As an A level student, I can tell you how hard it is to keep up to date with all the work, revision, and exam pressure, but I wanted to see if my fellow year 13 peers felt the same way, so I interviewed Alessandra. She is planning on studying ancient world studies at UCL. I asked about how much she revises daily since her predicted grades are quite high; she told me she doesn’t actually revise every day, but usually she studies for about 3 hours spread out. When she is not studying, she usually talks to friends/ uses social media, she also likes to read. I also asked if she had time for any of her hobbies to which she said due to A levels she doesn’t have time to do things like knitting and crotchet. Alessandra goes on to say that A levels even make it hard to relax at home because it feels as though there is ‘a mounting pressure’ on her. She said she can’t ‘relax or have fun without feeling guilty at that moment’ and that ‘teachers reinforce this way too much’ which I agree with; it is so hard to take your mind off work when you’re an A level student as you know you could always be doing more than you are, but you have to remind yourself that we deserve a break and can’t work at every possible moment.