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Are my target grades.......

Hi all,

I am currently in year 11 and my mocks are in two weeks. My recent report was quite frankly annoying but I had some personal issues that really seriously affected my attendance and attainment. It is definitely time to grow my grades.

For A-Levels I plan to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics or if I can get back on track possibly Maths instead.

My GCSE subjects are

English Language (AQA)😞 What the actual ****? Really needs a lot of work.
Current: 4. Predicted: 5. Target: 7+
English Literature (AQA) 😊 This is a freak of nature, I don't like English Lit.
C: 7. P: 8. T: 7+
Physics (AQA)🤬 Only 1 Grade for the Sciences but still frustrating.
C: 7. P: 7. T: 8+
Chemistry (AQA)🤬
C: 7. P: 7. T: 8+
Biology (AQA)🤬
C: 7. P: 7. T: 8+
Maths (AQA)😫 This is completely unacceptable
C: 5. P: 6. T: 7+
Music (AQA) 🤷*♀️ Not really enjoying Music
C: 5. P: 5. T: 7+
Spanish (EDEXCEL) 😊 Surprised myself with this one
C: 6. P: 7+ T: 7+
Design Technology (AQA)😭 Regret this life choice!
C: 4. P: 5. T: 7+

Only one subject is where I need to be 🤗
Four I need to grow by 1 Grade
Two by 2 Grades
Two by 3 GRADES (Only GOD can help me with DT🙏)

I feel like my target grades are possible because previous to this train wreck my current grades were looking pretty decent
English Lit 9, Science(s) 9's, Spanish 8, Maths 7+, Music 7 and Design Tech 7 and English Lang 6, I have also done my GCSE RE and got a 8.

I can only study on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as I have after school commitments but I will be attending interventions after school 4 times a week.

I worked out I have 27 hours of available time a week, I have to include dailies (eat, chores, bathe etc..), Relax, Homework, Socialise and Revise. I am hoping a bit of accountability will keep me motivated and any tips for English Language and Design Tech will be gratefully received.
Original post by FanB1984
Hi all,

I am currently in year 11 and my mocks are in two weeks. My recent report was quite frankly annoying but I had some personal issues that really seriously affected my attendance and attainment. It is definitely time to grow my grades.

For A-Levels I plan to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics or if I can get back on track possibly Maths instead.

My GCSE subjects are

English Language (AQA)😞 What the actual ****? Really needs a lot of work.
Current: 4. Predicted: 5. Target: 7+
English Literature (AQA) 😊 This is a freak of nature, I don't like English Lit.
C: 7. P: 8. T: 7+
Physics (AQA)🤬 Only 1 Grade for the Sciences but still frustrating.
C: 7. P: 7. T: 8+
Chemistry (AQA)🤬
C: 7. P: 7. T: 8+
Biology (AQA)🤬
C: 7. P: 7. T: 8+
Maths (AQA)😫 This is completely unacceptable
C: 5. P: 6. T: 7+
Music (AQA) 🤷*♀️ Not really enjoying Music
C: 5. P: 5. T: 7+
Spanish (EDEXCEL) 😊 Surprised myself with this one
C: 6. P: 7+ T: 7+
Design Technology (AQA)😭 Regret this life choice!
C: 4. P: 5. T: 7+

Only one subject is where I need to be 🤗
Four I need to grow by 1 Grade
Two by 2 Grades
Two by 3 GRADES (Only GOD can help me with DT🙏)

I feel like my target grades are possible because previous to this train wreck my current grades were looking pretty decent
English Lit 9, Science(s) 9's, Spanish 8, Maths 7+, Music 7 and Design Tech 7 and English Lang 6, I have also done my GCSE RE and got a 8.

I can only study on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as I have after school commitments but I will be attending interventions after school 4 times a week.

I worked out I have 27 hours of available time a week, I have to include dailies (eat, chores, bathe etc..), Relax, Homework, Socialise and Revise. I am hoping a bit of accountability will keep me motivated and any tips for English Language and Design Tech will be gratefully received.


