Holy shit, life is hectic at the moment.
So, I'm about 2 weeks into Sixth Form. ;0
I'm actually really enjoying it! I'm still a little disappointed that I couldn't study Biology, but from what I've heard, it's got a heck of a lot more chemistry-based, which would be a total nightmare for me. So perhaps it's best I didn't study it anyway. Also, I've heard the college offers a Biotechnology enrichment course next term so I reckon I'll sign up for that, just to get a foot in the door.
Geography is a lot more science-based now, anyway. I want to study environmental science when I get to uni, and Geography has everything to do with environmental science so I should be good to go, provided I get a good mark!
I'm also glad I took History in the end as well! We're studying the rise and fall of communism in Russia as well as the German Democratic Republic. I'm the only one in my class that didn't take it for GCSE but I seem to know about as much as everyone else in my class anyway! Probably due to all those history books my Grandad got for me over the summer. (woo!) Next year we'll be studying England during the wars.
Art is also awesome. I haven't really had a chance to hone my graphic skills yet since it's mainly traditional art at the beginning of the course. It's awesome being surrounded by other artistic people who are on your level. In my last school, I'd rank myself maybe in the top 5 in our year in terms of art skills. However, now, I couldn't really rank everyone if you asked me to, since we're all on the same level but we just have different styles. It's weird not being the best anymore but it's really refreshing in a way. There is this one girl who is amazing, though. Leagues ahead of everyone else. The other day she complimented my charcoal work.
I freaked the fuck out internally.EDIT:
They let me move out of History of Art and into Geology, thank christ. I thought HoA would be really interesting and contextual but it was so boring. I wasn't even aware that I was qualified to take Geology until my Geography teacher pointed it out. I was so gutted because I got told at enrollment that I couldn't take it if I got a C in Chemistry, but it turns out I only need a B in Maths to take it. I don't know why they told me I couldn't.
But anyway, I asked if I could change but the teacher says he doubted any space would come up this late into the the start of the course... literally the next day I got an email saying someone had moved out and I could move in.
This is going to make my choice to peruse environmental sciences a fuck ton easier.
They work you really hard here, but I quite like being kept busy by work I'm genuinely interested in. Plus, free periods are a godsend! Seriously, I can just go to the library and work quietly. Or if by some miracle I have no work to be completed then I can just leave the premises for a bit and go to a cafe. I can tell this won't last forever though. Pretty soon I'll be stressing out again. (Two years, Holly. Two years and then you can have a gap year!)
Plus, me and my Dad had a.. slight disagreement... before my exams which resulted in us not talking for a while. But today we're going fishing and he's taking me to a watercolour exhibition at one of my favourite galleries. In terms of uploading, my uploads will be quite far between nowadays but I do want to practice more at digital art, so hopefully you'll see some of that.