Revision and Exam Information

Important revision and exam information for students and parents/carers of students who are in Key Stage 4.

GCSE examinations can be a worrying prospect for students with coursework deadlines and examination preparation. Parents/carers may find it difficult to support their children through this time. This page includes information from subjects and possible strategies and information that may help you with this support.

For subject specific information e.g. revision guidance please take a look at our Subject Information Booklet:

Year 11 Subject Information Booklet (2017/18)


Tips for Parent/Carers

  • Ensure that your child attends school regularly and on time
  • Talk to your child about their learning, work they have to do and deadlines
  • Contact your child’s tutor if you have any questions or concerns
  • Attend Parents’ evening
  • Check the examination timetable and ensure they understands when their exams take place

Practical Support that you can offer:

  • Provide your child with a quiet place to study
  • Make sure they take regular breaks
  • Ensure that they eat healthy food and drink plenty of water
  • Test your child on the work they have been revising or encourage older siblings to test them
  • Ensure that they go to bed at a reasonable time and get enough sleep
  • Ensure that they revise thoroughly for both the mock and final examinations

Timetables

Pre-Public Exam Timetable (November 2017)

Summer Exam Timetable 2018

Year 11 External Exam Timetable (January 2018)


Useful Links

Online Revision Planners:

Dealing with Exam Stress:

Parents’ Guide:

Year 11 Subject Parents Evening

Year 11 Parents Evening takes place on Thursday 19th October 2017 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

This is an opportunity for parents/carers to meet with their son’s / daughter’s Subject Teachers individually, to review their progress and projected attainment.


Book your Appointments

You will need to book your 5 minute appointments to see each Subject Teacher through our online booking system by following the instructions below. Please ensure that you have made your bookings by Monday 16th October 2017:

  1. Follow the link below, which will take you to the booking system:

    tema.parentseveningsystem.co.uk

  2. Enter your name and your child’s details and choose ‘Log In’. Select ‘Year 11 Parents Evening’

  3. Your child’s teachers are then displayed for confirmation. Select ‘Continue to Book Appointments’

  4. Select the times you wish to see each teacher. Follow the instructions on screen to save your appointments and get the appointment times emailed or printed

Year 7 Settling In Evening

Our Year 7 Settling In Evening takes place on Thursday 5th October 2017 (5.00pm – 7.00pm).

The evening will give parents/carers the opportunity to discuss how their son/daughter has settled in at the Academy, and to discuss his/her attitude to learning with Form Tutors.

Year 7 students will need to return their reply slips (which have been sent out in the post) to their Form Tutor so an appointment time can be allocated.

We look forward to meeting you.

Key Stage 4 Future Aspirations Evening

It’s our Key Stage 4 Future Aspirations Evening on Wednesday 27th September from 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

This is a great opportunity for Year 10 and 11 students to come and have a chat with a variety of representatives to help you with your choices after Key Stage 4, including:

Colleges and Training Providers

  • Connell Sixth Form College
  • The Manchester College
  • The Skills Company – Apprenticeship Provider
  • Access to Music – Specialist Music College
  • Xaverian Sixth Form College
  • Clarendon Sixth Form College
  • Tameside College
  • Oldham College (sports department)
  • GM Higher – Providing information and advice on Universities and Higher Education
  • Juniper Training Provider – Traineeships provider
  • North Lancs Training Group – Apprenticeship Provider
  • Ashton Sixth Form College
  • Coaching Connexions – Apprenticeship Provider (football coaching)
  • CITB – Construction Industry Training Board
  • Interserve – Apprenticeship Provider
  • Hopwood Hall College

Health and Well-being

  • Manchester Healthy Schools
  • YASP

Subject Leaders

There will be subject leaders from each curriculum area who will be on hand to give advice and tips on revision techniques and how to gain the best grades.

TEMA joins the Operation Encompass Project

Our Academy has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.

The project, Operation Encompass, is designed to provide early reporting to schools on domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school, which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day.

Nominated members of staff (or Key Adults) will be trained to liaise with the police. At The East Manchester Academy our Key Adults are:

  • Mr A Benedict (Academy Headteacher)
  • Mr G Sterry (Deputy Hedteacher responsible for Personal, Welfare, Safety and Behaviour)
  • Mrs J Lloyd (Designated Safeguarding Officer)
  • Mrs A Ram (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is better equipped to support children and their families with safeguarding concerns.

We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be both beneficial and supportive for our students and their families.

You can find more information on the Operation Encompass website or, if you have any queries, please contact one of our Key Adults via the Academy.

Extra Curricular Activities

We place great value on extra-curricular activities and encourage all pupils to participate on a regular basis. There will be a wide range of activities and plenty of opportunities to participate in clubs, societies and sport. A homework club runs after school Tuesday – Thursday, 3.30pm – 4.45pm.

Please see below this years new PE extra-curricular timetable:

PE Extra Curricular Timetable 2017/18


Performing Arts Activities

Being an Academy that specialises in Performing Arts we have a number of activities available to our students. These are available to all students who wish to take part and run most nights:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Steel Pans
  • School Band
  • Music Recording and Production
  • Sound and Lighting Production

Clubs and Societies

We have many after school clubs and societies. Below are just some that are available to our students during most lunchtimes or nights of the week:

  • Food Technology
  • Art Club
  • Photography
  • Minecraft Club
  • Homework Club

ParentPay

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From September 2017 payments will only be accepted online via the ParentPay website or by cash at a PayPoint at local retailers* therefore cash will no longer be accepted in school for these items.

