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School to Sixth form: What I have learnt

Sixth form - two years, where you prepare for yet more exams which "set you up for life". I thought seen as I've got only ten more teaching weeks (AHH that's scary) I would offload everything I have learnt about being in sixth form: What you can expect and how to go about doing your work.



DOING THREE SUBJECTS INSTEAD OF TEN IS NOT EASIER!!!
So a month before I started my Alevels one of my friends who was at university said to me "sixth form is the hardest two years of your education "I was like yeah right... I am doing seven less subjects its going to be a walk in the park" WRONG! Yes its only three subjects but you get 100000 times more work!



WORK, WORK, WORK.
Honestly just work from the start. Revise in year twelve don't think "oh I've got another year" NO it just gets harder. Start as you mean to go on and keep up the momentum.


DISTRIBUTE YOUR WORK EVENLY
So as you start your Alevels you will quickly notice that your teachers are ignorant to the fact you do two other subjects rather than just theirs. So make sure you keep an even spread as its hard to keep up at times.



KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN
This is something I am so glad I did in my Alevels. I take Psychology, English and Art, so quite a range. This was because I didn't have a clue what I wanted to do. Also I really recommend taking at least one "hard" Alevel (English, maths, a science, geography or history) as universities really value them and it may give you that slight edge. At the end of the day though do what you enjoy because then the work will be so much easier.

YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT
Exam stress is inevitable. Coursework deadlines swing about very quickly. You don't have as much time as you think you do but YOU WILL get through it!



Love Niamh x




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