Welcome to the Year 11 page. Read our blog below for all the latest Year 11 news. You will find key documents at the bottom of this page.
Mrs C Pearl
Head Of Year 11
Monday 11th June - Overdue library books
As we go in to the final term of the school year, it is vital that we have any outstanding items returned to the library in preparation for September. There are a number of students who still have books on loan that are long overdue. We do not charge late fees, so please simply return these items to the library as soon as possible - we are always happy to get them back! If your daughter has lost an item belonging to the library, we do ask that you consider paying the cost to replace it. This can be done by a cheque made payable to Didcot Girls' School or via the parentpay item 'Replacement fee for lost library item'. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Barnes, the Library Manager, should you have any queries regarding this.
Friday 15th December - Celebration Breakfast
I was delighted to be joined today by 17 of our fantastic Year 11 girls, for Celebration Breakfast this morning. Milly, Mia and Mina were nominated for winning their category in the Youth Speaks public speaking competition, while the other girls were celebrating being in the top 10% of Y11 students, in terms of progress.
We are incredibly proud of all of you, well done!
Friday 8th December - Movie & Pizza night
After a busy two weeks completing their mock GCSE exams, the girls certainly deserved to chill out and relax! We enjoyed the perfect mix of a movie and pizza to celebrate all their hard work over the last two terms.
Thursday 7th December - Christmas cheer!
Miss Still and her fantastic Secret Seven group have worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks to make some wonderful Christmas gifts and goodies, to sell at the Christmas Fayre, run by Mr Tamplin and the Year 9 Business Studies students. All the money raised by the group will go towards the Year 11 Prom.
Well done Miss Still, Emily, Molly, Lara, Amy and Emma. We look forward to finding out how much you raised!
Wednesday 6th December - A Christmas Carol
Last night I was fortunate enough to accompany 74 Year 11 girls, and some of the Year 11 English teachers, to a performance of A Christmas Carol, at the North Wall Arts Centre. Many of the Year 11 English groups are studying the text for their English Literature GCSE, so it was a fantastic opportunity to see it brought to life. Staff and students all agreed that it was an excellent performance.
Friday 17th November - Spectacular Dance Show!
As always, the Dance Show at the Cornerstone Theatre was incredible. The energy and enthusiasm was contagious, and the commitment of the girls, and of course, Mrs Hook, was commendable. Obviously I am a little biased and the highlight for me was 'Holding out for a Hero', which saw Year 11 girls dancing in their leotards and leg warmers, in an aerobics class spoof.
Well done to all involved. Another incredible DGS success!
Welcome back Year 11!
I have been absolutely delighted with how well the girls have settled into Year 11. I regularly get feedback from teachers telling me that their students are calm, focussed and committed, which is great to hear.
Thank you to those parents who came to the Parent Information Evening last night. Please find last night's presentation and key dates for Year 11 below.
Study Cafe is a success!
It has been absolutely fantastic to see so many Year 11 students coming along to Study Cafe, in S1, using the time to either do their homework, or revise for their mocks. Many of the girls find it really useful to be able to work collaboratively with their friends and teachers are popping by to lend a hand too!
Remember girls - Study Cafe is on every day after school, with refreshments on Mondays and Wednesdays.
See you there!