My subject choices for A Level apart from psychology.
Drama was pointless, especially since I didn't do it for GCSE
Human Biology. I did get an A in GCSE science, but I struggled for that, and an A in GCSE isn't much, really.
English Language, I didn't even read about what was involved. It was so boring.
And not starting Violin until Year 9. So much lost time. D:
AND NOT GETTING INTO A REVISION ROUTINE. I know that if I revised more I could have done so much better in AS.
That's a lot of regrets. :/
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- 03-04-2013 00:58
- 03-04-2013 01:16
I was very arrogant and believed I knew far more than I did. I managed to get very good GCSEs without any revision and thought I could do the same at A Level. Apparently not. They weren't catastrophically bad, but this was back in the days when you did your exams at the end of two years (no modules, so there was little, if any, indication of your working level, and we didn't even do mocks). We didn't get the option of resits either, so the underachievement was quite final. The topics I chose were quite badly-matched to the kind of person I am, but that's a secondary regret.
All is rectified now, but it took part-time study to rectify it. And lots of revising. On the bright side, when uni came around I had a much better frame of mind.
- 05-04-2013 19:22
- 05-04-2013 19:27
Not trying hard enough in my Highers (Scottish equivalent to AS levels, I think) last year:
B - Maths
B - English
C - History
D - Physics
Bottom two were my two best subjects. This is what happens when you get cocky and don't study enough
Still doing Advanced Higher Physics and Maths this year though, and I'm working my butt off for them.
- 05-04-2013 19:28
Not taking additional science at GCSE (I did core, additional was optional). Even worse, they said that I could have been eligible for triple science. I will always stand by that it was one of my biggest regrets in general, let alone schooling.
- 05-04-2013 19:37
Lol this is the defference between me and you guys
I've been street smart since an early age, i knew how insignificant high school was in comparison to college and uni, you know those mornings when you wake up and you don't wanna get out of bed bcoz it's so comfy?
-Yeah i stayed in bed all those times, get up at about 11 and play xbox for the rest of the day
-If i didn't wanna do homework i'll just not do it, especially year 7-9
-"You shouldn't have you phone in class give it here" .. "Lol you feeling okay? why would i give you my phone" Then I get sent out and play games in the LRC till the lesson finished
-Me and my friends spent most of year 11 skiving last lessons or staying out after luch playing footy
Looking back highschool was one of the best times of my life
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- 05-04-2013 21:18
I went to what is now called Salford City College. In all honesty, I went because all my friends went, which therefore meant I wasted first year messing around with them all. Pulled it back in second year with loads of resits and no social life, but the college environment didn't help either. It was so easy to just skive. There was never any homework, and never any consequences for missed coursework deadlines. I was basically incredibly lazy and got away with it due to the lack of discipline. Since I performed pretty well at GCSE (A*A*A*AAAABB) I think in hindsight, sixth form would have suited me more.