Hey Everyone! Day 22 of my blogging challenge – I know I’m a few days behind! The warm weather and a few busy days got to me but I’m catching up 😊 Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!
Today’s question is about my academics so we’ll start from the beginning I guess! I started primary school some time around 1998 – I can’t remember if I attended reception at the school or just started Year 1 so it’ll have to be a guesstimate. Primary school in the UK has 6 years before starting secondary school (or High School) in Year 7. My primary school closed the year I left – I like to think they were just so sad I was leaving! 😂 Actually it was a private school and they weren’t making enough money to keep the school going. I attended both the same Primary and Secondary school that my mum went to so the school closing was sad for a lot of people.
My Secondary school was a Grammar school and it was one of the best in the country. Because of this they were incredibly focused on results and staying high up in the league table – it was constantly ‘Only an A or A* is good enough’. I did my GCSE’s (the exams you take at 16) and I did okay – better than the national average for sure, but nowhere near good enough compared to the rest of the year. I think I failed a couple – French and Chemistry I think. I actually got so far behind in Chemistry that the teacher didn’t even help me towards the end! None of it made sense haha.
I decided to stay for sixth form to do my A-Levels (the exams you take at 18) but I also had a part-time office job at my stepdad’s company. I was only supposed to be working 6 hours a week (the rules set by my school) but I enjoyed it so much I was doing way more. My subjects were Classics, English Lit, English Language and Business Studies. I got through the first year but didn’t really enjoy any of it – my exam results again were okay but not good enough. The only subject I loved was Classic’s which I got a B in – I cried getting the results as I wanted an A so badly. Outside of school I’d also been taking evening book-keeping courses as something else to do.
After working the whole Summer I decided to leave sixth form in October. I probably should have stayed, but I didn’t have anything I wanted to do desperately at Uni and I just wanted to start working. I worked at the office for a few months, and then got a new job in Finance. This new job paid for me to do my AAT exams (which are accountancy) and I have completed all but one! I’m hoping to have this one finished by September. I’m also studying a wedding/events course which is what I’ve always wanted to get involved in! The finance training should help when I start my own company.
So that’s my Academics all rolled up in to a few paragraphs… Did you guys like school? Have any regrets about studying or not?
Love Roxy xx