Monday, 26 February 2018

World Book Day - Thursday 1st March 2018

Check out for some amazing things.  There are lots of competitions and also author videos.

NEW this year 'Book Clubbing' . An area for teenagers to help you make the most of books and help with choosing your next book.  There are also lots of competitions.




Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Ticket are available now from the FLC

Monday, 8 January 2018

Year 10 - Work Experience
The Search For a Placement Begins Now
What is it? It's your opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work.
When is it? - 2 weeks beginning Monday 2nd July until Friday 13th July 2018.
Why do it? It can help you decide on your options for after year 11 and beyond.  It will give you the chance to develop and show evidence of vital skills such as self-confidence, communication, independence and a variety of others depending on what kind of placement you do.
How to find a placement?  Family are often a good source for finding a placement, think what your parents/guardians do? How about brothers/sisters or aunts/uncles.
Do you already know where you may like to work?
If you know the type of job, check on for companies that are near you.
What do I Need? An up to date CV, covering letter and a school work experience form.  This form will be given to you with a letter for your parents. New forms can be collected from the FLC.
Check out the following websites. They may help you decide on the type of work experience you want to do. (click on the pictures to go to the websites)            
Have a look at the new careers guide in the FLC. 
  • Make a list of 10 places
  • Call / visit and ASK e.g. "hello, I'm enquiring about the possibility of organising a work experience placement from the 2nd of July" They will tell you what to do next.
  • Its very competitive so its important to make the right impression.
  • Try to find the name of a contact to address your letter/email/call to.  This will show you have done some research.
  • You are finding your own work experience placement.  It will make it harder if you try to find a placement with a friend.
Good luck with your search. 
 If you have any questions visit the FLC and ask.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Year 11 Mock Exams
Monday 27th November - Wednesday 6th December

There are lots of links to assist with your revision on the
homework and revision help tab above.
If you don't have your passwords for Doddle, GCSE pod or Mathswatch
please ensure you see your teacher or visit the FLC to obtain them.
The exam timetable is on the school website.  In the FLC there is a copy on display and there are also printed copies you can collect.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Half Term Reading

Have you made a list of the books you want to read this half term?
If not then this is what you need to do:
  • Pop into the FLC and have a look at the new books that have arrived.
  • Plan a trip to your local library.  Central Library in Croydon is open all week and has lots of fantastic books to borrow.
  • Talk to your friends and see what they have read.  Maybe they will be able to suggest something new.
Make sure you let me know after half term any fantastic books that you have found and read.
Enjoy and have a great week off

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Open Eveing - Thursday 5th October 2017

The Library will be open all evening, in your travels around the school please pop in to say hello and have a look around.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

I would like to say hello of all the new students and staff that have arrived at Thomas More this term.

Please take a moment of your time to explore this library blog.  There is information that will help you with class work, homework and support you with school life.

Keep a look out for the weekly Where in the world? competition which can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Don't forget you can use the library before school, during break and lunch then after school.