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Smithdon High School

Step Up to Year 11

At Smithdon High School, the final year of school really starts in Year 10!

Year 10 ends with a series of examinations to check where pupils are in the journey towards achieving their academic potential. The information from these examinations allow teachers to personalise the Year 11 curriculum to better meet the needs of pupils.

The resources below are the Knowledge Organisers which Year 10 pupils can use to support their preparation for these exams. The Knowledge Organisers include the core knowledge that pupils need to know in order to be successful in the Year 10 examinations

You will also find a timeline resource which outlines what Year 11 will look like.

Knowledge Organisers 

These can be used to support students with their exam preparation.

Please click on the subjects below to view the knowledge based revision questions:

The Final Year at Smithdon High School - Timeline  

The typical timeline for Year 11 students is as follows: 

Autumn Term 

Year 11 Information Evening (September)

Mock Interview Day (October)

Pre Public Exams (October/ November)

Analysis of student performance used to generate bespoke support and intervention

Visits from Post 16 providers

Help You Choose; supporting application for Post 16 study (December)

Spring Term

Pre Public Exam (February)

Analysis of student performance used to generate second round of support and intervention

Year 11 Parents’ Evening (March)

Subject specific conferences

Reward Trip

Summer Term

GCSE Exams supported by Revision
Breakfasts and Preparation Lunches

GCSE Exams (May/June)

Year 11 Celebration Assembly/ Prom (June/ July)


Additional Information 

Please click on the links below to view: