Year 11 Extra Revision

Please see the attached timetable for extra revision sessions taking place now.  Year 11 Extra Revision

Year 11 Revision Resources

Pathways Evening presentation Please take a look at this presentation which gives details of all the Revision Resources available

Anita Parnell is Elected as Parent Governor

Following the  Election Meeting  on Tuesday 21st January,we are pleased to announce that Anita Parnell has been Elected to serve as Parent Governor of Castle Rushen High School for a two year period.  Mrs. Parnell takes up her  role with immediate effect.  Mrs. Parnell brings a wealth of experience to the role and the school is delighted to have her ‘on board’.

Should you wish to contact Mrs. Parnell, please do so via the  Clerk to the Governing Body, Mo Brookes, in the first instance on 693500 or m.brookes@crhs.sch.im

CRHS Headteacher to retire in August

The retirement of Andrew Cole, Headteacher, has been announced this morning.  Mr Cole will retire at the end of August after 5 years leading the school.
On appointment in 2009 he was given the challenge of defending its traditional high standards and maintaining its community values whilst achieving a more workable, affordable and effective curriculum, along with the right staffing structure for the school.
Mr Cole said, “There is never a good time to leave the teaching profession because you cannot see all students through to the end of their time at school, but this is as good a time as any.  I have always thoroughly enjoyed my job, so I will be sad to leave but I have achieved my main objectives for Castle Rushen High School and I have other aspirations for the next stage of my own life.  We are fortunate to have a school with an outstanding group of teaching and non-teaching staff who are loyal to their students and their community.  Parental and student feedback is overwhelmingly positive and student achievement continues to be very good across a whole range of measures.  We were especially pleased with our top GCSE results for English and mathematics last summer. We continue to enjoy extremely high levels of cross age community support and excellent music and sporting involvements.”
“I have been very impressed recently during my visits to lessons, both by the high standards of behaviour, learning and teaching and by the core intent of staff to always support the well-being and progress of our young people.  I believe that we have reason to be proud of the work that has been done during the past few years, including that of my predecessors in leadership, teaching and support areas.”
It is understood that the Department of Education and Children will be advertising the Headship post very soon in order to provide plenty of time over the next 8 months to appoint the right person to lead CRHS forward.

Newsletter – November Edition

Newsletter Nov 2013

Newsletter October edition

School Newsletter October Edition

Welcome

Dear students, staff, parents and friends of Castle Rushen High School,

I am delighted to welcome you to our school through this website, which provides some key information about the school.  It will give you pointers and links to other relevant areas too, as well as identifying key people to contact if you need help.

Castle Rushen High School is a vibrant learning community that is developing a truly comprehensive approach to individual development of all students and staff.  We aim to provide a fully inclusive opportunity for all.

It is my personal hope that members of the school’s community will both contribute to and learn much from their experience here.  If each of us is able to look back at our time at Castle Rushen and feel that we were helped to be the person we have become, to know that we were supported in moving on in our aspirations and that we gave what we could at the time then I will be satisfied that we have done our job well.

I hope that you enjoy looking at the site and that it helps you to find out more about our school.  Note that we usually leave older posts on the site so that you can find them if you need them.  If you have suggestions about information you would like to see here, please let me know.

Andrew Cole

Headteacher

Beware neck and nominate

Parents always need to consider whether it is necessary to have a discussion with their child about not using social networking sites in ways that make them feel under pressure to act in unsafe ways.
Young people (and sometimes older ones who should know better) seem to have become more willing to join in with harmful actions recently.  The current craze is ‘neck and nominate’ which involves making a video of a nominated action and uploading it to the internet whilst nominating three others to do the same, and so on.  If your child has not heard of this they may need to be told to avoid it.  If they have heard of it you may need to talk with them further about being in charge of their own decisions and not allowing others to put pressure on them.

Should you wish to discuss the above with anyone at school, please ring 693500 and ask for our Health Adviser.

GCSE Maths Higher paper – Wednesday 15 January

Below is a list of possible topics that could appear on the GCSE Maths Higher Paper 2 exam on Wednesday 15th January. The Maths department strongly recommend that students sitting this paper take the time to revise these topics in preparation for this exam

  • Sequences
  • Expand single and double brackets
  • Solve equations with x’s on both sides
  • Interpret a pie chart
  • + – / fractions showing the method
  • Set Theory
  • Volume/surface area of prisms (including cylinders)
  • Product of prime factors
  • Pythagoras theorem
  • Solve two linear and quadratic equations simultaneously
  • Construct (perpendicular bisector, rhombus, triangle etc)
  • Missing angles in polygons
  • Straight line graphs – gradient, intercept
  • Similar shapes
  • Upper and lower bounds
  • Solving using the quadratic formula
  • Venn Diagrams

GCSE Maths Foundation paper – Wednesday 15 January

Below is a list of possible topics that could appear on the GCSE Maths Foundation Paper 2 exam on Wednesday 15th January. The Maths department strongly recommend that students sitting this paper take the time to revise these topics in preparation for this exam

  • Reading scales
  • Pictograms
  • Negative and positive numbers using temperatures
  • Metric conversions and converting units of money (£ to $ etc)
  • Probability scales
  • Number properties – multiples, primes, squares, cubes etc
  • Time
  • Coordinates
  • Sequences
  • Expand single and double brackets
  • Solve equations with x’s on both sides
  • Interpret a pie chart
  • + – / fractions showing the method
  • Set Theory
  • Volume/surface area of prisms (including cylinders)
  • Product of prime factors
  • Pythagoras theorem
  • Solve two linear equations simultaneously
  • Construct (perpendicular bisector, rhombus, triangle etc)
  • Missing angles in polygons