Starting a new school year is always an exciting experience. You get to make new friends and some of you may even get more freedom because you are a year older. However, for others, these few weeks can be a little daunting. Sixth former Hon Chun-yim, 17, for instance, is worried about settling in at her new school. She did not do well enough in the HKCEE to be promoted to Form Six at her mother school. After spending the past five years at Sam Yuk Secondary School in Kowloon, she now has to travel to Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School in the New Territories. 'It is difficult for me to take part in extra-curricular activities because I don't know my classmates very well,' Chun-yim said. She is also worried that the subjects will be more difficult than in Form Five. Fifth former Michael Wong Siu-pui is worried about sitting his HKCEE next year. 'I will study hard this year because I don't want to get bad results,' he said. Some Form One students also worry about the new school environment. Social workers advise students to talk to professionals who may be able to give them useful advice in conquering their fears. Jacky Wong was a summer intern on Young Post. He is a student at Hong Kong Shue Yan College.