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How much work should you do in Sixth Form?

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    So my Head of Sixth Form says that we should be doing 50 hours of work a week if we're doing 4 A-levels. (8 hours/weekday, 5 hours each on Saturday and Sunday). To me, this seems a bit ridiculous. I'm doing 3 AS Subjects, 1 of which I'm also doing at A2. Are 50 hours really necessary (including lessons?). Considering I've been getting about 3 hours' worth of homework per week (over all subjects) so far. I know that'll increase, but not by much.

    I fail to see the point in continuing to live if that much of your life is sucked up by schoolwork. I got 11A*s at GCSE, but only by sacrificing all other aspects of my life for 3 months. I definitely want to avoid this again if possible.
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    that seems far too much, considering it's only september! doing that much work right now would tire you out so you'd be in no fit state for exams. I do 1hr of revision for each subject per day, as well as any homework given, which i think is enough for now.
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    That's a ridiculous amount at this time of year, just do enough so that you understand the material and can obtain good grades.
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    it's a walk in the park, teachers usually say that to get their underachievers in line

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