April 2016

teachersblogThis week I have been talking with our Post 16 students in assemblies and briefing the Year 10 students at the start of their trial exams. These exams are the precursor to the public examination season which begins in earnest on the 3rd May.

For students, staff and parents/carers this is very much the 'business end' of the academic year when the age old pearls of wisdom about revision, preparation, organisation and determination are wheeled out by people like me! However, these pearls are just that, and, that is why they have stood the test of time. It might seem slightly bizarre that, despite huge technological advances, the vast majority of examination are completed using paper and pen but that is why the tried and tested advice still holds true in 2016.

So, to all students at NKS, I repeat my words in this week's assemblies – don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today! Have a session organising your work regularly to 'clear your mind', work with your friends by talking to each other, testing each other and enjoying some 'down' time together and be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help and brave enough to ask for it!

Good luck to every NKS student taking examinations this summer.