Best wishes for the exams

It has been good to see a positive start to exam season this week at the Academy. My key focus will be on our Year 11 and 13 students who are currently taking their final exams at GCSE and A Level. I would like to say that the tremendous amount of dedication that has been displayed by the vast majority of students will hold them in good stead for these public examinations. Everyone should be confident that they have tried their best and attended many additional sessions outside of our regular lesson time. You have displayed an encouraging thirst for learning throughout the year which will have prepared you well for the final push. There is still time to make improvements, so use the extra time at home to fill in the gaps with some solid revision. However, make sure you have some down time to ensure that you are in a positive frame of mind when you walk into the exam hall. Genuine confidence will come from thorough preparation, which includes looking after yourself too.


This is exactly what I saw this morning in the main hall as almost 100 Year 11 students entered for their Information Technology exam. It was fantastic to talk to you as you waited for the exam to start and I could tell that, despite some nerves, you know your stuff and will be successful. I would like to wish everyone in Year 11 and 13 all the best in their exams over the next few weeks. The hard work will be worth it.


Finally, I would like to congratulate all of our Year 9 students who had their first experience of sitting a full day of exams in the main hall earlier in the week. It’s very important to know what to expect in the exam hall and I hope it has been beneficial to all of you. You coped exceptionally well with the situation and I am confident that your results will be equally encouraging, as they have been throughout this academic year. I am proud of the progress that you have made over the last few years and I am confident that you will keep working hard, try your best and display the extra determination necessary to make a difference.


My thoughts are with everyone who will be studying hard each weekend over the exam period. Just remember that it will be worth it and it is only for a few more weeks. Look forward to seeing you all on Monday.



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