Saturday, 26 January 2008

Year 8 Exams

The Year 8 Exams Week takes place Monday 28th Jan - Friday 1st February. You will have been given a Year 8 Exam timetable as a guide to when each exam takes place.

Remember, these exams are a chance for you to show off what you know, so ensure that you have revised! For Modern Foreign Languages, you will have exams over two lessons.

Some tips:
Go over the notes that you have made in lessons and look at the work in your textbooks
Ask someone to test you
Make cards with vocab from your language and the English on the back
Try out some websites, such as (username and password from teacher)

Good luck!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Community Language Classes

Language Classes take place after school at Tomlinscote. These classes started in October, 2007. Below is information that you might find useful if you are enrolled on a course. If you think that you might be interested in starting a course in October 2008, keep an eye on this blog. Everyone is invited - people from the community, students, teachers and parents alike.

Term 1 – week beginning 1st October 2007 to week beginning 10th December 2007
(half term week beginning 22nd October 2007)
Term 2 – week beginning 7th January 2008 to week beginning 31st March 2008
(half term week beginning 18th February 2008)
Term 3 – week beginning 21st April 2008 to week beginning 14th July 2008
(half term week beginning 26th May 2008)

Courses do not lead to a specific qualification (except Japanese and Chinese, see below); emphasis is on practical use of language and conversation

French Teacher - Ms J Menon
German Teacher - Ms A Janssen
Spanish Teacher - Ms J Pascual
Italian Teacher - Ms J Pascual

Timings and venues of courses:-
French - Wednesday 5 – 6.30 Conference Room
German - Tuesday 4.30 - 6.00 Conference Room
Italian - Monday 4.30 - 6.00 Conference Room
Spanish - Monday 6.05 - 7.30 Conference Room

Beginners’ 2-year GCSE Japanese and Chinese courses, which run as follows:
Japanese Thursday 3.05 - 5.35 B1.6 Mrs Yoshiko Bransby
Chinese Wednesday 3.05 - 4.20 E2 Mrs Wenli Leighton
Friday 3.05 - 4.20 pm

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Welcome back!

Year 11 - you will have received your mock exam results by now. It is never too early to start thinking about revising for the final exams in May/June.
How about starting now, and doing a little bit every day?

Here are some websites that you could check out: (ask your teacher for the username and password)

You could also ask your teacher for extra past papers to help you practice.

Good luck!