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04/05/21

Hello! Any ideas how long Schoolcomms will be down, please? Do I stay at school and hope it comes back on, or go home?...do I stay or do I go now?!?

30/04/21

Remember that Monday 3 May is a Bank Holiday. We will see you all on Tuesday 4 May at 8.35am for an 8.40am start!

30/04/21

Do take a look at our Glyn Newsletter! Good to see students enjoying activities again! https://t.co/4eX2SYh8fK

27/04/21

suitable for students in Years 10, 11 and 12

27/04/21

This survey will close at 7pm on Weds 28/4

27/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School

We are seeking your feedback on your and your child/ren’s experiences of school life at Glyn School via this link: https://t.co/Z5gP3YH4KI The survey should take no more than 5 mins to complete. Thank you for taking the time to support us. Miss Cortizo, Asst Headteacher

27/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Just posted a photo @ Epsom College https://t.co/cGTJ1TTQPM

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26/04/21

Congrats to John Matthews on the naming of the library after him following 33 years at Glyn...and counting! https://t.co/gBmkERijST

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26/04/21

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

CRICKET is under way this morning against we’ve all missed this, great to have fixtures back on after over a year! https://t.co/zMdGJ5Sqi2

22/04/21

Hi - we are green with envy about your gritter! or should that be yellow?...good work!

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22/04/21

Retweeted From Marden Lodge

An exciting visit from the gritter today that was named by our school . Year 6, asked some excellent questions . We will be looking out for our gritter next winter ! https://t.co/Yi5U8lO9No

21/04/21

We are seeking your feedback on your and your child/ren’s experiences of school life at Glyn School via this link: https://t.co/Z5gP3YH4KI The survey should take no more than 5 mins to complete. Thank you for taking the time to support us. Miss Cortizo, Asst Headteacher

19/04/21

Bus Strike - please visit TfL for the latest information: https://t.co/8utzbcrq2n

19/04/21

We have been advised by TfL that further industrial action will affect bus services operated by London United. Local bus services will be affected on Fri 23 April, Mon 26 April, Fri 7 May and Sat 8 May

19/04/21

Welcome back following the Easter break. Staff returned early this morning for a staff meeting, and we look forward to seeing all students in school for a 10am start.

01/04/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter: https://t.co/gBaViOruoM

12/03/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter via the link: https://t.co/CCaPRnvUrl

11/03/21

First round of LFD testing concluded for all students yesterday - fantastic response from everyone involved (all negative too!). We are so excited to welcome ALL students back to lessons today for the first time since mid-December.

GCSE Options - Useful links

In preparation for for the GCSE Options Process we advise that you look ahead.  To support this below are a number of websites which will help with this.

Questions you should begin to consider:

  • Which subjects am I good at?
  • Which subjects do I enjoy?
  • Which subjects am I considering?
  • Why am I considering these subjects?
  • How do I enjoy learning?
  • What career do I have in mind?

Other important points to consider:

  • The core subjects of English, Maths and Science are important for most careers.
  • Students should not choose a subject just because they like the teacher or their friends are choosing it.
  • Students should choose subjects they will enjoy - this will help motivate them to learn.
  • It is never too early to think about long-term career plans or higher education goals, and students should start to research entry requirements and training that may be involved. It is worth checking entry requirements for future courses carefully, as some careers and courses will specify certain qualifications and may ask for specific grades.

Many young people will have no firm career plans in Year 8 when they choose their subjects for Key Stage 4. Even so, it is important for students to start thinking about subjects that might affect their choices after their GCSEs and A Levels.

In general, whichever subjects students choose for Key Stage 4, there will still be a range of options open to them after Year 11. However, for some A Level courses, such as Maths, Languages or the Sciences, students will need to have achieved a certain grade in the same subject at GCSE in order to continue with the subject at A Level. Furthermore, some university courses will specify certain GCSE grades in their entry
requirements, particularly for Maths or Science degrees.

As a guide, please click on the link below to look at the GCSE entry requirements for Glyn Sixth Form for entry in September 2021. Please note that entry criteria are reviewed every year and are subject to change.

Sixth Form Entry Criteria

For students with aspirations for a career in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary, top GCSE results across the board will be required. This is also the case for students hoping to study at universities such as Oxford or Cambridge.

It is important to note that students will not be limited to continuing with the same subjects or type of course they have taken to the end of Year 11. For example, a student taking GCSEs may decide to progress onto A Levels, or may take an apprenticeship or technical qualification. 

Below are links to key articles which will help in planning for GCSE options.  At the bottom of the page there are further links for Parents and Carers.

National Careers Service Career Pilot

This website provides information and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work

Career Pilot for students has useful information on ‘your GCSE choices at 13/14’

 GCSE Requirements for Medicine The UniGuide

This is a link to a table of different medical schools in the UK and their GCSE requirements for Medicine, including subject and grade requirements

How important are GCSE choices when it comes to university?

Advice and guidance on GCSE choices

icould Success at Schools

General advice on choosing GCSE Options

Information on new GCSEs, Options, Careers and more

Choosing GCSE Options - Three relevant articles

Things to consider when choosing your GCSE Options

Are your GCSE Options important?

The essential guide to choosing your GCSE Options


Options at 13 - Information for Parents and Carers:

Parental Guidance Careers advice for Parents and Carers
Information for Parents and Carers on GCSE Options Choosing GCSE subjects - the essential guide