Now, I have talked about A-Levels being hard and daunting but there are some students who will go into A-Levels thinking that they’re easy. I am not saying that this is a bad mindset to have because it’s not, it’s good in regards to the fact that you are very confident in your abilities. But please try and make sure that you don’t take A-Levels lightly and do every piece of work to the best of your abilities. Anything less than full commitment and you are bound to fail. This may be a slap in the face to some people, but those GCSE’s that you have under your belt hold no significance when it comes to A-Levels. If you’ve done amazingly well in GCSE’s then well done, but don’t think for one second that those A*’s at GCSE will mean you’re going to replicate that at A-Levels without hard work and perseverance. Make sure that you’re one of those students who wants to get the highest in the class through hard work and make sure that, once you’re at the top, you work even harder to stay at the top. Don’t settle for anything less than your very best. I’ve seen some very smart students get sloppy because of their lifestyle and their attitude towards learning. One thing they all have in common; regret. They all regret not putting in 100% in every exam they did, every topic test and so on. Then results day comes and that famous line comes out again and again; “I wished I revised more and worked harder than I did”. I was never that student and now I am off to the University of Birmingham to study Mathematics. Hopefully this acts as an incentive for all students doing A-Levels. Put in as much effort as you can for the next 2-3 years and enjoy the successes of it for the rest of your life!