A sea of controlled calm as the English GCSE finishes, a multitude of brainpower spent over 2 1/4 hours and 'You may put your brains - sorry, pens down now,' rings out. We all agreed that it had been a superb effort as Year 11 tackled the tough timing of this exam. What better way to test their skills, what better way than to ask each individual to pit themselves against the challenge? To quote the Head, 'We continue to do all we can to make sure each and every child leaves with the best exam results possible in the summer. We continue to deploy all of our available resources to make sure each child equals or exceeds their potential.'
What an impressive bunch they are - roll on those January results!
The Year 11’s have certainly excelled themselves during these exams, but as I have discussed in assemblies it is important that they consider starting their revision early for future exams. I wanted to introduce parents to two websites that I have shared with the students, which I feel supports the need for students to start revising early. They are:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22565912 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/brainsmart/memory/ I don’t think Year 11 will thank me for sharing these websites with you, but school and home are a team, and we need to be working together in order for the students to be as prepared as possible for their final exams. As yet we do not have a final exam timetable for the summer, but I wanted to assure parents that as soon as I have this information I will publish it for both the students and yourselves. Watch this space!