Currently (25th April 2014) on Ripon Grammar School's website:
Third Form (Year 9) Cohort 2014-2015
We recently conducted academic testing for boys and girls who were interested in joining Ripon Grammar School’s third form (year 9) in September 2014. Having processed the results of the tests, we can now confirm that there will be a number of new students joining the third form in September 2014.
The motivation behind increasing the size of the third form is to create five smaller classes which will ultimately improve the quality of education that your child receives. As we will be adding a new form to the year group, there will inevitably be some rearrangement of forms; a number of new students will be allocated to each of the five new forms. This process will be managed extremely carefully, taking friendships, along with other factors, into consideration. Our aim is to minimise disruption to current tutor groups.
There is a significant benefit for our current students to receive the very best education in smaller classes, to widen their friendship groups and to become adaptable, resilient and ultimately more employable young people. It will also prepare them well for Key Stage Four, where students are rarely taught together as a form and where they must work collaboratively with other students from the year group, many of whom they will not have worked with.
We are confident that this will be a hugely successful change to the current second form cohort and we look forward to welcoming our new students in September. We will provide more information about the third forms for September 2014 in the summer term; in the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Miss Raymer by telephone on 01765 602647 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support in this matter.
M L Pearman Miss L Raymer
Headmaster Head of Lower School
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