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pdf.png Term 6 Newsletter 2018

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It is time for me to say ‘thank you, all best wishes for the future and goodbye’ after almost 18 years at the school. I have very much enjoyed being part of such a vibrant and successful school and I am immensely proud of the girls we have seen through the school. Watching them develop in to confident, capable young women has been a great joy for me.



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pdf.png Term 4 Newsletter 2018

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This term has had all of the normal ups and downs of any Spring Term. We have had sporting fixtures, concerts, drama productions trips out and, of course, snow.



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Term 3 has seen success in netball fixtures, impressive upper school drama productions, the vocal concert and Y11 and 13 adjusting to the results of the mock examinations. It has been a very normal Spring Term. For me though the last few weeks have been a time of reflection, as I announced my decision to retire early in the summer.



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We were very proud to continue the tradition of performing brilliantly in examinations this summer. Last year, the Government introduced a new measure based entirely on progress to judge a school’s performance - called Progress 8. Many people thought this would mean non-selective schools would outperform grammar schools, as the prior ability of pupils is less relevant. However, in terms of this progress measure we are pleased to report that we are in the top category of schools nationally with a score of +0.67. Well done everyone!



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This academic year was one of great change, as GCSE students across the country sat new specification (9-1) examinations in English Language, Literature & Mathematics for the first time.



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pdf.png End of Term 6 2017

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This summer we have our normal list of trainees, cover staff, temporary staff and others who are leaving (see list below) and we wish them all the best for the future. This year however, I would like to draw your attention to some very important, long served members of staff who are also leaving.



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Over the last week or so, we have been treated to some stunning performances in a number ofdisciplines.

The Dance show was amazing and was a compilation of the exam pieces performed by our A level and GCSE dance students.

It is always interesting to see how students interpret the topic they have been allocated and to see the personal touches that they incorporate into their dances. It was hard to believe that it was a

school show that we were watching - we could have been in the West End! 



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pdf.png Christmas Newsletter 2016

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We were delighted to perform so strongly in public examinations again this summer.

The Government recently introduced a new measure based entirely on progress to judge a school’s performance - called Progress 8. Many people thought this would mean grammar schools would do less well as the prior ability of pupils is irrelevant. However, in terms of this new progress measure we are pleased to report that we are in the top 5% of schools nationally with a score of +0.52.

Well done everyone!



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This year we celebrated our best ever set of results with some 48% of GCSE grades at A*/A and some 54% grades A*/B at A Level.

In combination with outstanding attainment, our consistently high value added scores and the outstanding levels of progress made by students from all starting points, places us amongst the very best schools in the country year on year.

The chart below provides a brief snapshot of the outstanding results achieved this summer.

 



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We have worked hard to maintain all of the key elements of the school which you know well: teaching, exam preparation, sports fixtures, concerts, drama productions, trips etc. But on top of that we have been preparing for major changes which are already impacting on secondary education.



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Term Dates

12 Oct 2018End of Term 1
29 Oct 2018Term 2 Starts
19 Dec 2018End of Term 2
03 Jan 2019Term 3 Starts
15 Feb 2019End of Term 3
25 Feb 2019Term 4 Starts
05 Apr 2019End of Term 4
23 Apr 2019Term 5 Starts
24 May 2019End of Term 5
03 Jun 2019Term 6 Starts
23 Jul 2019End of Term 6

Contact

The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125