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Welp, here we go again. Again.

Hello there! I'm Matthew, though I'll never refer to myself as that again here, so I'm Midnight, 17 year old student in south Wales. Welcome to...er...another year of trials and tribulations, this time me getting myself through A2 year. What a trainwreck this will be.

As a prospective chemistry applicant who has yet to do any wider reading or start a personal statement at time of writing, I'm screwed. Moreover, as a prospective chemistry applicant who has lost a lot of interest in anything academic, what hope do I have

RIGHT, this bit. Ono.

GCSE GRADES

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All WJEC, summer 2018

Maths- A* (Nov 2017)
Maths Numeracy- A*
English Language- A*
English Literature- A
Biology- A*
Chemistry- A*
Physics- A*
Welsh 2nd Lang- A
R.E.- A
Geography- A
Music- A*
Welsh Bacc- P2, A


AS GRADES

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All WJEC, Summer 2019

Maths- A
Physics- A
Music- A
Chemistry- B

Please also note at this point that I'm in Wales and in Wales AS grades count for 40% of the overall A-Level mark so these are still rly important


PREDICTED GRADES FOR A2 and MY OWN TARGETS

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Targets
MATHS- A
PHYSICS- A (.../A*...? Idk)
CHEMISTRY- A* (but realistically, A)


UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS

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Swansea- Chemistry Not yet applied
Reading- Chemistry Not yet applied
Nottingham- Chemistry Not yet applied
Bristol- Chemistry Not yet applied
USW- Chemistry Not yet applied

Yes, all straight chem. Truth is I've been dead set on that for so long I never really read about anything else...and now I'm starting to wish I had, because I don't really think I wanna do straight chemistry any more. I'm gonna tell my tutor all this when we're back in college next week and see what she says.


Along with the three A-Levels, our college has decided that the "brightest students" must do the full course Cambridge Pre-U qualification in Global Perspectives. Until today, this was short course, but the powers that be decided we need to do even more work. Whyyy

Anyway, that's just about it from me. Thanks for getting this far, and hope you follow along. I'd appreciate it.

Now stop procrastinating on here and get back to work.
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Watching

Updating your GYG doesn't count as procrastinating, I promise
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Heyy will be watching
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Watching

Updating your GYG doesn't count as procrastinating, I promise
Aha, thank you and duly noted

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Heyy will be watching
Hi again, great!

Btw tag list starts from first post on Monday (updates Monday and Thursday), if anyone wants to be tagged tell me, I will carry over those who said they wanna be tagged from my previous GYG
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Hey, would love to be tagged in this GYG! Best of luck with Year 13! :rave:
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Good luck with your A-Levels and please tag me in future updates.
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Hey, would love to be tagged in this GYG! Best of luck with Year 13! :rave:
Was gonna carry you over from the previous one regardless but thank you anyway and will do



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Good luck with your A-Levels and please tag me in future updates.
Thanks, noted
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Good luck! Don't worry too much about wider reading atm, remember it's just for PS filler. Also flick throuh the course catalog of some unis if you're unsure on alternatives

Really baffled about the pre-U thing though
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good luck! would love to be tagged again
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Good luck! Don't worry too much about wider reading atm, remember it's just for PS filler. Also flick throuh the course catalog of some unis if you're unsure on alternatives

Really baffled about the pre-U thing though
Thanks and fair enough. You wanna be tagged?

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good luck! would love to be tagged again
Thank you. Ok will do
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we're back and we're gonna do it all over again..
good luck from another immensely screwed year 13
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we're back and we're gonna do it all over again..
good luck from another immensely screwed year 13
Aha nice to know I'm not alone 😂
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Thanks and fair enough. You wanna be tagged?
May be swamped with notifs this year so I'll put it under watched
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Mon Sep 2-

OK so I'll start back in college on Thursday officially but I'm going to get my timetable Wednesday. This means seeing my personal tutor again and THAT probably means answering a lot of difficult questions regarding topics such as "why haven't you done any extra reading?" and "why are you so disinterested?" and honestly I don't...really...have an answer for all that.

I also have a driving lesson Wednesday- it's my 4th, but I'm still almost too scared to get in the car. Driving scares me, honestly. I don't wanna do it that much, but hey ho, ya kinda have to, so uh yeah

What have I achieved?-
Barely anything. I'm practicing for grade 8 piano very sporadically and that's all the work I'm doing. I did play for someone's little event on Saturday (note- got given the music an hour before) which was stressful but got paid £40! Which for someone who doesn't have a job, is pretty big. I'd like to keep this up-

What do I want to achieve this week?-
a) Don't argue with college tutor
b) Begin personal statement, for completion by end of October (want application sent off by half term)
c) ...begin A2 work in college?

To those who've shown interest so far, thanks muchly. At least I know I'm not talking to a metaphorical brick wall. More thorough and interesting (I hope) update will happen after I'm back in college.

This is the only time I'll carry over my old tags so if you're there please tell me if you wanna be tagged again (if you already haven't)

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keep me tagged please best of luck for this year, keep working hard and push yourself until the end- it’ll be hard work but once you’ve finished and have the summer ahead of you it’ll be worth it
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the sooner you get that PS started, the better:yep: you can do it!:rave:
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Hope you start your PS soon! :rave:
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keep me tagged please best of luck for this year, keep working hard and push yourself until the end- it’ll be hard work but once you’ve finished and have the summer ahead of you it’ll be worth it
OK will do! Thank you, it feels like such a short time to think of, this year, even before I've started it

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the sooner you get that PS started, the better:yep: you can do it!:rave:
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Hope you start your PS soon! :rave:
I knowwww I need to stop putting it offfff but I don't have a clue what I'm doing
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Keep me tagged please and the best of luck for Thursday
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OK will do! Thank you, it feels like such a short time to think of, this year, even before I've started it





I knowwww I need to stop putting it offfff but I don't have a clue what I'm doing
No problem.

As for your your personal statement I’d start making a bullet point list of things you want to include- just start typing, it doesn’t matter if you waffle. Once you’ve got some ideas more stuff will come and you can begin to condense and finalise it
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