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WEEK 6 - Friday 13 October 2023

Hello and welcome to this week’s Head of Year Blog.

In life we are constantly faced with choices, big and small. From deciding what to wear to choosing a career path, our lives are shaped by the decisions we make. Making the right choices can lead to fulfilling and successful life, I hope the practical tips mentioned in this week’s blog will help the young people make informed and wise choices as they navigate their educational journey and beyond.

Understanding the decision making:

Before we delve into making the right choices, it is essential to understand the decision-making process. Explore the steps involved in making good decisions, identify the problem, gather information and consider your options.

Set clear goals:

Knowing your goal is key to making the right choices. Whether it is preparing for an exam or choosing a Sixth Form or College. Having a clear sense of what you want to achieve will guide your decisions.

Make informed choices:

Making decisions without enough information can lead to regrets. Consider strategies for gathering information, such as seeking advice from parents and carers, career interviews and conducting your own research.

Avoid impulsive decisions:

Impulsive decisions can have serious consequences. Students must learn techniques to avoid making hasty choices and methods for practicing self-control.

Cope with fear and uncertainty:

Fear and uncertainty often accompany big decisions. Managing these emotions and building the courage to meet these decisions head on is crucial.

Handling peer pressure:

Peer pressure can influence your choices in school and beyond. Developing strategies to resist negative peer pressure and make decisions that align to your values.

Mistakes happen:

Mistakes are part of life, and they offer valuable learning. Learn to embrace failure and bounce back from any setbacks.

Making the right choices is a lifelong journey that begins in school and continues throughout our lives. Making the right choices is not about being perfect; it is about being thoughtful, adaptable, and resilient in the face of life’s challenges. Choices today will shape your future, so choose wisely.


Mr Julian

Head of Year 9

Mrs Green

Assistant Head of Year 9