My GCSE Journey- GyG Watch

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Hi! My name's Sophie and this is my first post on my Grow your Grades blog. I saw this today and decided that I loved the idea of blogging about my journey with my GCSEs. I've always wanted to write a blog, however, I've never really known where to begin. Now, I've got one!
I am in Year 11 and I am studying English, Maths, and Science (like everyone else :banana:), along with BTEC Dance, BTEC Business, History and Spanish. Once I finish my GCSEs, I hope to study English Lit and Language and History at A-Level, and then go on to get a Law degree.
I am very ambitious and hope to get 9's in all my GCSEs, however at the moment I am only achieving 6's and 7's. Hopefully, this will improve over the next few months. Time will tell, I suppose. :nyan::nyan:
Just as a quick side note, by the way, I love to use emojis :nutcase:! This is just as a warning, you should expect a lot!!
Now, back on topic.
On top of doing my GCSEs, I also play piano and violin and am doing my Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. As well as this, I box and I do air rifle shooting. This means that I am often out and have also got instruments to practice which is always fun- especially when I lose the will to live and smash my face into the piano. It's quite satisfying actually :nuts:.
Today, I have a whole day free to study. Thus far, I have done none. I am queen of procrastination. However, I promised myself that I would do some and therefore, I am going to begin to study English Language Paper 2 because I didn't do very well on this paper in my mocks. I'm pretty sure it dragged me down by a whole grade, which was a shame. Anyway, now I'm going to go and actually study, rather than keep trying to put it off. :parrot:
See you next time!
Sophie
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Hi Sophie! It's good to see you're joining us here on GYG Looking at your subjects, you've got quite a good balance between the traditional academic subjects and practical subjects, and your extra-curriculars are quite interesting - please tag me!
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Hi Sophie! It's good to see you're joining us here on GYG Looking at your subjects, you've got quite a good balance between the traditional academic subjects and practical subjects, and your extra-curriculars are quite interesting - please tag me!
Sure! I'm quite new to this, though, how do I tag you? It's probably pretty simple lol
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Sure! I'm quite new to this, though, how do I tag you? It's probably pretty simple lol
You just use the @ symbol before a name
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Hi again! I'm back. Before I begin to update you on my GyG journey, I just wanted to say that I probably won't have a specific schedule for when I blog. If I did, I'd probably not end up sticking to it anyway lol because as much as I try not to be, I am very unorganised. :borat:
Anyway, back to the main part of this blog.
Last time I posted, it was the day before New Years Eve and while I managed to get some studying finished, I didn't accomplish a great deal as I had to help my Mum in taking my younger siblings to see my Dad. For my New Year, I went to a house party at my friend's. It was my first ever New Year without my Mum, which was both exciting and kind of scary. Why is it scary, you ask? Well, it just means that now I am growing up and becoming more independent and doing things on my own without her. My Mum has been my rock throughout my whole life and the thought of growing up and leaving her is terrifying. To put it into perspective for you, imagine you are in a very small space with something which absolutely petrifies you, with no escape. The only thing you can do is stand and hope everything will be okay. That is how it feels, not fun.
I had a great New Years, however. One friend at the party in the early hours of the morning decided to have some chamomile tea due to a lack of normal tea. Now I bet you are wondering what was so memorable about this, well, he made his chamomile tea with milk and stirred it with a tea spoon that had mayonnaise on it. Gross! :yucky::cheeky: Luckily, my friend's older brother poured this disgusting mixture down the sink and made him another, which he still insisted on having milk with.
I stayed at my friend's until later on New Years day when I had to go home and clean the house as my Mum's boyfriend's sons were coming over. This was the first time they had come to stay with us as they live an hour away with their Mum. The two sons stayed with us for two nights, with my friend also coming to join us on the second night. We had an amazing time! Both of the brothers were around me and my sister's age, so we got on well.
