Sorry I haven’t posted in ages! I’ve been super busy with school.
I am here today to share my experiences of semester 1 of year 12. It has been a really stressful semester and will probably get even worse starting tomorrow! (term 3 starts tomorrow kill me now!) I will be talking about how each subject is going along with other stuff and how studying and the workload is!
SAC’s and how well i’m going
First term 1 was actually ok. It was stressful and I held myself to a higher standard as we were just starting off the year and I wanted to show my teachers my full capability before it goes downhill in term 2! (some reason for everyone motivation drops after the first term!) I did really well in this term and didn’t get extremely stressed even though the 2nd week back I already one assignment due and 2 SAC’s.
I started off amazing in english as the first thing we did was a creative assignment and the second SAC was on an amazing book! Business went really well actually I didn’t know what the subject was going to be like as I never did it before but it ended up being really good (boring at times but easy to understand!). The next subject is health and I started off well in this subject (98% on a test and 90% on a SAC)! as I love my teacher and the content was easy to understand. The content was still really good but got harder as the term went on. My marks weren’t bad thankgod but they weren’t as good as they were.
My last subject is Legal! And I did really well on the first few SAC’s in this term. The content got hard by the end but I still did really well .
However, this second term was so incredibly stressful. I have no idea how or why but everything just went downhill not just for me but for most people in my year. It started off with having 3 SAC’s within the 2nd week. Now this is normally fine but the unit we did for english I was incredibly bad at and I did that SAC on the Thursday (cried afterwards) and had a health test the same day. On the Friday I then had a business SAC and a Legal SAC. (Did well in the business one surprisingly but so bad in the Legal one)
English this semester was a mess for me mainly due to 2 of the main SAC’s being the topic I cannot do. I ended up doing very well in the SAC that was on the 2nd week and then refused to look at my mark on the 2nd SAC as we got that back on a stressful day.
The last SAC we had that term was an oral. Now I am incredibly bad at public speaking even though I love talking so I was so proud of myself for getting 90% in that. I thought my speech was bad but all my friends in my class were reassuring me and cheering me on because they could tell how nervous I was.
Health this semester was very strange. The content started to get even harder and for the first SAC I was stupid and procrastinated studying. We had a content test and I knew absolutely nothing and was about to cry so my teacher said I can do it with my notes (bless). I still ended up doing well in the SAC but my teacher said I should start to study earlier for the next one’s and thats exactly what I did! And for the next SAC I did amazing and we both were very proud of myself! (however the next SAC that we started learning content for is going to be the hardest)
Business was still good this term. It’s a subject that’s pretty self explanatory with definitions so it went very well! Another thing to mention is my class is amazing and we always make a boring class fun! We also had an excursion this term which was kinda a waste of time but did help overall on the SAC.
Lastly Legal this term. I didn’t do my best on the SAC’s due to the first one being on the same day as my busman SAC which made it very difficult. And the second SAC I have no idea what went wrong but the SAC wasn’t worth much so hopefully I can make up those marks in other SAC’s and the exam! The last SAC we did was on the last day of school. I think it went well! (fingers crossed)
This term was incredibly difficult as when I thought all the tests and SAC’s were over, I had more texts being thrown at me and couldn’t stop to take a break until the very last day of the term.
In term 1 we had boys Formal and in Term 2 we had girls formal! They both were Amazing and I had so much fun at both.
In term 2 on a Tuesday night we had a House dinner at a Pizza place! It was so fun as we got to bond as a group as well as not be stressed for a night! Talking about House! In term 1 we did house performing Art’s and we won overall! Secondly for the house in Term 2 we had a sport’s day and I did Dodgeball which we won! See there are some things that can be fun in year 12 (kinda)
In my term 1A experience I talked about how you can be on top of work if you keep organised. Yeah thats bullshit, sometimes you just can’t do everything you want and that’s ok. You either have to pull an all nighter or just sleep and attempt to do it in your spare. Spare’s are literally the only thing getting me through. Bless having 10 spares. The only downside is I rely on them too much and don’t do as much work at home. I have been using my spare’s really well. I’ve been able to get my work done and then if I need it rest on the couch or get extra work done. The only problem is when you become friends with everyone in your spare, you can get easily distracted and end up talking about dropping out and become a stripper (legit conversation). Overall the workload isn’t that much, it’s just the studying thats incredibly stressful and is what takes the most out of you.
Stress is a very big issue in year 12 and unfortunately it doesn’t go away throughout the whole term as after you stop worrying about one thing, something else comes up. The best way to deal with it is have some tea, get some chocolate and relax for half an hour a night after you studied. Another way to relax is have a bath with a bath bomb while playing your favourite music! Stress is just inevitable in year 12 and the only way to get over it sometimes is just to stop what you’re doing and relax cause you can’t be productive while you’re extremely stressed.
Overall, This semester has been very stressful but the social aspect was really fun and made it worth it in the end. To everyone that’s going into year 12 next year I wish you good luck and to everyone in it now we can get through this together! 🙂 xx
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