The Spring Term always brings us optimism and hope but there is a reason to feel particularly optimistic this year. With a path to recover being clearly outlined by our own Government, and the UK Government too, our students can finally look forward to returning to some form of normality next year. As we move forward positively towards a ‘new normal’, we also arrive at yet another period of transition, when our Year 11 students begin to plan their route to A levels. The arrival of application forms is always greeted with a buzz in the Sixth Form office and we very much look forward to helping our new arrivals to make the right decisions at this very important time.

Our Year 13 students, who have stayed so strong throughout the past year, are now on the final stretch of their A Level courses. Knowing that the vast majority of results are going to be decided by Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) is both reassuring and nerve-wracking at the same time. Whilst it takes away the unpredictability of a terminal exam, it also means that assessed work must be of a certain standard and that brings its own pressures. Having been through the process last year, I know that our teachers will complete this tricky process with the upmost integrity and fairness.

Mr Karran,

Director of Sixth Form