Growing and going through Secondary School, there were so many things that people had told me about being in secondary school. A year and a half after I’ve left and gone to sixth form, I started to realise that all of those things are necessarily true. So, here are four lies, or at least four statements that aren’t always true, about secondary school.
Secondary school was not the best five years of my life by a landslide. Don’t get me wrong, there are memories that I look back at and they still make me laugh but when I look at those five years I can mostly remember wishing that it would be over. Now that I’m out of there, I don’t want to go back. I struggled a lot in secondary school for a lot of different reasons and I never felt like I had actually settled in. I know that there were people in my year group who did love school and who miss it and want to go back and there’s nothing wrong with that. But don’t feel like you’re missing out on something just because you didn’t enjoy your five years in school doesn’t mean that you’re missing out on something. For me, I’ve enjoyed my tie in sixth form so much more, it’s felt like somewhere I’ve settled in so much better.School isn’t a one size fits all. You don’t have to go through the same things as everyone else no matter how many family members and teachers will tell you things that will happen to you and that you’ll feel. You may love your time in secondary school or you may hate it and either way, that’s okay. If it isn’t something that you’ve enjoyed though, pull through it and try your best to look forward to better times. They’re always around the corner.