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22/10/21

Wishing everyone a great October half term holiday. School re-opens at normal time of 8.40am on Monday 1 November - see you then!

21/10/21

Mufti Day - Friday 21 October in aid of the Glyn PSA. Own clothes and voluntary donation of £2 at the gate. Students - do check your blazer pockets for anything you might need, such as Oyster cards or ID badges!

21/10/21

Telephone Lines Down Thurs 21/10 - with regret, our phone lines are down. Please email the school via glynmail.org

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15/10/21

Surrey Police engagement today at Glyn School. Many thanks to for coming to visit. https://t.co/yaoIatEdxa

14/10/21

We are delighted to welcome Year 11 students and their families to our Sixth Form Open Evening this evening - Thurs 14 Oct - from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Do come along to see our outstanding Sixth Form provision.

13/10/21

Wednesday 13 October - we look forward to welcoming Year 6 pupils and their families to our Open Morning today from 9.30am to 11.00am. Sorry that there is no parking on the school site. Do come along to see our outstanding school.

12/10/21

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 pupils and their families to our Open Mornings from 9.30am to 11.00am Tues 12, Weds 13 and Thurs 14 October (sorry that there is no parking on the school site). We hope you can come along!

08/10/21

We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form curriculum which offers more subject combinations than many other schools, allows for mixing of BTEC and A Level courses, and offers courses not available at other schools, such as Law and Economics. Come along to our Open Evening!

08/10/21

Ewell Village Road Closure - a sink hole has opened up on the junction of Chessington Road and Kingston Road, near the Spring Tavern. The road is closed. Traffic from Ewell West is being diverted through Longmead Road into Epsom. Some bus routes will be on diversion.

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30/09/21

It's China Week in the canteen and the food looks simply wonderful! 吃好喝好! https://t.co/jnky9KVxEn

29/09/21

With regret, our telephone lines are down. Please email any student absences to: attendance.org

24/09/21

We are delighted that we have more and more activities happening at school again each week! Do take a look at our Glyn Newsletter: https://t.co/JUrK1g2BvC

23/09/21

Thurs 23/9 We have been made aware that an incident has taken place earlier today in Blenheim Road. Road closures on Blenheim Road and Almond Road are in place and a number of other roads are closed in Epsom. This may affect journeys home today.

23/09/21

We look forward to welcoming families to our Open Mornings, for entry into Year 7, on Tues 12, Weds 13 and Thurs 14 October 2021. Please see our website for further details and booking form: https://t.co/8z3j0dapL7

23/09/21

We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 students and their Parents and Carers to the Information Evening this evening - Thursday 23 Sept - from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be some parking on the school site.

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16/09/21

No booking required for our Open Evening today (tickets for Headteacher talks handed out on arrival). Simply turn up! Current students and staff will be waiting to show you our outstanding school. https://t.co/9f93OyoyLX

16/09/21

We are delighted to welcome Year 6 families to our Open Evening TODAY from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Whilst not compulsory, please consider wearing a face covering - thank you. We are delighted to be welcoming families onto the school site!

15/09/21

Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening! Year 6 pupils and their families are welcome to see our school on Thursday 16 September from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

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