1. No matter how much you like a subject there will be parts of it you will come to hate eventually if not all of it.
2. You won’t remember that homework for later – just write it down.
3. The AOs will haunt you for the rest of your life.
4. You’re gonna have to answer that question in Spanish even if you have no idea what was just said cause you’re the only person there.
5. Don’t try and take 4 A-levels – you lasted a week with Maths.
6. The common room is always a distraction – if you want to work go somewhere else.
7. Don’t cram revise, you’ve tried too many times and it doesn’t work.
8. New stationery, whilst nice, does not count as revision.
9. There is way too much content to learn in History.
10. Don’t study the wrong book in English.
11. It’s not that bad if you get something wrong.
12. Some people are idiots and you’ve just got to accept that.
13. If you work hard now, it’ll all be worth it in the summer and on results day!
Trust me, you’ll be able to have the best summer and relax for months. Work hard now and reap the benefits later!
A-levels were, being completely honest, both a good and bad time in my life. Yes, they were stressful and weren’t without several breakdowns but, overall did I enjoy them? Yes! On the whole, I liked my subjects, my classes and my teachers. I had good friends around me and we did a lot in those 2 years. Now I’ve come out the other side I can appreciate all the hard work that A-levels were and I hope you enjoyed this slightly jokey advice post with tips for success and some of the realities of studying!