IBM and finally getting back on the horse
Well I haven’t updated in forever and a half – oops! To be honest, I haven’t really been in the mood to update as I know my education hasn’t been going the best.
Well let’s get the bad stuff over with… mocks, mocks, mocks. The last time I updated this I was complaining about how badly my maths mocks went. Let’s just say it definitely got worse after that day. The second maths mock was not as bad as the first, but it still wasn’t good. On top of that, stats and mechanics was a massive flop, stats is definitely my strong point in maths, and yet I didn’t have a clue what was going on when completing the exam. The worst part is that I but so much effort into revising maths and it was all in vain. I’m still gonna try though, because what is the point of giving up? I want good grades for myself, even if it takes more work than others. I feel like I have taken my natural abilities for granted, as I was able to get an 8 in maths with little revision. I’ve underestimated the amount of effort it takes to get As and A*s in maths A-level. However, I am determined to get that A so if it means I need to revise for more hours, then so be it.
Now, the rest of my mocks. On the Brightside, my DT mock went really well, I ended up with an A in it overall (1 mark off an A* - pretty annoying but it is what it is). Funny thing is my teacher somehow managed to miss 10 marks off the marking (which would’ve brought my grade down to a B), luckily, I double checked. Now economics… ugh this was disgusting. As I said previously, my first exam was alright. I will admit it wasn’t my best work, but it was not terrible either. But the second one? Oh boy. Let’s just say, I had a pounding headache during the exam, I felt dizzy and nauseous (I guess the pressure got to be as it was the last exam on top of it being an afternoon exam) and I physically couldn’t complete it. Like I missed a 15- and 25-mark question. I was so disappointed after the exam, especially since I know that economics is my strongest subject. I was meaning to tell me teacher about the exam before the holidays, but I didn’t get around to it due to embarrassment (I wish I did though).
In other news, I have applied for the IBM futures gap year placement (of course I did it at the most inconvenient time – Christmas). So far, I’ve done the IPAT assessment (which I passed – I’m not dumb after all!), the video interview (ngl I feel like I flopped) and filled the application form. Now I am just waiting to see if I’ve made it to the assessment centre - wish me luck, I need it!
Anyway, I’ll end my post here! Enjoy, and happy holidays x
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