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06/10/21

We are very excited to be able to share with you the progress that has been made on our new home in the last 2 weeks. Please click here to view the work and also some fantastic moon rises and weather patterns: https://t.co/GPUkmWtGfX

29/09/21

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Open Evening and to our amazing staff who made the event really special. We have a few spaces left on our Open Morning on Thurs 21 Oct and due to popular demand, we have added Tues 19 Oct. Email info.org to book. https://t.co/3S7jd8Hfbe

28/09/21

The gates have opened to our 2021 Open Evening. We hope you enjoy seeing how MPS ignites a passion for learning in all our students. https://t.co/B50tOgIUqf

28/09/21

Less than 1 hour before we open the gates. Our hard working staff are busy making sure that the evening is a great success. Mrs Eckershall has instruments galore in Music, Miss Mosley has experiments in Science, Mr Walker brings colour to Maths, and there is also a tent..! https://t.co/KP5ElVyQSO

28/09/21

With just 2 hours to go, Mr Ward is rehearsing his presentation, Mrs Harkness and Mr Tunbridge are putting the finishing touches to their Art displays and Mr Martin is preparing a demonstration in DT. We cant wait to see you at our Open Evening (5-8pm) https://t.co/k4Nqeijeas

28/09/21

With less than 3 hours to go, all staff at MPS are on hand to make tonight's Open Evening really special. We are really looking forward to seeing Year 6 children and their families https://t.co/JFKm7Qdf2r

27/09/21

Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening for Year 6 children and their families. There is no need to book: please just come along and join us between 5pm and 8pm. The Head of School will be delivering talks at 5.15, 6.15 and 7.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to MPS. https://t.co/NE0PfmI3ZF

24/09/21

Only 4 more sleeps.... https://t.co/tSMpdCKI3C

16/09/21

On National Teaching Assistants Day, we wanted to thank our wonderful team of LSAs who work so hard to support and improve the learning outcomes of our students. Thank you to Miss Hardy, Mrs Mahmood, Miss Tattershaw, Miss Aguirre, Miss Lynch, Miss Stocks & Miss Gibbons. https://t.co/zPtkc22MOj

16/08/21

Building work has begun on our brand new home and we are all very excited: https://t.co/IEuepWq9YL

13/08/21

Exciting news on the developments of our new home!! https://t.co/MCwPmSaCDc

03/06/21

We have a vacancy for a Premises Assistant to work across both Merstham Park School and Merstham Primary School. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 11 June 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/Aj1G0hnnEG

27/05/21

Thank you to Mr Lawrence who came to MPS this afternoon from Glyn School to take some drone footage of the start of the demolition of the old Chart Wood School for our website. https://t.co/eXJ9DCIfc1

27/05/21

Are you interested in becoming a at either primary or secondary level?✨ Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Mon 14 June :30-19:15 to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! To register click here 👉https://t.co/B0b2mDqlY4 https://t.co/AlIRczRQlw

25/05/21

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Thank you to”The Anne Frank Trust UK” for working with yr 8 . Using Anne Frank’s life & diary as a starting point, we empowered students with the knowledge, skills & confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice & discrimination https://t.co/585WnF1WSj

14/05/21

Many thanks to the Breck Foundation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the University of Surrey who came and spoke to MPS students during an Enrichment morning today. Staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. https://t.co/xn37uZIejY

10/05/21

We have a vacancy for a Premises Assistant to work across both Merstham Park School and Merstham Primary School. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 17 May 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/YMH4c1IVJQ

10/05/21

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Premises team. Please click on the link below for details and to apply https://t.co/8IRTSJ3RpA

23/04/21

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, staff at MPS surprised all students by dressing up as characters from his plays. Students had a wonderful day identifying the characters as well as the plays they came from. Who can you recognise from this selection? https://t.co/VmQXY3WCrC

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 Reigate College and East Surrey College for entry in September 2021. Please note that entry criteria are reviewed every year and are subject to change. Merstham Park School has strong links with these colleges but students will have the opportunity to apply to any institute they choose.

https://www.reigate.ac.uk/

https://www.esc.ac.uk/

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