This week marks my first full week back at college as an A2 student, and I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, I’m glad to be back! As unusual as it may sound, but I’ve missed being at college and I’ve missed the studying, and of course, I missed being back in the classroom and getting hands on with some experiments! As a science student, nothing thrills me more, than the prospect of a ‘hands on’ demo to really hammer home the scientific concept, and what excites me this year is that the experiments, especially in chemistry, are only going to get bigger, and more colourful.
However, before I can cut my teeth on some more work, I had to contend with the dreaded first week back, contending with the early morning starts once more! From experience, starting the first week at any position, utterly tires you out and my first week was no exception. By the time Friday came, I felt dead on my feet; however, it was well worth it to be back.
A2 marks the start of my final steps into university. I have started my UCAS form in my weekly tutorials with my personal tutor, and finally completed my personal statement (in character limits!). In the space of one week, I have nearly finished filling in all my personal details, and just have a few finishing touches before I ask for my references and send my form off. Hopefully, I will try and get it sent off by early October, at the latest!
My work was a little sporadic this week, as I came to grips with my new timetable. Most of our time-tabled sessions were about getting back into the swing of studying. Though I was informed this week that we had an up-coming field trip for biology in October and had the chance for some experiments in physics and a play with a friction-less air track! (Which I greatly enjoyed!)
I also had the pleasure to see some old faces this week, in the shape of both my Chemistry and Biology teachers, and department technicians, and the thrill of meeting the new, in the shape of our new Physics teacher, our new Chemistry teacher (new as in never taught our particular class before) and my new personal tutor.
All in all, though my first week back was tiring. I was happy to be back at college, and looking forward to what this new year holds for the continuing A2 students.