(Original post by charlotteyasmin)
Maths isn't too bad. My teacher sets quite a bit of homework, but he doesn't check if people have done it. It can be quite tempting not to do it, but obviously you'll benefit more if you do it. My teacher is quite nice, and all the other ones are willing to help if you get stuck on homework and need help
As for lessons being enjoyable, I think they're okay. They certainly aren't my favourite but I only really picked maths because I thought I was good at it, not because I particularly enjoyed it. It really depends who is in your class. You'll start with C1 and most of that unit follows on from GCSE Maths. If you've already got an A at GCSE and are aiming for an A*, you should be fine with it.
I also do English Lit and History!
Presuming the course is the same next year (which it should be), the first unit you'll do in History is Russia (can't remember the exact dates but it's something like 1860 - 1940). Personally, I didn't find it very interesting. I came out with a B in the January exam, which considering how little revision I did, was quite an achievement. The second unit is Ireland (again, can't remember the exact dates but it's something like 1850 - 1924). I found this unit very interesting, as did a lot of others. This exam is partially source based, so you'll have to be able to interpret sources, but I think most of these skills you should pick up in GCSE History. Lessons are enjoyable and the teachers are all really nice.
If the texts for English Lit stay the same, you'll probably start with a piece of coursework on a collection of poems called Skirrid Hill by Owen Sheers. Then you'll do another piece of coursework comparing The Great Gatsby and A Streetcar Named Desire. I really enjoyed these texts, as did most of the class. For the exam, we did Turn Of The Screw and some Emily Dickinson poems. Turn of the Screw was interesting, as there are a lot of different interpretations, some of which are borderline ridiculous. I didn't really enjoy the Dickinson poems because it can get a bit tedious constantly pointing out metaphors and changes in rhythm. English Lit lessons are always interesting and most people enjoy them.
Just some general tips for you - make sure you know how to write a good essay. Try and stay on top of the work. If you're a bit unsure about your subjects, a lot of people change in the first 2/3 weeks and it's not really a bit deal. Don't be overwhelmed by it all. When I first started, it seemed like so much work, but that's because you've done nothing all summer and you'll soon get used to it. Don't be nervous about it! Are a lot of people from your high school going? Everyone is really friendly and seems a lot more grown up than in high school, as there isn't too much bitchyness and 'high school drama'. Don't worry about getting lost. French is right across from History and English is on the next floor above it, so you'll find everything perfectly fine.
Sorry it's quite a long post
I think I addressed most things, but anything else, just let me know