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Here you will find some information on how to help plan your revision sessions. There are links to power points & other materials attached and you will also find downloadable versions of the Exam Timetables.

Click on the tabs below for some different ideas and events coming up - and check back here regularly to see what else has been added.

 

 

As we approach a crucial time in your Son's/Daughter's education, we would like to share with you the following updates and opportunities.

Year 11 students are expected in school every day until 7/6/19. On Monday 20th May they’ll be given a bespoke timetable for the week, please ensure all students are in registration to receive the information.

As you will be aware we have devised an amended timetable for year 11’s last two weeks at Aberconwy in order to ensure they have support from subject specialists in the run up to the final exams. Your son/daughter will be expected to attend until Friday 7th June and take advantage of the provisions put in place.

Arrangements for Friday 7th June

After the morning examination on this date there will be a farewell assembly in the 6th form Hub, in order to allow pupils one final opportunity to meet with their friends and form tutors.  At 12.20 anybody not taking an examination in the afternoon will be allowed to leave school.  Consequently, you may decide to pick up your child or allow them to make their own way home. From this date on, their attendance will only be required for exams.

For any subsequent examinations after 7th June pupils are expected to arrive at school in full uniform for morning examinations or arrive at lunch time for afternoon sessions.  Once an examination has been completed pupils have the opportunity to leave school if they so wish.  School transport is available at the normal times and anybody who leaves outside these times is no longer the responsibility of the school.

If due to transport difficulties, you would like your son/daughter to remain in school in the afternoon of the 7th June or for normal school hours on the dates of their exams please contact Mrs Wigzell on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your requirements.

We wish them all the best and thank you for your continued support.

 

Extended school day

In order to further support students we are offering an optional ‘Extended school day’ for all year 11 students, which will run until 4:30pm every day. There will be a study base, which will be somewhere they can work quietly, do homework, complete coursework and do an hour of their allocated revision time. This will run instead of breakfast club as we know the afternoon is a better time for the students. Students will also have the opportunity to attend revision sessions that are relevant to them or arrange to complete work in departments according to their priorities. The revision session timetable is on the school website under the ‘supporting year 11’ section.

 

The Extended school day will run on a three tier basis:

  • Tier 1 Voluntary – This is for all students. All are welcome to attend to get a big chunk of revision done before they even leave school.
  • Tier 2 Recommended - This is where a subject teacher has raised a concern with your son/daughter’s progress and feels that they would like them to attend in order to help them get back on track. You will receive a phone call from myself, Mrs Wigzell or from subject teachers asking for your support in this.
  • Tier 3 Expected - This is where the student has outstanding coursework OR requires intervention and extra support in order to give them the best possible chance of achieving their potential. You will be notified of this via a letter or email.

 

I apologise that we will not be able to issue bus passes to students attending these sessions, unless they fall into tier 3 and are expected to attend.

 

Learning performance training 

 

Research shows equipping students with such learning strategies can improve progress by an average of 8 months. For more information about learning performance and the work they do with schools, please visit www.learningperformance.com

 

Miss Clare Freeman 
Head of Year 11

 

Easter Revision Classes (15.4.19 -26.4.19)

Each morning session will begin at 9.30 and finish at 12pm. Each afternoon session will begin at 12.30 and finish at 3pm. Pupils should make their own arrangements for Lunch if they are in for a full day.

 

Day

Subject

Year

Teacher

Monday 15.4.19

History (set 1– All day)

WBQ

Year 11

Year 11

GPR

PW /EW

Tuesday 16.4.19

German (morning only)

PE (All day)

Year 11

Year 11

JM

SAR (am) / CB (pm)

Wednesday 17.4.19

Drama (morning only)

Welsh (morning only)

Years 12 /13

Year 11

RGB

CJ / EE

 

 

 

 


 

Day

Subject

Year

Teacher

Tuesday 23.4.19

Maths (All day)

History (set 2 – All day)

Drama (All day)

English Language / Literature (All day)

Year 12

Year 11

Year 13

Year 12 /13

LJS

ADH

AG

RGB

Wednesday 24.4.19

Maths (All day)

Geography (All day)

WBQ (All day)

Science (All day)

Biology / Chemistry (All day)

English Literature (All day)

French (afternoon only)

Year 10

Year 11

Year 11

Year 11

Year 12 / 13

Year 10 (set 2)

