The Christmas holiday period provides the opportunity to take stock of your progress at this point in the year. It is really important to take on board the advice and comments documented in your report by subject teachers. Is it the case that the levels that you intend taking subjects should be reviewed or is their a specific section of a course that could benefit from detailed revision in the week prior to school commencing?
In relation to study it would be useful to devise a detailed study plan for the weeks running up to the mock exams. A fresh look at your notes and the booklet you received during the half-day workshop on study skills back in September could provide a useful starting point in drafting your revision timetable.
Finally Identifying additional courses that could be added to your existing CAO list will help provide a positive focus in the busy weeks ahead. ~
(Mr Alan Norton, Guidance Counsellor, December 2016)