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11 GCSEs, 1 Year 11, -2 days. A (slightly too late) GYG.

Hi everyone! :hello:

I'm very excited to start my first GYG ever!!

I've only been here on TSR properly for just over a week, but I think I've found my people here. Everyone is so supportive and helpful, it's like we're all 1 big academic family, trying to help each other succeed in life! :grouphugs:

Now for a bit of backstory: As you have probably been able to gleam from the title, I am in Y11, and I have just started my GCSEs!!! :shock: Things have gone (surprisingly) extremely well as of yet, but I've only had 2 exams so far. I've started this GYG to get me to actually kick my *** into gear in regards to revision - since apparently the biggest and most important exams I've ever faced in my life aren't enough! I can't seem to motivate myself, so hopefully (don't hedge your bets!) creating some accountability with this GYG will be enough to get me to buck my ideas up!

I'm aiming for all 7s and above! (except in History, Edexcel can shove their History GCSE up to where the sun doesn't shine for all I care!)

Here are my subjects, my mock grades, and the grades I want (In that order!)

Maths: 6, 8
English Lit: 7, 9
English Lang: 8, 9, Distinction (Already got that distinction :cool:)
Biology: 9, 9
Chemistry: 7, 7
Physics: 9, 9
French: 9, 9!!!
History: 8, 6 (my mock was only on one topic, so I could actually remember all the dates and AO1, but I have no chance for the real GCSE)
Music: 6, 7
Computing: 9, 9
Religious Studies: 6, 8

So, yes, pretty ambitious! But I reckon if I pull my finger out (and my credit card to pay for the therapy I'll need after) they're perfectly achievable! :cool:

A few facts about me:

- I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE FRENCH!!!!! :france: No idea where it came from, but one day in early Year 10, I developed a random obsession with French, and it's been my favourite subject ever since! So excited to start my A level in it! :biggrin:

- I want to go to Oxford so badly to study PPL - Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics (although that's probably not possible with these grades), so I'm going to try really hard with my A levels and supercurriculars starting this summer! (will be making a GYG about that too, stay tuned :wink:)

- My favourite book is The Elven, a MASSIVE fantasy novel I read on my Kindle in Year 6. It took me the whole summer to read it, but I reread it every year because the story is so good! (poor Nuramon :frown: )

-I HATE modern pop music!!!! (Anything made in the last 20 years!). MOST of it (there are always exceptions!) is so soulless, commercialised, and sexualised, I prefer my Chopin ballades and Beethoven symphonies thank you very much!

So yeah! That's it from me! Stay tuned everyone and I'll make sure to update you all tomorrow! :biggrin:

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Reply 1
Morning everyone! :hello:

How has everyone's morning been? I got woken up by a magpie outside my window at like 6:30 AM, could've been better but hey, at least I woke up early! I made my favourite breakfast (Honey and nut shredded wheats) and read 'Les vacances du petit Nicolas' in the sunshine :smile: I know it's a children's book, but it's one that I enjoy, and can read comfortably in French. Maybe this makes me childish, but I think it's a really good book regardless! :biggrin: My sister left for her DofE expedition just now; really hoping the weather stays nice for her!

So, straight down to business:

The plan for today!:

First and foremost: write this post!

Start watching and making notes on Mr Salles' video on Jekyll and Hyde (Now until 10)

Doing an hour of maths in my maths lesson this morning (10-11)

Finish watching Mr Salles' video on Jekyll and Hyde / Start Macbeth (11:25 - 12:30)

Lunch! Weather is lovely today so I'm going out for a walk! :smile: (12:30 - 1:45)

Watch and make notes on Mr Salles' video(s) about Macbeth (2 - 3:15)

Small break. Maybe do some Duolingo? (3:15 - 3:30)

History revision EWWWWWW!! (3:30 - 5)

Dinner probably (5 - 5:30)

English exam technique (5:30 - 6)

More History! (6 - 7)

French! :biggrin: (7 - 8 )

Wind down here on TSR, make an evening post where you'll see if I actually stuck to my schedule! (8 - 8:30)

Read, call girlfriend, bed :biggrin:


So yeah! pretty big day today! Determined to make the most of the weekend though :biggrin:

