Hiya! Summer is coming to an end and a lot of people are going back to or starting school, college or university so I thought it would be a good time to give some advice and share my experiences.
- The first thing I would say is to definitely study/revise as early as possible. I know some of you will think “why am I studying when I don’t have exams until the end of the year?” Well you will have tests throughout the year and believe me when I say the earlier you start revising, the easier it will be.
- My second tip is don’t watch other people’s grades and progress. Don’t worry about how everyone else is doing. It doesn’t matter if everyone else is getting A’s and you’re not. Focus on you and don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
- If you’re studying and you feel like you’re getting a bit distracted, it’s okay to take a short break. Your brain needs a rest. I would probably take a 5 minute break every hour and that would work for me but everyone is different – find something that works well for you.
- Make time to chill and go out. Obviously A Levels are very important and you have to study and work hard but now and then it’s okay to go out and have fun. No-one studies 24/7. For example, You can study in the morning and go out in the afternoon.
- Do extra curricular activities and attend revision classes. If you do a lot of activites then you will have more to talk about on your UCAS application. Revision classes are good if you are unsure about a topic, always ask for help if you need it, Ask loads of questions during classes to gain a better understanding. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
I hope you found these tips helpful. All the best for you first year of college!