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    Is anyone else really down at the moment generally? If so please tell me how you keep yourself cheery!!!

    For the last few days I just feel like I'm walking around school in a daze, drifting in and out of lessons and sitting in them thinking "I wish I could be at home". Usually I am a very cheery and optomistic person and will try and make everyone else smile, but right now I'm tired of improving everyone else's mood. My main problem is school! Lessons seem pointless. We're either spending the whole lesson getting on with our own revision (great, but not the same as revising at home) or being dictated to by "certain" teacher who have decided themselves what topics they think we need to revise (would have been nice to have had our own say)!!! So I drift from lesson to lesson either doing papers or questions or sitting listening to my biology teacher telling us about her chickens (umm pointless I think!). The miserable weather doesn't help either, nor the fact that everyone at school seems depressed.

    Right now I've had enough at school - I'd be much happier at home revising and getting on with work and then doing the exams before having a nice summer.

    Someone please give me advice on how to cheer up - please I have a very boring lesson planned first thing 2moz that I really hate!
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    *cheer up* Its a drag but it will be over soon. At least you are not under severe pressure. . .Rumour has it they have put bars up on some of kings college and keys second floor room windows in cambridge to try and stop anyone committing suicide *although i cant confirm this*. The pressure we are under is immense so being bored in lessons is at least in some ways a good thing.
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    Please cheers up. Since i started i didnt really like it, nowadays i just go there feeling tired and drained just by thinking of it. So i've my low times more or less everyday. But you should think of something else apart from revision, or think of how well u will revise when u get home. Or just do something u find fun.
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    Hmm, I know what you mean. I have those times, when our physics teacher teaches us things she finds interesting but aren't on the exam, and I just want to do the proper work and get on with it.

    I don't know of a cure, just smile every now and then, it'll pass and when the sun comes out you'll realise that summer's nearly here. :cool:
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    Is anyone else really down at the moment generally?
    Yes... I got dumped yesterday, almost out of nowhere, by my (ex)-boyfriend after just over a year together.

    I'm trying to get my friends to all come out with me at the weekend so I can cheer up, but everyone seems so busy at the moment...
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    (Original post by Lagz)
    *cheer up* Its a drag but it will be over soon. At least you are not under severe pressure. . .Rumour has it they have put bars up on some of kings college and keys second floor room windows in cambridge to try and stop anyone committing suicide *although i cant confirm this*. The pressure we are under is immense so being bored in lessons is at least in some ways a good thing.
    God! It's not the pressure that bothers me, nor the revision for the exams! I can cope with that. It's just the sheer boredome of school and lessons and I'm one of these people that has to be stimulated - I can't sit for an hour or so in a lesson just randomly staring at the wall! Today I got so fed up of my bio teacher I got some maths questions out and sat there doing them.

    arghh! I've never been so miserable before
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    I can't believe how accurately you've expressed my own personal feelings.

    I simply "cannot be bothered" anymore. I'm too tired at school to concentrate. And even if I did, what they're teaching is hardly worth the time and effort. I have so much guided homework that I don't have any time to do "independent learning", as in focusing on things I need to revise. I know what will be helpful and what won't. And it seems that most of the "handouts" i get in various lessons I just end up throwing in the bin when I get home.

    And half the stuff the teachers tell me is either false or pointless. In fact even I know more than my Philosophy teacher!

    As for revising at school, I totally sympathise! I do all my homework and revision at home, it's so much of a better environment to work in, with my desk and papers and everything. At school, I end up socialising and not getting down to anything.
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    (Original post by jyuk)
    Please cheers up. Since i started i didnt really like it, nowadays i just go there feeling tired and drained just by thinking of it. So i've my low times more or less everyday. But you should think of something else apart from revision, or think of how well u will revise when u get home. Or just do something u find fun.
    Thanks. The problem is, it has all been sudden - normally people think I can see the bright side of everything! I do have outside activities - theatre school @ wkends and my horse. Every day when I come home just hugging my horse or dog makes me feel good but every day going back to school is horrible. I realise a negative attitude doesn't help, so after Easter I went back all smiley and positive but I couldn't keep it up! grrr. I might ask my physics teacher to teach me something random tomorrow that's not on the syallbus just to try and give me something else to think about. <sighs>

    As I said, it's not the revision it's just school life and how it's currently being organised. Oh well only 16 biology lessons left EVER!
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    I can't believe how accurately you've expressed my own personal feelings.

    I simply "cannot be bothered" anymore. I'm too tired at school to concentrate. And even if I did, what they're teaching is hardly worth the time and effort. I have so much guided homework that I don't have any time to do "independent learning", as in focusing on things I need to revise. I know what will be helpful and what won't. And it seems that most of the "handouts" i get in various lessons I just end up throwing in the bin when I get home.

    And half the stuff the teachers tell me is either false or pointless. In fact even I know more than my Philosophy teacher!

    As for revising at school, I totally sympathise! I do all my homework and revision at home, it's so much of a better environment to work in, with my desk and papers and everything. At school, I end up socialising and not getting down to anything.
    I agree with you entirely. Unfortunately, our study leave doesn't start until May 28th! Some of my lessons are ok, but when you biology teacher decides to set you homework to learn the whole of Unit2 Biology for a test it just winds me up. In case she hasn't realised we are doing our A2's this year, not our AS' and although I appreciate that we need to know last year's units for our synoptic paper, I think we need to spend the time at the moment learning this yea'rs work, some of which we have never revised before!

