Principal’s Message

 I am pleased to report another highly successful week of external examinations. The feedback from all those involved in the complex organisation and supervision of our students continues to be exemplary. Our students are a joy: punctual, courteous, respectful of one another and totally co-operative with the whole system. Thank you for the support and encouragement that you are giving them at home. Please assure them that there really is life after exams (!) and we all, parents and teachers, understand what they are going through. As long as they do the absolute best that they can do, none of us can ask for any more.

     Revision and support sessions continue throughout next week and, thanks to the dedication of so many of our staff, throughout the half term week. Whilst mindful of what I have said in the paragraph above, gentle reminders that half term is a wonderful opportunity for revision would be appreciated. Regarding sessions in College, as with many of the resources available to our Year 11 students, google classroom is also a key source of information and notification regarding the half term revision sessions. Students are encouraged to visit the google classroom daily and check the information there. Further support and information can, of course, be found through individual subject areas and subject teachers. In addition to the google classroom for our Year 11 students, many of our staff are taking time during the half term to support revision sessions for AS and A2 students for any examinations that remain after the break. Students in our Sixth Form are therefore encouraged to ensure that they have this information and the most appropriate dates to access these sessions.

     Finally, I am sure that some of our parents of Year 7 students are eagerly awaiting the return of their children after, from what I have heard and seen, especially through our College Facebook and Twitter accounts, a wonderful week in Wales. A huge and, again I am sure, a well-deserved thank you to all students and staff who have been on the residential. We look forward to being able to read about their adventures in our Parent Bulletin next week (with some very interesting accompanying photographs!).