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    Hi guys,
    This is where I will attempt to keep up with daily/weekly posts to galvanise me into building a better lifestyle & better academic grades.
    I am currently in year 12.
    You may ask, what did I get on my GCSEs??
    Well, I will never tell you- that will remain a mystery to you....
    Nah I'm kidding- here they are:
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    (OCR) Chinese A* (297/300)- I studied this at my Chinese school that I go to every Saturday. I mean its not too bad considering I am half Chinese... But is surprising for other people haha as I look British!

    (AQA) English- 5 ()
    (AQA) English Lit- 6

    (AQA) Maths- 4
    Not very happy about this, but I had had a horrible few years with maths, after my amazing teacher left (Retired) and we had a succession of supply teachers who kept teaching us BLOODY circle theorems thinking that they were the first.. And then we had quite a few teachers who were actually fired after boycotting from the students and the parents, the worst one of them attempting to tell us that 1/10 is not the same as 0.1... After going over year 6 level questions for many lessons we told her we already knew the content that she kept teaching us over and over again- she got angry and told us out of the blue that we were to have an exam. What she didn't tell us were they were questions of an A level standard that of course we hadn't learned yet, just to try and 'prove' that we didn't know anything.. And because of stressing about school work e.t.c, I felt that I probably would've gotten a worser grade if I re-sat it

    (OCR) Art (Fine Art) - A (A,A)
    I was quite happy with this as I come from an art related family, with my Dad being an art dealer and my Mom being an art dealer too (She used to be an artist before being an art dealer )

    (AQA) Biology - B (B,B,C,A*)
    (AQA) Chemistry- C (B,C,D,B)
    (AQA) Physics - C (C,C,C,A)

    (OCR) Philosophy studies (Short course)- B (A*,C)
    Both happy and sad about this... I got an A* on the Religious studies side, but I got a C on my Ethics paper- Yet again this was probably due to not having a teacher who was ever there for the lesson...
    (AQA) Spanish- B (A,C,A,B)
    (AQA) French- A (B,B,A,A*)
    I also was one of the only ones (It was just me and my friend) who came into school after GCSEs to complete our ECDL (We did it in two days)






    What I'm studying at As-Level:
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    Currently at Sixth-form I am studying:
    Biology
    Product Design
    ICT (Cambridge Technicals)
    and I am doing Chinese (Edexcel) at my Chinese school on Satudays, but I sit my exams at my Sixth-form




    What I like to do in my spare time:
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    I really love watching youtubers, especially Joe Sugg , Zoe Sugg (Zoella), Caspar Lee, Louise, Marcus- That kinda lot really
    I also love watching anime, for instance my classics are, Wolf Children, Nichijou and so on.. But one Anime I'm really liking and I need to catch on is Alice and Zouroku




    Any Pets?
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    I just have a miniature Poodle named Mozart. He is impossibly cute- Alfie Deyes said that my doggo looked super soft and cute
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    When my train is late - I have to walk for 20 mins or so there & back to the train station. At least the journey is only 10 mins long though!



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    :banana:Today's update- :banana::



    I need to admit now that I always have good intentions to start early and get Sh*t done but it pretty much never happens..
    Proof of that, today it's nearly 8 PM and I haven't done anything else other than make my lunch for tomorrow





    What I did today:



    • In my frees today (I have a whole day of frees on a Tuesday) I FINALLY MANAGED TO UNDERSTAND HYPERTONIC, ISOTONIC AND HYPOTONIC SOLUTIONS!! I mean I should've learnt this at GCSE, but all I could memorise what happened to the cell in a specific solution and what happens to it due to just memorising what happens in a textbook- which meant I didn't (Until today) understand why this happens.
    • I went through my spec for Biology (Which I never actually do but should..) and highlighted the key-points, phrases and wrote down the process for every Biological test and any other key information that I need.
    • I also completed some of my hwk on Osmosis, but my friend and I are still stumped over C1V1=C2V2... We understand we needed to arrange it, and got the correct answer for the first one, but couldn't get any of the other ones to work ... Another thing I skipped was some of the questions on water potential... I still don't understand it- all I know is that it is measured in negative values :/




    What I am attempting to do tonight:



    1. Read through and familiarise myself with Industrial joints for my Product Design Test on 2/11 -DONE
    2. Start writing notes from my Biology Textbook (144-147) for the 2/11- DID SOME
    3. Highlight my Biology learning grid and re-write it up in my note format for the 2/11-DID NOT DO
    4. Start making a list of things I do not understand in Biology- DID NOT DO
    5. Actually go to bed EARLY!!-TOTALLY DIDN'T DO -(Went to bed later than ever & missed my usual train )






    Outstanding total Homeworks:

    Biology:



    (Miss L) Memorise Learning Grid for mini-test (1.8)- 2/11,
    Notes (144-147)- 6/11,
    Exam Questions & Mark them- 6/11

    (Mr H) Osmosis exam questions- 6/11,
    Notes of cell cycle- 6/11
    Extended Questions Q 6- 6/11
    Write down the process of how to do Root Tip Squash to calculate Mitotic Index.





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    You do Chinese A level? I gave it up and eventually my Chinese became worse than when I did it for GCSE GCSE is only good enough for understanding the language, you just have to speak it all the time in order to be fluent.
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    You do Chinese A level? I gave it up and eventually my Chinese became worse than when I did it for GCSE GCSE is only good enough for understanding the language, you just have to speak it all the time in order to be fluent.
    I'm curious- are you Chinese/ half Chinese?
    Thats true, but in my case, my mom (Who's Chinese) comes from an area in China called Chengdu in the Sichuan Province. I've been speaking Sichuanese (The local Dialect) my whole life, so when my mom enrolled me into Chinese school for learning Mandarin I hated it as it was nearly impossible for me to drop the Sichuanese way of speaking, as it's kinda like chalk & cheese!
    It's almost like trying to get a person speaking w/ a Welsh accent to speak 'The Queen's English' in a short amount of time.
    I mean I managed to get past that block, but I still sometimes slip up
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    (Original post by Sakura Blossom)
    I'm curious- are you Chinese/ half Chinese?
    Thats true, but in my case, my mom (Who's Chinese) comes from an area in China called Chengdu in the Sichuan Province. I've been speaking Sichuanese (The local Dialect) my whole life, so when my mom enrolled me into Chinese school for learning Mandarin I hated it as it was nearly impossible for me to drop the Sichuanese way of speaking, as it's kinda like chalk & cheese!
    It's almost like trying to get a person speaking w/ a Welsh accent to speak 'The Queen's English' in a short amount of time.
    I mean I managed to get past that block, but I still sometimes slip up
    Chinese born in Singapore. Moved to the UK at a young age. Ended up being routine for me to respond back in English even when my parents speak to me in Chinese, and that's probably why I'm finding it difficult to speak the language even though I understand most of it
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    I'm so mad- I spent ages typing up today's update at lunchtime today at lunch, and I posted it... I double checked to make sure, and then closed my browser.. When I got home it was gone ARGHHH
 
 
 
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