Talking points: What worries you most about the upcoming school year?

Talking points: What worries you most about the upcoming school year?

Hate it when you can't talk back? Well, you can with Young Post. Have your say and share your thoughts.
Kerrie Chiu Ching-wai, 17, Singapore International School

I'm worried about almost everything academic-related, as I'm entering my final year of secondary school. University applications are coming up and predicted grades are being finalised. In terms of subjects, I'm most worried about my three IB higher-level subjects, especially maths.

Joy Pamnani, 15, Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College

To be honest, I'm not looking forward to the new school year at all! I'm starting Form Four and the pressure is already on - I'll have more homework, tougher examinations and extra tutorial lessons.

Alex Chan Yiu-fai, 17, University College London

As a student heading to university, I'm most worried about finding the correct balance between my social life and studies. Everything's back to square one, meaning I'll need to re-establish social links in the new environment. I'll also have to get used to working hard and coping with the academic expectations. Balancing everything will be challenging.

Minal Daswani, 17, Island School

I'm worried about not being able to lift my predicted grades and get into the university I want to. I'm also worried about not being able to manage the workload in the new school year.

Coco Ma Hiu-lam, 16, St Paul's Co-educational College

This will be my first year of the IB exams and I am going to need to prepare a lot and be ready for the different challenges ahead. I've heard from my friends that IB is really difficult and complicated, and that I won't have enough time to rest. So I'm worried about my time management. I tend to put off doing things, so I'm scared I won't be able to meet my deadlines.


Tell us what your worries are in the comment box below

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* jason_hung


Like you guys all, I'm also worried about my exam results and the amount of homework. These always trouble me and also many of the others I believe. Hope we can overcome it!

Wong Ho Yan


IES and all the SBAs in Form 5 are flooding towards me.And Form 5 is going to be the toughest year throughout my secondary campus life. I don't know if I can handle the school stress.

Tsun Sing Yip


As a Band 2 school student, I'm more worried about my public examination than Band 1 school students because I can't acquire the best knowledge. If I want to get a good result in HKDSE, I should make double, even triple efforts. The public examination makes me work under great pressure.

Suskihanna Gurung


Since, I'm in my last year of high school, I'm mostly worried about how to balance my study for the HKDSE with the school projects and SBAs in my schedule. Also with the huge amount of workload, it seems impossible to get a good 8 hour sleep now. :(
- Suskihanna

Dick Yung


Like all of the others of my age, I'm worried about my future, like my exam results and the comming HKDSE. But the most serious problem is my Maths are extremely poorer than the others. I don't know what to do. :(

Ching Ying Kwok


As the competitive education,i'm worried about not being able to get into the university that i want.If students cannot get into the university ,they canmot be able to find a good job and will be eliminated by the society.

chan kin king


I have a bunch of thing i worried about too.I knew i am a form 4 student now.I should work harder for my subject i have to study,but i still want more time to play video game.i worry i will not have much more time to play video game after i have a tutorial classes.i also worry about my result on chi

* cheung_ka_ching_


I am worried about that I need to finish the large amount of homework in From five and six. Also, I need to stay after school twice a week for about one and a half hour for the extra tutorial classes! Every night, I have lots of homework and I need to spend about 3 hours for studying different subje

Shiu Nam Tang


Chinese and LIBS ,are my worst nightmare ever.The test results are really frustrating,i can feel my next school year will be like swimming in a boiling swimming pool