportunities to numerous Verulam pupils over many years.

Currently, 5 of our pupils attend St Albans Air Cadets who meet twice per week from 7pm to 10pm and enjoy

activities such as flying, shooting, riding together with lots of sport competitions and military experience.

Squadron 220 has approximately 25 members and are

looking for boys and girls who have just turned 13 to join them.

If you are interested, you can meet them on Monday 21st January at 7pm at their base next to Westminster Lodge (and next to The Abbey Theatre).

Headmaster’s commendations

This week I would like to commend Eddie Cook from Year 11 for his fantastic work in Food Technology and in particular his superb fish and chips he prepared in this week’s practical.

Congratulations to Lucas Costantini, Thomas Jeffcock, Joseph Shaw and Ethan Turner for their superb performance in Year 11 trial examinations.

I would also like to commend Benedict Gaskin in Year 9 for his work in Holocaust Education.

Verulam Charitable Trust

We are seeking to recruit a parent who would be willing to audit the accounts of the Verulam Charitable Trust on a pro bono basis.  If you are interested in this post,  please contact Kelly Bonass at [email protected] for more details.

P A Ramsey

 

 

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