Staying organised as a student is absolutely essential. Whether it’s knowing what homework you have to complete or just remembering what lessons you have that day, in many ways, organisation is the key to success.
In this post, I’m going to tell you how I organise my life every single week so that I know where I need to be and what I need to do in order to stay on top of life.
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Learning to drive can be terrifying. You’re in control of a big scary vehicle and all the power is in your hands… that’s a big deal! After many months, I passed my driving test 2 weeks ago and I am loving life. The stress and tears that went into learning to drive were completely worth it for the independence I now have (driving to college when it’s chucking it down with rain outside is the best).
However, before you can even apply for the practical driving test, you have to get past the theory test. It’s a short test taken at your local centre (you can find all that info out on the DVLA website) that you need to revise for. It’s comprised of a series of multiple-choice questions and a “hazard perception” section, but I’m sure you already knew all of this!
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The next academic year is going to be the most expensive of my life. Between saving for uni, my last ever holiday with my family and trips to go on with my friends next summer before we part ways, my bank account won’t be happy with me.
However, I think I’m a pretty frugal person – I’m organised and love to save and then splurge on big things (like holidays) rather than throw my money away on clothes and takeaway food. Don’t get me wrong, I think treating yourself if really important, however, if you’d like to start spending less and start saving more, here are some of my top tips.
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I’m going into Year 13 which means right now, all my attention is on writing a killer personal statement. I’m not going to pretend I know how to write an amazing piece myself, however, I’ve done a lot of research and collated lots of tips from professionals on how to make your personal statement great. Read on to discover some really helpful tips…
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EPQ stands for Extended Project Qualification. It’s a popular extra option that many students at colleges opt to take part in and it’s equivalent to half an A Level (which is different to an AS Level F.Y.I). It consists of either a report style dissertation (roughly 5000 words long) or a practical project (like making a sculpture or song) that has to be accompanied with a shorter report. You have to do some serious research and evaluating along with a final presentation, however it can be a great addition to your CV.
Now that we’ve established what an EPQ actually is, read on to see if it’s for you and discover some useful tips…
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For any former year 11s who are starting college this year, you have a valid reason to feel a bit nervous. Moving from GCSEs to A Levels is a big jump, but it doesn’t have to be as scary as everyone is making it out to be.
I can only speak from my experience – I went from an average state school to my local sixth form college like most. I’ve learnt LOADS during my first year at college, so in this blog post I’m going to attempt to pass over some of my ‘knowledge’.
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