C24 (Y11) Leavers Hoodies!

We have managed to secure a supplier for C24’s leavers hoodies!

They will look similar to the one below – but our hoodies will be black, with orange writing (XP) and Blue writing (XPE).

Leavers’ hoodies will be £15 each and they are available to pre-order on ParentPay. We need orders by 4pm Thursday, 16th June please – we know this is a very tight turnaround, but this gives the supplier the time to make and deliver hoodies to us before July 1st. 

Sizing is as follows:

XS – to fit chest size 34″

S – to fit chest size 36″

M – to fit chest size 40″

L – to fit chest size 44″

XL – to fit chest size 48″

XXL – to fit chest size 52″

XXXL – to fit chest size 56″

4XL – to fit chest size 60″

5XL – to fit chest size 62″


Please make a note on the notes section of ParentPay for the size you require. Please note that orders cannot be made after Thursday 16th, and no hoodies will be ordered without payment in advance.

Mrs Parker & Miss Cocliff x 

Common Mission Music Fieldwork

Year 10 and Year 11 Common Mission Music students will be going to CAST Theatre on Wednesday 27th April to watch ‘Footloose’ the musical as part of their Arts Award qualification.

We will be walking from school at 1:30pm to watch the afternoon performance which will finish at 4:45pm approx.

Suitable clothing for waking to CAST Theatre will be needed depending on the weather (a coat if it looks like rain etc.) and students attending will be required to organise transport home from the theatre after the show. This will be communicated with parents and carers before Wednesday.

Any further question please feel free to email Mr Robins at [email protected]

Y11’s Final Push! (updated 28/4/22)

We hope you have had a wonderful Easter break, and wanted to highlight some important steps for our awesome year 11 students as we push through their final weeks before their GCSE exams!

This is our final term for Y11 to prepare for their final examinations. All Government guidance states that exams WILL take place this year. Therefore, it is crucial that students are ramping up the amount of revision being completed to maximise the impact this is having. Staff continue to work hard and offer extra academic sessions as seen on our enrichment timetable to ensure students are best prepared for their GCSE’s – students also have a wealth of materials readily available to focus their revision around.  We ask that you support us by reminding them of the need to be working hard outside of school hours, too – any support or guidance you can offer at this time really will make a difference!

To further boost our Y11’s academic success, D6 also resumes this Saturday, 23rd April, from 9am – 12:30pm. We have only 7 more weeks of D6 after this: Saturday April 30th, Saturday May 6th, Saturday May 13th, Saturday May 20th, Saturday May 27th, Saturday June 3rd and Saturday June 10th! D6 is open to both Y10 and Y11.

It is also important to note that our Y11’s last day in school will be July 1st, 2022. 

Please also see here the final exam timetable for our 2022 GCSE Exams:

**PLEASE NOTE: The final 2 exams on 24th and 27th June fall on Staff Days… Y11 will be in for exams though!** 

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Crew Leaders, or ourselves at [email protected] and [email protected]

Mrs Parker & Miss Cocliff x

XP East Laying down the Law!

What a fantastic two days students across XP and XP East have had!

On Tuesday, Citizenship students, who have been studying the role of the police, and their year group were involved in 3 seminars from Doncaster Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. These included Road Safety, Gun and Knives and Exploitation. 


After a fantastic Tuesday, things only got more exciting here at XPE today…
Students listened to a talk regarding Dog Handling and were introduced to not one, but two real life police dogs! Isn’t Hudson wonderful?
If that wasn’t enough, students were given time to ask all their pressing questions in a Q&A session. Students also experienced all the equipment police officers are trained to use, including riot gear and operating police cars.
A fantastic two days had by all students and staff! #WeAreCrew

E24/Y11 history exam skills

Earlier this week, I posted Y11’s mock exam timetable.

We are using time in lessons to prepare for the mocks by making sure students not only have the subject knowledge, but also the skills to apply this knowledge to exam questions.

In today’s history session Y11 worked on building these key exam skills by working together to create model answers to questions from past papers, before testing out their exam skills by working independently on another question.

Practise makes perfect!

C24/Y11 Mock Exam Timetable

Y11 will be sitting their second round of mocks when they return to school after the half-term break. This timetable should help students to plan and manage their revision.

More revision resources and general information for parents can be found on our C24 Revision Support Website.

Subject teachers have also uploaded revision tasks onto their google classrooms, so students have plenty of resources to help them.

C24/Y11 Science Update

Yesterday we received the exam board guidance on what the “major focus” will be in each of the exam papers in Combined Science. The exam board has made it clear that the students may be examined on other content in “low tariff and linked content” questions. It is also worth noting that the Physics exams use around 20% multiple choice questions, and therefore a broad knowledge base is useful in determining wrong options. Students are still expected to apply their knowledge in unfamiliar contexts. 

Our guidance is that our students should revise as broadly as they can, whilst ensuring that they have deep knowledge of the content highlighted by the exam board. This is highlighted in the table below for each paper. Please note that the content may be different for foundation and higher levels.  

The exam board guidance can be found here 

Any queries regarding this please contact [email protected] 

E24/Y11 Friday Focus

It might be Friday, but Y11 are definitely not winding down for the weekend – yet!

From revisiting ‘A Christmas Carol’ in English…

To working through past GCSE papers in maths…

Study+ revision groups…

Before finishing the week off with a much needed PE session to work their bodies as hard as they’ve been working their brains!

And I’m ending my Friday feeling super proud of the fantastic work and focus from Y11 🙂

Y11’s amazing art!

We’ve had some absolutely amazing focus and some beautiful work created in today’s art session!

Y11s are working really hard to complete their coursework as they prepare to start planning and producing their final exam piece.

The theme for their coursework is ‘identity’ and it’s been really interesting to see what students have created to reflect their own identity.

Massive appreciation to Miss Dickinson for her support in these lessons and helping to keep everyone on track!

C24 (Y11): key dates and information update

Just a quick update on some key information and upcoming dates for our Y11 students (including those all important GCSE dates!)

Firstly, we’d like to massively appreciate those students who are attending in-school and after-school revision sessions, including D6 on Saturday. There is no doubt that this level of commitment to their learning will be reflected in their final grades. Our current revision session timetable is here, but is being updated with more sessions which we’ll publish once finalised.

Although these are optional at the moment, we are targeting specific students to attend and we ask that parents support this. Teachers will be in touch with students and their parents with details of when they need to attend extra revision sessions.

In addition to focussed revision sessions, we are pleased to announce that Extended Study is back up and running for Y11 students Monday-Thursdays, 3.15-4.30. This means that students can stay for an extra hour after school to complete any extended study that’s been set or work on revision tasks with support from staff, away from any potential distractions at home. Please note that this is just for our Y11 students at the moment, but we’re hoping to offer to other year groups soon.

Here’s a quick look at some key upcoming dates – further information about each of these events will be published in separate blog posts:

1st Feb – 11th FebStudent led conferences
3rd February GCSE revision information evening for Y11 parents
21st Feb – 4th MarchMock exams 2
16th May – 24th JuneGCSEs (full timetable will be published at a later date!)
w/b 27th June (tbc)Final Word and celebrating Crew

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Angella Parker (Y11 Phase Lead XP. East): [email protected]

Mel Cocliff (Y11 Phase Lead, XP): [email protected]

With thanks, as ever, for your continued support.