What is sixth form actually like?Watch
If you, like me, are a conscientious student who wants to do well and go to a Russell Group university, Sixth Form can be very stressful. Especially when you are the sandwich year and the years above and below you have had their exams cancelled and the government is yet to give you any detailed information about yours (thanks, Corona).
It is a lot more independent, which I personally like. You have fewer contact hours in lessons and are expected to complete a lot more independent study outside your contact hours. Your homework will increase drastically and will take longer to complete. I was getting a piece a week from each of my GCSE subjects and now I get 2-3 pieces a week from each A-Level subject, so really you're just doing more of individual subjects rather than a little of multiple subjects.
There is more to think about outside of your studies too, like your university/apprenticeship/Post-18 path application. I am currently at the end of Year 12 and things are very busy with personal statement drafts, wider learning and university application research. Whereas at GCSE, you were totally focused on your GCSEs and didn't really have to worry about your next steps (other than choosing your sixth form and A-Level choices), at A-Level, from the get-go you have to be thinking about your next steps.
However, I was terrified about sixth form. It horrified me that there was so much content and so little time to complete it all. I was terrified that 2 years (less, in reality, because of holidays and such) can either make or break my future. Now, I realise that I really didn't need to be THAT scared about it. Do your best, work hard, don't waste your study periods and you'll be fine. <3