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    Eat. Sleep. Study. Repeat.
    CoffeeAndPolitics' A Level Blog: Part 1




    Hi, everybody. Welcome to my blog, where I'll be updating about my progress during A Levels and the notoriously stressful University application process. As well as that, I'll be updating about my extra curricular activities and I suppose anything else interesting that's going on in my life.

    About Me:
    My name is CoffeeAndPolitics (or you can call me by my initials, JT if you prefer). I'm a 16-year-old male from South East London and I'm Chinese (I speak Cantonese). I'm currently a Community Assistant for Study Help, where I hold responsibilities in keeping the sub-forum tidy and help answer people's inquiries in my own capacity.

    Given my username, I'm obviously into politics and I'm a proud Centrist. I'm currently a member of TSR Liberal Party. I'm also known for being a "blithering idiot" according to Airmed .

    About This Blog:
    As you may have guessed from the title above, this blog: Eat. Sleep. Study. Repeat. will come in two parts. The first part (which is this) will cover my experiences of starting sixth form, my experiences of sixth form over the course of the year - how I'm finding sixth form and my subjects. Also, I'll be focusing on the extra-curricular activities I do. The second part will essentially be the same as the first part but you will see more about my University application process.

    Subjects I'm Taking:
    Unlike other schools and TSRians, I'll be taking 3 A Levels from September because with the new reforms underway, the A Levels I'm doing are all linear courses, meaning I sit the exams in Year 13 (at the end of my course). Therefore, I feel it's unnecessary to do 4 A Levels because even if I had the ability to do so, I wouldn't be able to drop a subject for A2. Also, universities typically require a minimum of 3 A Levels and I feel that by doing 3, I can manage my time more effectively across my different subjects.

    OCR A Level History A
    Edexcel A Level Economics A
    AQA A Level Sociology

    SMART Targets:
    For those who don't know what the acronym SMART means, it stands for: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-orientated. Below I will be setting out my SMART Targets for the end of KS5 (Year 13) and from now (14th October 2017) until December 2017.

    End of KS5 Goal, Summer 2018
    Specific: Get into Oxbridge or a top Russell Group university.
    Measureable: Get AAA or higher by Autumn 2018 or earlier.
    Achieveable: Get 10% or higher in topic tests in my weaker topics in my subjects.
    Realistic: Revise the weaker topics in my subjects, little-by-little, everyday so that it sticks in my long-term memory.
    Time-Orientated: Spend 4 hours a week adding to/creating revision resources for my subjects so that I can use them to revise for A Levels in Spring 2018.

    Goal from 14th October 2017 - December 2017
    Specific: Be on track to achieve CCC or higher in the 1st interim assessment.
    Measureable: Keep track on all of the topic tests and essays I do and keep note of the grade I have achieved.
    Achieveable: Get 10% or higher in topic tests in my weaker topics in my subjects.
    Realistic: Revise the weaker topics in my subjects, little-by-little, everyday so that it sticks in my long-term memory.
    Time-Orientated: Spend 4 hours a week adding to/creating revision resources for my subjects so that I can use them to revise for A Levels in Spring 2018.

    GCSE Results (August 2017):
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    AQA GCSE English Language - Grade 6/B
    AQA GCSE English Literature - Grade 7/A
    Edexcel GCSE Maths - Grade 5/Borderline C-B
    AQA GCSE Core Science - Grade B
    AQA GCSE Additional Science - Grade B
    OCR GCSE History - Grade B
    OCR GCSE Computing - Grade B
    AQA GCSE French - Grade B
    Edexcel GCSE Chinese (Cantonese) - Grade A





    Results for A Level:
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    This will be updated after my 1st interim assessment.





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    Good luck for A level!
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    (Original post by Quizlet)
    Good luck for A level!
    Thank you, Quizlet. Good luck to you as well, you're amazing!
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    Have fun with A levels!

    I did OCR History - do you know what modules/periods you're studying yet?
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    Have fun with A levels!

    I did OCR History - do you know what modules/periods you're studying yet?
    Thanks. I'll be studying Britain 1930-1997, The Cold War in Europe 1941-1995 and also about the Tudor Foreign Policy I believe.
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    Can 100% confirm that CoffeeAndPolitics is a blithering idiot, but he blithers the right kind of stuff, so he's a sound guy. :awesome:
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    Sad we have no overlap :cry2:
    Good luck all the same!

