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    :emog::emog:Welcome to my blog!:emog::emog:
    (I am not sure if it is too late to enter, but I'll start one anyway just to motivate myself.)

    GCSEs:

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    Yes, I didn't do my GCSEs because I just came to the UK since September. It was a bit hard to catch up all the stuff I haven't learnt before in my second language.

    A Levels:

    I'm doing 4 A levels now but I am planning to drop one of them.






    Subjects and My target:

    Chemistry A*
    Biology A
    Maths A*
    French A










    What I want to study in university:

    Chemistry
    or Biology
    or Biochemistry
    or Chemical Engineering

    What universities I am aiming for:

    Oxford
    Cambridge
    Imperial
    UCL
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    Target Grades

    So today after lunch, all of the sixth forms got their own target grades. I was really excited about it because to me because I have been working really well here.

    My predicted grades are as follows:

    Chemistry A
    Biology A
    Maths A*/A
    French A*/A

    I was really pleased with the result since I worked quite hard for it. :banana:
    Here comes the problem, I was thinking of dropping French because 4 subjects were too much for mainly because I didn't have enough time to finish all my work and revision. However, receiving my target grades for French I am reconsidering it.

    It is a really hard choice to make. :pain: What should I do?????
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    Hey guys, how was your day?

    Today is not my day. I caught a small cold on Friday which somehow made my stomach felt really really bad. I couldn't even stand up straight so I went to the nurse and slept there the whole day. :sick::sick:

    Just thinking of having to catch up on today's lessons gives me headaches.
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    Hey guys, how was your day?

    I didn't post anything yesterday because it was sixth form open evening. The boarders had to go help from right after school until 9pm, so I was pretty worn out by the time I go back to my room.

    Today was a busy day. We had to change our dorm rooms and pack for our half term.

    This is what I did for the past few days:






    Biology:

    Writing up my lab books for the 2 practicals we just did
    Googling stuff on lipids
    Correction on my 2 biology test we just had last week

    Chemistry:
    Learning about titrations

    French:
    Learning French Idioms
    Revising Superlative and comparative stuff

    Maths:
    Catching up on statistics because I was sick few days ago
    Learning how to use my new fancy calculator (they have really cool functions!)




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    Hey guys, have you started your half term yet? Becuase I have just started it.

    I am really excited for this 2 week holiday. I am going to France for a week and will be staying in London for the second week.

    Here is what I have planned to do for this half term:



    Biology
    Type up my lab report
    Finish the worksheets our teacher gave us
    Chemistry
    Finish my classwork
    French
    Write an essay of 200 words
    Maths
    one piece of homework

    and lastly
    Finish writing my notes for all of my 4 subjects





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    How has your holiday/school been?

    I was not very productive for the past few days but I am okay with that.
    This is what I did.


    Biology
    Finished typing my lab report and is ready to print!
    French
    Started my essay
    Others things I did (just to make me feel a bit more productive)
    Watching crash course's video
    Reading my biology textbooks




    That's all :tongue:
    There's a lot to do but I have planned to do them for next week because I am too busy having fun now :party:
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    My school days have been fantastic so far! I'll definitely be following your thread as i aspire to get top grades at A-Levels too and study medicine at Cambridge!!!!

    (Btw im in yr 10 no where near A-Level hehe)
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    (Original post by A.N123)
    My school days have been fantastic so far! I'll definitely be following your thread as i aspire to get top grades at A-Levels too and study medicine at Cambridge!!!!

    (Btw im in yr 10 no where near A-Level hehe)
    Thank you so much. You are very ambitious and that's a good thing.
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    (Original post by A.N123)
    My school days have been fantastic so far! I'll definitely be following your thread as i aspire to get top grades at A-Levels too and study medicine at Cambridge!!!!

    (Btw im in yr 10 no where near A-Level hehe)
    Thank you so much. I hope you can reach your goal.
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    (Original post by je m'en fiche)
    Thank you so much. You are very ambitious and that's a good thing.
    Thank You!
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    Couldn't believe my last update was last week. Well, I can only say I am too busy having fun in France. Basically, I didn't do anything last week so I have to start catching up this week.











    French
    Finished my essay finally!!!!!! (photo)

    Biology
    Writing notes on lipids (triglycerides, phospholipid, and fatty acids)

    Chemistry
    Doing corrections on my previous test paper
    Finishing some classwork

    Maths
    I have two very loooooog prep. I don't want to do it, but sadly I have to.

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    (Original post by je m'en fiche)
    Target Grades

    So today after lunch, all of the sixth forms got their own target grades. I was really excited about it because to me because I have been working really well here.

    My predicted grades are as follows:

    Chemistry A
    Biology A
    Maths A*/A
    French A*/A

    I was really pleased with the result since I worked quite hard for it. :banana:
    Here comes the problem, I was thinking of dropping French because 4 subjects were too much for mainly because I didn't have enough time to finish all my work and revision. However, receiving my target grades for French I am reconsidering it.

