Pushing Ahead for Exam Success – The Passport to the Future!
Year 11 students finished their week of mock exams on Friday and are looking forward to our big results assembly this Friday. Many of them will be coming in for extra study sessions, provided by their dedicated teachers, over the Easter holidays and then starting their last month of lessons before the big exams start. The eleven years of their school career so far have been leading up to this moment, so we wish them all the very best and they have the will of the whole school behind them. All they need to do is revise!
KS5 are having their mocks this week too and, like some KS4 students, have already done some of their exams for things like Art. They are closer to their moment of becoming specialists – either through study at University, study at FE, jobs or training. Exciting times!
We also break up for the Easter holidays on Friday (apart from those holiday sessions I mentioned for Y11!) and these holidays fall at this time because of the Christian festival of Easter. Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. It celebrates the belief in the resurrection from the dead of Jesus, three days after he was executed. The Easter story is at the heart of Christianity.
Easter in Britain is also based upon an older tradition, when the goddess Eostre was honoured by the Anglo-Saxons, and she is the namesake of the Christian festival which replaced it. Apparently it goes back even further to a Proto-Indo-European goddess called Hausōs who was the personification of dawn (the start of the day). Whatever beliefs people hold dear, Spring is always a special time of new beginnings as the earth starts to re-awaken from a Winter slumber – so we hope you all have a great holiday!