I recently left senior school and began my A-Levels. I’m taking politics, law and sociology and as you can probably imagine, it’s a heck ton of work compared to my GCSE’s. With that said though, the transition wasn’t completely awful and unbearable. I learnt a few things that might be able to help you if you’re either struggling with the change or if you’re starting A-Levels next year.
I hope this will help people who are having a difficult time settling down. Sixth form can be a scary place - I’ve just moved from a school of 500 pupils to a college with 4000 students. It can take a while to adjust, but you will eventually. Remember how you felt at the beginning of senior school? It’s a little like that.
With that said, if you’re still struggling by Christmas, it might be worth talking to your tutor, parents or school guidance person. They can help you look at the problem areas and find the best way to tackle it. The great thing about higher education is that there’s a lot of different options for you. I remember hating school and feeling powerless to move or make a change - it’s not like that anymore. Don’t force yourself to do lessons/subjects that you don’t want to.
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