If you’re like me, you would’ve just finished year 7. ( I’m guessing it was either really good or really bad) but that’s not what I’m going to talk about. If you are in the middle of your school term and are dreading the next one, I’ve got some advise for you.
When I was in year 7, at first adjusting to a new environment with new rules and new faces was hard but as the year went on everything started to sink in. Here are 10 things you need to know before going into year 7.
# 1: Friends
When you get to school speak out, talk to people so you can make some friends even with teachers. They can help in different situations.
Never ever forget your home work! You won’t always get away with it and some teachers aren’t as nice as you think.
#3: Talking in class
One thing that most teachers can’t stand is when students talk over them, my advice is not to do it and don’t waste your breathe telling others to be quiet. (Besides, when they get in trouble it’s their fault.)
When it comes to tests or exams revising helps you to remember the information you need. The best way to do that is to pay attention in class, listen to your teacher and make notes on everything.
All schools have rules that rules that are meant to be followed not broken so if you can, find a copy of the rules just in case you break one of the rules without even knowing it.(Especially if you have strict teachers like me.)
#6: Older students
The older students can either be your best friends with helpful advice or your worst enemies who will only annoy you.(So choose your friends wisely.)
#7: Time management
Early on in year 7, I was always late for afternoon registration because I could never tell the time and there was no clock in the lunch area, so, I advise you to bring a watch to school.
If you’re like me and fashion is your forte, you won’t let school tire you out so that you can’t practise your designing skills. In year 7, I lived far from school and had to take the train back and forth, and was so tired that I had no time for designing. So instead set aside some time to do what you love doing.
If your school is anything like my school, then you will probably have 1 or 2 projects to do later on in the year. When you find out what needs to be done, get started as soon as possible, if you don’t, chances are that you’ll end up staying up all night trying to finish off.(Trust me I know from experience.)
When you get to school, your form tutor will probably ask you what your favourite subject is at some point in the year. To help you establish yourself in your chosen subject, my advice is to explore the school for leaflets about festivals and competitions that you can enter, to really put your talent out there and make yourself known to people.(This is just one of the many ways to do it.)
I hope this list really helps and inspires you to prepare for school and with this list there are now some things that you don’t have to worry about anymore.