The first and second year apprentices wrote their end of year exams this week in Business, Agriculture, Spiritual, English and Maths. It was interesting getting feedback from some of the apprentices. They felt that Agriculture, Spiritual and Business were fine, but English and Mathematics was difficult. They argued that some of the Maths concepts were really hard to grasp like graphs, brackets, degrees and so on. Writing reports in English seemed a major task and generally just understanding the language itself. A second year apprentice commented that he was “seeing smoke” during the exam – in other words, he really BATTLED with the exam.
The apprentices are pleased that the exams are over and are awaiting their marks. They are also in serious preparations for graduation.