If anyone has any tips for revising History (Or just lots of extremely boring and pointless information, it's the same thing), please let me know! I tried blurting for the first time ever on Thursday morning for Biology, and it worked wonders! Going to see if it works for History, maybe I'll try making some acronyms up / some weird imagery because that's what really helps me remember things. Hopefully it works :biggrin:

See you later!
-Aspect :smile:
Original post by xAspect
Hi everyone! :hello:
I'm very excited to start my first GYG ever!!
I've only been here on TSR properly for just over a week, but I think I've found my people here. Everyone is so supportive and helpful, it's like we're all 1 big academic family, trying to help each other succeed in life! :grouphugs:
Now for a bit of backstory: As you have probably been able to gleam from the title, I am in Y11, and I have just started my GCSEs!!! :shock: Things have gone (surprisingly) extremely well as of yet, but I've only had 2 exams so far. I've started this GYG to get me to actually kick my *** into gear in regards to revision - since apparently the biggest and most important exams I've ever faced in my life aren't enough! I can't seem to motivate myself, so hopefully (don't hedge your bets!) creating some accountability with this GYG will be enough to get me to buck my ideas up!
I'm aiming for all 7s and above! (except in History, Edexcel can shove their History GCSE up to where the sun doesn't shine for all I care!)
Here are my subjects, my mock grades, and the grades I want (In that order!)
Maths: 6, 8
English Lit: 7, 9
English Lang: 8, 9, Distinction (Already got that distinction :cool:)
Biology: 9, 9
Chemistry: 7, 7
Physics: 9, 9
French: 9, 9!!!
History: 8, 6 (my mock was only on one topic, so I could actually remember all the dates and AO1, but I have no chance for the real GCSE)
Music: 6, 7
Computing: 9, 9
Religious Studies: 6, 8
So, yes, pretty ambitious! But I reckon if I pull my finger out (and my credit card to pay for the therapy I'll need after) they're perfectly achievable! :cool:
A few facts about me:
- I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE FRENCH!!!!! :france: No idea where it came from, but one day in early Year 10, I developed a random obsession with French, and it's been my favourite subject ever since! So excited to start my A level in it! :biggrin:
- I want to go to Oxford so badly to study PPL - Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics (although that's probably not possible with these grades), so I'm going to try really hard with my A levels and supercurriculars starting this summer! (will be making a GYG about that too, stay tuned :wink:)
- My favourite book is The Elven, a MASSIVE fantasy novel I read on my Kindle in Year 6. It took me the whole summer to read it, but I reread it every year because the story is so good! (poor Nuramon :frown: )
-I HATE modern pop music!!!! (Anything made in the last 20 years!). MOST of it (there are always exceptions!) is so soulless, commercialised, and sexualised, I prefer my Chopin ballades and Beethoven symphonies thank you very much!
So yeah! That's it from me! Stay tuned everyone and I'll make sure to update you all tomorrow! :biggrin:

hello @xAspect it's never too late to start a gyg blog honestly, and i'm glad you've started one now! i'm going to tag quite a lot of bloggers to support you! good luck :biggrin:!

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Reply 3
Original post by xAspect
Morning everyone! :hello:
How has everyone's morning been? I got woken up by a magpie outside my window at like 6:30 AM, could've been better but hey, at least I woke up early! I made my favourite breakfast (Honey and nut shredded wheats) and read 'Les vacances du petit Nicolas' in the sunshine :smile: I know it's a children's book, but it's one that I enjoy, and can read comfortably in French. Maybe this makes me childish, but I think it's a really good book regardless! :biggrin: My sister left for her DofE expedition just now; really hoping the weather stays nice for her!
So, straight down to business:
The plan for today!:

First and foremost: write this post!