    It is a really hard choice to make. :pain: What should I do?????
    Are you French? - If so it will probably be an easy A/A* but i would still recommend dropping it because universities won’t really care about your 4th subject and it won’t give you an advantage. If you want it for your CV/ in the future, you can just say that you’re fluent in French on it.

    Also your uni courses have nothing to do with french so it’ll probably just be a waste of your time.

    Good luck!

    -Marcus
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    (Original post by Marcus T)
    Are you French? - If so it will probably be an easy A/A* but i would still recommend dropping it because universities won’t really care about your 4th subject and it won’t give you an advantage. If you want it for your CV/ in the future, you can just say that you’re fluent in French on it.

    Also your uni courses have nothing to do with french so it’ll probably just be a waste of your time.

    Good luck!

    -Marcus
    No, I'm not French. I had an exchange programme in France last year and spent 10 months over there so I speak quite a lot of French. I can speak daily conversations in French but I am not really sure if I can do French A-levels because it was really different. I sent an email to my French teacher to see if I can take the GCSE instead. Thanks for your suggestion anyway, I will think about it again.
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    Good luck!

    Nice to see that you're getting yourself organised so early.
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    I have a really important decision to make next week. I am thinking of changing my school because my current school didn't have a competitive environment. Also, it was a new school (I am the first cohort), they did not have a lot of experience on university applications and such things. Teachers did not wait until students understand the topic before going on.

    However, changing schools mean I have to adapt to EVERYTHING again. I would have to travel to some other place in England, change my dorm, make new friends, find a guardian... They are small things to worry about but when they pile up, it is a bit overwhelming.

    If I am really going to change my school, I have to apply fast for their January entry.

    This is one of the school I am considering for now:
    Cardiff sixth form (Is anyone from this school and can share about their admission experience?)

    What should I do?:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
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    First day of school after two weeks of half term. Who knows it will be this tiring.

    Got my French textbook and L'etranger finally (photo). My French teacher told me that L'etranger would be really interesting, somehow I doubt that. It was a book about a guy who doesn't have any emotions. He didn't cry when his mother died and stuff. Anyways, I am pretty sure it won't be an amusing book.




    Work for tonight

    French
    Read a bit of L'etranger if I have time
    Do some part of the grammar booklet my teacher gave it to me

    Maths
    Familiarise the big data set and using GeoGebra

    Biology
    Going to sort out my folder to show it to my teachers

    Chemistry
    Finish feedback for my test paper



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    Forgot to save my update and had to retype it now
    I decided to add what I did in the lesson.

    French
    Continue on my grammar booklet

    Chemistry
    Had 3 HOURS of and lesson and it was tiring. We learned about oxidation number which is quite interesting and easy actually. It is like algebra.

    Maths
    Had 2 hours of lesson. We are learning about SUVAT (displacement, velocity, acceleration etc). I was pretty confused so I have to reread my notes
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    I apologise for changing my posts' format everytime which might be quite confusing. I'm still finding one that suits me.

    Today's lessons:
    Biology (3 hours of lesson)
    Did a practical on beetroot to investigate the effect of temperature on cell membrane which was not bad
    Learned to calculate the ratio of ATCGU in DNA and RNA

    Chemistry (1 hour)
    Continued on oxidation number and identifying a redox reaction

    Maths (1 hour)
    Started "Cleaning the data", aka finding outliers and decide to delete it or not
    Found some exercises online on SUVAT stuff because I haven't learnt it before
    Finding past papers on previous topics because the teacher didn't give us enough!

    French (1 hour)
    Learnt a few new vocab on technology

    What I did today:
    Did my maths homework on SUVAT but is stuck on one of the questions
    Searched past paper online as extra exercises


    Other stuff:

    I'm stressed. I feel like my boarding school is like a prison. I'm stuck here everyday because there is no where to go and no transport to go to anywhere unless someone drives us. I feel like the only purpose of these two years is because to study and do nothing else. (I know it/s irrational to think about this but they are actually half true.) While this Grow your Grades blog does motivate me to improve my grades, to be more organised, to prepare for work, it stresses me out because it kept reminding me how I have to be perfect. I have to study all the time, I have to be super organised all the time, and I have to do something productive so I can write update it etc.

    Sad stuff apart, someone actually called me smart during chemistry lesson. I was overwhelmed with joy hearing this. It may sound stupid but I felt all the hard work I have done for the past several years paid off. Nights where I slept at midnight, meals I couldn't eat because I was too stressed, stomach aches. I realized all I needed is just recognition and a little bit of praising.
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    Sorry, I am stopping to update this blog. It takes too much time. May come back later but I am not sure.
 
 
 
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