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Whos idea was it to throw hundreds of teenagers into one building together????
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Member Name: Berniedette
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Advantages: You get an education
Disadvantages: Everything else
Well I'm just about coming to the end of my school life. A few more exams on the way, but for me it all officially ends on the 19th June with a Physics exam (Oh joy). I plan to move on to a sixth form that is attached to a different school in September and if it's anything like being at my school has been, I think I'll probably end up dropping out and working in McDonalds for the rest of my life.
I've heard quite a few people say that being at school are the best years of your life. I can safely say they are most certainly not! Not for me anyway. It's not so much the work that is done at school that has made it so unenjoyable for me (although it's not exactly a plus). The education, the teachers and the rest of it is fine. I mean, I have had some not so great teachers and the work isn't exactly all fun and games but overall it's been ok. The real problems are the people that you're around, the atmosphere an the immaturity of it all.
I know that saying school is immature probably sounds really stupid, but I just feel that by year eleven everyone would have grown up a bit. However most people seem to be as dimwitted as they were in primary school. Tripping people up in the corridors still occurs and a lot of people in my year seem to have still not grown out of throwing paper aeroplanes in class.
I've never felt comfortable in school. I always felt on edge, as if I was going to be made a fool of all the time. People are just so nasty, and I've never been able to fathom why. The endless, stupid arguments that happen between school girls is nauseating and normally the result of so-n-so calling so-n-so a bitch, or some other pointless matter. In the end, if your not one of the 'populars' (basically the ones that intimidate others and don't pay attention in class) then your probably going to find yourself getting an earful at some time or another from a gobby girl wearing too much foundation.
I really think that the early teens, say from thirteen to sixteen is the worst age someone can be. I know this doesn't account for everyone, there are plenty of people I went to school with who are really nice so don't take offence from that if you are that age. It's just the the majority of people in that age group that I know are not good people to be around and I think this must be why secondary school has been such a struggle for me.
Even though I do get hugely intimidated by a lot of the other people at my school, I get on with most people and I wouldn't say that there's anyone that really dislikes me intensely. I'm very lucky compared to some. One girl in my year who has asperger's syndrome (for those of you who don't know, it is when someone has significant difficulties with social interaction), has been bullied from her very first day of secondary school, by people who are very aware of her problem and it's a horrible thing to have seen. She's grown up to be a nervous wreck because of it.
I know there isn't really anything that can be done about it. I should be greatful that I've been given a free education at all and I am. I know there are a lot of far less fortunate people that would really appreciate it. I just can't say I enjoyed the experience at all. For me it's just been a whole lot of hard work and stress, most of which wasn't because of my schoolwork.
I'm sure that there is very mixed views about whether people enjoyed school or not, and I'm sure a lot of people enjoyed it far more than I did. I'd like to hear other peoples opinions on it so leave me a comment!
I'm really glad it's all over now and I'm hoping that sixth form is going to be a lot more enjoyable. Sorry if it turned into a bit of a rant, thanks for reading.
Summary: I would not go through school again if you paid me a million pounds.
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