How to join the Grow your Grades blogging competition (and why you should)

Grow your grades

Blog your way to better grades (and perhaps our brilliant first prize...)

Grow your Grades is a humongous blogging community that is your one-way ticket to the best grades you can get.

Keep track of your study habits, exam scores and revision meltdowns with a Grow your Grades blog and you're more likely to reach those top grades.

It's open to everyone, no matter what level or ability you're at - it's all about growing your own grades, whether it's from a D to a C, or a 7 to a 9. 

So how do I start a blog?

To begin blogging your journey, simply create a thread here.

Firstly, think up a title for your blog. You can make it as simple or as creative as you like: it's completely up to you. A couple of busy blogs running in this year's competition include 'toothysmile's yr 13 journal' and CleverFrog? ThrivingFrog's A-Level Diary! 

Then, write your first post. You can choose how much detail you'd like to include, and you can check other blogs for inspiration. We really like the opening posts by enhaluvr and hameedah:) for instance. Try to include what you're studying, and what you're aiming for. 

If you like, you can also choose to 'label' your blogs with what level you are at, from the drop down 'label' option on the left hand side. If you don't want to, you can leave it blank.

Finally, when you're happy with it, press the orange 'submit' button down the button. Voilà! You've just taken your first step to exam success.

Why you should enter

Not only is it a way to make sure you get the best grades that you can, there's also a chance of winning some fantastic prizes.

When the competition closes after GCSE results day 2024, we will pick a winner based on their posts and journey through the academic year. You can see popular blogs from last year's competition in the archive if you want some inspiration.

Keep an eye on the intro thread for updates and announcements about prizes. As well as a main prize, there's will be spot prizes throughout the competition.

What do we love to see in your blogs?

Photos! Of rooms, stationery, desks, kitchen tables, book, revision snacks - anything you like!

Hearing about things that go wrong as well as things that go right. The dark nights as well as the glory days. 

How you learn, as well as what you learn. What goes right for you? What revision techniques do you struggle with? 

Your life in general - how do you balance this? 

Your feelings and emotions about the up times, the down times and the inbetweeny times.

Timetables, study plans, revision schedules and diaries. We like to know all the detail you think is uninteresting - we think it's interesting!

So what are you waiting for? Get involved and start your Grow your Grades blog