Year 11

LJS

CPO

AG / PW

CV / MGT / CF

RM / CF

RGB

JH

Thursday 25.4.19

RE (All day)

RE (All day)

DT (All day)

Business (All day)

 

Year 11

Years 12 / 13

Year 11

Year 12

 

LD

SC

TD / MLB

PW

Friday 26.4.19

English Literature (set 1 – All day)

Film (All day)

Maths (morning only)

Maths (morning only)

DT (All day)

Maths (All day)

Year 10

 

Year 13

Year 11

Year 11

Year 12 / 13

Year 12

AB

 

AG

GS

RH

TD / MLB

CEK

 

Easter Revision Classes - PDF

 

 

Important Dates for year 11

25th September 5pm  =  GCSE Information Evening.

22nd January 3.45  =  Parents Evening

5th February 5pm  =  6th Form Open Evening

22nd February  =  Deadline for 6th Form Options

20th February  =  Linc Event Day at Venue Cymru

4th March - 11th March = Mock Exams

8th May – 21st June = GCSE Exam Window

                                      

 

Please click below to access useful information from specific subject areas...

 

Revision Help downloads as a single sheet of web links and ideas, Revision Resources will take you to our intranet pages, for which you will need an O365 email address and login, issued to all students at the school

 

Design Technology

Revision Help

Revision Resources

English

Revision Help

Revision Resources

History

Revision Help

Revision Resources

ICT

Revision Help

 

Maths

Revision Help

Revision Resources

Media

Revision Help

 

MFL

Revision Help

Revision Resources

Performing Arts

Revision Help

Science

Revision Help

Revision Resources

Chemistry - Therapy

Geography

Revision Help

Revision Resources

RE

Revision Resources

PE

Revision Resources

Cymraeg

Revision Resources

   

                                                           

                                                        

 

 

Please click below to access useful information to help support you through your GCSE's...

 

Year 11 Information for GCSE's

 

Growth Mindset

 

Tips

 

 

 

"Ysgol Aberconwy students have been exemplary in their attendance, attitude and work ethic. It has been an absolute pleasure to teach them and they bring credit to your school." (LINC course tutor)

"My daughter has had a fabulous time this week, she's made lots of new friends and really enjoyed her German lessons! Thank you so much to the staff for making her feel so welcome. Well done Aberconwy." Parent (Transition week)

Available daily: A selection of potatoes and vegetables, salads, filled jacket potatoes, hot snacks, pizza, snack pots, dessert pots, fresh fruit and cold drinks.

