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    Most of my friends are applying to be a prefect for Y11, but I'm not eligible (this is because of an incident when I was 12 - I've had a perfect record since then).

    I did sort of want to do it despite the fact, but it's mostly because I want to be with my friends, it looks good on applications and my parents want me to do it. I'm mostly worried that I won't be able to see my friends much in school tbh.

    I already do swimming, volunteering and DofE, so will not being a prefect really make a difference? Or should I ask the school to make an exception since my record has been perfect since the incident?
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    Depending on the importance of the role at your school, it can be a big workload so make sure to take that into consideration. If it's mostly because of your friends then I wouldn't recommend doing it. If you genuinely want to do it because you'll enjoy it/ for your applications then I think you should go for it. It would be something you could put down on your CV and it should give you some good experience but that said, you already have some good skills there. Don't be afraid to ask your school though because you never know, they might just agree and let you be a prefect if you want it enough depsite what may have happened in the past. If they dont then it's not the end of the world.
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    You mentioned you've done the DofE and that's much more looked into than being a prefect.
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    No. Literally nobody cares if you're a prefect or not. If you want something seriously good on your CV, get a job.
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    (Original post by inthedollhouse)
    Most of my friends are applying to be a prefect for Y11, but I'm not eligible (this is because of an incident when I was 12 - I've had a perfect record since then).

    I did sort of want to do it despite the fact, but it's mostly because I want to be with my friends, it looks good on applications and my parents want me to do it. I'm mostly worried that I won't be able to see my friends much in school tbh.

    I already do swimming, volunteering and DofE, so will not being a prefect really make a difference? Or should I ask the school to make an exception since my record has been perfect since the incident?
    what was your incident?
 
 
 

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