Our current Year 6 girls have been preparing for some time now for senior school entrance exams and interviews at top independent schools. In Year 5, the Head and teaching staff worked closely with the families to guide them through the senior school process. Before COVID-19 they would all be researching and listing the schools they would like their daughter to move on to. An evening of presentations at school and discussions with specialist subject teachers and form tutors would have taken place and individual meetings with the Head if requested.
The pandemic has certainly changed all our lives and so this year the process has been very different for the current Year 6 girls. Nonetheless it has still been informative and thorough. Zoom calls with parents last year explained the process with a question and answer opportunity, power points shared and reference forms collated so that we as a school had a clear view of parents’ intentions. Scholarship applications are also a big part of this process which sees many of our past pupils attaining impressive results.
Stormont School responded with the request by independent schools to host and invigilate exams to assist with social distancing. The Year 6 girls have reached the last leg of the interview process. We are super proud of their dedication and how they have adapted to a very alien situation. We wish them luck of course and look forward to receiving the all important results. Well done everyone.