Homepage for Year 10.
Year 10 is an exciting time in the life of a pupil at St Leonard’s as they begin their GCSEs following their options in Year 9. For Year 10, pupils are placed into one of two sides of the year group, X and Y. They will then be in this side of the year group for English, Mathematics, Science and RE. Options subjects are mixed between the two sides of the year group.
Year 10 is therefore an opportunity for pupils to begin to study their chosen subjects in significantly more depth than they did at Key Stage 3. More information about the curriculum on offer to Year 10 pupils can be found on the Curriculum section of the website.
Pupils in Year 10 will also have their first formal set of mock examinations, which will take place in the examination hall after the GCSE examinations have finished. This gives pupils one of their first realistic experiences of what real GCSE examinations will be like and is part of our preparations to help pupils achieve their very best by the end of Key Stage 4.
See below for upcoming key dates for Year 10 for this year:
|Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening: 6pm
|Tuesday 28th November
|Year 10 Assessments in Class
|Monday 15th January
|Year 10 Parents’ Evening
|Monday 19th February
|Work Experience Pupil Support Sessions
|End of Year Exams
|Wednesday 19th June – Wednesday
|Monday 15th July
On Tuesday the 13th February, a very special concert took place at Durham’s magnificent Town Hall. James Weeks, the conductor of Exaudi, a small professional chamber choir, has been working on composition with Year 13 A Level music pupils since the spring of 2023. Following a series of workshops in school, the compositions were finally performed […]
Published: February 22, 2024
In October 2023 the school moved Year 7 and 8 to Ushaw College, so we could resume Face to Face Teaching for all year groups as soon as possible. This allowed the school to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum, and we are grateful that Durham University and Ushaw were able to be accommodate us […]
Published: February 7, 2024
Six brilliant candidates have received offers from Oxford or Cambridge this year. Congratulations to them all and we wish them every success as they prepare for their A Levels. Thank you to Miss Bird and all the Sixth Form staff who have given excellent support – as ever – during the application process.
Published: January 26, 2024