Working Through Year 12 Worries

By Izzy Duffy-Cross

Whilst this situation is not ideal for anyone, as a Year 12 this was a crucial year in my educational career and wondering how to work through it has been stressful. If you’re in a similar situation, here are some of my tips: 

A-Level Course Content

There’s no denying it’s difficult trying to get through half a year’s content at home, but I recommend setting yourself a routine and sticking to it, asking each other for help and keeping in mind we’re all in the same situation so hopefully the exam boards will appreciate this next year.


Writing your EPQ from home can be a challenging but fun endeavour. Email your teacher if needed, use online guides and see the extra time at home as extra time to research and write.

AS Exams

Not everyone has this problem, but if you do, remember most of us weren’t doing AS anyway, and the hard work you’ve been putting in will be reflected in the predicted grades you receive.

University Application

I have written another post on choosing a university without Open Days, but the best thing you can do is get online, do some research into the different options and use online resources to complete some extra reading around your subject.

Predicted grades and Mocks

If you weren’t happy with your first set of Mock results, it’s likely teachers will recognise improvements you have made and change them to reflect this. There is a petition online you could sign advocating pushing back the early application date for Oxbridge and Medicine applications.

Share this with any stressed friends you have who might also be looking for comfort and to quote High School Musical, we are truly ‘all in this together.’