Welcome back, I trust that you all enjoyed the Easter Break, especially as the weather was so kind to us.
The next few weeks will see our students entering the most important time of the year. All year groups, from years 7 to 13, will be sitting examinations either internal trial exams or those all-important GCSEs and A Levels.
I wrote in a previous College Newsletter about the importance of preparing for success in examinations. This is never more important than now, as although time is running out, a consolidated period of revision in the final weeks leading up to examinations can make all the difference. Using the acronym TTCS can help to ensure revision is effective: Teach - Test - Connect – Summarise.
It was great to hear that so many of Year 11s had taken advantage of the revision clinics held over the Easter break and many are also attending after College revision sessions. Whilst these sessions are of great benefit and we encourage all students to attend, they are no replacement for independent revision outside of College. Planning a time and a place for quiet study is crucial for effective preparation for exams.
We all look forward to seeing the look of joy on the faces of our students come results day in August and as parents we hope to see our children enjoy success. Over the coming weeks, please encourage your children to stay focussed on the task in hand so that when they open their envelopes on results day, they can enjoy and celebrate the feeling of success.
Mr D Woodcock
Head of Thorpe Campus