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This article will be the last I ever write from Winchester College, and by extension, for Letters from the Dorm.
It's been a while since my last article, so let me tell you what I've been doing over here.
University's final term - aka exam term - is here. The Easter break was really enjoyable. It has amazed me to hear many people talking excitedly about their summer holidays already!
I dyed my hair red, well, actually magenta! It's more pink-red than Rihanna-fire-engine-red, but still, I took the plunge, and seriously, my hair is BRIGHT red in the sun.
Does this scenario sound familiar to you? It is 9pm. You have some work due in tomorrow morning and you haven't made a start. You can feel the adrenalin. Your heart starts pounding. You say to yourself: why have I left it this late?
For those who follow the English educational curriculum, there comes a time known as exam leave. For me, that time comes 21/2 weeks after the beginning of next term, as I prepare for my Pre-Us (an A-Level equivalent). After that point, I will never have to attend lessons again.
This month I attended a conference at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in Paris, France. The discussion focused on the OECD-led examination, the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).
I am writing from Kunming, in Yunnan province. Despite safety concerns after the terrorist attack at the train station earlier this month, our class managed to steer clear of danger during the week-long field trip.
University is such a free place, it's important to remember why you chose to be there in the first place, and identify your priorities. No, I'm not trying to scare you, but it really is a bridge between school and going out into the "real world".