Celebrating Year 11: A Journey of Resilience, Academic Excellence, and Unforgettable Experiences

Dear Year 11 Students and Parents

As we approach the end of the academic year, it is with great pride and excitement that we celebrate the remarkable achievements of our Year 11 students. The road to this point has been filled with challenges and obstacles, but through their unwavering dedication and resilience, they have emerged as shining stars of our school community.

To our Year 11 students, throughout this academic year, we have witnessed your incredible growth, both as individuals and as learners. Your commitment to your studies has been truly inspiring. We have seen you attending revision sessions, intervention classes, and diligently completing coursework, demonstrating an unwavering determination to achieve academic excellence.

But your journey has been about so much more than academics. It has been a journey of embracing the full spectrum of opportunities that our school has to offer. We have been delighted to witness your active participation in a wide range of activities, showcasing your passion, talent, and enthusiasm.

You have not only immersed yourselves in your studies, but you have also leaned into the vibrant life of our school. From the House Arts competitions that brought out your creativity and teamwork, to the exciting RAG (Raise and Give) Week where you engaged in charitable activities, your involvement has truly made a positive impact.

The Matilda school production was a highlight, where your talent and dedication shone through in every performance. The music melody showcased the incredible musical abilities that you possess, and we were mesmerised by your talent and passion for the arts.

These are just a few examples. Amidst the pressures of exams and coursework, you have continued to find joy in the rich tapestry of school life. You have shown us that success is not just about grades, but about embracing every opportunity for personal growth, self-expression, and community involvement.

As the exam season approaches, we would like to offer some additional tips to our exceptional Year 11 students:

Prioritise self-care balancing academics and extracurricular activities can be demanding. Take time for self-care, including relaxation exercises, pursuing hobbies, and spending time with friends and family.

Plan your revision effectively: Double check the content in each paper to prioritise your revision across papers. Break down your study sessions into manageable chunks and review past papers to familiarise yourself with the exam format.

Seek support when needed: Don’t hesitate to reach out to your teachers, parents, or friends for help or guidance. We are here to support you and provide the assistance you need to succeed.

As we approach the culmination of this academic journey, we want to express our heartfelt admiration for your hard work, dedication, and resilience. Your achievements, both inside and outside the classroom, serve as a testament to your exceptional character and fill us with immense pride.

To our dear parents, we understand that supporting your children during this period can be both rewarding and challenging. While academic endeavours are crucial, we encourage you to also celebrate and support their involvement in extracurricular activities. Recognise the valuable life skills they gain from these experiences, such as teamwork, creativity, and time management.

To the Year 11 students and parents, we wish you the very best as you embark on the final leg of this incredible journey. May your exams be a reflection of your academic prowess and the unforgettable experiences you have had throughout your time at our school. We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome you back in September as you continue your educational journey in our vibrant and dynamic Sixth Form. And remember, ‘Once MGGS, always MGGS’.

And don’t miss the wonderful book of memories produced by Mrs Shave, Head of Study Year 11.  Please click on the picture below:

Year 11 Final Assembly

With warm regards, Mrs Shimmin