Paying online gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your money reaches school safely.

*Many high street shops and local retailers now have a PayPoint facility on the premises where you can also add funds to your account.


ParentPay is an online payment service used by our school. It allows parents/carers to make safe and secure online payments for things like dinner money and school trips. Please follow the link above to access ParentPay and login to your account.


How to use ParentPay

Step 1 – Have your activation letter ready, once received
Step 2 – Login to www.parentpay.com
(a link to ParentPay can be always be found on this page under ‘Parents’ on the main menu)
Step 3 – Follow instructions to activate your account
Step 4 – Select ‘Pay for items’

You can find more useful guidance and answers to many questions on the Parent FAQs page of the ParentPay website.

Parent Pay Fller TEMA

Results 2017

A Guide to the new GCSEs

This year, Year 11s sitting GCSEs in the summer term 2017 were the first group to sit the new GCSEs in English language, English literature, and maths. This guide is intended to help make sense of the changes for these students’ parents, carers and families.

SSAT What the new GCSEs mean (a guide for parents and carers)


GCSE Results 2017

We would like to congratulate our students on their results and thank all of the staff for their hard work in supporting our students’ achievement.

  • 36% of students achieved the new 9-4 grades in English and maths
  • In English: 46% of students achieved the new 9-4 grades
  • In Maths: 47% of students achieved the new 9-4 grades
  • In Science: 38% achieved 2 GCSEs at A*-C grades

Some amazing top grades were achieved by our students:

  • English Literature: 2 Students achieved grade 9s and 8 students achieved grade 8s
  • English Language: 5 students achieved grade 8s
  • One student achieved a grade 8 in maths
  • 8 students achieved 5+A*-A grades (this includes the equivalencies of grades 7-9 in English and maths)

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition – Year 9/10

Duke Of Edinburgh – Bronze Expedition (07/07/17 – 09/07/17)

 

Friday

On Friday Morning, we travelled to Glenbrook in Derbyshire. Once we arrived, we setup our tents and familiarised ourself with our new surroundings. At 5pm we had to plan our route using a map, compass and a data sheet in preparation for our expedition walk the following day. Once we finished we had team races on the obstacle course which was located on site.

Saturday

Saturday – the main bronze expedition walk. We loaded our rucksacks with lots of food and drinks to make sure that we were going to be well hydrated during the walk as it was a very hot day. The walk was 14km and we needed to keep our energy up for the trip. It was a long walk but we completed it in good time and even managed to do an extension to the route! Once we got back to the campsite we were exhausted and had to cook our own dinner on the trangia (cooker pot).

Sunday

On the final day, students had their breakfast early and were later told to pack up their tent and equipment safely. Once this was completed students were ready to leave and the teachers checked everything to make sure the place was cleaned to a high standard – which it was. The minibus arrived and we made the journey back to Manchester.

Nabeel – Year 10

Reporting Hate Crime

Important information from the Greater Manchester Police on how to report hate crime.

It’s unacceptable for you to be targeted because of your race or religion. That is Hate Crime and we won’t tolerate it. If it happens to you or someone you know please report it. Call the Police on 101 (999 in an emergency) or visit letsendhatecrime.com for more information.

Let’s end Hate Crime. #WeStandTogether

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • Disability
  • Race or Ethnicity
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Transgender Identity

Community Support Officers

Alternatively you might prefer to contact a local Community Support Officer:

4ct Limited
The Grange Community Resource Centre
Pilgrim Drive,
Beswick
M11 3TQ

0161 230 1420
www.4ct.org.uk

Mon – Fri
0900 – 1600hrs


Al-Hilal Community Project
425 Cheetham Hill Road
Cheetham Hill
Manchester
M8 0PF

0161 205 6663

Mon – Thursday
1600 – 1900hrs

Friday
1400 – 1900hrs


Breakthrough UK
Kevin Hyett Suite
Abraham Moss Centre
Crescent Road
Crumpsall
M8 5UF

0161 234 3950
www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk

Mon – Fri
0900 – 1700hrs


Eastland Homes
Victoria Street
Manchester
M11 2NX

0161 274 2390

Mon – Fri
0845 – 1630hrs


Europia
Ada House
2nd Floor
77 Thomspon Street
Manchester
M4 5FY

0161 833 8823
www.europia.org.uk

Mon – Sat
1000 – 1900hrs


Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Rd
Manchester
M8 8LW

www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com

Sun – Thurs
1000 – 1600hrs

Friday
1000 – 1300hrs


Manchester Learning Disability Partnership
Crescent Bank
Humphrey Street
Crumpsall
Manchester
M8 9JS

0161 861 2958


Manchester People First
3 Broughton Street
Cheetham Hill
Manchester
M8 8RF

0161 839 3700
www.manpf.org/hatecrimemanches.thml

Mon – Fri
0900 – 1530hrs


Mosscare Manchester East New Roundhouse
1328-1330 Ashton Old Rd
Openshaw
M11 1JG

0161 371 6570
www.mosscare.org.uk

Mon, Wed, Fri
0830 – 1230hrs

Tue and Thursday
1330 – 1630hrs


Revive
187 Grey Mare Lane
Beswick
M11 3ND

0161 223 5668

Tue – Thu
0900 – 1700hrs


Wai Yin Society
66-68 Swan Street
Ancoats
M4 5JU

0161 833 0377
www.waiyin.org.uk

Mon – Fri
0930 – 1730hrs