A big step up by Thomas Woolley
In England you’re pretty much set in school until you are 16, where you will sit GCSEs. After that you can choose to go to college, where you will do A levels. If you are still not bored with the educational system you can venture on to university to do a bachelor’s or master’s degree and, finally, if they still cannot get rid of you there is always the possibility of becoming a doctor in your chosen subject.
Whenever you transition from one of the stages to the next you always get the warning:
“You’ll have to work harder than ever before. This next stage is a big step up from what you are used to”.