Posted May 24th, 2012 by Gina in Bangor, Wales
The education system in Wales seems like it is on a different planet than the attitude toward school that is found in America. Here, students are not given homework or midterms. Instead, they may have a couple of essays in the semester or possibly just a final at the end.
Some students are probably reading this and are still caught up in the daydream of a place where there isn’t homework. I know in my imagination, that land was a place as magical as Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory or Hogwarts. To be honest, for most of the semester it was the best life as a student that I could possibly imagine. Now that it’s finals time, things are different. It’s all fine and dandy to not have homework until you realize that you are about to take a test that counts for nearly your entire grade!
The spring semester finals at Bangor University are also spread out over the entire month of May. This is nice in one way because it allows people to travel on the days when they don’t have finals. On the other hand, it makes procrastination much easier and I don’t like having my finals loom over my head for an entire month. Personally, I would much rather get them done with so that I can start my summer vacation, which most students in the United States have already begun.
At least soon all of the tests will be over. But until then, I have some studying to do!