"I’m Really Looking Forward to Double Physics"
It’s pretty much guaranteed that if you’re studying something really complicated that the school will make sure you suffer for it by placing a double whammy of it in your timetable.
Be prepared for the worst two hours of your week that feel like they last forever, especially as these subjects are often taught by the most boring teacher the school can find. We suspect they do this on purpose, just to make things even worse than they already are. Sneaky teachers.
"General Studies is Totally Going to Help My Career"
Said no one, ever. Seriously. Even people who take General Studies know they won’t actually ever use it.
"I Totally Deserved That Detention"
No matter what you’re given a detention for, whether it’s Snapchatting instead of solving a Maths problem or chatting at the back of the classroom instead of reading, no one has ever admitted they were caught fair and square and deserved the punishment. And if they did, they were just trying to get out of having the detention. Which never works by the way.
"You Know What I Hate? Substitute Teachers"
Who needs the real deal when you can have a substitute teacher who doesn’t know if you’re using a fake name, won’t shout as much if you’re chatting and will teach you things you’ve already covered so your mind can take a nap for an hour. And you know what’s even better than one substitute teacher? A substitute teacher covering a double lesson...
"I’ve handed in my essay a month early"
With so many essays and exam revision to juggle at once, the idea of handing in an essay a few days early, let alone a few weeks, seems the most unimaginable thing in the world. Plus no one wants to be a teacher’s pet, especially in sixth form.
"I can’t wait to complete my personal statement during my free lesson"
You know you should be writing your personal statement, but you can’t help but want to use your free time to do anything else. Homework that’s due within the next two hours, cards, prospectus reading even though you’ve picked your uni, cards, more cards.
"I’m Really Excited About Doing Further Reading Over Reading Week"
Further reading is not a sentence any sixth former wants to say or even hear. The essential reading can be tough enough, but further reading on top of that? Your teacher is joking right? And reading week? Why do they have to give you an entire week of it? Can’t they ask us to watch Netflix or create group chats on Whatsapp instead?
"January Exams Are Such a Breeze!"
Anyone who says they find January exams easy is either lying or lying to themselves. You’ve just had your Christmas break where you mainly just got into the Christmas spirit by eating your own body weight in chocolates and watched Love Actually over a dozen times.
Exams seemed so far away at Christmas, but now they’re almost here and you haven’t done nearly as much revision as you know you should have by now.
"BTEC Coursework is So Easy"
Yeah. It’s definitely not. If you hear anyone say that out loud show them your coursework and they’ll soon change their tune, we promise.
"No One Bring Playing Cards in Tomorrow OK?"
If you forget to bring cards, and your friends forget to bring cards, you prepare for the most boring free lessons and lunch breaks of your life. Or consider joining another friendship group temporarily if you spot that they’ve brought in playing cards that day.