Sixth Form is not all fun and games. The most important exams of your life (so far anyway) cast a dark cloud over your final two years as a school student, even overshadowing landmarks like turning 18 and passing your driving test. Pointless rules, petty arguments and questionable choices make for two tough years. Sixth form problems are real and there’s no escaping them. Here’s our list of 20 of the most distressing #sixthformproblems.
1. The huge jump from GCSEs to A-levels
2. Having to buy a whole new wardrobe
3. Sharing the common room with Year 12s
4. When Year 11’s are excited for sixth form
5. When you bring in a packed lunch but your friends decide to go out
Mum won't be happy if she found out you chose MacDonalds over her sandwiches.
6. When teachers expect you to do work in your free periods
7. TRYING TO AVOID YOUR PARENTS' MANY QUESTIONS
8. When your workload is unbearable
9. Missing one day of school and spending the next week catching up
10. Common room hierarchy
11. BEING ASKED IF YOU’VE HAD ANY UCAS OFFERS YET
12. A day without a free period is a day not worth living
13. When you get exactly the same mark in a re-take
Why is AQA trying to ruin your life?
14. When the smallest little thing reduces you to tears
15. Leaving revision to the last minute
16. When you’re the last one in your friendship group to turn 18
And you face the dilemma of breaking the law and getting a fake I.D. or becoming a social outcast.
17. When someone reminds the teacher you had homework
18. ‘Something has changed on your UCAS application’
19. When people talk outside the exam hall about stuff you haven’t revised
20. When school don’t realise you’re so close to having a mental breakdown...
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