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30/07/21

Thank you again to the amazing team! https://t.co/xIcWQo68Vy

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30/07/21

What a week at Summer Camp! A big thankyou to all the staff and sixth-formers who made it happen; you're superstars! 🙌 https://t.co/LULzkVPMFi

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28/07/21

Another fantastic but slightly rainy day at Summer Camp draws to a close. We need to keep all fingers and toes crossed that the rain stays away on Friday 🤞😬 https://t.co/mWH3eJL2Ej

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27/07/21

Summer Camp 2021 for our incoming year 7 students in full swing! https://t.co/WMgrwGo3yb

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12/07/21

Our Creative Arts students are incredible! Art, Music, Drama, Food, DT...do watch our video...even the music is home grown Glyn student talent! https://t.co/zIssky8EmY https://t.co/vHZorfymsC

12/07/21

Do take a look at our weekly Newsletter! https://t.co/9aLtngb1is

12/07/21

Parents and Carers - if you did not receive the Glyn Newsletter on Friday 9 July, please check your junk! Please then move the email to your inbox, which will resolve the issue for future messages. Apologies - new parental messaging system gremlin!

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08/07/21

Open Evening postponed to Thursday 16 September 2021. We hope this new date will allow prospective families onto the school site, and we look forward to meeting you then! https://t.co/unlBiA4Dy7

02/07/21

Vacancy - are you an inspiring and experienced Careers Advisor looking for a position in an ‘Outstanding’ school? https://t.co/1pWEIld3Ed

02/07/21

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

29/06/21

Joining Glyn School in September 2021? Please see our Transition Experience video! https://t.co/eeYSfosABR

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28/06/21

Wishing our Glyn School Wimbledon Ball Boys all the best as the Championships begin today https://t.co/D9IqPD316k

23/06/21

Reminder! Mufti Day Thursday 24 June - own clothes, voluntary £2 on the gate for Glyn PSA, remember your face covering...remind your friends!

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21/06/21

Library book returned 19 years late - 995 hours of detention? We hope he made it in The Rock Business! https://t.co/bSiAVVOXPI https://t.co/pGGIKI8iTE

15/06/21

With regret, Glyn School Open Evening for prospective Year 7 entry has been postponed until Thursday 16 September 2021. Further details on our website: https://t.co/8z3j0dapL7

11/06/21

Friday 11 June train disruptions/cancellations, including West Ewell and Epsom: https://t.co/gTY3K8q8LK

11/06/21

Good afternoon Due to significant problems with the signalling system near London Waterloo, train services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, severely delayed or revised.

28/05/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - so much good news! https://t.co/XVuFlZIFZV

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