Anonymous asked:
Do you have any good ways on how to get motivated? I really need to revise for gcse's and mocks but i can't bring myself to it. Or i have a massive breakdown haha:S x

Yes, I know the theory on how to get motivated, it’s just that unfortunately I can’t seem to implement it into my life…ah well, here you go:

1) Make a timetable and stick to it
2) Be realistic, give yourself proper and regular breaks, don’t expect yourself to study for 5 hours straight.
3) Think about how important these exams are - I’ve just applied to university, and trust me, GCSEs are important. Don’t make yourself regret it later!
4) Be positive.

So, yeah. Just make notes from your text book and practice past papers, then mark them properly with a mark scheme, and learn the mark scheme answers off by heart. You can’t go wrong. :)

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! 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:
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.

The problem with online maths tutorials…

…is that they’re online. Internet, y u so full of interesting crap when I have a shit load of revision to do? eiouriewrpwerpwerwe. *cry cry*

P.S. Just found the gif I used when I was revising for GCSEs… seems appropriate now too.



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

(Source: troubled, via 4ever-and-for--always)

My friends are all like ‘Goodnight! Need to get some sleep for tomorrow!’ and I’m like ‘Yeah you’re right, night night!’ but inside I’m like HOW CAN THEY SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP *throws up with nervousness*

Thinking of watching Half-Blood Prince. That film really annoys me though. It’s my favourite book so I was really looking forward to it when it came out… and it was such a disappointment. But then time goes on and I’m like ‘it can’t have been that bad?’ so I watch it again and I’m like yep… it’s bad. Then time goes on again and… here am I, telling myself I should watch it, when I know it’s only going to annoy me. Maybe I should watch House since I made my friends buy me all the boxsets ~ then… Inception. Then Pride and Prejudice. And yeah. I’ll be tumblin’ of course. Highly doubt I’ll be sleeping at all tonight.

Just, y’know, casually freaking out cos GCSE RESULTS COME OUT TOMORROW. Guessing I won’t be sleeping tonight… prepare for some major blogging ~