The College consists of five distinct buildings spanning the life of the College from 1937 to the present day. Our facilities are excellent including our Digital Arts suite, drama studio and trampolining hall. We have specialist resources for the Arts, design and technology, computing, science and PE, as well as extensive classroom accommodation and a learning resources centre. All classrooms have access to the internet. An indoor tennis centre opened in January 2007 and is a superb resource for both students and for the local community.
At Sir Jonathan North we believe it is vital to foster students’ holistic development alongside academic excellence. The holistic development is underpinned by our values, the 4 Rs and we will be utilising these throughout all aspects of college life. The 4 Rs are: Resilience - The ability to bounce back when facing challenges, Respect - Learning to value self, others and the environment, Reflectiveness - Understanding what needs to be done to make the next steps and planning how to do this, Resourcefulness - Having the confidence to search out answers in new ways and ask for guidance when necessary.
We achieve highly and examination results have been consistently good for many years. We aim to improve these results, with the awareness that students need support and guidance in managing the pressures of competition and challenge. We encourage students to be ambitious in their personal and academic goals. We work closely with parents to support our students and as a staff, we reward effort and achievement by creating a climate in and out of the classroom where individual initiative is recognised and team spirit is valued.
We set high expectations for both staff and students and work closely with parents. We believe that it is the duty of the College to educate our students to become responsible members of society and to respect others. Our experience is that students achieve high standards because they are set challenging targets, provided with interesting opportunities to learn in different ways and given support where they need it.
The College is proud of its unique and distinctive ethos as one of only two girls’ state secondary schools in Leicestershire and as a World Class school. We regard our student body as a major strength and take great pride in both the success and diversity of our student intake. We give students a voice in the College and we listen. We value courtesy, politeness, honesty and effort. We accept that we all make mistakes from time to time and we aim to learn from our mistakes. We are inspired by excellence in all forms including academic, creative, practical, physical and personal achievements.
July 15, 2020
As you are aware the examination process this year has been very different due to the Covid-19 outbreak, results this year are based on Centre Assessment Grades (CAGs) which have been moderated and adjusted by exam boards to ensure that the process is robust and fair. Results will be released this year on Thursday 20 August 2020. The distribution of results this year will be electronic, students will be able to download their results from 8.00am through the trust Beehive system. We are not intending to print results slips and hand out as we have done in previous years, students should access their results where possible at home through Beehive as outlined above. If you are likely to have difficulty with this process and will be unable to access results electronically, we can provide results on-site in person (in a socially distanced way) if needed. Please contact us in advance of the day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make the necessary arrangements and ensure that results are available for collection.
There will be staff available on the day to offer guidance and support as needed, you will be able to contact us by phone on results day if you need assistance. There are several key changes to the examination and results process this year, which is a departure from the normal process as in previous years. Most notably, the post results services will operate differently as there is no exam script that can be reviewed and remarked. We have compiled some key questions and answers which you can find on the document linked below, which should address likely queries that you may have. We have also put the links to further Ofqual information below should you wish to find out more.
We know this process has been hugely different this year and may have caused some anxiety, please rest assured that we have worked extremely hard to ensure that you are awarded qualifications in-line with your hard work and efforts. Some students may still wish to sit the exams, and Ofqual have announced that a full suite of exams will be available in the Autumn term in November which will allow you to sit an exam and be awarded a grade through examination, they will start on Monday 2 November and finish on Monday 23 November. The deadlines for entry for GCSE will be (except English Language and Mathematics) – 18 September • GCSE (English Language and Mathematics) – 4 October. The exam boards will post the timetables on their websites and contact centres about entries in due course. You will be able to enter for exams at your current school. Details of fees and arrangements will be communicated in the Autumn term. The Autumn exam series will be pure exam based with no coursework/NEA elements, except for Art and Design. Exam results awarded in Autumn will be additional to the Summer exam result and will not supersede the award (you will hold both grades separately).You can read more information about Autumn exams by following the links below.
You may have other questions about exams which we would be happy to discuss with you further; if there are specific questions you still have please contact the exams team for assistance.