Okay, so maybe I’m not actually a worker. And maybe many workers would argue that sixth form or school doesn’t substitute as work. But pretty much all students would argue that education is just as tiring and draining as a 9 while 5 job.
Sixth form is soul sucking. Okay, maybe I’m being dramatic. I know what you’re thinking; a little? But unless you’ve experienced the true reality of sixth form, you can’t possibly know how much truth my sentences and complaints actually hold. The amount of work that us students are given on a daily basis from each A-Level subject is enough to fill the boot of a car. Sorry, being dramatic again. But there is a lot.
I often find myself unable to fit all of the work I get given into my daily schedule. As well as having to be at school, eat, have a bath and everything else that I have to do that night it is really difficult to do about 10 different pieces of homework. Some of them including a 33 mark essay.
So, I am here to give you future prospect sixth-form students a little bit of advice. Don’t ignore these tips, they’re vital to surviving sixth form. Sometimes, I don’t even think I’ll survive till the end of the week never mind another entire year.
1. Try and do the work that is set as soon as you get it: Although this may seem daunting, or stupid, trust me – it isn’t. Better to keep on top of the work before reaching the end of the week and staring at the colossal pile of work that you have staring at you in the corner of your room.
2. Consolidate after each lesson: I know. Doing this as well as the homework that you’re set seems impossible, but if you don’t consolidate your learning after each lesson then you will reach the time of the exams and think that you don’t know anything. That’s irrefutable.
3. Invest in a stress ball: IT HELPS. I currently have a TARDIS stress ball sitting right beside me. While I’m squeezing the hell out of it while I’m stressing, I sometimes wish I could enter that TARDIS and fly away with the Doctor as his companion and escape the hell that is sixth form. Preferably with Matt Smith.
4. Make sure you have a break: If you don’t relax at some point during the week, you will go crazy. Trust me, it happened to me. I worked myself sick last year and I ended up ill. Don’t let that happen to you.
5. Seek help from your teachers or advisers. They’re there to help, take advantage of that.
I hope these tips have helped you, if only a little bit. If they haven’t, just tell me I’m useless. That’s okay. But I suggest you follow my tips.