Year 7 – Your First Year

There will be a number of important dates and activities in your first year at The Vale.

Settling In Evening – Towards the end of the first half term you and your parents will meet with your tutor to check that you have settled in to The Vale well.  It will give you the opportunity to raise and issues or ask any questions you may have.  You will also get some feedback from your tutor as to how well the academy feels you have begun your time as a Vale student.

Record of Achievement – at the end of each term you will receive an ROA which will give you your assessment grades for all your subjects as well as an indication of how well you are progressing towards your target grades.

Parents’ Evening – Towards the end of the year you will be invited to attend a parents’ evening where you will get the opportunity to make appointments with your teachers to discuss the progress you are making and how you have been working in each of your individual subjects.

End of Year Exams – Students in every year group undertake formal examinations in all their subjects starting in Year 7. These will test your knowledge and understanding of the work you have done throughout the year and help you to prepare for your GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11.  The results of your Year 7 Exams will be reported home.

Trips and Visits – There are numerous trips and visits for Year 7 students, including a visit to see a pantomime (last year this was in Hull) and an end of year reward trip (last year this was to Pleasure Island).

Extra-Curricular Activities – There are many activities for Year 7 students to get involved with outside of lessons including sporting activities, music and drama festivals and performances, production, Horrible Histories Club and Chess Club to name a few.