Finishing Year 10 and Heading into Senior Schooling by Lily Yang
On the 27th of November, my time as a Year 10 student will finish up and the 27th of January will be my first day as a Year 11 student.
As I think of this new chapter, feelings of excitement as well as dread bubble up. Although I am excited to begin my senior studies, I dread the bigger load of work and higher importance of my grades and exams.
Before Year 11 begins, I think back to my previous high school years and appreciate my teachers’ encouragement as well as the level of difficulty compared to my future assessments. Thinking of the importance of senior schooling, I should probably become more organised and self-motivated when it comes to time management and putting in the extra effort to do well.
Though I do dread these minor things, I’m super excited about this journey of growing up and soon becoming an adult. Within the next few years, I’ll be going for my driver’s licence, setting up the foundations for my future, applying for university and also just making great memories.
Over the next two years, I’ve chosen to study: General English, Mathematical Methods, Chinese, Visual Art, Business and Legal Studies. I also want to join extra-curricular classes and clubs, as well as do some learning of my own. I’ve chosen these subjects as in the future, I would like to share my perspective with people and dive into the business field.
Essentially, my senior education will lay the foundation for my life after high school and open up opportunities for me. Just before Year 11 begins, I’ll be trying to organise myself and set up good habits that are beneficial and will prepare me for the year ahead.
I would suggest fellow students to do the same, and also for parents to help support their children as they transition into a new grade.