QCS – the dreaded end of year test confusingly designed to determine your ‘all-important’ OP score. Since the beginning of high school, you’ve probably had the exact same thing repeated to you, as we all have; “Pick your subjects in grade 9/10, that will lead to the subjects you want to study in grade 11/12, which are directly related to your course at university, which leads to you obtaining your dream profession.” In other words – pick your career when you’re 13 years-old. Easily done right?
So it’s that time of semester again: that time where emotions run high and motivation runs low. For that matter, it’s that time of year too: week 13 of semester 2 invites the exciting prospects of summer and a whole few months free of uni. Yes, there is much to look forward to. But, and I don’t know if this is just me, does it seem too soon for this already? For me, it seems like only a few weeks ago I was bidding a fond (cough, cough) farewell to, shall I say, “certain” units, “thrilled” at the opportunity next semester would bring. It doesn’t seem like a whole semester has passed since these emotional partings. And it certainly doesn’t feel as though I’ve had an entire semester’s worth of knowledge bestowed upon me. Yet, here we are. Hence arises the anxiety that is week 13.