Tips for Online Classes

18th September

Hi! So because of the current Coronavirus, my school is doing one week learning in school and the next week learning online. This is simply because my college is very big so they made 2 separate ‘bubbles’. However, a lot of students around the world are doing online classes full-time for now, so I just wanted to share some tips on how to manage it.

1) Get rid of all distractions.

When you’re at home, you can get distracted very easily. It could be your phone constantly buzzing, or your pet trying to play with you. Whatever the distraction is for you, you need to deal with it as it will impact your work very badly. Turn your phone off, or mute it. Get someone else in the house to care for/play with your pet, or play with them before your lesson starts so they sleep/rest at that time.

2) Keep the same schedule.

This is simply just so you don’t get out of your usual routine for when you come back to normal school. Try to wake up and go to sleep around the same time, and try to space out eating the same as you would at school. When you have free time, try to do as much work as you can. Eat your lunch at the same time as you would at school too, so that you don’t spend too much time sitting around doing nothing while you should be doing work.

3) Get ready for the day.

If you stay in your pajamas the whole day, you won’t be very productive. Try to get dressed in normal clothes, do your hair and maybe put on a little make up (if you want) so that you can feel the difference between relaxing and doing work.

4) Be prepared.

Try to be prepared just like you would be in class. Keep a pen and some paper near you so you’re ready for taking notes. If you know you have a short break between lessons, have a snack ready so that you don’t waste time to find something to eat. Turn your laptop/computer on around 10 minutes before your lesson start so that you avoid any last minute technical difficulties or not be able to join because it’s taking a long time to load.

5) Participate as much as you can.

Treat your online lesson the same as you would be in a classroom. Try to answer questions and join conversation on your topics. This will not only help you remember what you’re learning, but also make you feel a little confident in yourself when talking to new people.

Good luck at school!

First Day at College

10th September

Hi! I’m back to talk about my first days at college (sixth form).

So, today was my first day of college lessons. I only had one lesson, and the teacher was great. He was very nice to us and explained everything well. I also talked to a few people I don’t know, which I was a bit nervous for but they were also very nice.

I’ll start posting more soon as I settle into college and actually have something interesting to say (since everything is new to me right now) so let me know what you would like to see. I’m planning to do posts on topics like organisation tips, dealing with stress, managing time and revision tips.

My Results

28th August

Hi! So, I thought that I could quickly share my results with you today, as some people are interested in that and I have no problem with that.

In the UK, the grades are from 1 to 9, but you need a grade 4 to pass the subject.

Combined Science – 8/7

Art & Design – 6

Mathematics Higher Tier – 7

French Higher Tier – 6

English Language – 6

English Literature – 6

Music – 5

Health and Social Care – Level 2 Pass (this is a little different from the normal grading system)

I’m pretty happy with my grades, and I hope that everyone is happy with theirs.

A New Start!

27th August

Hi! Wow, I haven’t been on here for a long time…

I decided that I’ll start fresh on this blog, as a lot has changed since my last post. I have deleted all my previous posts. This is because those posts were embarrassing, but also because they don’t fully represent what I’m like. I have also decided that in order to be honest on this blog, I’ll have to give more information about me and my life (not too much though). So, I’ll introduce myself again.

My name is Wiktoria (pronounced as Victoria), but you can call me Wiki. I’m 16 years old and will be going to college in September. I am from Poland, but I’ve been living in the UK for 7 years now. My journey of moving here and learning English is wild, so let me know in the comments if you would like a post on that.

So, from now on, I’ll mainly focus on my college journey, but I’ll make a separate post on what’s been going on with that (like grades and getting ready). In college, I have chosen to study Health and Social Care Extended Diploma, so I am only doing one subject, as it’s equivalent to 3 A-Levels. If you are interested in hearing about the course, or would just like to join me on my college journey, follow me for future posts on that.