Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Practice makes perfect
One of the discussions I'm currently having with colleagues across the school concerns pupils in s4 who are underperforming. Having sat prelims in December we are now in a position to analyse results and decide which pupils would benefit from additional help. For some pupils the prelim results provide a timely wake up call whilst for others the results confirm that they are on track to achieve in line with expectations. As parents and teachers we all want the best for our children but what is the best way to do that in the lead up to the final exams?
I would suggest that there are a number of important steps in increasing chances of success. They include: planning a revision programme; learning from the prelim experience; attending extra classes offered by teachers and maintaining a balance between 'work' and 'play'.
On Wednesday 8 February there will be an opportunity for parents of s4 pupils to meet with teachers to discuss their child's progress and to discuss next steps. I hope to see all of our S4 parents on that evening.