The drilling down that typically happens in schools once the results are released can be a traumatic experience.
Principals often highlight the failures or weaknesses rather than the successess. Rather than an inclusive pat on the back, too ofter it is a mantra of having to do better next time.
Too little recognition is given to thos thousands of teacher who work slavishly with their Year 12 classes, regardless of the 'exam results' they might be capalb e of achieving.
The learning process should be recognised in itself because as teachers well know, the vast majority of students are not able to access those lofty heights achieved by the few. Congratulations to all teachers who tried to engage, support and guide their students to the best of their abilities.
I hope you all enjoy a well-earned break. A pity a return to work next year will welcome in a new round of syllabus documents.
I am an experienced English Head Teacher, author and presenter.