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So my school wants to more or less get rid of study leave, but I've got a ton of exams and find a school day usually goes a bit like this : 1) get up a bit late and arrive late in to school (2) go to a lesson where I might learn something with a bit of luck (3) go home and procrastinate till about 7pm as I'm too tired to do anything.

Comparatively, on study leave it's more like: (1) get up a bit later but actually have energy (2) work flat out and study what I personally need to study, and actually learn something (well, a lot). (3) go to bed a bit earlier having worked all through the day and till about 7ish.

If I'm going to do well in my A levels, study leave is more or less a necessity.

Who else shares this sentiment?

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(Original post by Jatz07)
I agree a little bit, we learn a lot in school and ask teachers for any help for certain questions, but once I have finished asking questions and I'm confident on the subjects, I'm going to take 4 days off before my AS exams because I have six AS exams in 1 week, including a clash of core 2 maths and unit 2 history

I do 100% way more work at home than at school
Yeah fair enough - I guess depends on the school too. My school not great so don't tend to get a huge amount out of it. I have 6 in one week too (eek!).

Anyway, good luck with everything!
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(Original post by Jatz07)
good luck to you too, what subjects are you doing?

I'm doing biology, chemistry, history, maths
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I couldn't agree more! My school gives year 11 students study leave but not A level students? This makes no sense to me as we have a lot more to learn for our exams and personally coming into school for revision doesn't help me much as there's always distractions, my friends and I especially just cannot get work done when we're together.
I think its better to be left alone to revise in the comfort of our own homes, that way we're doing things in a way we like and we're getting a good amount of sleep😃


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I'm annoyed with my sixth form's study leave too! Study leave starts a week after the exams have started, and on that first week of exams I have 5 exams. When study leave starts, I only have one exam to do... I think the organisers of sixth form think going in is helpful, but when the exams are so close, I personally find it so much easier to revise at home and I have more time to get through everything.

Apparently for A2 students study leave starts at the same time as AS students so for A2 they have a week or two off before their exams start (since most are apparently in June?) but that puts AS students at a disadvantage - we get less study leave and most our exams are over by the time it starts. It's irritating, I don't understand why sixth form organisers don't understand this when people tell them!
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I think it's better to have study leave because the time it takes me to get to school and back I would have wasted 3 or so hours. I would probably have more distractions at school to be honest
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Study leave is definitely necessary. At school you sit there for hours just to be lectured about stuff you already understand when you could be at home revising the stuff you aren't as confident on!
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I find study leave essential as I just can't bring myself to revise in school despite having 2+ hours of frees a day usually. When I'm at home I can revise the topics I need to, do past paper and if I get stuck then I can email a teacher asking to meet with them to go through the things I'm stuck on. It's really the only way I revise well


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