Raffles Reads is a collaboration between Raffles Press and Times Reads which aims to promote a reading culture among Singaporean students.
It’s official (or maybe it’s old news): the world population broke eight billion. Eight billion people have as many stories to tell, as this award-winning novel by Traci Chee about the displacement of Japanese-Americans during WWII makes abundantly clear.
We Are Not Free isn’t about the people on either side of the war. The plot follows a large group of friends who are forcibly removed from their Californian homes by government mandates and incarcerated in prison-like camps, on suspicion that they present danger to society.
A journey one, two, or even twelve years in the making is not easily forgotten. So far, this series has been focused on painting a picture of the ways you can enjoy your relative wealth of free time after November, but that time is as much a post-A-levels life as it is a post-A-levels life.
This article looks at some of the ways the interviewees reflected on their A-levels experience: their thoughts on managing academic stress, the process of figuring out how to spend twenty-four hours outside of school, and their advice for juniors taking on the A-levels.
The post-As period isn’t always about exploring dozens of interests or gallivanting around the world. For half of the people reading this article, trenches and military uniforms will be an inevitable part of the near future. Others might choose to focus their efforts on fewer areas. In this part of the series, I curated stories from seniors who undertook National Service (NS) or delved into specific fields.
Nothing has been such a constant in my life as school. In particular, preparing for the A-levels is such a quintessential part of the schooling experience that I struggle to imagine a life without learning outcomes, (horror) stories from teachers and seniors, and my trusty graphing calculator.