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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Could I have any words from all the people out there who have a life basically? People who've made time for studying hard but that also have satisfying social lives? How doable is it, working hard and playing 'hard', allocating time for these multiple things?
    There's always enough time of you make time, you don't need to constantly revise, 2-3 hours a day is enough then spend the rest socialising, and also you can socialise at the gym. If anyone wanted to they could, some people just see it as a distraction. But socialising actually helps, helps with boredom, to meet new people (expand network) and also to share ideas, friends can help you and you can help them, just socialise with the right people and It will be beneficial. You should have time


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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Thanks, okay. Lol well I have an incredible amount of work to do in the next 10 months, AS-levels and A2-levels in three subjects in less than a year, so I'm trying to revise for as much of if not for almost the whole day. I guess once I'm in a college receiving teaching and around others learning with them, I should learn a bit more efficiently.
    Im confused, why you doing 2 in 1 year
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    I'm doing three whole subjects in one year and not two as this is my only option if I want to gain new A-levels for free as an 'adult learner'/one who is aged 19+ in London. In all honesty I want to do them in one year too.
    OHh ,good luck, hope you have a stress free year
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    I believe there is enough time for both.

    I am similar to you in terms of friendships and what not, OP. I did my AS this year and I reckon I did quite well in that, but I didn't have a social life.

    Logistically, there is enough time. I know this because I would always spend a lot of my time just resting, not doing anything. My evenings were always free and I worked at night.

    However, even if I had friends, I know I wouldn't be able to sustain both academic success and a fulfilling social life. I would be exhausted. I actually needed all that time I spent doing 'nothing' just building the mental energy required to work.

    If you're a machine, yes you can do it, there is enough time in the day. I would be too tired for both though.
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    I believe there is enough time for both.

    I am similar to you in terms of friendships and what not, OP. I did my AS this year and I reckon I did quite well in that, but I didn't have a social life.

    Logistically, there is enough time. I know this because I would always spend a lot of my time just resting, not doing anything. My evenings were always free and I worked at night.

    However, even if I had friends, I know I wouldn't be able to sustain both academic success and a fulfilling social life. I would be exhausted. I actually needed all that time I spent doing 'nothing' just building the mental energy required to work.

    If you're a machine, yes you can do it, there is enough time in the day. I would be too tired for both though.
    Let's add work life onto the social and academic success. Now that's even harder.
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Youre trying to say the balance I am talking about is indeed difficult?
    It is. I'm sort of like you, but I also work as well. Because I don't want to go to uni and not be able live up the entire experience because of money. Even though my family would help support me. I spend most of my time studying as well, because I enjoy it.

    The social side of things, I'm going to a mate's wedding the following Saturday. Another mate wants to meet up with me to catch up next week.
 
 
 
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