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A Sixth Former's reflections

A Sixth Former's reflections

Abbi, one of our Upper Sixth students, reflects on these difficult times, in the face of the government's cancellation of public exams. She is pictured (R) in her Year 13 Drama production of 'Shakers', which took place earlier this year.

These unprecedented times have given me time to reflect upon the government's decision to cancel public exams this summer. I cannot say I found it easy to come to terms with. There were tears shed as I thought I had wasted the last two years. When I look back I remember the hours spent on difficult homework, days spent in self induced stress and wanting to do my best in each of the end of topic tests.

But then I remember the friendships forged over the last two years, the hours spent rolling on the floor in fits of laughter. I remember their unconditional love and faith in me and their continuous support through the highs and the lows.

The past couple of weeks have made me stop and take stock and realise what is most important, and yes grades are important for my future career but friends and family are important for my future happiness and success. I may not be able to control the outcome of my grades but I can control my friendships and I can control my happiness. So when we get through this, and we will, I will hug my friends and family tighter, laugh harder and cherish my time with them more as they are what is most important.

Read more about their production of 'Shakers'