At last we reach the end of the first week of term.  I was mad to expect that arriving in the 6th Form was going to be just another year.  It seems very different.  I can't help but wonder whether we put too much pressure on our children to excel.  It is a conversation I had with Mrs L earlier when we pondered what opportunities this generation of children leaving school and university will have. Only the very brightest will get to the best universities and therefore stand the best chance of getting a job. So, it makes sense to encourage.  But, at what point does encouragement simply become too much pressure?