Tips for AS exams

As requested by an anon yesterday!


In theory, aim to stay on top of your work, understanding it as you go along instead of leaving it all til the end, but don’t worry if you can’t, because I never could, even though I tried. I was absolutely hopeless throughout the term then I’d study during study leave and then do fine in the exams. So it is possible. But do aim to keep on top of it, if you can.

Any other advice would be subject specific so feel free to ask if it’s Bio, Chem, Maths or French you’re worried about!

i’ve gotten to that point in my chemistry studying where i had a dream last night that i had a poster that said "my thoughts are carbon chains i can’t fathom into benzene rings"

……….

i have no words for this 

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!

C3 revision is killing me.

whywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhywhy

I cannot believe I slept for 15 hours last night.

6pm - 9am. New record for me! At least I’ve caught up on a week’s worth of lost sleep, I feel pretty great actually. Can’t believe my exams start on Tuesday though. Guess I’ll be revising D1 and Chem Unit 1 this weekend then, which isn’t bad at all to be fair. Happily sitting in bed drinking coffee, surfin’ da net and listening to The Honey Trees. It’s lovely moments like this that make me put things into perspective and just chill out. :) Will start revising soon though I promise

It’s 11:40AM.

I’m going to shower, then switch off my laptop and put it somewhere out of reach and start revising Maths. Then when I get bored I’ll start doing those flipping Unit 1 Chemistry legacy papers. Sigh. So glad I have tomorrow off too. I’m definitely much more in the revision mood than I was at Easter, that was crap. I’m feeling slightly more optimistic now… 9 days until my first exam though :|

Oh I could sail the world, search through the darkest waters, I’d never find, these golden eyes

See you later ~

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.

 

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I JUST GOT 100% ON THAT BIOLOGY PAPER
OH YES. LIKE A BOSSSSSSSSSSS 

Sales!

I absolutely love shopping. Managed to get myself a green cardigan from Dorothy Perkins, a purple jacket from Next, a T-shirt from H&M, a bag from New Look and necklace from Claire’s. Don’t judge, they do nice jewellery k. Had a really nice day actually, and managed to get Maths revision done on top of all of that. Only bad thing is that I got about 4 hours of sleep because I was up nearly all night texting… so I had a nap at like 5pm, until 10pm, which is one heck of a nap, it was longer than my actual night’s sleep… and now it’s half 11 and I’m wide awake and the crazy cycle continues. Sigh.

Currently having the most hilarious conversation ever with the lovely Beth, who I have missed terribly. <3 However she won’t tell me what she got me for Christmas even though it’s LATE and ueiruweiruwerwejlk.  Do you think I’m getting closer?

Mariam says:
WHY WOULDN’T YOU TELL ME
IT’S GONE PAST CHRISTMAS
Beth says:
i don’t know!
Mariam says:
xDDDD
Beth says:
THIS ISN’T FOR CHRISTMAS. Well it is but a bit extra xD
cause i lurve you
i was thinking about it today
Mariam says:
IT IS CHRISTMAS
oh bethy
Beth says:
then just opened my eyes
and my mouth
Mariam says:
i will try
to fix you
and make you TELL ME THE FLIPPIN PRESENT
open your eyes and mouth? wtf man? 
Beth says:
AS IF YOU THINK I NEED FIXING
NOW YOU AIN’T GETTIN’ NUFFIN
Mariam says:
YOU KNOW YOU’LL CRUMBLE
YOU’RE WEAK BETHY
WEAK
Beth says:
HAHAHAHA
Mariam says:
WHEREAS I
I AM STRONG
Beth says:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Mariam says:
AND SEDUCTIVE
Beth says:
HAHAHAHAHAHA

Lollin’. :’) 

Boxing Day

Hello! Yesterday was so lovely! After Ratatouille and Doctor Who we watched Over The Hedge and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy road show, haha. Never watched so much TV in one day in my entire life. My cousins have gone back to London and now I’m left feeling very guilty about doing no work yesterday. However I gained five followers so it wasn’t a completely useless day.

So, C2 revision today… god I hate January modules. Although if I do well in them I’m sure I’ll be like “omg I love January modules I can’t imagine having to learn all of that for June” so yeah. Really hope I do well :|

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Feel really bad, I’m really lacking in motivation recently. I think I really just have to knuckle down and do it. Just been flicking through the specification though and… I have 4 topics left basically, three of which I pretty much already know because they’re pretty easy, and one of them which just needs a load of learning. So I think I’ll be able to bring myself to do it, just need to stay focused. Stressing slightly because I haven’t started any Maths yet :| 

~

Just did a Biology past paper that was supposed to take one and a half hours in 45 minutes. So either my revision’s just been goddamn perfect or I’m a goddamn idiot, we’ll find out after I’ve marked it! But, first things first, gotta get some food… yay for wanting to eat everything in front of you and yet be on a healthy diet simultaneously.

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. ~