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Sweet & Sour Chicken Minced Beef Fajita Roast Chicken Breast with Yorkshire Pudding or in a Baguette Curry Bar Chicken, Lamb or Quorn Battered Hoki Fillet with Tartar Sauce*
Cheese & Ham Quiche Tuna & Sweetcorn Pasta Bake Braised Chinese Pork Tuscan Lasagne Donner Kebab
Mac & Cheese Oriental Noodle Pots Chicken or Veg with flavour shot Stuffed Peppers with Mushroom & Pesto Roasted Vegetable Lasagne Spanish Omelette
Pasta with Bolognese Sauce Pasta with Arrabiata Sauce Tomato and Basil Pasta Pasta with Vegetable Balti Sauce Pasta Garlic Herb Sauce
Fruity Feast Flapjack with Custard Sauce Lemon Drizzle Cake Coconut Tart Peach Crumble with Custard Sauce Chocolate & Banana Sponge with Custard Sauce
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Tex Mex Bar, Chilli Con Carne or Quorn Chilli Pork, Pineapple, Ginger & Sweet Chilli Stir Fry Roast Turkey with stuffing and gravy or on a bap Chicken Balti Battered Hoki Fillet with Tartar Sauce*
Old English Chicken & Stuffing Pie Beef Bolognese Fusilli Bake Salmon & Prawn Tart with Baby Spinach and Mozzarella Shepherd's Pie Reggae Reggae Chicken Tortilla
Sweet & Sour Vegetables with Rice Asian Stir Fried Vegetables with Noodles Vegetable & Bean Champ Cottage Pie Spinach, Pea & Mint Frittata Broccoli & Cheese Quiche
Pasta with Arrabiata Sauce Pasta with Vegetable Bolognese Sauce Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce Pasta with Arrabiata Sauce Pasta with Cheese Sauce
Marble Sponge with Toffee Sauce Lemon Bakewell Tart Carrot Cake Apple Crumble with Custard Sauce Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Chocolate Custard
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Spaghetti Bolognese Chicken Korma Honey Roast Gammon with gravy and Apple Sauce or on a Baguette Stir Fry Bar Chicken, Pork or Quorn Battered Hoki Fillet withTartar Sauce*
Chicken & Sweetcorn Pie Mackerel and Salmon Fish Cake with Salsa Verde Minced Beef & Onion Pie Freshly Made Beef Burger with Salad and Relish Peri Peri Chicken Pitta with Coleslaw
Cheese, Tomato & Basil Quiche Mushroom Stroganoff with Rice Spicy Chilli & Potato Frittata Quorn & Vegetable Bolognese  
Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce Pasta with Tomato Sauce Pasta with Quorn Tikka Sauce Pasta with Arrabiata Sauce Pasta with Vegetable Balti Sauce
Cornflake Tart with Custard Sauce Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Custard Sauce Bakewell Tart Treacle Sponge with Custard Sauce Bread & Butter Pudding with Custard Sauce
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Chilli Con Carne with Savoury Rice Lamb Jalfrezi with Savoury Rice Roast Pork with Yorkshire Pudding, Stuffing and Apple Sauce or as a Bap Italian Bar Beef, Quorn or Roast Vegetable Lasagnes Battered Hoki Fillet with Tartar Sauce*
Hunters Chicken Sweet & Sour Chicken with Savoury Rice Grilled Hoki with Parsley Butter Pulled Pork Sub with Spicy Coleslaw Penne Carbonara with Salad
Quorn & Red Bean Chilli with Savoury Rice Spiced Falafel with Yoghurt and Pitta Bread Cheese & Leek Strudel Cheese Quesadilla  
Pasta with Arrabiata Sauce Pasta with Firecracker Chicken Pasta with Bolognese Sauce Pasta with Ratatouille Pasta with Vegetable Balti Sauce
Sticky Toffee Apple Cake Pancake Bar with select Toppings Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Custard Sauce Spiced Fruit Kebab with Raspberry Dip Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding with Chocolate Custard Sauce

* These seafood items come from a fishery that has been independently certified to the Marine Stewardship Council's standard for a well managed and sustainable fishery.

For You by Sodexo logoAll school catering is provided by Sodexo, a large specialist international facilities management company.

The Sodexo "For You" offer is the food offer that has been designed to provide healthy, balanced and nutritious meals to students in secondary education. It is compliant with the Welsh Government Guidelines for Healthy Eating, Appetite for Life. This means that our menus meet the required measures for nutrition and food choices.

 

Did you know you can now pay for your child’s lunch via the Schoolgateway App?

 

Main Dining Hall

Sodexo provide a hot counter in the main dining hall, serving a variety of items, including vegetarian, which change on a daily basis. The menu cycle extends over three weeks and is changed twice per year.

The café outlet in the dining hall offers hand held items, one pot meals, pre-made baguettes and sandwiches, fruit, drinks and cakes to take away.

There is also a themed bar which offers jacket potatoes, sub rolls, freshly made pizza slices and pasta dishes, which alternates weekly. In addition, there are themed weeks and special days throughout the year.

The Café is available first thing in the morning for hot drinks, porridge, cereals, toast and bacon sandwiches.  Fruit and yoghurt can also be made available if required.

We would encourage all our pupils to have breakfast as it has been proven that having something for this most important meal of the day improves concentration and helps the learning process.

Café 6

They also provide a lunchtime deli bar counter in our Sports Hall outlet, Café 6, serving made-to-order sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and rolls, as well as a range of hot, hand held snacks, and one pot dishes to take away. 

Lunch times

We offer a ‘Meal Deal’ option which includes the hot meal, potatoes and vegetables as appropriate, a fruit juice or milk, and a cake, fruit or yoghurt dessert or a sandwich style packed lunch. This is available for all our pupils.

For those pupils who have activities in the lunch hour, we offer a Grab and Go option, where they can order a packed meal at break time, collect at lunch time and beat the queue.

Break times

Break times feature a selection of hot hand held snacks, toast, bagels, tea-cakes, soup, hot drinks and the opportunity, if required to order a packed meal.  We also have freshly made baguettes and sandwiches available, fruit and yoghurt.

