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Hiya guys,
So i do not usually start any discussions or threads so i guess its about time i start and honestly i don't think there is a better way to start.
Even though i am a term in, better to start later then never. I am in year 12 studying English Literature, English Language, Religious Studies and History (a lot of essays i know) and an EPQ on how did the Age of Revolution affect Literature between 1776-1849 (obviously needs to be more concise). However, at the end of year 12 i am going to drop a subject. I don't know about you guys - but we have dropped AS and I starting the linear course.
I want to do Linguistics and English Language at Kings/Newcastle/Leeds so I obviously want A* in English Language. In RS I will be trying for an A* as well since currently I am achieving A's in both subjects and its only a term in. English Literature I am going to aim for an A because I do struggle with it, despite getting a 9 in GCSE, and the step up has been tough - but I will not give up.
Anyway, my life is very busy so i may not be publishing religiously onto this blog but i'll try anyhow
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Hiya guys,
So i do not usually start any discussions or threads so i guess its about time i start and honestly i don't think there is a better way to start.
Even though i am a term in, better to start later then never. I am in year 12 studying English Literature, English Language, Religious Studies and History (a lot of essays i know) and an EPQ on how did the Age of Revolution affect Literature between 1776-1849 (obviously needs to be more concise). However, at the end of year 12 i am going to drop a subject. I don't know about you guys - but we have dropped AS and I starting the linear course.
I want to do Linguistics and English Language at Kings/Newcastle/Leeds so I obviously want A* in English Language. In RS I will be trying for an A* as well since currently I am achieving A's in both subjects and its only a term in. English Literature I am going to aim for an A because I do struggle with it, despite getting a 9 in GCSE, and the step up has been tough - but I will not give up.
Anyway, my life is very busy so i may not be publishing religiously onto this blog but i'll try anyhow
Good luck! Your EPQ sounds super interesting - do you know what texts you're going to be looking at for it?
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Hiya guys,
So i do not usually start any discussions or threads so i guess its about time i start and honestly i don't think there is a better way to start.
Even though i am a term in, better to start later then never. I am in year 12 studying English Literature, English Language, Religious Studies and History (a lot of essays i know) and an EPQ on how did the Age of Revolution affect Literature between 1776-1849 (obviously needs to be more concise). However, at the end of year 12 i am going to drop a subject. I don't know about you guys - but we have dropped AS and I starting the linear course.
I want to do Linguistics and English Language at Kings/Newcastle/Leeds so I obviously want A* in English Language. In RS I will be trying for an A* as well since currently I am achieving A's in both subjects and its only a term in. English Literature I am going to aim for an A because I do struggle with it, despite getting a 9 in GCSE, and the step up has been tough - but I will not give up.
Anyway, my life is very busy so i may not be publishing religiously onto this blog but i'll try anyhow
Good luck with your subjects! What sort of stuff do you like to do away from the classroom?
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Good luck! Your EPQ sounds super interesting - do you know what texts you're going to be looking at for it?
This is what I need to cut down but what initially got me really interested was looking at nineteenth century and seeing how it went from romanticism to gothic but I guess romanticism is still relevant but I have to do a bit more exploring. Do you have any suggestions??
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Good luck with your subjects! What sort of stuff do you like to do away from the classroom?
Heya, so I love musicals and theatre! Unfortunatey because of work pressure i have had to stop going to my theatre school - but it gave me a load of new opportunities like west end, charity concerts and annual performances.

I play guitar, clarinet and piano (plus singing for theatre). In schoool, i do things like debating society and occaisionally shakespeare society (not as sad as it sounds - you just perform shakespeare for people who usually cant afford to go and see them done professionally in theatre)

Sports wise i really like dance - my favourite is lyrical/contemporary and hip-hop. But also i love hockey i think next year im gonna try and go for team captain because our hockey team is year 12 and 13 mixed.

I go to police cadets because for a time i really wanted to go into policing specialising in IODP (detective stuff). But alongside that i am doing Gold dofe and i have done scouts since i was 4 (to be honest i dont really enjoy it anymore i just go for sentimental reasons ... oops)

But yea thats kinda my life rn
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Today I was surprisingly productive and healthy - it felt like I was actually on of those study blrs and seem like they have their life together 😂. Today I made myself a healthy smoothie and then split it over breakfast and lunch. I completed all of my RS philosophy notes as well as Ethics!! I started DCT but I think I wouldn’t have tried that hard.
I did my gym workout and I just feel very positive right now. I think imma eat dinner and do some wider reading for English literature (For whom the bell tolls by Hemingway)
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Heya, so I love musicals and theatre! Unfortunatey because of work pressure i have had to stop going to my theatre school - but it gave me a load of new opportunities like west end, charity concerts and annual performances.

I play guitar, clarinet and piano (plus singing for theatre). In schoool, i do things like debating society and occaisionally shakespeare society (not as sad as it sounds - you just perform shakespeare for people who usually cant afford to go and see them done professionally in theatre)

Sports wise i really like dance - my favourite is lyrical/contemporary and hip-hop. But also i love hockey i think next year im gonna try and go for team captain because our hockey team is year 12 and 13 mixed.

