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!

ooh

loving the new ‘answer privately’ function on the messages. and the fact that there was a prominent red number one at the top so i could tell i had one straight away. i think i like this new tumblr!  how are you guys doing today?

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maths exam tomorrow.

wanna jump out of a window but i don’t even have the energy to do that.

also, i’ve just realised that i’ve been writing IGCSE as iGCSE… yh it’s the latest Apple product guys, the iGCSE. haha, goodnight and good luck to everyone else for tomorrow. :)

good morning. :)

The maths exam yesterday…

I mean, most of it was absolutely fine.. questions were pretty standard, nothing too strange. Was actually pretty happy until I got to that weird standard form one when you had to work out x squared in terms of a and n… o.o And then that bizarre rectangle inside a rectangle thing. I tried to do pythagarus (twice) to work out the length of the sides but… I don’t think I got it right, I couldn’t find the square root of the quadratic equation. (METHOD MARKS <3) I think you were supposed to find the area of the triangles and take them away (using 1/2absinC) as opposed to actually finding the lengths of the inside rectangle as I was trying to do :( And that last question had me puzzled for at least half an hour. Then I got 2.25. Anyone else get that?

How did everyone else find the paper? (Edexcel iGCSE 3H)

iGCSE Maths qiour8thuerjjuihew

Paper 1 over. Paper 2, COME AT ME BRO. It really can’t be any worse.

There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don’t.

Maths jokes… the first sine of madness.

Maths exam in nearly 2.5 hours.

Guess I should get off Tumblr sometime soon..

I had the most bizarre dreams last night. All Nintendo related. It was a mixture of Zelda and Pokemon. Basically I was Link, and I finished the game, but no one cared and I was running around like SHOULDN’T SOMETHING HAPPEN NOW I’VE FINISHED THE GODDAMN QUEST.. and nothing was happening. Zelda, you bitch. D:
I’ll tell you more about it after my exam since I’m finding it really difficult to type (my fingers don’t function properly when I’ve just woken up o.o)

Wish me luck! And good luck to all those who are doing Maths today too. I’m off to get my very very very strong coffee x

my granddad’s feeling better today after about a year of practically living in bed.

I think I’m the happiest girl on the planet. I’m just so, so, so, so happy. It’s difficult to even put it into words. My granddad used to be.. so active, so involved, so happy and jokey and content. Recently though, he took a turn for a worse. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, as well as having constant foot pain and earache with an unknown cause. His speech has been slurred, he’s barely been able to talk, walk, his memory’s been deteriorating. I used to love going to my grandparents’ house but recently, I used to hate it, and I hated myself for hating it. I hated seeing him like that, I hated how awkward it was not to know what to say, sitting there in silence, because even ‘how are you?’ was a sensitive question.

Today though… we went to visit him. I didn’t think anything would be different. But as soon as I walked into the living room, I saw him sitting there with the biggest smile on his face. He was telling me stories from when he lived in Kent, playing with my little brother, discussing politics with my dad, asking me about my exams and what I wanted to do in the future, offering everyone tea and coffee and biscuits. Almost like how it used to be. Obviously, it’s not a complete recovery. He still has difficulty walking and has some pain in his feet/ears… but he’s so much better. It just, suddenly happened. I honestly felt like crying.

Today has been a wonderful day. I have an iGCSE Maths exam tomorrow and I feel fully prepared for it. Been revising it all day, and I think I’ll confess right here right now that I have a love for finding dy/dx, completing the square and functions. Me and circle theorems don’t get on too well, not gonna lie… but I think I’ve got it sorted.

I feel like I should be saying thank you. I don’t know who to. But I just feel so lucky right now. I have amazing friends, I have a wonderful family, and everyone around me cares for me and wants the best for me. So thank you. I know I’m ridiculous because I’m chasing after someone who doesn’t even give a damn about me. But hopefully, I’ll grow out of it, get over it, something, I don’t know. It can’t last forever. Thank you for supporting me. :)

no i really will start revising now.

byee

yeah… i just woke up.

whoops. guess i’ll start my maths revision now.