Everyone’s great at something; nobody’s good at everything. A happy back to school experience depends on making the most of your strengths while minimizing your weaknesses. Read on to find out how you can learn in a way that suits you.
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
Being always in a hurry means you can make careless mistakes in assignments, but you do have a strong desire to win – this competitive streak is highly motivating for you, and you’re very capable of putting the hours in. You work best independently, and your strongest subjects are typically science, business and sports.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
You’re very strong when it comes to practical, hands-on learning, and you take a slow but steady approach to book learning too. You don’t get bored at school because you understand why you’re there, but change upsets you. Your strongest subjects are music, business studies and design.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
An eternal student, you are always keen to learn and you have a bright and active mind. Focus can be difficult for you though, as you jump from one task to another without properly finishing any. Time management is tough for you, so you leave assignments to the last minute. Your strongest subjects are English and languages.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
Your memory is a powerful asset at school, but your nerves let you down when the tensions gets high. Your imagination is very strong and so is your creative streak, but your grades and standards tend to veer wildly according to your mood. Your strongest subjects are art, history and English.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
Highly competitive and quite bossy, you’re a natural leader at school, but you can sometimes over-estimate your talents, feeling that you have little to learn. You don’t ask for help when you are struggling, which is a great shame. You’re very well organized, however, and your strongest subjects are drama, design, and politics.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
You’re a very hard working and diligent student, but you do sometimes struggle with speaking up. You’re very self-critical, which leads you to under-estimate your talents. Exceptionally well organized, however, you always able to get good grades, but more confidence is needed. Your strongest subjects are English, science and economics.
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
Although you’re bright, you prefer not to have to work too hard, so a bit of laziness tends to creep into your school life. You love to get involved with school politics and you’re a keen student mentor too. You’re very easily led, however, which can get you into trouble. Your strongest subjects are art, music, debate and design.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
You have huge reserves of determination and focus, but only for the subjects which fascinate you. Otherwise rather moody and obsessive, you can feel isolated among your peers. You do well in exams, but your passionately held views are not always as well expressed as they could be. Your strongest subjects are math, science and law.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
Sporty and outgoing, you have a keen mind and wide ranging interests at school. You don’t like to be told how to behave, however, and may get into trouble as a result. A persuasive debater, you are determined to challenge the rules, and you can be rather loud. Your strongest subjects are philosophy, business studies and geography.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
You are a highly ambitious and determined student who works steadily towards a goal. You are responsible and mature, but you hate to have to ask for help. Very results driven, you can easily become depressed and listless if you don’t get the grades you want. Your strongest subjects are math, economics and IT.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
Always slightly eccentric, you have an outstanding “big picture” grasp of how one subject links to another. You question everything, including the very necessity of school, and are quite capable of teaching yourself. Boredom and exasperation can lead to trouble. Your strongest subjects are technology and environmental science.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
It’s all too easy for you to be distracted, but when you’re working well you are a very creative and insightful student. You do find yourself negatively affected by peer pressure, and you grow very attached to teachers you like. With a strong creative flair, your strongest subjects are modern languages, English and art.