How to Organise your Week

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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What’s on my iPhone? – School Edition

I’m somewhat of a phone addict. My phone comes everywhere with me, including to college. Granted, it can sometimes lead me astray and prevent me from being as productive as I could be, however, it doesn’t always have to be a source of procrastination. It can be a really useful tool for your studies – there are hundreds of revision based apps out there and so I’m going to be talking about the apps that I have on my phone that I use on a daily basis to help me out at college.

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Personal Statement Tips

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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Should I do an EPQ?

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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College Advice for First Years

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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