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WEEK 26 - Friday 1 April 2022

Hello and welcome to this week's Year 11 Blog.

What a difference a day makes…

Last week we saw the school field reopening after the long winter period and it was fantastic to see the students making the most out of the glorious weather, playing football and enjoying the chance to sit and chill in the sun.

Fast forward to this week, the sun has gone, the biting wind and rain has returned and students and staff have returned to dreaming of warmer climates.

It was great to see so many of you at last week's Parents Information Evening with the key message of ‘It's not too late to start’ very much at the forefront of the presentation and subject information stalls. The importance of reiterating this message to your child/children can not be underestimated and their hard work and sacrifices now will ensure they achieve the grades they deserve.

This week I spoke to a Year 11 student who was worried that their exams would not go well, and the overwhelming feeling that they have not done enough revision. Sadly these are the thoughts and feelings of so many young people at this time of year, and the message I find myself repeating is “If you go into your exams knowing you have done all that you can, you try your very hardest then no one can ask anymore of you. Believe in yourself; you can achieve anything if you only believe in yourself”.

I would like to ask that you continue to positively encourage your child and take an interest in their revision and learning. Each student has received a personalised timetable for their exams, highlighting and discussing exams they are worried about will help relieve their concerns. Revision is important but so too is getting enough rest, please encourage the need for a good night's sleep.  

Finally, in the words of Zig Ziglar... “You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

I would like to thank you for all your continued support and encouragement.  The school, and most importantly, your child does appreciate it.

Thank you

 

Mr Julian

Head of Year 11

Mrs Lacey

Assistant Head of Year 11