In my first year at sixth form, I couldn’t believe how much free time I had. I spent most of my free periods in the common room socialising with friends and getting to know new people. Don’t get me wrong, making connections with people is super important at college, however, as we got towards mocks and the mid-way point of the year, I suddenly realised I had a lot of work that needed to be done pretty quickly. Over my first year, I developed systems that have worked well for me and have allowed me to be ultra-productive. Here are my top tips for using your free time at college effectively.
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’.