I remember this time last year I was shaking in ma boots at the gates of the school that I was going to attend for the duration of my A levels. Honestly, I don’t know why I was that nervous, I had been at that school since I was in year 7 (11 years old), and knew pretty much all the students who were going to be in my year, and the teachers who would teach me.
Actually, I look back now and there is no reason for me to be nervous. But ya know, first week for all you year 12s out there I know how you feel.
So today I am going to tell you what I’ve learnt and give you my 5 favourite tips on how to attack the subjects you have chosen and show them no mercy! Can you tell I’m feeling motivated?
- Eat breakfast; it’s very important in order to help you concentrate and hearing your stomach growl isn’t the best impression you want to give to the hot new guy in the corner. If you have no idea what to have for breakfast I have written a post on my go-to breakfast
- Remember pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, text books, whatever you need for the lesson you have, remember to bring it! Its just easiest
- With all your snazzy stationary (am I the only one who buys out staples at the start of September?) take a lot of notes. believe me, from someone who has been in your position, when exams roll around (which they do, very quickly) you will be happy you made those notes
- To make the most of these notes, just remember, its okay to ask questions if you are confused. Even if you aren’t confused, at the end of the day the teacher is there to help you and won’t go all godzilla if you ask them the definition of interlocutor
- If you are new to a school or if you see newbies, say hi and talk to people. You will feel more comfortables, they will feel happier, and you never know, you may make some new friends!
What are your top tips for starting a new school/college?