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    (Original post by Airmed)
    Can 100% confirm that CoffeeAndPolitics is a blithering idiot, but he blithers the right kind of stuff, so he's a sound guy. :awesome:
    Love you, Airmed.
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    (Original post by CoffeeAndPolitics)
    Thanks. I'll be studying Britain 1930-1997, The Cold War in Europe 1941-1995 and also about the Tudor Foreign Policy I believe.
    They sounds like a lot of fun
    the last two overlap with the modules I studied (Mid tudor crisis 1485-1558, and Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964)
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    Sad we have no overlap :cry2:
    Good luck all the same!

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    Thanks, Lemur. Good luck to you.
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    Love you, Airmed.
    Love you too :awesome:
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    Hey CoffeeAndPolitics, I'm also doing an A level blog. Best of luck!
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    (Original post by Money4MyHoney)
    Hey CoffeeAndPolitics, I'm also doing an A level blog. Best of luck!
    Thank you. I also wish you the best of luck, will check out your blog.
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    Rooting for u :rave:
    U got this :party:
    I love the thread title :giggle:
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    Rooting for u :rave:
    U got this :party:
    I love the thread title :giggle:
    Thanks, Cheese. I literally thought of a catchy title on the spot.
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    Good luck on your A levels. I'm starting in September too and doing maths, economics and accounting. Have fun 👍
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    Eat.Sleep.Study.Repeat.
    CoffeeAndPolitics' A Level Blog: Part 1


    Hi, everybody. Welcome to my blog, where I'll be updating about my progress during A Levels and the notoriously stressful University application process. As well as that, I'll be updating about my extra curricular activities and I suppose anything else interesting that's going on in my life.

    About Me:
    My name is CoffeeAndPolitics (or you can call me by my initials, JT if you prefer). I'm a 16-year-old male from South East London and I'm Chinese (I speak Cantonese). I'm currently a Community Assistant for Study Help, where I hold responsibilities in keeping the sub-forum tidy and help answer people's inquiries in my own capacity.

    Given my username, I'm obviously into politics and I'm a proud Centrist. I'm currently a member of TSR Liberal Party and I currently sit as a backbench MP in the Labour-Liberal-Socialist coalition. I'm also known for being a "blithering idiot" according to Airmed.

    About This Blog:
    As you may have guessed from the title above, this blog: Eat.Sleep.Study.Repeat. will come in two parts. The first part (which is this) will cover my experiences of starting sixth form, my experiences of sixth form over the course of the year - how I'm finding sixth form and my subjects. Also, I'll be focusing on the extra-curricular activities I do. The second part will essentially be the same as the first part but you will see more about my University application process.

    Subjects I'm Taking:
    Unlike other schools and TSRians, I'll be taking 3 A Levels from September because with the new reforms underway, the A Levels I'm doing are all linear courses, meaning I sit the exams in Year 13 (at the end of my course). Therefore, I feel it's unnecessary to do 4 A Levels because even if I had the ability to do so, I wouldn't be able to drop a subject for A2. Also, universities typically require a minimum of 3 A Levels and I feel that by doing 3, I can manage my time more effectively across my different subjects.

    OCR A Level History A
    Edexcel A Level Economics A
    AQA A Level Sociology

    GCSE Results:
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    AQA GCSE English Language - Grade 6/B
    AQA GCSE English Literature - Grade 7/A
    Edexcel GCSE Maths - Grade 5/Borderline C-B *
    AQA GCSE Core Science - Grade B
    AQA GCSE Additional Science - Grade B
    OCR GCSE History - Grade B **
    OCR GCSE Computing - Grade B
    AQA GCSE French - Grade B
    Edexcel GCSE Chinese (Cantonese) - Grade A

    * Technically this is equivalent to a Grade B.
    ** I was told by a History teacher at school that I was 4 UMS marks off a Grade A, so I'm getting this remarked.

    2As and 7Bs


    Results for A Level:
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    This will be updated here.


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    I watch this thread with great anticipation, it excites me to see others in my cohort making such threads, I feel the best way to succeed in A Levels is if we support each other! I've made a similar such thread!
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    Thank you everybody who has wished me luck so far, I also wish you the same. ^JT
 
 
 
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