    But it's not worth the effort of complaining - some of us tried that with the deputy head and didn't get anywhere, so now I sit their in some of my lessons having no feelings or opinions... Oh well beack to writing my essay on proteins...
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    What helps me is a workout at a gym, then going in the showers and completely relaxing after all the hard work. If you do lots of really hard bits of exersice like sprinting you burn calories throught the day at a higher rate, so you feel like you're working hard but you're not sweaty or anything. It's quite cool actually.
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    Yea! I hate ICT now, we spend the whole lesson going througha AVCE past paper (The only one since we are the second to sit the test since the GCSE course was only introduced in September 2002!) and I sit around bored since I probably know more than every other pupil in the class combined (Why can't they put higher knowledge people together!) I would much rather spend the time finishing my A/A* coursework!

    2 weeks today and study leave begins. That is when I will start revising, as my brain cannot keep information for long periods of time but at the moment I am only *worried* about Science and possibly Maths.

    And don't you hate it when your teachers decide to take a few days off when the end of the road is literally 10 days away! :mad:
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    (Original post by mik1a)
    What helps me is a workout at a gym, then going in the showers and completely relaxing after all the hard work. If you do lots of really hard bits of exersice like sprinting you burn calories throught the day at a higher rate, so you feel like you're working hard but you're not sweaty or anything. It's quite cool actually.
    I know what you mean. The gym for me is 2hours of dance on Sat afternoon's with my nice, but evil!, dance teacher (she was in Cats etc) as in that all my energy and anger is focused and I love it, along with the other 2hours of singing and drama. Also, my horse is my life and just sitting on the back of him performing hard movements and seeing how we improve is usually enough to make me smile (didn't ride today though because of time).

    I suppose I'll just have to get up in the middle of my lessons and start dancing! Or I could just eagerly await my competition on my horse on sunday.

    Well, that's temporarily cheered me up, but tomorrow by 9:05, just 5mins into biology it'll all be back again. Oh well, given up on protein essay - I'm going to bed to chill out.
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    I'm feeling the same way as you've described... revision lessons in school (at the moment) are utterly pointless, I don't learn in them, I just end up sitting back watching the clock.

    At home, I can get far more done, I have the right resources; books, net, ect. Plus, I think I know which areas I need to study in, and which subjects to concentrate on.

    Well, hope your thursday is better than you expect it to be. Remember, not long 'till summer, and you can have all the fun you want :cool:
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    OMG, the net is the best resource avilable for a bit of quick revision...


    ...And my school decides BBC Bitesize is the best revision site in the world! Does anybody else find it is absolutely crap?! :rolleyes:
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    Why don't you all just put yourselves on study leave? That's what I did in year 12 - I knew I wouldn't have enough time to revise thoroughly if I kept to my normal timetable and some lessons were becomming pointless, so I went to see the head of sixth form and informed him that from now on I was only going to attend lessons which I considered useful, and otherwise was going to revise at home. He wasn't pleased, but couldn't stop me from making my own judgements about how best to revise.
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    (Original post by Hoofbeat)
    God! It's not the pressure that bothers me, nor the revision for the exams! I can cope with that. It's just the sheer boredome of school and lessons and I'm one of these people that has to be stimulated - I can't sit for an hour or so in a lesson just randomly staring at the wall! Today I got so fed up of my bio teacher I got some maths questions out and sat there doing them.

    arghh! I've never been so miserable before
    I completely agree. I dont really mind school in principal - I really enjoy learniing and the subjects I do I find fun, but the reality is so bad. Its like a ball and chain being locked to your ankles - it eats up your whole day, you have no energy left to do anything fun, theres always more work to do. I just think how much I cant wait for it to be over - I just imagine the weight lifting and the bliss of freedom after school is done. After 2 weeks of fun at easter where i was free to enjoy myself without the constant hassle of school i just cant wait for the next 2 months to be over and life to begin
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    Thank GOD its not just me. I was really panicking for a while. Ive realised that Ive not actually started revising hardcore yet and I keep intending to but after school I simply cant be bothered - which is a real shame as school is a total waste of the day. I keep getting given practice paper after practice paper/sheet after sheet and when you havnt started revising properly yet its all USELESS as attempting the questions is simply guesswork. Its a waste of a practice paper in my opinion. Then theres the lessons, we go over the easiest stuff which everyone else is totally struggling with.

    We spent a whole lesson going through a question on a P3 paper which went something like 'Use the identity cos(a+b) to prove that 1-2sin^2x = cos2x) or something like that...it was worth 2 marks and was pathetically easy and nobody in my class had a CLUE. I was almost SICK. She also insists on making us do P2 test after test, brilliant, except P3 is before P2 and is about 10x as hard, and now we have no P2 papers left for last minute revision.

    Physics - now this really is a waste. One of the teachers goes over the others stuff, explains it in detail that isnt good enough for a year 11 nevermind an A level student and then goes 'see its easy isnt it' .

    Theres only 2 people in my chemistry class, the girl I do chemistry with really doesnt have a clue so we spend the whole lesson going over stuff to do with things she doesnt understand which whilst im sure is helping her, isnt helping me.

    Added to the fact study leave doesnt start until the 1st of june...Im really getting annoyed. I keep thinking its my fault for feeling like this and thinking that Im gonna screw everything up and not get the grades. At the moment Im contemplating just taking the rest of the time off to get some solid revision done...
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    C'mon everyone! There is like 8 - 9 weeks max to go and then we can all do what we like (some 'till September, some for ever!).
 
 
 

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