time to get serious!
At this point in your life independence is looming, major life changes are happening and serious decisions need to be made!
Everything seems to be happening at once and revision is taking over your life whether that is for GCSEs, AS Level or A2. It’s important to keep a balanced life and speak to family and friends if it all seems to be getting too much. Remember, there are always people who have experienced the same as you and are willing to support you.
Good luck with those exams!
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Revising for your GCSEs or A-Levels can be a stressful time in your life, especially since you are constantly being told how important they are! So what can you do to help relieve that stress?
- Create a revision timetable, that way you can keep track of how many hours you are doing, when to break and how much subject content you have covered.
- Find a quiet area to study, that could be in your local library or park.
- Use a range of different revision strategies so that you don’t get bored.
- Stock up on fluid and food to keep your energy levels up.
- Don’t overdo it, make sure you have some ‘me time’, go out for a walk, and meet up with friends.
- Revise with friends and family, don’t seclude yourself try and make revision as fun as possible.
- If you are unsure or nervous about a particular subject speak to the teacher, attend extra sessions after school.
- Use useful internet websites such as BBC Bitesize to help with revision.
- Don’t stay up all night revising or worrying about an exam, the best way forward is to get a good night’s rest.
There’s help for you if find yourself becoming very anxious and need someone to talk to about your exams.
Some colleges in the UK specialise in a particular subject, such as Music, Art, Dance and Drama. Below is a list of the colleges that specialise in particular areas.
- Chelsea College of Art & Design
- Camberwell College of Arts
- Wimbledon College of Art
- UAL: All six Colleges of University of the Arts London
- Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
- London Theatre School
- Myerscough College (Horticulture)
- Pershore College of Horticulture
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- Rose Bruford College
- The Brit School
- Big Creative Education
- Royal College of Music
- Academy Contemporary Music
- Leeds College of music
- Royal Academy of Music
- Trinity College
- Easton College (Agriculture)