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From the Head of Frinton Campus

posted 26 Jan 2017, 06:50 by Amy Deamer   [ updated 26 Jan 2017, 06:51 ]
This week sees the end of the Year 11 trial examinations, for many it will be the end of a very busy two week period where the weeks of preparation and careful planning have paid off and the questions attempted were difficult but not impossible. 

For others the examinations have been a shock to the mind and body, and the sooner they can be forgotten about the better. I can honestly say that I have experienced both the pain and frustration of failing exams and the joy of passing an exam or two. There is no question in my mind which one I prefer and absolutely no doubt which outcome I want for our Year 11 students. 

Whether they are: trial examinations, classroom tests, works of art or drama productions; they all can be improved by acting upon feedback provided by teachers. The grades achieved in the recent exams should not be seen as the end point of the process, they are in fact the start of the next phase of improvement. To help all our students, there are after College sessions run by all departments at Frinton Campus, why not take advantage of this and start to improve your grades by attending today. 

We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. - Bill Gates 

This week TTC Frinton Campus welcomed Safer Essex Roads Partnership who performed a play entitled ‘Dead End’ the performance highlighted the risks that young drivers and their passengers may face. I would like to thank all Year 11 students who watched the performance with maturity and respect. 

And finally...Checkmate - local primary schools are taking part in the bi-annual chess tournament held at TTC this Thursday. I hope all young players have a great day, I have been dusting off my old chess set in preparation. 

Mr C Collins
Head of Frinton Campus