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    Hi, I'm going to sixth form in September. I am studying Chemistry, Biology, Sociology and English Language. Could I please have some advice on the basic stationery I will need? Also, do you think a £15 budget is enough (for all stationery, not including a bag).

    Pencil case- as well as the usual pens and pencil I also have things such as highlighters and a glue stick.
    Folders with plastic pockets
    Note books/ note pads- my college doesn't provide them so I have to bring my own

    I didn't actually spend any money buying anything. I just reused my folders and kept the same pencil case I had in high school
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    Your favourite kind of black/blue pen (get a few of them), a ruler, highlighters, pencils, I like to have lots of felt tips or gel pens to do my notes in, a scientific calculator for chem, lots of file paper.

    Generally you might be able to buy mostly everything for under £15 if you go somewhere cheap like The Works the scientific calculator might be around £10 though if you haven't already got one

    A pencil case
    Biros (black and/or blue), pencils and colouring pencils for diagrams etc
    Ruler, rubber and sharpener
    Scientific calculator
    A pack of lined paper
    File divders to separate your subjects
    Plastic wallets
    A ring binder to take to college
    A lever arch file to keep at home
    A memory stick for transferring and backing up work etc

    You don't need to buy everything new, you can reuse the stationery you had for high school

    I bought a load of stuff that I ended up either never using or only using once or twice. I'd say the bare basics you'll need (and will actually use) are

    Pens - get a few, maybe some different coloured ones for more easily memorable notes
    Pencils - you won't need colours, tbh I didn't need a pencil but you're doing sciences so you might
    Highlighters, ruler, rubber
    Notebooks - I'd recommend hardback wiro ones as they're more durable, one for each subject keeps notes tidy and easy to flick through
    Scientific calculator for sciences
    Lever arch files- one for each subject would be good
    also i'd recommend getting a small diary to log homework and deadlines in

    £15 should be fine if you stick to supermarket own brands or shop in places like The Works, their stationary is great though scientific calculators will be more cos they're expensive af
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