So inevitably I have survived the first colossal months of Year 9- rarghhhhh monster Jasmine. And it's opened my eyes un peu or beaucoup. Never in my life have I had so much homework in which I (the student) actually had to think (and no I am not stretching it, believe me).
Education is very strange in England, it's very difficult to define hence the lack of news reports, documentaries and other things of that sort. I don't know what it's like to go to school in the U.S but for one thing I know there are many critics of the system: the supposedly strangely similar Western social hierarchy that exists within schools depicted in movies, magazines etc., the security system for the teachers which I heard about in 'Waiting for Superman', the blatant discrimination and the just-so attitude that constantly seems to be depicted everywhere- now I don't know whether it's true or not, all I'm saying is that is portrayed as many things.
I recently watched a documentary about education with an American focus, the documentary aimed to show how everything that was taught in schools was eventual preparation for university and therefore schools, governments etc. subliminally put the message across that university is the key to succeeding and that you have little chance without it. The documentary is called College Conspiracy for any of you who are mildly interested, I didn't finish it as I had too much homework but what I saw of it was quite interesting. I don't know what I particularly think of going to university I'm not dead set on it because I'm not exactly sure what I want to do when I'm older but I know I'm interested in Anthropology and Ethnography so maybe I should go? I don't think studying and listening to seminars is really my forte though, but who knows it could be. I am writing and reading all the time after all.
But I'm really interested in getting into the minds of people and knowing why they do the things the do and how their lives, their ancestors have affected this- I find it so fascinating how life can literally be classified as a domino effect.
I found myself dumbfounded by the Human Planet documentary, I could only find clips as by the time I found out about it, the series on TV had ended. I just knew instantly that that was where my calling was and that was my purpose. I wanted to pick Sociology at GCSE for one of my three option choices but not enough people wanted to do it (story of my life I believe) but I believe everything happens for a reason and I am certain that had a reason. Instead of picking Sociology I had to change to French. Language always seemed to bore me, before Year 9 but once I started my GCSE course I started to love French and my passion with language (whether said language be English or NOT). So in the end I took: Modern World History, Drama and French- it sounds really quite cool and avant-garde (I literally can't stop laughing whenever I see this word) when you look at it and sometimes it can be, but sometimes it can be draining, confusing and make you want to half-smile all at the same time, so I guess:
(Have you seen Amelie? If you not scuffle your keyboards as quickly as possible (french pronounciation) and buy, buy, buy now- why are you wasting your time reading this As-tu idiotes?*not that is probably not gramatically correct*)
So yep, I have posts coming many ideas spewing and brewing and all that witchcraft coming after I go to bed, then drama school, then home and thingmabob then youth club, then sleep, then wake then rest then work then Misfits, then school, then home.
So approximately Monday at 5pm,
Don't be late!