Although you don’t apply for higher education until you are 18, there are some decisions you can make earlier in life to help you through your education and take steps towards your goals. We’ve outlined some of the things you might want to start thinking about in Year 10 but remember there is lots of help available along the way.
Starting Your GCSEs
The start of your GCSE studies, or equivalent qualifications, might seem daunting however getting into good study habits can really help in the long run. It can be a good time to think about how to balance your homework and revision with time to relax or enjoy your hobbies (as time-management is an important skill at all ages). If you’re finding the transition to GCSE study challenging, then make sure you speak to your teachers to see how they can help.
The Importance of Extra-Curricular Activity
When applying to post-GCSE options and higher education, recruiters like to see a well-rounded applicant who has transferrable skills and interests outside of their academic studies. Not only are extra-curricular activities a great CV builder, but they are also a fantastic way to meet new friends, strengthen existing friendships, and shake off the stress of school! Are you involved in any extra-curricular activities?