Term 6 – 6th Form Communication
We are now in the final term of the school year 2018-19 which is a very busy time for the whole school. End of year and mock exams dominate the lower school, but many are relieved by the end of both the GCSE and A Level exams, students and teachers alike. However, for Year 12, it is a very exciting time. Granted, they also have recently done a week of mock exams, the results of which will be being sent home in the next week or so in their reports but there are some very exciting aspects of their current school lives coming up.
One of these things is the quickly approaching Work Experience week. From next Monday, 24th , the Year 12s will be out of school and getting, for some, their first taste of the adult working world. Some of them do already have weekend or evening jobs but they were told that these were not to be where they get the experience from this coming week. Therefore, they have all been hunting for experience that will both help them better understand the general adult world, but also, hopefully, to have experience in the industry they are aspiring to be apart of in their own adult years. Some people are heading for Primary schools and others are heading for the theatre. This year is packed with very diverse students that have very different plans for their future and we wish them all the best of luck for this week and hope it helps them with their future careers.
Another very exciting aspect of this term is that the Year 12s are the oldest in the school so will be treated and referred to, from now on, as the schools’ Year 13s. This is exciting because they can feel very grown up and they are starting the parts of their courses that are geared towards Year 13. So, they will go into the summer knowing where they will be starting in September and they won’t return being oblivious of what they are heading for.
Another reason that they are seen as the Year 13s is because the induction week for the Year 11s who have just finished their exams is happening whilst the new Year 13s are at Work Experience. Therefore, these Year 11s are now Year 12s but are only in for the week so they know that, if they do end up coming here in September, they will enjoy the subjects they have chosen and they will have experience at the school, should they be coming from elsewhere. So, we hope our new Year 13s are excited for the year coming and that the new Year 12s are excited to start their new subjects and enjoy the year to come.
So, the year is coming to a close and we hope everyone enjoys the summer ahead of them and we are in great anticipation to see you all back in September!
Jerome Harrison- Prefect Communications Team