I drive to school each morning, so I need to leave by 7.45am to make sure I can get a parking space. After I arrive, I take the opportunity to catch up with any homework that I need to finish off, or try to get ahead with some of my practical work.
I’m studying Maths, Physics and Geography at Advanced Higher this year, which means six classes a day. I use my two free periods today to carry out some of the practical work for the Physics course – I’m doing some work on lenses.
Sixth Form can be demanding, but I enjoy the freedom that we are given to plan our work.
At lunchtime, I head up to the dining hall. As a prefect, it’s my job to help look after the younger pupils one day a week when they go for lunch. Once they’ve finished eating, I meet up with the other House Officials for my House, and we do some more work on a presentation for our next assembly.
After school I have rugby training until 5.30pm – I play for the 1st XV, which means we have matches most Saturdays, and the team trains together three nights a week. The Advanced Higher courses are quite demanding, so I’ll usually spend a couple of hours doing homework, but tonight I spend some time working on my personal statement for university applications. I’m hoping to study civil engineering at either Dundee or Aberdeen, so it’s important to make sure my statement is good enough!
Sixth Form can be demanding, but I enjoy the freedom that we are given to plan our work – the teachers treat us more like adults, which makes it easier to work at the level that Advanced Higher demands.