Welcome to Grow Your Grades! :smile: It sounds like you're super determined to improve your marks, and hopefully this blog will help you stay on track with everything. Looking forward to following your journey :smile:
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Original post by Pwca
Welcome to Grow Your Grades! :smile: It sounds like you're super determined to improve your marks, and hopefully this blog will help you stay on track with everything. Looking forward to following your journey :smile:

Thank you.

Starting off today by attending Homework club, probably do some Maths.

I went to Science Intervention last week but I was confident in the material, I think it was aimed more for double sciences students.

Going to try and do some Music while commuting but highly doubt that will go well.
Reply 3
Yesterday I managed to get some Maths and Spanish done. I had a ridiculous amount of English homework so did not go to bed until midnight.

I have DT intervention today and hoping to do some Physics. I am going to try and do English and Maths on alternating days as I really need to make sure these grades improve significantly, however I did so much English yesterday I am giving myself a day off.

My mock exams start in little over a week, not sure how I feel at the moment so I am just going to say apprehensive.
Reply 4
Huge incentive, I got a conditional place at my first choice sixth form. Now to get the grades...
Reply 5
Probably not going to get anything done today as I have Competition all weekend but will get back into routine on Monday.
Heyyy
If your grades aren’t usually as low as in your recent report then I think your target grades are completely achievable and I think your dedication is amazing. I could never
Please tag me in and this is my gyg https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7398188
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Original post by agent_duck343
Heyyy
If your grades aren’t usually as low as in your recent report then I think your target grades are completely achievable and I think your dedication is amazing. I could never
Please tag me in and this is my gyg https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7398188


Thank you for the support, much appreciated.
Unfortunately life happens and had to deal with an extremely traumatic experience. I have to just get focused and learn to stick with revision and not get distracted when dealing with the subjects I dislike. Also to increase my study times.
Reply 8
On Sunday managed to do a maths past paper for 45 minutes while waiting for awards.

Been to Maths, Music and Design Technology invention this and am doing 5 a day Corbett Maths every day.

Had my Spanish speaking Mock and on Monday 😭.

Had my Maths mock this morning and Biology this afternoon.

Revised Spanish, English Literature, Biology and Maths this week.

Not a bad week but should could be better....definitely going to be interesting to see how I manage fitting in all my revision during mocks.
Original post by FanB1984
On Sunday managed to do a maths past paper for 45 minutes while waiting for awards.

Been to Maths, Music and Design Technology invention this and am doing 5 a day Corbett Maths every day.

Had my Spanish speaking Mock and on Monday 😭.

Had my Maths mock this morning and Biology this afternoon.

Revised Spanish, English Literature, Biology and Maths this week.

Not a bad week but should could be better....definitely going to be interesting to see how I manage fitting in all my revision during mocks.

How have your spanish, maths, biology mocks gone so far - and any other ones you have done
Normally I do my homework then only around half an hour ish of revision but during mocks I obvioulsy didin't have homeowrk so I made a revision timetable so I could focus on the most important subjects before the exam. Have you made a timetable
Original post by FanB1984
Thank you for the support, much appreciated.
Unfortunately life happens and had to deal with an extremely traumatic experience. I have to just get focused and learn to stick with revision and not get distracted when dealing with the subjects I dislike. Also to increase my study times.

Of courseee - hope you're ok and I'm here if you want to speak about it.
I don't know many people as motivated as you so you've got great perseverance - also well donee on the conditional offer from the sixth form !!!
Reply 11
So haven't been on for about a week, my mocks were a bit of a shock, we will be getting the results on the 16th January I believe was the date so we will see.

Xmas is going to be a quiet one, not really a celebratory atmosphere right now but after mocks Xmas dinner will be a great treat.

Hope everyone has a safe Xmas and it is enjoyed by all.
Original post by FanB1984
So haven't been on for about a week, my mocks were a bit of a shock, we will be getting the results on the 16th January I believe was the date so we will see.

Xmas is going to be a quiet one, not really a celebratory atmosphere right now but after mocks Xmas dinner will be a great treat.

Hope everyone has a safe Xmas and it is enjoyed by all.

Hope your mocks went well and have a great Christmas even though it is quiet

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