I've started this blog 6 weeks into 6th form and therefore I'm just going to fill you in on the last 6 weeks:
Week 1: I went to a new sixth form where I knew nobody at all. It was great, so much better than my old school and I managed to meet new people and make new friends in no time. Moving was a lot easier than I thought it would be and it was so easy to settle into the school and my lessons.
Week 2: In the second week the work started to become more like A-level and less like a GCSE review. It was in this week that I discovered the 6th form library and why it was useful. The frees that I ahd were great because any homework that I got I was able to do during my frees, meaning more time to myself at home.
Week 3: In this week we did progress checks to test that we were all coping okay with the A-levels that we had chosen. By this point tons of people hd already swapped their classes around and changed their options, I being one of the very few people who did not do this. The results of my progress check I got back in Week 6, for Biology I got Satisfactory (which was the average grade out of Cause for Concern, Satisfactory and Good), for English Literature I got Good and for Geography I got Satisfactory. All of these I was fairly pleased with.
Week 4: In this week I was given my first piece of tested Biology homework that would be marked by the teachers. When I got this back I had gotten 86% which was an A! This I was very pleased about.
Week 5: During this week my workload began getting crazy and I ended up using all of my frees as well as time at home to get my work completed on time. We had been told to revise for a Biology test that was coming up in Week 6 as we had finished our first module.
Week 6: I revised so much for my Biology exam which is what took up most of my weekend for Week 5 but happily this work paid off as I got 83% which was also an A. We have just been told about another test we are going to have with the other tecaher (as we have two) which is going to be on the Monday of Week 7 (which will be the first thing I will blog about tomorrow). During this week I also got 3 essays to do as homework which has taken up a great deal of my weekend. I will definately say that the workload is increasing.
Today I had my Biology test and despite revising the topic (Biological molecules) 3 times all the way through it was really hard. Half of the questions I guessed on so I feel as though I'm only going to get a B for that exam.
As enrichment today I have also signed up to help out at the Sixth Form open evening on Thursday to tell other people about how easy it was to settle into the school