I’ve got relatives begging me to give it up, ditch the extra activities and focus on what you’re actually supposed to be doing- learning. Little do they know universities are searching for that ‘perfect’ package, it’s been drilled into us that being academically brilliant is simply not enough! You need to be able to hum a tune, dance to a beat or have a creative eye. Don’t forget to showcase your sporting talents, universities want budding athletes, those gunning for the Olympics who give it all up for an opportunity to taste a degree.
With coursework, personal statements and essays constantly on the go. I’ve taken to the idea of leaving a year between sixth form and university to travel the world, hopefully that will give me a break from the stress.