My Positive Experience Of Year 7 and 8 In Secondary School

Hey everyone, it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to the blog! Today, I’ll be sharing with you guys my experience of my first two years in secondary school as from September I’m starting my 3rd year. Let’s get started!

For anybody whose not in the UK, essentially you start Secondary School when you’re 11 years old, which is called Year 7 (your first year). Then, when you go into Year 9 (the third year) you start your GCSE courses up until Year 11 which is when you take the exams!

Now, let’s talk about my experiences!

Year 7
So, in Year 7, I was kind of adjusting to my new school life, when you’re in new surroundings and there’s new people it’s a little bit hard at first. However, after my first week I was completely fine with everyone supporting me! I will say, to anybody starting secondary school, Year 7 is quite easy and you honestly don’t get too much homework!

Year 8
Once you get into Year 8, the teachers do raise the bar a little bit. You definitely will get more homework and you will gain more independence in the school as you’re no longer a first year. One of my favourite experiences of Year 8, was definitely my options process! Having the freedom of picking the subjects I want to take was definitely nice, if you need tips for choosing exam subjects, click here.

Now that I’ve shared a little bit of my experiences I’ll share with you my goals for Year 9 which I’m starting in September.

Goals For Year 9

  • Create Daily / Weekly notes on what I learn in lessons
  • Get all my Homework done earliest as possible
  • Join more extracurricular activities

These are my main goals for Year 9 but because I’m transitioning from lower school to upper school I don’t know how many I’m going to complete but maybe I’ll do another post in a year explaining my Year 9 Experience!

Thanks for reading this guys, I hope you enjoyed it and it helps for when you start Secondary School!

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10 thoughts on “My Positive Experience Of Year 7 and 8 In Secondary School

  1. thewheelchairteen

    I can’t believe that I haven’t followed your blog until now – I really love it! I hope that Year 9 has been going well and that you’ve been able to keep up with at least some, if not all, of your goals. I also had no idea that you were a fellow Brit! We actually have quite a lot in common 🙂


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