Dear Self

Dear Self,

As easy as it is to say, you need to get your head back in the game. You’ve played the same game before, with GCSE’s. You’ve won the dance battle of revision before- you can and need to do it again. If I’m honest with you, you revision effort and focus is only half, or less, than what it was last year. You’ve missed the bigger picture. Despite knowing it, you forgot that A levels are SO much more important than GCSE’s; your A level game should be a step up- not a step down. With three months to go, now is the prime time to level up your revision. Start with your time management; use your time more valuably.

My “new term resolution” is to thoroughly revise quotes during registration time and before school. What’s your “new term resolution”?

Knowledge

Why do we go to school? Why do we study? Why do we complete exams? 

Many of us are too focussed on the end goal- a certificate, reward, or qualification- that we forget the beauty in knowledge. Knowledge is power.

Google defines knowledge as: facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. I define knowledge as: an incredible source of understanding about ourselves, the people around us, and the world around us.

We often take education for granted. An 11 year old that I spoke to today described education as only a gateway to a job, and thus money. This young boy correctly identified the possibilities of education; however, the boy’s lack of appreciation of the knowledge served to him at school astounded me. 

I am intrigued to know: how do you value your education?