I can't quite comprehend that I'm in Year 13 - top of the school, the very eldest, a few steps away from university... wow, it's scary. Year 12 was mixed. I enjoyed my classes, but I found the lack of freedom at my sixth form and inconsistent teaching to be incredibly frustrating. When you're lower down in the school, a few doss lessons here and there are fun - a novelty, but by the time you're in sixth form, you want to be productive and feel confident that you can pass your exams. There's not much time for messing around... unfortunately.
Although a seventh year at high school, a seventh year of coursework, exams, stress and cramming, seems like something not to be excited about, I want to appreciate it. Despite what I've said, I do have a fondness for my school. It's very laid back (perhaps too laid back for it's own good sometimes), and the teachers are always up for a laugh, they care about you, as well as your grades. School years can fly by, but I hope this one doesn't. I always wonder, how exactly do you make the most of something? And I'm pretty sure that there's no right or wrong answer. This year I'm aiming for less complaining, less procrastination, more laughs, more passion and dedication, to take each day as it comes and live in the moment. So here's to a new school year :)