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WEEK 18 - Friday 28 January 2022

Well, it is safe to say that the Year 11s are certainly back into the swing of things.

It has been fantastic to see so many students staying behind after school to complete their planned revision sessions this week as well as students using the LRC area to complete their own revision. There is certainly a new feeling of excitement, nervousness and focus, and that's just me!

With their last set of Mock Exams starting the week beginning the 7 February, it is very pleasing to see so many students showing such commitment to their studies. As previously mentioned students have received a copy of the revision timetable via email and subject specific sessions are running each evening. This is a fantastic opportunity for the young people to gain further knowledge and recap on crucial exam techniques and tips.

This week we see the return of the Year 11 Mock Interview and Target Setting Day, a particular highlight of the school calendar which provides students the opportunity to participate in a simulated job interview. Students often approach the day with trepidation as they face the unknown yet undoubtedly leave having overcome their fears and learnt invaluable life skills.

The second part of the day is split into two parts; the first allows students to visit their teaching members of staff to have a discussion about each of their subjects and agree on a series of targets and priorities moving towards the exams and the second sees students participate in a specific revision session.

I would like to finish by giving a special mention to a student in Year 11. Nathan Brown has quietly been honing his skills in the pool for a number of years and, more recently, has been taking part in a number of swimming galas across the country. Nathan currently represents Driffield Amateur Swim Club, Kingston Upon Hull Swimming and the Richmond Dales Para Squad. Nathan had his leg amputated when he was 18 months old yet this has not stopped him participating at the highest level and, after taking part in the Commonwealth Para Championships in Swansea in December (50m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and 400m freestyle), he is preparing to compete in the next round of World Para Championship series in Aberdeen in February. Nathan's ultimate goal is to represent the GB Para Swim Squad and hopes that his hard work will pay off. Nathan swims twice a day at 6am in the morning and again after school. We wish him all the very best in Aberdeen and hope to see him fulfilling his dreams.

Regards

Mr Julian

Head of Year 11

Mrs Lacey

Assistant Head of Year 11