If any parent has any questions regarding the service, or would like to visit the department, they can contact the Sodexo Site Services Manager, who will be happy to help.

Information regarding children with food allergies and/or intolerances is collected during the school admissions process.

 

AS A PARENT OR GUARDIAN ARE YOU ENTITLED TO A FREE SCHOOL MEAL FOR YOUR CHILDREN ATTENDING A SCHOOL WITHIN CONWY COUNTY BOROUGH? For more information please click here...

Ysgol Aberconwy Privacy Notice

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018, this notice sets out what the Local Education Authority and Ysgol Aberconwy does with children’s and young peoples, personal and performance information, and any personal information relating to you as parent / guardian.

The information in this notice will be kept under review to incorporate any further changes communicated by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

The Collection of personal data

The school collects information about children, young people and their parents or legal guardians when they go to a new school, they also collect information at other times during the school year. Information is also received from other schools when pupils transfer.

The Local Authority will receive information on children/young people from the school / education establishment.

Upon receipt of the information the School and Local Authority becomes the data controller.

We have CCTV systems in key locations for the purposes of safety and the prevention and detection of crime. 

We will only disclose CCTV images to third parties for the purposes of public safety and the prevention and detection of crime. 

 

What information is held

Personal and special category information that will be collected includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Ethnic group
  • Disability status
  • Other health information
  • Additional Learning Needs information
  • National assessment and examinations results
  • Attendance
  • Information in relation to your education at school
  • Fingerprint images and templates for Biometric Enabled Check-In

 

What is happening with your information?

The information collected is used to safeguard children and young people and to ensure appropriate contact details are available to contact parents / guardians. The school and Local Authority also uses the information it collects to do research. It uses the results of the research to make decisions on policy and the funding of schools, to calculate the performance of schools and help them to set targets.

The research also informs the education which is provided to children and young people for example:

  • The provision of educational services to individuals;
  • Monitoring and reporting on children / young people’s educational progress;
  • The provision of welfare, pastoral care, and health services; SEN and transport requirements; exclusions, attendance and nursery data
  • The giving of support and guidance to children, young people, their parents and legal guardians;
  • The organisation of educational events and trips;
  • Planning and management of the school.
  • Recording of monetary payments to and from pupils/students and parents/guardians.

We may use your use your information for automated decision making, including profiling. This is where we may make a decision automatically about you without human intervention.

 

Who is your information shared with?

Information is sent to Welsh Government on children and young people directly from schools and the Local Authority normally as part of statutory data collection which consists of the following:

  • Post-16 data collection
  • Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC)
  • Educated other than at school (EOTAS) pupil level collection
  • National data collection (NDC)
  • Attendance collection
  • Welsh National Tests (WNT) data collection

 

Information held by the School and Local Authority on children and young people and their parents or legal guardians may be shared with other organisations when the law allows, for example with;

  • Other education and training bodies, including schools, when pupils are applying for courses, training, school transfer or seeking guidance on opportunities;
  • Bodies doing research for the WG, LA and schools, so long as steps are taken to keep the information secure;
  • Central and local government for the planning and provision of educational services;
  • Social services and other health and welfare organisations where there is a need to share information to protect and support individual children and young people;
  • Various regulatory bodies, such as ombudsmen, inspection authorities and Government fraud initiatives, where the law requires that information be passed on so that they can do their work.

 

How long will we keep this information?

The school and Local Authority will retain and destroy the information in line with their retention schedules, these can be obtained from the contact details below.

 

Your rights under GDPR

You have the right to:

  • Have access to the personal information that the school and Local Authority are processing about you;
  • Require the schools or Local Authority to rectify inaccuracies in that information;
  • The right (in some circumstances) to object to processing on grounds relating to your particular situation
  • The right to restrict processing (in some circumstances)
  • Lodge a complaint with the information commissioner who is the independent regulator for data protection

 

For further information about the information which the school and Local Authority holds and its use, or if you wish to exercise your rights under the GDPR, please see contact details below:

Mr. K Bratch

Business Manager

Ysgol Aberconwy

Morfa Drive

Conwy

LL32 8ED

 

Telephone : 01492 593 243

Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

To contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, please see details below:

Information Commissioners Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone helpline: 029 2067 8400 (Wales helpline) or 0303 123 1113 (UK helpline)

Website: www.ico.gov.uk

 


 

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