Please click the link for our revision timetable.
Happy Chinese New Year from Shevington High School! To celebrate the New Year, all Year 7 students will be doing calligraphy and Chinese culture with Mrs Tang all day on Monday 4th, the canteen will be serving a range of delicious Chinese food and on the spot prizes all week with a special menu on Tuesday consisting of vegetable spring rolls served with sweet chilli sauce, Chinese chicken curry served with egg fried rice, vegetables and noodles served in a black bean sauce, sticky BBQ pulled pork burgers and Chinese chicken wraps.
Our wonderful Mandarin class in Year 7 will be showcasing their Mandarin to parents on Tuesday 5th February and our Year 8s on Thursday 14th February where we will also be providing some important details for the Year 8 China visit.
Starting today, Mrs C Williams our careers adviser will be conducting individual guidance interviews with all of Year 8, in advance of their GCSE options. These will normally take place on Mondays and Wednesdays over the course of this term.
Each child will have different needs and concerns, but it is an opportunity for them to
- understand the difference between partial and impartial advice
- make the link between GCSEs and future pathways and opportunities
- understand the importance of good grades to keeping future options open
- correct misconceptions related to subjects and careers
- get a reality check regarding various careers
- receive or be directed to resources and further information
- begin to learn how to take control of their career development.
If you have any questions or queries about this process then please do get in touch with either Miss L Williams or our Careers Adviser Mrs C Williams.
This week Year 7 and Year 8 have had their ‘Mission’ for this half term launched.
Year 8 pupils are now making a TV documentary news report about a natural disaster showing casing their Geography knowledge.
Year 7 pupils are redrafting three of their pieces of work from their theme subjects and will be making a presentation to parents about how they have redrafted their work and what this has taught them about their learning skills.
Please see the attached presentations for more information about each mission.
On the 18th October parents experienced life back in the classroom as we hosted GCSE lessons to help students with revision.
The English, Maths and Science sessions were very well attended and it was great that so many of our students came too.
Good luck with revision Y11 and thank you to our amazing parents .
This morning, our Y11 Head Boy and Girl, Mike and Eve, lead an assembly about social media and the fact that so many people judge themselves based on social media ‘likes.’ This is an initiative that our school Governors were keen for us to work on with pupils. All pupils will hear this assembly this week and will then take part in an enrichment session on Friday morning to develop their thinking on the issue further.
On the 20th September we held our fantastic annual Year 11 Conference for GCSE students and their parents. It was extremely well attended and parents received lots of valuable information about how to support their child with successful revision.
After the talks in the hall from the Head, Deputy and Assistant Headteacher, who were joined by some of our ex pupils, students were given an awesome ‘revision goody bag’ including a personalised revision guide, well-being guide for both parents and students and also sample revision timetables. Notwithstanding some little treats to get them through! Our wonderful teachers then met them in the bustling marketplace and provided revision packs in all subjects to fill the bag.
We encourage all Year 11 to begin their revision as soon as possible in preparation for their mock exams on 3rd December. Year 11 will also be having assessments in the week beginning 1st October.
We wish all Year 11s the best of luck as they start their revision and will be asking some to tell us about how it’s going.. “#revisionnews, watch this space!
EXAM RESULTS – CLASS OF 2018!!
The Governors and staff at Shevington would like to offer our warmest congratulations to our 2018 Leavers on their wonderful exam results, and wish each pupil every success in the future.
In the first year of the new 9-1 graded GCSEs, we are thrilled that so many students realised they had met the challenge of these new, more rigorous exams.
Many students achieved a crop of top grades, with top performers (over 7 GCSEs above a Grade 7) including Josie Astin, Ben Graham, Isobel Lowe, Jamie Ward, Sam Cook, Holly James.
We are delighted that our standard pass in English has increased to 76.11% and 71.68% in Maths. Other headlines are as follows:
- Average attainment 8 points is 46.47
- Proportion of grades awarded at 7-9 for English and Maths is 18.65%
- Proportion of grades awarded at 4-9 is 69.03%
On Results Day, the Headteacher Mr Grant thanked the students and staff and said, ‘We are extremely proud of our student’s achievements and realise this would not be possible without all their hard work and commitment throughout the year. Well done class of 2018’. He added, ‘We are deeply ambitious for all our students and we look forward to reporting even better results in 2019 with our fantastic students in Year 11 and the expertise, energy and dedication of our team of staff here at Shevington who will strive to enable students to achieve the highest of expectations’.
British Council International School Award success for
Shevington High School
Shevington High School in Wigan has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.
Shevington High School’s international work includes links with the Kunskapsskolan schools in Sweden, Spanish and Romanian pen-pals, and the highly successful Mandarin Excellence Programme, now in its second year at the school.
On hearing the news that Shevington High School had received the award, Mr Grant, Headteacher said: We are delighted the school has received this prestigious award. It is a testament to all the hard work of students and staff in embracing multi-cultural links and committing fully to international work. We are extremely proud that our students have experienced a fantastic Swedish exchange and welcomed their Swedish friends here. We are also very excited for the upcoming study course in China for Year 8 Mandarin students and developing further links with schools across the world through our involvement with Kunskapsskolan and the SAIL project.
Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.’
The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Pakistan. Around 5,500 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.
The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:
- An international ethos embedded throughout the school
- A whole school approach to international work
- Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
- Year-round international activity
- Involvement of the wider community
On Friday 29th June Shevington High School hosted our annual Festival of Performing Arts. This year was bigger and better and held on the school fields with several acts performing. Over 300 people were in attendance to listen and see some fantastic performances from our students.