How many hours should I work while at college/sixth form?

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literarybard
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What would you guys recommend? I don’t have my timetable yet but it is going to be roughly 8-6 including commute times. There is the chance of one off day but not guaranteed. I will also have weekends.

How many did you guys work while at college? Tips to avoid burnout?
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In the sixth form, they normally say 15 hours a week. 5 hours for 3 A level subjects
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Just keep on top of the topics you're doing in class. Once you slack off, it's hard to keep up.

However long it takes you to keep up with the topics, should be how many hours you study.
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Is the question, how much time should you spend on your studies, or how much time can you work in a part-time job outside of your studies?
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(Original post by artful_lounger)
Is the question, how much time should you spend on your studies, or how much time can you work in a part-time job outside of your studies?
I realise now that I didn’t make it clear. I mean a part time job.
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(Original post by literarybard)
I realise now that I didn’t make it clear. I mean a part time job.
I thought you might've but the other replies gave me pause!

In that case particularly if you're basically "full time" in the week, I'd really not suggest more than one weekend day shift (or two short shifts across each day) just to maintain your sanity more than anything else
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My Sixth form capped it at 12 hrs a week, but I honestly think it depends on what days you're working? I could have easily done 16 hours (2 four hour shifts during the week, and an 8 hr shift on a saturday, say) but i found doing 8 really tough (4 hours sat, 4 hours sun.) I would make sure you have at least one day off per week, and would say after school work is better than weekend work if you can get it.
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