A Message from the Head of Sixth Form to Year 13

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This week your parents have received a letter from the head outlining our expectations for the final few weeks of your school careers. At this important time your primary focus has to be preparation for the forthcoming exams, and it has been heartening to see a focused and serious approach in lessons, around the Sixth Form Centre and in the library.

For many of you the mocks have highlighted areas in need of further study, an improved awareness of exam technique and the importance of close attention to detail in your revision programme. Your teachers are here to help support your final preparations, so please ensure you make full use of their experience and knowledge. Our strong advice is that these final weeks of lessons are critical in making a significant difference to overall grades, and that our expectations are that students will recognize this and apply themselves accordingly.

This week I have had two very productive meetings with the Sixth Form Council and additional discussions with the School Officers to ensure we all have a thoroughly enjoyable final day on May 22nd. I am certain that the parameters that your representatives have set out will ensure your final day celebrations will be memorable and give you a real sense of pride to look back on. Up to that day, it will be business as usual, with many of you having exams prior to or just immediately after leavers day, so it is vitally important that your focus is clearly on your studies. However, your council members requested that your final full school assembly may be one additional opportunity to commemorate the end of an era, and we are happy to agree to this given the very sensible guidelines you have suggested. This will take place on Friday May 4th which is when Will will be addressing the school as School Captain and when Mr. Fear will be announcing School Officers and House Officials, so I am looking to you to give full and proper respect to the formal proceedings. The younger years see you as role models and we are looking to you – who as a year group have been a pleasure to teach throughout your school career – to set the bar high on that occasion.

We look forward to welcoming you and your parents for our final celebration on June 25th, once your exams have finished, for Pimms on the lawn – scarily this is now only 2 months away! But remember: it’s not too late, but it’s never too early to make that difference!

 

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