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* 1. Last year the government changed the GCSEs. Due to the extra volume of content included in the new GCSEs many schools now start the GCSEs earlier than St Joseph’s does. Do you feel that more time on their GCSEs would benefit your child?

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* 2. The new GCSEs require study in more greater depth.  This is hard to achieve in a 50 minute lesson.  Do you think an hour lesson would help your child to evidence their learning better each lesson and make more progress?

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* 3. The majority of our pupils are regarded by the government as Higher Achievers who should study a Modern Foreign Language to GCSE.   Do you think your child would be better off having studied a Modern Foreign Language to GCSE level?

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* 4. Your child may well find studying a Modern Foreign Language to GCSE hard but do you feel they could cope with it?

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* 5. If no please let us know what you feel the difficulties would be.

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* 6. How would you feel if most pupils were expected to study a Modern Foreign Language to GCSE.

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* 7. Students tend to make most progress in lessons that are in the morning and are less focused after lunch.  What time do you feel is the optimum time for lunch?

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* 8. Apart from the core of RE, Mathematics, English, Science and PE what subjects would you like your child to be able to study at St Josephs?

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* 9. This year in order to reduce the number of classes with more than one teacher for a subject, we changed the grouping arrangements in years 7,8 and 9.   If your child is in one of those years do you feel that this has been beneficial?

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* 10. There is more to your child’s education than the formal subjects which are taught.  What extra would you like to see on offer to your child – where financially and practically viable?

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