Expectations

Equipment

The four things you have absolutely no excuse for forgetting are:

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Planner

Numeracy

A calculator can sometimes come in handy although you will always be encouraged to use your head for most calculations. For example, if you are asked to work out 10% of something, we would expect you to be able to do it without a calculator.

You are also expected to use the various methods of estimation taught in your mathematics lessons.

Literacy

You may be asked to read out aloud to the rest of the class. Not a major recital, but a section of a news story for example.

  • Key Stage 3: Please use your Write On cards for all pieces of written work
  • Key Stage 3 - 5: Check your spelling and grammar before submitting pieces of written work
  • On GCSE coursework, up to 5 marks will be added for the quality of your written work

Behaviour

There are only a few rules:

  • Complete all work set including homework
  • Be nice to your teachers
  • Be nice to everyone else in the class
  • Look after the Business Studies block

It is very important that your behaviour in class does not disrupt the learning of other students. A warning system is in place and students who do not behave will be sent outside the classroom after a warning and sometimes in extreme cases sent to Department Ice

Attendance

Attendance is closely monitored. Students regularly missing lessons will get a phone call home. Places on college courses can be withdrawn due to low attendance

Meeting Deadlines

All deadlines for coursework must be met. The Business Department has a very strict intervention programme for those people missing deadlines:

  • Stage 1 - Warning
  • Stage 2 - Letter/phone call home by class teacher
  • Stage 3 - Letter phone call home by Head of Department
  • Stage 4 - Head of Year involved
  • Stage 5 - Parental meeting

After stage 1 students must attend a compulsory Working Lunch on a Thursday to catch up.