Here we are. First day of sixth form. And the first of my Back to School posts. Keep an eye out because there’ll be another two going up on the blog in the next week, so make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss those! Today’s post is a collaboration with one of my favourite teen bloggers who is one of my best blogging friends: fellow stationery addict, queen of the study-with-me and all-round good egg – Soph from Love, Soph Blogs. As we’re both starting sixth form, we decided to share our goals for the next two years. Hopefully, in two years time, we’ll be able to look back on this post having achieved everything!
If you know me, you’ll know I’m not the most organised person in the world, but I’d really like that to change over the next couple of years, especially in preparation for uni. I’ve bought myself a new planner, which I’m hoping to keep up, rather than just giving up with writing down homework a few weeks into term like I usually do. I might even try bullet journaling, since I’ve heard so many people rave about it!
Work hard, play hard
One of the things I didn’t do so well with GCSEs was finding a balance between revision and relaxing. This time round, I want to make sure I have enough time to myself, not thinking about school work all the time. I think it would be great if I could take up another extra-curricular activity, because this would be a great way to meet new people.
Be proud of myself and my acheivements
Going to a grammar school like mine, it can be really easy to think that I’m not good enough because I didn’t get top marks in every single subject, but I want to teach myself to be happy with what I’ve achieved due to my hard work and dedication, rather than constantly comparing myself to others.
Start revising EARLY
A lot of people have told me that the best way to tackle A Levels is to revise as you go along, making notes after every lesson, so that when it gets to the actual exams, I don’t have to start all of my notes from scratch. I think this is going to make revision so much easier.
Use my free periods wisely (for school work, not socialising!)
I’m hoping that if I get a lot of work done during my free periods, I’ll have less to do when I get home, so more time for relaxing! This sounds obvious but I really think this would be so good for my mental health – plus, I’ll have more time for blogging!
So there we go, those are my 5 goals for Sixth Form. Remember to check out Soph’s post on what she hopes to achieve during the next two years – you can find that here. And if you’re here from Soph’s blog; hi! I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you did, don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss the rest of my back to school content!
Lots of love,