‘We exceeded expectations just by turning up for the exams.’ – George Weasley, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
With Easter behind us, the school year is fast approaching the home stretch. The summer term is here (hopefully the weather will catch up soon), and it’s the business end for those with exams over the next couple of months. We will soon be saying goodbye to students in Years 11, 12 and 13, as they go on study leave.
It may be a funny line from George Weasley, but he was onto something – turning up for exams is indeed the first step, as you’ve got to be in it to win it, as the saying goes. Of course, turning up having not put the hard revision work in, is going to catch you out.
The coming weeks are hugely important, to ensure you are prepared as best as possible for your exams. There really isn’t any way around this, no loopholes to exploit – you have got to put the hours in. As that famous hairstylist to the stars Vidal Sassoon once said: ‘The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.’
If you need to talk about anything over the weeks ahead – you might be worried about a particular subject, or struggling with revision, or just need reassurance on something – do speak to your teachers. They know what you’re going through and are there to help you. Please do speak up.
Those Year 11 students who are staying on for A-levels will be back with us in September, as will Year 12s as they prepare for their final year. For those Year 11s who choose another path, and our current Year 13s, it will be time to bid a fond farewell after this summer.
The teaching staff wish you all well, whichever exams you are taking, and look forward to seeing what we are sure will be a strong set of results for Ballakermeen in August.
Good luck everyone!