Anonymous asked:
What were ur IG and AS grades? If you don't mind saying :P

I got 11 A*s at GCSE and 5 A’s at AS. :)

Anonymous asked:
do you think now in year 11 would be an ideal point to start recapping over stuff? so scared for gcse's:(

It’s right in the beginning of the year! Don’t start revising for exams now, you’ve barely covered any of the syllabus. Do make sure you’ve understood things as you go along, read over things in your text book as that’ll mean you’re not starting from square one when you do start revision closer to the time. You’ll have some modules in January presumably - spending the Christmas holidays revising for them should be enough. And then spending Easter holidays onwards revising for summer exams should be enough. Don’t be scared, just work hard and don’t stress and you’ll be fine. Feel free to ask me any specific questions if you need help though.

Anonymous asked:
Hi. I take 7 GCSE subject and I'm wondering if I can take one of them as Edexcel. I want to take French in Edexcel because I'm finding it hard...

Uhmm, the exam board will entirely depend on what your school chooses. But honestly AQA French is pretty easy, message me off anon and I’ll be happy to help.

Anonymous asked:
Hi! Congrats on doing so well in your studies!:O I was just wondering, when did you officially start revising for your (i)gcse's and did you always know that you wanted to become a doctor?:)

Hi, thank you so much! Hmm it was a year and a bit ago now so hard to remember precisely but… GCSE exams start in May right? So it was probably the Easter holidays in April? The problem with GCSEs is not that they’re really very difficult but rather that the sheer amount of stuff you have to learn is really quite overwhelming. Because of that, I recommend starting fairly early and not leaving everything til the last few days. But not so early that you get really fed up with it and start not following your revision timetable - make it realistic.

To be honest, I have always wanted to be a doctor, ever since I was a little kid and dressed up in a little doctor outfit and went around ‘making people better’ :P but obviously I had to make sure that it was the right thing for me and that’s where work experience comes in. When I did it I enjoyed it so so much. I really felt right in the medical environment and I could see myself doing working there.   And that’s what really confirmed it in my mind, that and visits to various medical schools and finding out what the course is like (because there are people who like the idea of being a doctor but the medicine course doesn’t actually suit them - you gotta be careful)

Hope this helps in any way!

Anonymous asked:
Can you please share some tips on how to excel at GCSE French?
  • Put work in all year round, not just at the end
  • Learn key vocab
  • Do past papers and look at mark schemes when you’re done
  • You do controlled assessments - for God’s sake, you get to learn the writing and speaking exams OFF BY HEART. So do it! You have no idea how many people I know who didn’t just because they couldn’t be bothered. And remember that the bulk of marks come from content, not grammar/accent/spelling (although they are quite important too)
  • Don’t stress out about it, it’s much simpler than you think
  • Outline what your weaknesses are and target them specifically and determinedly. I, for example, always found Listening the hardest, so I practised once a week outside of lessons for the whole of Year 10 and 11. Now I find it an absolute doddle. Trust me, it’s worth it.
Anonymous asked:
was your life at the time you were having GCSEs completely devoted to studying?

I wouldn’t say that. I think it’s really important to take have time off, enjoy yourself and relax, otherwise when you do study you won’t be working to your full potential and it’s a waste of time. So that’s what I did. However it’s equally important to know yourself and how you learn, and do the amount that you need to do to succeed. Yes, I worked hard for my GCSEs; in the couple of weeks leading up to them especially it’s VERY important to focus. But I made sure to do other things too.

Anonymous asked:
Any tips for succeeding at GCSE exams? What worked for you? And are you satisfied by whatever grades you got?

Lots of tips! Here goes:

  • Make a thorough timetable and stick to it
  • Don’t leave things too last-minute
  • Make sure you consider which subjects need more time than others. Although you might really enjoy something, if you’re also really good at it you should consider spending less time on it and more on something harder. It’s easy to spend more time on the easier subjects because you enjoy them! As an example I loved French but I didn’t need to do any work for it - so I didn’t waste any time.
  • Find a method that works for you and stick with it. MAKE USE OF MOCK EXAMS/PAST PAPERS to find out what your ideal methods are! I used read the text book, make notes from it and then do past papers. Some people like getting other people to test them. Do what works for you.
  • Past papers past papers past papers! I can’t stress enough how important this is, they REUSE the same questions over and over again! Memorise the mark schemes!
  • Don’t overwork yourself - do leave time for breaks in your revision time table. If you do too much it’ll be less productive as you’ll be too tired and you’ll get fed up of working. Trust me, cramming all day will do nothing for you. But spending an hour or two working, then taking a 15 minute break, then another hour working, worked very well for me.
  • If you don’t understand something, ASK. Don’t assume it won’t come up. Ask a teacher, a friend, a sibling, someone you think knows the answer.
  • Practice timing on past papers

That’s all I can think of for now, do you have any questions about particular subjects? And I got all A*s so do feel free to ask, I’m happy to help.

yay finished chemistry.

also just had a really nice chicken sandwich.

so now do i do my mock trial stuff or start revising biology..? :|

last night was amazing, my friend came round and we watched films. pride and prejudice just never ceases to amaze me, i love love love love love it. mr darcy and elizabeth are so perfect.

also whilst watching i had flashbacks of the time last year or the year before when me and monica had to act out the scene where mr collins proposed to lizzie for our GCSE english. guess who was mr collins. just the thought of professing my ‘violent affections’ still cracks me up. ~


yabadabadoooooooooooooooooooooooooo. i got home at 1pm and slept for 4 hours. now i’m just hyper ~

i love 9gag. woohoo.

one hour to go until i start getting ready, two hours until results!

my hiccups aren’t stopping they’re getting louder and more painful help?

hi it’s 6am and i can’t sleep.

supposed to be getting up in 2 hours and leaving in 2 and a half… welp

p.s. i have hiccups

So nervous. This time in 4 hours I gotta leave so… I’m gonna get into bed. To read and maybe drop off for a couple of hours. MAN THIS IS NERVE-RACKING.

Watched Pride and Prejudice, and House. God bless the film and television industry for creating such lovely distractions.

Might be back! Good luck to everyone for tomorrow <3<3

Thanks thelastelement and hisbrainisonfire! I watched Episode 14 from Season 3, ‘Insensitive’, and Episode 5 from Season 5, ‘Lucky Thirteen’. Woohoo, lesbian action. I did mention how sexy Thirteen was earlier today.. was that intentional?

Pride and Prejudice now unless someone else gives me some numbers <3 Kinda reading The Hunger Games at the same time.

Did I mention I feel sick? How’s everyone else holding up?

"When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them."

Lemony Snicket

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