Now here I'm going to take a quick pause to explain the situation with my siblings as it can be quite complicated. I am one of 6 children from my Mum, but one of 13 from my Dad. I am the eldest of my Mum's 6, and the second eldest of my Dad's 13. My Dad had a cheating habit while with my mum so some of my half siblings are the same age as my 'full siblings'. The sister which I just spoke of is the 4th eldest of my Dad's children and the 2nd eldest of my Mum's. She is a year and a half younger than me and due to this rather small age gap we have a lot of similar interests. Anyway, back on topic.
For the past couple of days I have been at my friend's house as her parents went away for a few days so she was home alone with her older brother, who is almost 18. We had a couple of other friends over too, which was fun.
I am now, however, back at home and about to begin writing for my English spoken language assessment, which our whole year is being forced to redo. :backstab::mob: This is rather annoying as I thought my first one was good, but seeing as pretty much everyone else in my year didn't do very well, we all have to redo it. Fortunately, I saved all my research from last time, which means I have half of it done. I'm writing mine on sexism. It is a subject which I feel very passionately about and find very interesting. It even allowed me to look into the psychology of men and women, which was fascinating.
Before I sign off and go and actually do my work, I've been thinking today about what my new years revolution should be. I never end up doing them, however I do try! Usually my new years revolution is to eat less chocolate because I eat A LOT of chocolate! However, this year is a big year. I have my GCSEs and then I'm going to do my A-levels. This year I have decided that these will be my new years revolutions:
:banana2:Go to the gym. I dropped off nearly all my dance and I need to keep fit so I want to start going to the gym.
:banana2:Eat healthier. Most of the time, I don't eat one vegetable in a day, let alone five, so I want to start dropping off the sweets and cakes for something healthier.
:banana2:Stop procrastinating. I've said it before, I am the queen of procrastinating and I think it's time to step down from the thrown and start doing more work.
:banana2:Revise more. I used to revise all the time in Year 10 and now I'm in Year 11, I just don't seem to do it. I know this is because guys from college and even my own year group have started noticing me more, while they didn't before, and so I've been going out a lot but my school work is more important and I want to get back on top of it.
:banana2:Get control of my anger. I'm going to be completely honest here, I have a poor temper and I bottle things up at school and often take it out on my siblings. I want this to stop, so I am going to find healthier ways to release my anger.
:banana2:Get back into writing. When I was younger, I used to write all the time. I have a decent amount of work which has been published in books, however, I just don't seem to write as much anymore and I want that to change. Writing was one of my favourite things to do once and I want to start again.
That's all of my new years revolutions. I hope you liked the bananas I used for bullet points lol. What are your new years revolutions (assuming someone is actually reading this :awesome:) ? I have already begun one of my revolutions! I begun to write a story on Wattpad. How good it will be, however, is another question. I haven't published anything yet as I have only begun with a little opening note from me where I have introduced some of the characters a bit and their muses. I don't usually use muses but I am lacking motivation a bit recently and so as a gentle starter I decided to use muses. I don't know if I will definitely publish it yet, however, it is a start back into writing more and I hope I will continue it!
That's all for now anyway!
See you!
Sophie
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my new years resolution is to grow awareness of and get more people talking about menstrual health
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my new years resolution is to grow awareness of and get more people talking about menstrual health
That seems really interesting! I can't say I know loads about that topic but I think it is an important thing to know about!
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Hi! I'm back. :wavey:
Last time I posted, I spoke about my New Years Revolutions and I am glad to say that I have been fulfilling some more of them! Last Friday, I made a revision time table which I have actually managed to stick to for the past week. This, I have to say, is a personal best for me because usually I make revision time tables and then just never end up sticking to them. However, I do still put the revision to the very last minute of the day, which is something I should probably stop doing so that I can actually get into bed before 11:30.
This week, I also put in my application for the sixth form at my sister's school and went to the sixth form evening at my own school. The evening at my school was particularly interesting as all my teachers were constantly asking me not to leave and one physically pulled me over to look at her stand! It's nice to feel wanted. :clap2:
