For the past two years I have attended Weymouth College, but now, 20 units and 42 assignment deadlines later, I am done. Compulsory education finished a good while ago now, but further education now completed too – and it feels grrrrrrrrreat. I’ve now got a level 3 BTEC extended diploma in Health and Social Care D*D*D*. (That basically means the equivalent to A*A*A* at A Level.)
I’ve never been a top grade student, not achieving above a B at GCSE, A Levels were most definitely not for me. Moving over from sixth form to college was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve excelled in my ability and confidence – meaning I have the opportunity to attend university in September. I would never NEVER had that opportunity if i stayed at A Level, I didn’t get bad grades, just not good enough. College has helped me to build my confidence within my self and my ability. At school I was one of the middle ability students. Not struggling enough to receive extra help, but not excelling enough to be pushed that extra mile. I do not exam great, so moving somewhere where i can focus on coursework and deadlines I’ve finally found my path. College has helped me grow and learn who I am as a person. What i’m good at. What I want to do with my life.
I’m gonna miss all the spoons lunch dates, after college Drive-Thru McDonalds and even the horrible canteen food. College has become a place of comfort and ease, somewhere safe and supportive. But it’s now time to move on. Start adventures. Move to Manchester, get a degree, live the student life. But most of all, it’s time to grow up. The end of college signifies the start of a new beginning. One away from home, away from my family, away from my friends. Both anxiety and excitement bubbling up inside me, as September looms.
But this is the start of summer. September’s still months off. It’s time for sun, adventures and a whole lotta partying. So today I say goodbye to the past two years and shut the door on Weymouth college for good. But it’s not a time to be sad, as i look forward to the summer and what the future offers.