Another introspective post. I’m afraid these are getting more common of late; I hope I don’t make a habit of it. People will start to think I have feelings.
Today, Year 13 broke up for study leave. This means we will spend the next few weeks out of Sixth Form, revising for exams. The problem is, I don’t yet know enough about the History of France 1601-1715 to start revising, so I’m going to spend the next few weeks making notes from textbooks, trying to learn as much as I can. Only once I know what the Edict of Nantes was, or why Louis XIV disliked Jansenists so much, can I begin my actual revision.
Today was grey-skied and windy (I’m blogging about the weather again, but bear with me). Somebody had dumped several picnic benches, some road signs and a small marquee on the roof of the Sixth Form block.
We spent the day doing very little, although I did attend a history lesson, during which I probably learned more than I have done in an entire year’s worth of history lessons. All in all, though, it’s been a bit of an odd day, and afterwards I can’t help feeling a little sad, in spite of my best efforts to become a “manly man” (manly men don’t succumb to wimpy emotions such as sadness). After all, I don’t know how many of my classmates I’m going to see ever again. Admittedly, we will be returning for exams and results day, but that doesn’t mean I’ll meet up with all of them again.
The really weird thing is that, if all goes to plan, I’ll be coming back next year, while most of my friends head off to Uni. So although it feels like Sixth Form is over, I’ll actually be having another whole year, during which I’ll be surrounded by unfamiliar Year 12s. Two of my friends will be returning; ironically, both of them were in my history class this year, but next year they won’t be, so I’ll only see them during study periods.
Of course, unlike most of my friends, I’m not even on study leave yet, since I study media at a different school which won’t be breaking up for another week. Which reminds me, I have an essay on genre to complete by Monday.
I apologise for the above splurge of emotions; I just had to get that out of my system. Media studies relevant posts will return soon. I hope promise think.