An idiot's journey to success?!? Who knows! Yr13 GYGWatch
An idiot's journey to success?!? Who knows!
Hello there everyone! I've decided to make a GYG today to hopefully motivate myself. I'm currently a year 13 student studying history, religious studies and Japanese!
GCSEs: 7A*s and 3As
AS: Japanese A
A-level predictions: AAA*+A (history A, religious studies A and Japanese A* and EPQ A)
Course applying to: Japanese
Unis applied to:
> Oxford - rejected (Pembroke college)
> Durham - offer! AAB
> Leeds - offer! AAB or ABB + EPQ A
> SOAS - offer! AAB
> Edinburgh - still waiting :/
I love cooking I used to cook every day for about a year and a half but when I started year 13 I stopped because I'm too busy but I'll start again during the summer!
I love art, literature and films! I really love visiting art galleries in London. I also love books written in or set in the early 20th/late 19th century, especially if it is a detective! I like to watch films from the 50s-early 70s. My favourite director is Ingmar Bergman.
So I hope you enjoy my GYG If you want me to tag you just tell me.
Hello, welcome to my first post! So let me update you with what's currently going on. Currently, I'm mid mocks and they're going terrible . Truthfully it's my fault, I haven't really revised at all. During Christmas I got ill for about the week so lost out on revision and then it was Christmas and New Years. After that I felt really unmotivated and didn't really do much. I think I'm going to be lucky if I even get all Cs. I think my Japanese went alright but History and RS are definetly lost causes. I'm currently trying to make notes... which I should have done months ago but... anyway, I'm making notes right now even though it's not effective revision because I think they will be more useful in the long run. Ahhhh why have I done this to myself.
Yesterday was also a really unproductive day as I recieved my rejection from Oxford. I was honestly completely expecting but part of me still had hoped. I've mostly recovered from it I think but I don't know if I really have. I kinda want to reapply but I don't know if I will. I guess it depends on my A level grades.
So... I guess this isn't a very inspirational GYG post ^^; but stay tuned! I want to turn this around!
Quick little update on how mocks are going. So I had my philosophy mock today and I honestly kinda gave up a bit. It was an afternoon exam but instead of revising in the morning I read a book. That was not good decision making but I doubt much would have gone in anyway. So unsurprisingly, my exam went terrible. I barely answered the questions and didn't even attempt a third essay because I knew nothing about the topic hence automatically loosing 40 marks . It's my own fault but I'm not going to be looking forward to discussing this exam with my teacher.
Don't worry about that philosophy mock, move on and focus on your other mocks, and when you get results back you can use it as a tool to learn what you need to work on