It was a normal day in Year 11 until we were called down to the hall for an 'assembly'. As optimistic as I was, thought we were getting presents as end of year achievements, but ead, we were having an assembly on preparing for A Levels and college life. And as clueless as I was, [...]
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Moving from secondary school seems like a big deal, and truth be told, it is. You'll be thrown into the deep end - the workload intensity crashes down on you tenfold, and if you're not ready for it, you might find that you have a rough start to college life. College requires commitment and effort, [...]
So it's almost here. The big moment. The envelope with the outcome your year's worth of hard work is just a few days away, shaping the foundations of your college life and you can't stop worrying. What if I didn't make the right grade? What if I can't study the subject at A Level? Will [...]
What do you think of politics? Uninteresting? Maybe you just don’t care. In the simplest terms, the parties could all seem the same to you. That could explain 40% turnout of 18-24 year olds in the 2015 general election. Year by year, voter turnout for 18-24 year olds have decreased, and while most students believe [...]
Sometimes, school lessons can be such a bore. The content can be unstimulating and a little soul-crushing. Even though the thought of skiving off Maths and bunking Science sounds appealing, once you hit exam season you’ll be kicking yourself for missing that important lesson on how to work out standard deviation or on the structure [...]
HOW TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY In schools, we are bombarded with exams and tests. It can range from small weekly tests - which teachers use to track our progress - to end of year official examinations which count towards our final grades. The most common and understandable feeling that most students experience is anxiety. Feeling [...]
LEARNING TO LEARN How important is it to learn how to learn? It might be mind boggling at first to understand the concept of learning how to learn. But let's find out. First of all, what does learning actually mean to you? Well, learning is the term used to refer to gaining knowledge and [...]
THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCING STUDY AND RELAXATION: To become a successful student, you need to study effectively. So how do you study effectively? Well you need to find a balance between study and relaxation. The human brain is not a machine, in order for the brain to function efficiently, it must have its rest at [...]
Ok so you want to teach. Qualify as a teacher. Be at the front of class with 60 eyes staring at you. Looking at 30 individuals every hour waiting for you to talk. Waiting for you to inspire. Waiting for you to teach them something new. You've dreamt of becoming a teacher. You have something [...]
DEALING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY: Every now and then you may be stressed or anxious, whether it is about work, school, exams, family or just being stressed about life. You may feel there is nothing you can do about being stressed, but there is. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you [...]