Education: Expectations Vs Reality

Everyone has their set expectations of education but there are many intricate details which you should know
Everyone has their set expectations of education but there are many intricate details which you should know

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 ( and on my Twitter account (@EducationHub786).


  1. ♡ How about if You Have this The Wrong Way Up SupaSoulBro @Top Education Hub ; how about if it’s The Other Way and Children Have More to Teach Adults 🤔 ?


  2. You have many very interesting articles to read, I was fortunate to leave the workforce at the age of 55. I retired by working hard and spending less. Great articles.

  3. Awesome post, Kamran. I just graduated from university and i can’t tell you how many times i have cried, LOL. I would look at a new topic and literally say “What the hell is this.”…especially statistics. OMG. lol. Education is so important, though. I read every single school textbook i bought (lame, right?) because i had to pay for it with my own money. If I’m going to pay $250 on a book, I am going to read it! lol. Did you read your books? Or just skim? I think that’s a big issue with college students, too. They aren’t reading their books, so they are basically just wingin’ it (Aren’t we all)? Great post. I am looking forward to reading your future content!

    • Ahh that’s cool, what did you graduate in if you don’t mind me asking?

      For me, whenever I saw a new topic in any of the Sciences during MY GCSEs, I was just like “There is no way I am going to know how to do this” but then I just worked through it and it seemed easy by the end of it. Never judge a book by its cover as they say.

      Yeah, I always read my books because I believe that they do contain a lot of information and it would be a waste not to use them. I would skim and scan and then write the most important notes in my notepad and learn off the notepad for future reference.

      Thank you soo much, if you do have any ideas you would like me to discuss, please let me know and I will be more than glad to accommodate 😊😊

      • I don’t mind at all! I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting.

        I am happy to know you read your books because a lot of my peers laughed at me when i told them i read mine. lol. it costs a pretty penny to buy a textbook…and you’re right, the books are filled with useful information.

        I think you should discuss how classroom interaction is much different nowadays with technology. I’d love to read your insight on that!

      • Oh wow well done 👏👏

        I always had people laugh at me and talk about me because I would always focus on my work. I just built an inner resilience to work harder than everybody else and to not let anyone else’s opinions affect my work ethic.

        I will definitely write a post on this in the near future

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