Recently, I have been battling with the idea of dropping my fourth a-level. I have been told by my parents and teachers that without it, I won’t get into a good university because my other 3 are ‘not academic enough’. For a while, I was content with this and agreed to continue it on for the next two years of my school life. There are many reasons I want to drop this a-level, one being I have a very uninspiring teacher whom I don’t feel I can connect with. I can feel she has no passion for her subject through her actions and speech. The energy in the room feels empty, whereas on the opposite end of the spectrum my History of Art teacher is bursting with passion, you can tell that she really cares about all of her pupils and she wants us to love the subject, which we all do. I believe that students can really be affected by a teacher as I am truly inspired by some. However, I am not blaming the fact I would like to drop the subject on the teacher, it is also because I feel like I do not connect with the subject on a spiritual level. Everyone is different and everyone has different interests, and for me, I do not find it as interesting as I should be at this point of the term. I have spoken out and decided that it is for my own good, it would make me a happier person and give me more time to focus and thrive on the subjects I love. Even if it won’t get me into a ‘good university’ I know it’s for the best, and I will be okay in the end whatever happens because I have trust in the universe.
starring: eve kinder