QUOTE(Crotchetymum @ Sep 11 2011, 09:35 AM)
QUOTE(madbassoonist @ Sep 9 2011, 03:42 PM)
New timetable for the coming year. Thursdays: 2 lessons, break, free period, college choir rehearsal during lunchtime, 2 free periods
Is this year 12? That sounds a great day
Mind you, we're currently trying to convince certain family members and friends that although they are marked as 'free periods' on the timetable, at least some of them should be used as extra study time!
Not having much success
, but when they've been told they're expected to do an extra hour a day per subject, it just seems to make sense to us boring old adults that they use some of the time at school rather than trying to squeeze it all in in the evening (which just isn't going to happen
) But at the same time a part of me thinks that the year 12s should still be enjoying the same sort of lower 6th form that we enjoyed - no AS levels, A levels a long way off, just studying subjects you like and enjoying lounging around in the 6th form common room and having time to do other things you want to do
Well, with 3 instruments which need practising, along with cadets, orchestra, church and youth drama group, I know I'll need them for studying! In fact on the on-line timetable they are marked 'study period'.
4 hours per subject per week is the suggested amount of homework/extra study, but as that's the same amount of actual lesson hours, perhaps Double Maths should increase to 6 hours to match? And I've also joined various student societies, and am planning to continue teaching myself German since I'm not taking it at A level. I don't know when I'm going to eat or sleep
Speaking of double maths, it means exams in January as well as in June
What's made me happy? - sunshine and picking blackberries.