Decision-making is not something we should fear; instead, we should embrace it as an opportunity to direct our life towards an even better future. The trick is to surround yourself with different perspectives and good advisors. Gather all the information you need, weigh it up against your goals and dreams, and then be bold and brave, and follow the path that inspires you.
Engaging in a thorough process before decision-making will help students avoid mistakes but it will also strengthen their will to succeed, when challenges arise in the future.
So, my advice to our Year 11 students is: speak to Mrs Graham (IB Coordinator), Mrs Fairbairn (University Guidance) and Mr Airdrie (Head of Sixth Form). Research the courses and universities you wish to study. Talk to your teachers about the subjects you are most interested in and/or need to study. Ask Year 12 and Year 13 students about their experiences. Finally, talk it through with your mum, your dad or a friend. Then, and I am addressing our students directly here, when you are fully informed, you make the final decision because it is your future! Good luck.
Head of Secondary