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19 Things All British Sixth-Form Girls Were Slightly Obsessed With

Mostly, not obeying the uniform guidelines.

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1. Using a Jane Norman carrier for your PE kit, and a Paul's Boutique bag as your school bag.

The girls who went to the Oxford Street Topshop in their half term always got the best Paul's Boutique bags.

2. Getting unreasonably excited about no longer having to wear school uniform, but then dressing exactly the same every day.

Turns out you weren't the only one who bought a black jumper from Topshop and a blouse from Zara.
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Turns out you weren't the only one who bought a black jumper from Topshop and a blouse from Zara.

3. And only obeying the uniform guidelines on school photo day.

If you never actually bought a formal blazer, you nipped to New Look in your free period to get one you could return after the photo had been taken.
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If you never actually bought a formal blazer, you nipped to New Look in your free period to get one you could return after the photo had been taken.

4. Yet somehow you still got told off for not sticking to the uniform guidelines.

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5. Heating up ready meals for lunch every day because the concept of having a microwave in your common room blew your mind.

Canteen lunches were nicer, but for some reason sitting in your common room with a plate on your knee seemed more appealing.
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Canteen lunches were nicer, but for some reason sitting in your common room with a plate on your knee seemed more appealing.

6. Although there was always one person who microwaved something gross for way too long and stunk out the whole room.

You will never understand why some people think it is acceptable to microwave a fish pie.
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You will never understand why some people think it is acceptable to microwave a fish pie.

7. Having to get in for morning registration, even though you had free periods until 11am.

8. So you just watched endless repeats of The Jeremy Kyle Show all morning.

And you felt a bit put out when you had lessons to go to because watching telly was much more fun.
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And you felt a bit put out when you had lessons to go to because watching telly was much more fun.

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9. Almost competitively fancying one random male teacher, even if he wasn't that good-looking.

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10. Spending every waking minute of your life stressing about your personal statement.

Done with my UCAS personal statement <3

And then convincing yourself that you'd written the perfect thing, even though it'd be incredibly cringe to read back now.

11. And then furiously checking UCAS all the damn time as you waited for your uni offers to start coming in.

This was even more of a mindfuck if someone else in your year had an offer from somewhere you hadn't heard back from yet.
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This was even more of a mindfuck if someone else in your year had an offer from somewhere you hadn't heard back from yet.

12. Going out midweek for the first time and feeling outrageously rebellious when you went to school a tiny bit hungover.

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"What would the teachers say if they knew?"

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13. Eating your way through an entire vending machine's worth of unhealthy snacks during break time.

You lived off cans of fizzy drinks, chocolate bars, and Nik Naks.

14. And knowing exactly where to sit, because every clique had their own area in your IT, locker, and common rooms.

You didn't know what would happen if you ventured over the other cliques' areas, but you didn't care to find out.
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You didn't know what would happen if you ventured over the other cliques' areas, but you didn't care to find out.

15. Using your free periods to learn how to drive.

That way, you missed the school-run traffic.
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That way, you missed the school-run traffic.

16. Having so much revision to do it literally wouldn't fit into your folders.

There is nothing flimsier than a school ringbinder.

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17. Resenting the fact that you had to take an AS-level in critical thinking or general studies when you knew it was ultimately a waste of your time.

Just been sent a CV for a candidate who has an AS Level in "Critical thinking". Is that some kind of joke?

You hated RAVEN then and you still do now.

18. Wandering aimlessly around the shops in town during your free periods, because leaving school during the daytime felt so liberating.

Who knew the Asda cold meats aisle could be so fun?
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Who knew the Asda cold meats aisle could be so fun?

19. And finally, knowing that becoming head girl was the biggest popularity contest you could possibly win.

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You had to be cool but also clever.