Education: Expectations Vs Reality
Within education, there are many subjects and topics which you need to learn, revise for and then take final exams to see if you have passed. People who take part in this journey often have misconceptions which lead to their demise and to them not achieving the grades they were expecting to achieve.
Students assume that every single time you look at a topic, you always improve but this is not the case. You may look at a particular topic and just think what the hell is this. This is perfectly normal. Do not stress if this is the case. You will improve in the long run but you will have occasions where you will think that you don’t know anything. Just keep going at it and keep a high work ethic and you will succeed.
Another bad assumption that students have is that because you have less subjects in A-Levels to revise for, that it will be easier than GCSEs. This is definitely not the case. A-Levels are very difficult and require your full focus in order for you to pass them and do really well. GCSEs, although there are many of them, you can kind of lose focus and still pass these. Believe me, I know from experience! I would never suggest or advise you lose focus but I don’t want you to go into A-Levels thinking that they will be easier than your GCSEs.
Always have the mentality of expecting the worst so that if something bad comes up, you will be ready for it and if something easy comes up, you will be able to answer the question very quickly and efficiently. Never assume how easy or how hard something is going to be because when the level of difficulty is different than what you have assumed, then this will throw you off and will affect you tremendously.
If you have a good work ethic and you know how to adapt and you can revise smart, then you will do well in education. To learn how to do the above, read my previous posts which can be found on this blog (topeducationhub.com) and on my Twitter account (@EducationHub786).