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    Parents are such an important part of our lively, tight-knit community.  We rely on their support in helping students get the most out of our fun but demanding routine and prepare for a more independent life at University. Look out for our regular Parents’ Forums, for the regular Progress Meetings and for our termly Parents’ Newsletter.

    Dates For Your Diary

    Term Dates 2022/23

    All dates are inclusive. Monday 5th September is for year 12 only, year 13 begin on Tuesday 6th September.
    TermFirst Day Last Day
    Pre term (Staff only)Thursday 18th AugustFriday 2nd September
    Autumn Term 2022
    1st half
    Monday 5th SeptemberFriday 21st October
    half-term breakMonday 24th OctoberFriday 28th October
    Autumn 2022
    2nd half
    Monday 31st OctoberFriday 16th December
    Pre term (Staff and Exeter College lessons only)Tuesday 3rd JanuaryTuesday 3rd January
    Spring 2023
    1st half
    Wednesday 4th JanuaryFriday 10th February
    half-term breakMonday 13th FebruaryFriday 17th February
    Spring 2023
    2nd half
    Monday 20th FebruaryFriday 31st March
    Pre term (Staff and Exeter College lessons only)Monday 17th AprilMonday 17th April
    Summer 2023
    1st half
    Tuesday 18th AprilFriday 26th May
    half-term breakMonday 29th MayFriday 2nd June
    Summer 2023
    2nd half
    Monday 5th JuneWednesday 12th July
    DateTimeYrEventDescription
    Mon 26 Sep1700 to 180012First impressions parents meetingHear about the term so far, meet your son/daughter's form tutor and other parents, provide feedback and ask general questions
    Fri 30 Sep1500 to 160012First impressions parents meetingAn alternative date (see above description)
    Mon 14 Nov1645 to 200012Parent, student, teacher meetingsA series of meetings to review progress and targets
    Fri 18 Nov1430 to 163012Parent, student, teacher meetingsAn alternative date (see above description)
    Weds 7 Dec1645 to 200013Parent, student, teacher meetingsA series of meetings to review progress and targets
    Fri 9 Dec1430 to 163013Parent, student, teacher meetingsAn alternative date (see above description)
    Thu 15 DecTBC - most likely the afternoonAllYr12 Christmas LecturesA highlight of the year. The presentation of EMC academic projects.
    Tue 7 MarTBC - throughout the dayAllYr13 EMC ConferenceAnother highlight of the year. Presentations and posters showcasing the final EMC projects.
    Thu 16 Mar1645 to 200012Parent, student, teacher meetingsA series of meetings to review progress and targets
    Fri 17 Mar1430 to 163012Parent, student, teacher meetingsAn alternative date (see above description)
    Tues 18th April1700 to 180012UCAS Parent Information Event - remoteAn explanation of the university admissions process. Online event.
    TBCTBC13EMC celebrationA get together to celebrate the achievements of year 13 and to award certificates
    Tues 11th JulyIndividual appointments12End of year review with Tutors. Post assessment review of the year's progress, target setting for the year ahead and receive UCAS predicted grades.
    Weds 12th JulyIndividual appointments12End of year review with Tutors. An alternative date (see above description)

    Year 12 Internal assessments will take place during normal lesson times in the weeks commencing 10 October, 20 February and 19 June.

    Year 13 Internal Assessments will take place during the week commencing 7 November. Mock examinations will take place during the weeks commencing 27 March and 17 April.

    Homework

    Students can expect to receive one piece of homework per week per A-level, with each piece taking 2 hours to complete.  They will also complete work towards EMC projects, this should take an average of 2 hours per week.

    The homework set at EMS is structured to enable students to spend their 2 hours in the most constructive manner for them.  A typical homework task has 3 sections:

    Section A is optional – this covers basic skills and knowledge.  Students should decide for themselves if completing this section is a productive use of their time.

    Section B is compulsory – this covers typical examination questions.  It is marked, usually by teachers, and feedback is used to inform students and set targets.

    Section C is optional – this includes wider reading, challenging problems and broader content than usually covered in A-levels.  Students are encouraged to complete this section if they have comfortably completed section B in less than 2 hours.

    Students have timetabled lessons for the collection of homework during which feedback will be given.  In addition to the homework set at EMS, students should expect to receive regular tasks from their College lecturers.

    Year 12 Homework Timetable

    Each week, students will be set:

    • One piece of “Maths Alpha” homework
    • One piece of “Maths Beta” homework
    • One piece of Physics and/or Computer Science homework

    Year 13 Homework Timetable

    Each fortnight, students will be set:

    • Two pieces of “Maths S” homework
    • Two pieces of Physics and/or Computer Science homework
    • Two pieces of additional maths homework, one from any two of the following: Mechanics, Statistics and either Extra Pure or Numerical Methods (subjects are rotated throughout the year)

    Overall Homework Timetable 2021/22

    This document provides the due dates of homework for EMS subjects: Homework Timetable 2021-22

    Absence Request Form

    If students require an authorised absence from school, they must complete and electronic absence request form which they are able to access via Microsoft Teams.  Submitting the form does not automatically result in authorisation; once submitted, students will need to wait to hear the outcome of their request.  Each request is considered on its own merits and in light of the student’s attendance and progress.

    Authorisation is typically given for:

    • Educational visits such as attending University open days
    • Medical appointments that are not able to be moved such as hospital procedures

    Authorisation is not typically given for:

    • Family holidays
    • Routine medical appointments
    • Interviews for weekend or holiday work

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Exeter Maths School does not have a school uniform and students are given the freedom to wear clothes that they feel comfortable in.  We do however expect students to dress in a way that society deems appropriate and not in an indecent or offence way.

    Information on the latest A-level results, student destinations and Ofsted inspection can found at the following link – Ofsted, Results and Destinations.

    The school is open to students every weekday from 0800 to 1730 (1630 on Fridays).

    Lessons start at 1045 on Mondays and end at 1415 on Fridays.

    Lesson times and lunch times vary each day so please refer to the timetable grid below for further information.    Please note all lessons in pink are optional.

    We are asking students who test positive for Covid 19 to follow the latest government guidance available at the following link – People with symptoms of respiratory infection including COVID-19.  Currently (November 2022) this states that students should stay at home for 3 days and for those with a high temperature to only return once their temperature is normal.

    Students must follow the usual absence procedure for Covid 19 related absence by either phoning the main school number and leaving a message or emailing enquiries@exeterms.ac.uk before 8.30am.

    Further information coming soon.

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