Hey guys, happy Sunday and welcome back to the blog! I hope you have all had a lovely day, but today I am back with another #backtoschoolwithliv post, since you guys have been loving my Back To School Posts so far! So today’s post is super exciting as it is in collaboration with the lovely Soph from ‘Love, Soph‘ which you guys can check out HERE ! I am so buzzing because I have loved Soph’s blog for ages and I feel so honoured to be collating with her- if you don’t already read Soph definitely go and show her blog some love! Today I am going to be sharing with you ‘5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Sixth Form’ and then Soph is going to be doing ‘5 Things I Wish I Knew Before GCSE’s’ so you guys will be covered on advice on both GCSE’s and A-Level’s!
1. The Jump Is Huge
I know this is already spoken about a tonne on Twitter and other social medias about the scary ‘jump’ between GCSE’s and A-Level’s, but the truth is that it isn’t a jump, it’s more like trying to jump over a large crater or Volcano- it is HUGE. You have to completely change how you write, revise, learn and take in information. It is a struggle!
2. Utilise All Free Periods
Free periods will be your actual lifesaver if you use all of them! In year 12 I wasted so many, purely from the excitement of having so much free time compared to GCSE’s! I just really recommend getting as much of your homework done as possible in your studies, because it will make your evenings so much more productive- and will leave more time for other projects like EPQ, Art, Prefect Stuff or University Application!
3. A-Level Languages Are HARD
This is honestly the biggest thing that I WISH somebody told me. For GCSE I actually took both French and Spanish, so I felt the pressure to take at least one language at A-Level, and it was an obvious choice because I scored an A or A* (can’t remember lol) in both, what nobody told me is that you are suddenly expected to be fluent in the language from the get-go! I struggled the whole time and found it so so difficult! So only do a language at A-Level if you are confident that you can handle it!
4. Don’t Leave Any Loose Ends
Make sure that you don’t leave any loose ends at the end of Year 12! Make sure that after your Year 12 mocks that all notes are done for all of the topics you have studied. I mean everything! You do not want to be making revision mind maps for something you forgot to do in Year 12- which was an issue for both me and my friends! So finish all of your work before going off on summer! You will thank me.
5. Pick Subjects Which You Enjoy
I know that this is thrown around so much, but for some reason people still pick subjects they dislike! I knew someone who picked subjects for a possible career rather than herself, and found herself struggling to write a personal statement and look at University courses for something she dislikes! Always always always pick something YOU like and enjoy and can see yourself doing and enjoying for the next two years, don’t pick it to be with your mates, don’t pick it off of teachers that you like and certainly don’t pick it due to parent pressure! Otherwise it will honestly make those two years hell!
But don’t let this freak you out if you are going into Sixth Form- they were honestly two of the best years and it is so much fun despite the stress! Enjoy and good luck!!!
I hope you guys enjoyed another instalment of my Back To School Series! I promise my next blogpost won’t be school related guys- I don’t want to overload you lol! if you guys enjoyed this and found this helpful, give this blogpost a like and drop me a comment letting me know what year you are going into at school as I would love to know! Also if you are a newbie (hiiiii) but I would LOVE if you could follow my blog- it means the fam is growing and that is insane and I would love you to be a part of it! Speaking of the fam growing…. we hit 9000 page views on Friday!!!!! That is mental and I can’t thank you guys enough, ILY ILY ILY! Until next time….