I'm about to start A levels in chemistry, biology, physics and maths, and I'm also doing the EPQ. I am one of those people who goes insane when they are doing nothing and because of this I have built up quite a few out of school activities. This is my typical week, obviously I have school monday to friday as well
Monday Visit an elderly lady for around half an hour as part of a befriending scheme I do, then go home and do schoolwork, and maybe go to the cinema or something
Tuesday Go to St John cadets including travel time this is from 5 15 to 7 45, so I have time to do schoolwork from 3 40 (when I get in) to 5 15
Wednesday I have cut out a lot of gymnastics, and all competitions due to injury, however still go once a week for old times sake, this is 5 45 to 7 30
Thursday Volunteer at a youth club for children with disabilities from straight after school until 9. This is the evening I would have no time for schoolwork and is the one I see being a problem maybe?
Friday Duke of Edinburgh 5 until 7 and then see friends or stay in
Saturday Go running with my friend and then either go on St John duties or see friends or stay in
Sunday Go swimming with my sister and then either duties or go into town
I also am part of the mentoring programme at school which uses registration time and go on weekend residentials with St John a couple of times a year. In school holidays I try to do at least 15-25 hours of volunteering with a play scheme for primary school children. However I will have free periods, time before and after my activities, and can cut down on things like duties and going out in the run up to exams to do schoolwork. Considering that I am the type of person who thrives on being busy, is this possible to upkeep with my A levels? Or is it just too much? I really don't want to be bored, or to give up anything because I enjoy it all, but I am worrying about ruining my grades
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- Thread Starter
- 18-07-2014 14:35
- 18-07-2014 17:41
I haven't started my A levels yet, but I think you will find it difficult to achieve high grades with all that extra curricular you've got there. Saying that, I don't think you will know for sure until you start your A levels and get a feel for the workload. But I think you're going to have to cut down somewhere, whether that be your extra curricular or your social life. especially if you're going to be doing such demanding subjects. Good luck!
- 18-07-2014 17:52
However, I had most of that as well as a 20-hour part time job in A2 and I had a breakdown in January, and you don't wanna do that! So if you feel yourself getting stressed out or anything, just cut down, chop an evening out so you have free time to do nothing. I know plenty of people who did/ do what you're planning or more though, so it's easily possible