Year 12 Student Journal
I attend a sixth form and I study English literature, English linguistics and sociology. I love reading and love watching movies or playing video games.
Year 12 is a huge step up from doing GCSEs. I take A levels that can be challenging at times. In these journals I’m going to be talking about how I have been finding year 12 and a few tips or just a little bit on what to expect. It can be really daunting moving to college and sixth form, but it is a great experience.
My main worries have been about time management and organising myself. You have to be on top of work its not something you can do last minute and I’m honest that’s been the hardest habit to break. I was worried nobody would listen or accept me but there is a lot of people who.
I really hope this academic year to find myself more and have confidence in my own work. I also hope to expand my knowledge in many subjects. Whilst I hope to succeed the highest grades I can I have come to realise that sometimes that won’t be possible but as long as I try my best have done enough.
I am really excited to learn new skills and have more freedom to choose what I do. You can leave site for lunch and breaks which is great and even though I don’t personally it’s great when I get to go home around 1 o’clock. It’s exciting because you can have a fresh start and people have grown up a little so it’s a better work environment too.
Overall starting year 12 has been a mixed bag of emotions. Sometimes it can be scary knowing that there’s a lot to learn and everything’s so new. Even getting the bus every morning can be daunting when you haven’t had to do that before. It has been stressful, and I don’t want to lie to you there has been times when I have wanted to give up. However, it has been some of the best few weeks I have had in education in a while. Secondary school sometimes isn’t for everyone, but college has been brilliant for me. I can express myself and be welcomed by everyone. Even if you are like me and struggle to make friends there’s always someone at college you can make friends with. Even if you don’t expect to make friends you might make a few for life.