I go to police cadets because for a time i really wanted to go into policing specialising in IODP (detective stuff). But alongside that i am doing Gold dofe and i have done scouts since i was 4 (to be honest i dont really enjoy it anymore i just go for sentimental reasons ... oops)

But yea thats kinda my life rn
It sounds like you certainly get up to a lot! Hopefully once the exams are over you'll get chance to return to the theatrical aspects you enjoy

Good luck with your DofE and you should definitely go for hockey captain! Police cadets sounds pretty cool - do you still want to go into policing at some point? Or has that taken a bit of a back seat?
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It sounds like you certainly get up to a lot! Hopefully once the exams are over you'll get chance to return to the theatrical aspects you enjoy

Good luck with your DofE and you should definitely go for hockey captain! Police cadets sounds pretty cool - do you still want to go into policing at some point? Or has that taken a bit of a back seat?
Yea it’s pretty exciting!! But yeah honestly I also left cause I felt that I learnt everything I could there. Also I don’t know maybe but I’m trying to keep my options open. I’m probably realistically going to be dipping into a couple of areas of work before I settle down
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This is what I need to cut down but what initially got me really interested was looking at nineteenth century and seeing how it went from romanticism to gothic but I guess romanticism is still relevant but I have to do a bit more exploring. Do you have any suggestions??
That's a pretty big interest to cut down :lol: I personally think it would be really interesting to focus on how gothic literature was influenced by revolutions, especailly the French Revolution - have you read A Tale of Two Cities? It's probably my favourite Dickens and might be an interesting starting point as it has some gothic elements and relates directly to the revolution. It also has some really good villains so maybe you could focus on how revolutionarys are portrayed or something like that?

I did my dissertation on Gothic Literature so let me know if you need any more pointers, happy to try and help as much as I can (although it has been a few years since I handed it in)
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That's a pretty big interest to cut down :lol: I personally think it would be really interesting to focus on how gothic literature was influenced by revolutions, especailly the French Revolution - have you read A Tale of Two Cities? It's probably my favourite Dickens and might be an interesting starting point as it has some gothic elements and relates directly to the revolution. It also has some really good villains so maybe you could focus on how revolutionarys are portrayed or something like that?

I did my dissertation on Gothic Literature so let me know if you need any more pointers, happy to try and help as much as I can (although it has been a few years since I handed it in)
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That's a pretty big interest to cut down :lol: I personally think it would be really interesting to focus on how gothic literature was influenced by revolutions, especailly the French Revolution - have you read A Tale of Two Cities? It's probably my favourite Dickens and might be an interesting starting point as it has some gothic elements and relates directly to the revolution. It also has some really good villains so maybe you could focus on how revolutionarys are portrayed or something like that?

I did my dissertation on Gothic Literature so let me know if you need any more pointers, happy to try and help as much as I can (although it has been a few years since I handed it in)
I know and I have to be careful not to make it oo broad or too specific but I really like how you picked a genre and saw how that developed and then I can still mention the other genre impacts. I love gothic literature especially when you figure out why they wrote it but a lot of the gothic stuff im into is in the 19th century instead of 1776-1849 however it is very early days and I’m still contemplating

I will definitely want you’re advice once I know which books I’m specialising
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First day back and I really enjoyed it - a lot of social development tho but on the whole spoke to the whole of the year and really liked hearing how people got on. I started sociolinguistics in English language which was really interesting.
I can’t seem to be connecting and remembering History facts - if anyone has any advice I would love to have ideas just remembering from lesson to lesson. I review my notes but it’s just hard to actually get it to stick
A lot of English lit reading but ah well I knew it would be
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This week is incredibly busy. My targets for this half term is to improve my English grade as well as focusing on improving my image for Head Girl. I was supposed to have a meeting with Literature teacher to go through essay structure but I will do that another day since he was doing a cover lesson. I also had a meeting with the deputy head of the Junior School for enrolment for AfterSchool club for Gold DofE volunteering. I have been put I/c of the whole year this saturday for the entrance exam- this is key for me to ace for Head Girl position. So tomorrow I will find a teacher and see exactly what I have to do! I have debating society Wednesday (also a date!!) as well as creating a teenage cancer trust society. Thursday will be the first meeting for that. I also have a netball match which is exciting but our first game we played last Saturday and we lost 40-4(they were nationals) but I’ll have to miss choir. Friday is my first after school club. And this weekend I have the entrance exam as well as having a Harry Potter Marathon

I AM INCREDIBLY BUSY AHHH!! I love it tho so it’s fine
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Incredibly busy, got some target grades, 2A’s 2 Bs thoroughly disappointed. Talked to teachers said that’s a basis but still. Additionally, I want to drop history ASAP. Please help if you can, how do u do ur homework? By this I mean, do u do all ur homework’s at the weekend or split up an essay across the days. Apart from that I need to get my motivation and confidence back
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