Improving students’ resilience as they begin their GCSEs

Think back to that vibrant classroom filled with wide-eyed young people on the cusp of their journey towards their GCSEs. Remember the hum of nervous anticipation? 

That blend of excitement and unease? As a teacher, you’ve shared this critical juncture in your students’ educational journey.

Do you worry about your pupils wrestling with intricate algebra problems, wading through the rich tapestry of Shakespeare, or simply standing at the foot of the mountain that is the impending exams? It’s completely natural. You’re right there with them in every victory and every challenge.

Now, imagine a shift. What if you could convert their anxiety into resilience? What if those nerve-jangling moments became stepping-stones for growth? Resilience, after all, isn’t an inherent trait; it’s a skill. And it’s a skill you can help them to build.

Picture yourself walking into the classroom, your pupils are composed and confident, prepared to face the day’s challenges head-on. Can you see it? That’s our shared goal. And the good news? There’s a powerful tool at your disposal, designed specifically to help them reach that state of resilience.

Welcome to the “Final Push” programme.

The Final Push is a bespoke programme that resonates with the unique challenges faced by Year 11 or Year 13 students. We know the pressure they’re under and the fears they grapple with. The Final Push provides students with a platform to express and rationalise these fears in a fresh, relevant way.

The programme motivates students to reassess their priorities, to set new and achievable goals. This isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s an absolute must. It’s the guiding hand they need to navigate this pivotal moment in their education.

Don’t just take our word for it. Ashley Hailstone, Assistant Headteacher at Stowupland High School, said, “I just want to say thank you again for helping to organise our Final Push day. Again, it was an incredible day and worth every penny spent. The team were amazing and made the day so powerful. It has already had a massively positive effect on the Year Group and I am so happy with the result. We will definitely be running this again next year!”

At the end of the programme, your students will walk away with three significant changes they’re committed to making. They’ll set three new achievable goals, leaving them feeling hopeful and more positive than when they started. It’s not just about exam scores or course work—it’s about cultivating resilience, the skill that will see them through their GCSEs and beyond.

So, are you ready to harness the power of the Final Push programme? Ready to equip your students with the tools they need to transform their fears into fuel for their journey? Let’s do it. Let’s make a difference. It’s time to guide young people towards resilience. Today.

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