Year 10

In Year 10 students enter a new phase of their education: Key stage 4.

During the next two years student focus on developing both their academic achievements to allow them to progress to the next stage of education at sixth form, college or training in the workplace, as well as their skills and attributes. To achieve this, students are presented with a wide variety of new activities to develop as a fully rounded ‘Bottisham Student’.  Encouraged is given for students to be increasingly creative and reflective learners; a large emphasis is placed on the enrichment of the student and the development of leadership.

A special feature of Year 10 is Work Experience where students get to immerse themselves in an employment sector of their choice. This often shapes future career choices and develops the student’s perspective of the workplace.

Year 10 also have to chance to become a Year 8 mentor. These mentors work closely with a small group of younger students and help them with both social and academic development. The process is incredibly rewarding for the mentor and is a significant factor in a student developing the CREST values that make up our ‘Bottisham Student’ model.

Leadership forms a large part of Year 10 and students are encouraged to be as active as possible in this area. Opportunities are available in all curriculum areas; and in some faculties students can earn awards for completing a set number of hours.

PSHE in year 10 covers a range of topics under the headings of personal and economic wellbeing including drug and alcohol awareness, preparation for the world of work and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Each term students take part in inter form competitions and in year ten these cover football, handball, golf, badminton, cricket, netball, hockey and basketball.

Throughout the year, the Head of Learning, Assistant Head of Learning and the team of tutors will work to support progress of all young people and would welcome contact from home regarding student progress and development. The schools remote access provision ensures that update information can be accessed by parents and students alike. This can be accessed from the top menu.


Post 16 Open Evenings and Taster Days

Taster Day 9th July 2019

Sixth Form Provision in Ely and Soham, Bishop Laney Sixth Form aims to provide a thriving centre of academic and professional 16-19 excellence. The academic and ecclesiastic legacy of Bishop Laney (1590-1674) is significant locally, and his commitment to the importance of education and training is timeless and embedded within the Sixth Form’s culture.

Cambridge Campus 5th & 18th June 2019
Huntingdon Campus 12th June 2019

Cambridge Regional College is one of the leading Further Education colleges in the country.
Study at Cambridge Regional College and choose from two great campuses! Cambridge Regional College merged with Huntingdonshire Regional College in 2017 to form one strong college offering more opportunities for students, apprentices, employers and the community. So whether you choose to study at our Cambridge or our Huntingdon Campus you’ll benefit from CRC’s award winning staff and outstanding facilities.

Open Evening 26th/27th June 2019

You could be part of Cambridge Academy for Science & Technology - joining the next generation of Britain's scientists, technicians, engineers and programmers. As highly skilled young people you will be the innovators and enterprising employees of tomorrow.

Taster Day 25th June 10am - 4pm

CWA has an excellent track record in developing the skills and talents of our students. This is achieved through a combination of great teaching by a team of highly-trained, industry-experienced staff and excellent facilities designed to prepare students for employment and further study. 

Comberton 6th FormMain taster day: 18th June (which is open to students from all CAP schools).
Also some bespoke days arranged with individual schools.
Welcome Event for all students who are holding offers is on the 2nd July 2019.

Comberton is a high performing, firmly established sixth form with a strong track record of both academic excellence and student progress. This is reflected in the fact that 87% of A-Level grades this year were at grades A*-C and the current Department for Education league tables show Comberton in the top 5% of all providers nationally for student progress.

 Taster Day 26th June 2019


“Welcome to Hills” events on 26th/27th June for all Year 11 who have accepted an offer of a place by then
Open evenings 24th/25th June

We offer study programmes which include a wide range of A level courses together with an extensive and varied range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities for around 2500 students aged 16-19. 

Taster sessions:
27th June  3:45 – 5:45pm
1st July 3:45 – 5:45pm
4th July 3:45 – 5:45pm

Impington International College is unique amongst state education providers. The chance for young people from all over the world to work and socialise together gives tremendous advantages; broadening cultural horizons, increasing understanding and challenging preconceptions. We are extremely proud to have been an IB world school since 1991, one the very first state schools in the UK to offer this world class programme.

Open Evenings 26th/27th June 2019

 As a specialist sixth form college, we offer a highly successful mix of curriculum breadth with excellent pastoral care. We nurture, challenge and inspire our students to achieve their very best.

Teaching and Learning is integral to your success here at Long Road. Partnership between you and your teachers is extremely important. Throughout your time at Long Road you will work closely with all your teachers to develop a range of learning skills.

The Oakes18th & 19th June 2019

The Oakes College Cambridge is the Sixth Form provider for The Anglian Learning trust.  Formerly known as Netherhall Sixth Form Centre, it has a long tradition of A-level and Applied course education and providing excellent levels of support to young people. Since September 2018, The Oakes College has built on these great foundations and embraced its new role as the Sixth Form of the Anglian Learning Trust, providing continuity of high quality education both for students who have progressed through trust schools and for those adding the richness and diversity from within the high quality educational landscape of Cambridgeshire.

The Oakes College provides:

  • Positive academic results leading to excellent progression rates of students moving onto university, apprenticeships of into the world of work.  A far higher proportion of students’ progress to the Russell group of top universities than the national average.
  • High quality teaching and learning in the classroom delivered by passionate, experienced subject specialists in smaller than average class sizes.
  • Exceptional pastoral care, where students feel safe and staff understand and treat them as individuals.
  • A structure that ensures students keep up, not catch up, through the provision of ongoing high quality feedback and access to live data for parents and students alike.
  • “World ready” skills: the creativity and resilience needed to succeed in the modern world

We hope to see many of our students studying at the Oakes College.  .

Taster Days 25th, 26th & 27th June 2019
Open evening 20th June 2019

Parkside Sixth is part of an Outstanding school, meaning that we offer a rich and varied experience, where you can play to your strengths while maintaining a balance of subjects which will stand you in good stead for your future. Whether your passion lies in the arts, the sciences, business, humanities, languages, or a mix - our courses give you flexibility to choose.

Curriculum Information for Year 10

Subject Setting Notes
English Based on prior attainment, students are set from 1-5 on both X and Y halves of the year,  
Maths Based on prior attainment, students are set from 1-5 on both X and Y halves of the year


Students in sets 1and 2 are being prepared to study the Higher tier paper at the end of Year 11, with ultimate goal that all students achieve a grade 5 or higher.
Students in sets 3, 4 and 5 are being prepared to sit the Foundation paper at the end of Year 11, with the ultimate goal that they achieve a grade 4 or 5
Science Students will be separated into classes based on their option choice of either Separate Sciences or Combined Science.
Within these groups students will be set based on prior attainment and sets will be numbered accordingly.
Humanities Mixed attainment  
MFL Mixed attainment, save for when two or more MFL options are taught concurrently.  
Technology / Arts Mixed attainment  
Computer Science (Options) Mixed attainment Target 7 for maths required
GCSE PE / BTEC PE Mixed attainment  
Core PE Single sex groups based on prior attainment  
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Associate CLT (Maternity leave)
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Denise Cook
KS4 Pastoral Support Worker & WEX Co-ordinator
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Ed Compton
Deputy Principal
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