Also, my Mum met my boyfriend. It went pretty well which was nice because he's the first guy that I've introduced to my Mum as my boyfriend. He's been over to mine now a few times and I have to say, it feels good being able to bring him over and not having to hide.
In two weeks, I have mocks at school again. I'm not looking forward to those especially since on the Monday after, I have my first ever real GCSE exam for Business. I am terrified. :worm:
Now, however, I am going to get back to revising for English as is timetabled on my sheet.
Thanks for reading!
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Sophie
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Back again! :hello:
I haven't got much to say for this week, I've been revising still but have had to break away from my revision timetable for a bit as it is mock exam week so I revise every night for whatever exams I have the next day. Yesterday, I had a business mock exam in preparation for the real exam next week (it's earlier than my other exams as business is a BTEC). :ahhhhh:Today, I had 3 spanish mock exams- reading, writing and listening- and then a history mock. It was horrible doing a whole day of exams! :cheeky: Tomorrow, I have my last mock, history. Then, I can relax a bit before getting back into my usual revising routine for Sunday.
Outside school, I've got a fair amount going on as it is my best friend's 16th birthday tomorrow, which she is having a party for on Saturday, and then it is my boyfriend's birthday on Sunday, his party is next weekend. In violin, I am slowly making progress towards grade 5 and in piano I am now able to take a bit of a break until after my GCSEs when I will begin grade 6, so I can play whatever pieces I want. :nopity:I am also nearly done with my air rifle shooting competition, with only one round left, I'm expecting y results in a few weeks. Last I heard I was in 2nd place and considering I missed a round, I'd say that's pretty good. My shooting instructor has full confidence that I will be able to get into 1st by the end of the competition. :groovy:
That is pretty much it for now. I'd tell you the tea going on between my sister's friend and one of my friends, however, I think it's a bit childish and will most probably blow over by tomorrow- these things usually do.
Anyway I'll stop blabbering now. :blah:
See you!
Sophie
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Hey! :aetsch:
Its been a rather eventful week. :daydreaming: All of my mock exams went quite well. :^_^: Today I had my first real exam for my Business BTEC which our school makes us take. I did well I think because I did loads of revision over the weekend and over the weeks before for it. :five:
Now this is the more interesting part in my opinion, my personal life has been, how shall I put it...all over the place. On Thursday, I discovered, via my younger sister and Mum, that my boyfriend had cheated on me with the exact girl I had been telling him I was worried about. So, I broke up with him immediately. He spent the next day trying to get me to get back with him to which he was told to get lost. :ciao: I'm not sure what he thought he was doing but I refuse to stay in a relationship with someone who clearly doesn't care about me, especially seeing as he had done it before. :banghead:Today, I messaged him to try to arrange giving him back his shirt which he had given to me and instead of being mature and agreeing to meet me, he was awkward about it and tried again, in vain, to get me back and ended up telling me to keep the shirt and burn it if I so pleased- which is a popular option among my friends and family. :party:Therefore, this is what I shall do. :woohoo:
That is all for now anyway,
See ya!
Sophie
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Hi Sophie! I'm back from my disappearance :groovy:

Hope you did well in the exam - sounds like you've prepared well!

Boooooo cheating booooo. You're too good for him, he doesn't know what he's lost. :aetsch: His shirt would make good rags too!
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Hi Sophie! I'm back from my disappearance :groovy:

Hope you did well in the exam - sounds like you've prepared well!

Boooooo cheating booooo. You're too good for him, he doesn't know what he's lost. :aetsch: His shirt would make good rags too!
Thank you! He's making a bit of a reappearance now begging to get me back. It's a shame too as I was doing such a good job at beginning to move on but it's all gone down the drain since he began messaging me again. I know I'm only young but I think he was the closest thing I will experience to love at this age and it's quite difficult to keep telling him no when there's such a big part of me wants to take him back. I know it's for the best though that I don't take him back. He's not worth losing the study time or another upset.
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