High School Starter’s Survival Guide


education, gesture and school concept - happy and smiling littleSo you’re making the big stride into High School… Are you nervous about more work? Not knowing anyone? Making the change from being the oldest students to the youngest?

If you are slightly worried about the step up to Year 7 then don’t worry, you’re not alone! There are plenty of people who have felt like this before you and many more that will feel the same after you’ve left. It’s only natural! It’s important to remember that everyone else in your school year is in the same boat.

It might be the case that you don’t know a lot of people when you first start out at High School. Perhaps your primary school friends have chosen a different high school to you or you have moved away to attend a particular school.

In some schools there may be an open day or a taster session in the summer in which you are able to meet you fellow classmates for the first time and get to know each other a little bit before term starts.

Worrying about the workload is very common for students as they enter their first High school year. The work will only build on what you already know and will grow your knowledge in your favoured topics as well as expanding you understanding of subjects that you may not know as much about! Also there will be plenty of opportunities to study some areas that you have may be interested in but have never had the chance to learn before!

If you ever find yourself getting a bit stuck or finding that you have too much work all at once, then don’t be scared to speak to your teachers. They’ll do everything they can to help you feel more comfortable with your workload and get you through!

For other tips and tricks on surviving your first year in High school head over to our students page!

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