Student Support: Year 11
Year 11 is a year of opportunity at RFSS. Students are expected to take greater responsibility for their learning. They are encouraged to reflect on all aspects of their learning, seek and respond to feedback, and work closely with subject teachers to address gaps in knowledge and skills. A variety of target-setting days and next-step evenings provide students, parents and carers with support and advice on how to effectively prepare for their GCSE examinations.
The Personal Development Programme supports students with effective strategies to develop resilience, and the self-belief needed to achieve their potential. This includes the development of personalised plans for students next steps and opportunities to develop life-skills to support their journey to adulthood. All students have the opportunity to take part in our sixth-form taster days, which provide an insight into a variety of post-sixteen courses and enable students to make an informed choice about their next steps.
Year 11 is also a year of celebration of all that has been achieved at RFSS, culminating in the end of year prom, held in June. This event is a fantastic opportunity to share great memories and look to the future.
To support Parents and Carers we have created some help sheets around home learning and revision techniques that you can use with your child whilst they are away from the classroom.
Meet the Head of Y11 - Miss Probert
Rachael joined Rugby Free Secondary School as a qualified Physical Education Teacher in September 2017; the first female PE Teacher to join the school, the second year it was opened. In 2018, Rachael became a Head of Year and supported a year group from Year 8 all the way through to Year 11. Since September 2021, Rachael has been the Head of Year 11, supporting students through their exams and getting them prepared for 'life after RFSS'. Rachael takes great pride in ensuring students are prepared and in the best possible place to sit their Year 11 exams, so they can achieve their potential and be proud of the grades they open in their envelope on Year 11 results day.
Rachael has also set up and ran the Duke of Edinburgh Award over the past 5 years, supporting many students through their Bronze and Silver Awards. Rachael spends several weekends taking students (and very keen staff) on their DofE expeditions, in several parts of Warwickshire and sometimes further afield.
Outside of RFSS, Rachael enjoys playing hockey every Saturday, loves to spend holidays walking in the Lake District with family and travelling around the world during the summer holidays. Rachael has an incredibly gorgeous and cheeky cocker spaniel, Wally, who she likes to take for long runs and walks. If you ever ask to see a photo of Rachael's dog... you may be there a while!