It’s hard to believe, but the school year is drawing to a close! I do give final exams in Levels 1 and 2, while in Level 3 the students present their Super Essays that they have worked on throughout the year.

Some people feel that exams are unnecessary, just a contrivance to give a patina of respectability to the year’s labors, but I feel differently. The right kind of exam ought to be a source of pride and encouragement for students who have worked hard to master a subject. It ought to give them the chance to show, as Winston Churchill observed, what they know. That is exactly my philosophy about my final exams.

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