The End Of An Era: Leaving Sixth Form!

I have dedicated the 16 years of my life to education of some form and in two days time that's effectively all over, I will have completed my A-Levels! I won't lie, I'm feeling pretty emotional about this. Yes, in September I leave for university for another three years of education, however, it will hardly be education as I currently know it.

Over the past two years taking my A-Levels, I have had some of the most memorable moments of my entire life, I've met people who will be my lifelong friends and others whose existence I will pity for eternity. I've also spent two years arguing with one particular person who I saw every day, and I won't lie, I'm going to miss that, because I've grown accustomed to walking into that particular lesson to be fired with monumental amounts of criticism, to then at the end of these two years, just be at the point where I roll over and take it lying down. I have absolutely loved taking my A-Levels, it really isn't easy, and you do have to work ridiculously hard, but it's all worth it in the end, as it will help you get to where you want to be. You'll make friends, you'll lose friends, you'll have arguments a-plenty, however, the bonds you forge at this stage in your life will be the ones that stay with you forever.

Sixth Form is a lot different to your GCSE years, because you have chosen to be at that level of education, you made the choice to take your education to that further level, you choose the subjects that you take, meaning that you click a lot better with teachers and you get on with them a lot better, you respect them and they respect you, and yes, I won't lie, you will feel sad that you're leaving them behind.

However, it isn't all doom and gloom, as for most people there is a light at the end of the tunnel, for me that light is my choice of university, to take my education to the next level, in order to further my future career prospects, for others it may be a GAP year travelling, working or something else in order to get to other places, or for other people, It may just be going into work-based learning or taking on a new career venture.

So, to anyone I know reading this, goodbye & all the best (I don't believe in luck) I'm sure 99.9% of you will get to where you want to go in life.

To anyone who is reading this about to start Sixth Form, I wish you every success, work hard and you will go far!

And to everyone else, Thank you for reading!

Until next time.

Beth-Marie.



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