Start watching and making notes on Mr Salles' video on Jekyll and Hyde (Now until 10)

Doing an hour of maths in my maths lesson this morning (10-11)

Finish watching Mr Salles' video on Jekyll and Hyde / Start Macbeth (11:25 - 12:30)

Lunch! Weather is lovely today so I'm going out for a walk! :smile: (12:30 - 1:45)

Watch and make notes on Mr Salles' video(s) about Macbeth (2 - 3:15)

Small break. Maybe do some Duolingo? (3:15 - 3:30)

History revision EWWWWWW!! (3:30 - 5)

Dinner probably (5 - 5:30)

English exam technique (5:30 - 6)

More History! (6 - 7)

French! :biggrin: (7 - 8 )

Wind down here on TSR, make an evening post where you'll see if I actually stuck to my schedule! (8 - 8:30)

Read, call girlfriend, bed :biggrin:


So yeah! pretty big day today! Determined to make the most of the weekend though :biggrin:
If anyone has any tips for revising History (Or just lots of extremely boring and pointless information, it's the same thing), please let me know! I tried blurting for the first time ever on Thursday morning for Biology, and it worked wonders! Going to see if it works for History, maybe I'll try making some acronyms up / some weird imagery because that's what really helps me remember things. Hopefully it works :biggrin:
See you later!
-Aspect :smile:


that’s so good well done! 😁 how did your first exams go
Original post by xAspect
Morning everyone! :hello:
How has everyone's morning been? I got woken up by a magpie outside my window at like 6:30 AM, could've been better but hey, at least I woke up early! I made my favourite breakfast (Honey and nut shredded wheats) and read 'Les vacances du petit Nicolas' in the sunshine :smile: I know it's a children's book, but it's one that I enjoy, and can read comfortably in French. Maybe this makes me childish, but I think it's a really good book regardless! :biggrin: My sister left for her DofE expedition just now; really hoping the weather stays nice for her!
So, straight down to business:
The plan for today!:

First and foremost: write this post!

Start watching and making notes on Mr Salles' video on Jekyll and Hyde (Now until 10)

Doing an hour of maths in my maths lesson this morning (10-11)

Finish watching Mr Salles' video on Jekyll and Hyde / Start Macbeth (11:25 - 12:30)

Lunch! Weather is lovely today so I'm going out for a walk! :smile: (12:30 - 1:45)

Watch and make notes on Mr Salles' video(s) about Macbeth (2 - 3:15)

Small break. Maybe do some Duolingo? (3:15 - 3:30)

History revision EWWWWWW!! (3:30 - 5)

Dinner probably (5 - 5:30)

English exam technique (5:30 - 6)

More History! (6 - 7)

French! :biggrin: (7 - 8 )

Wind down here on TSR, make an evening post where you'll see if I actually stuck to my schedule! (8 - 8:30)

Read, call girlfriend, bed :biggrin:


So yeah! pretty big day today! Determined to make the most of the weekend though :biggrin:
If anyone has any tips for revising History (Or just lots of extremely boring and pointless information, it's the same thing), please let me know! I tried blurting for the first time ever on Thursday morning for Biology, and it worked wonders! Going to see if it works for History, maybe I'll try making some acronyms up / some weird imagery because that's what really helps me remember things. Hopefully it works :biggrin:
See you later!
-Aspect :smile:


Yo nice gyg! Wishing your sister all the best on DofE mine was actually atrocious but I had lots of fun 😭
Good luck on your revision!!
welcome to gyg!!! i also love french, and am sitting a-level exams this summer <3
Reply 6
Original post by s.248
that’s so good well done! 😁 how did your first exams go

They went way better than I was expecting them to! I had RS on Thursday, and I was able to answer all the questions really well, which I'm so proud of because I thought that I would only get a 5 or a 6, but now I'm feeling like I can get a 7/8 (which will obviously be amazing for my PPL at uni! :biggrin: ) I crammed like hell for Biology the night before (Thursday night), and I think I got ~80-85%, so definitely grade 9 worthy! I just need to make sure I don't flop paper 2 (which is literally the most disgusting paper out of all of the sciences so I think I'll only get like 60-70%), but hopefully I'll get lucky with my revision and the questions on the paper! :smile:
Reply 7
Original post by emm4nuella
hello @xAspect it's never too late to start a gyg blog honestly, and i'm glad you've started one now! i'm going to tag quite a lot of bloggers to support you! good luck :biggrin:!

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Thank you! I'm glad I started one too! It's great motivation to not dissapoint all of you guys hahaha
Original post by xAspect
Hi everyone! :hello:
I'm very excited to start my first GYG ever!!
I've only been here on TSR properly for just over a week, but I think I've found my people here. Everyone is so supportive and helpful, it's like we're all 1 big academic family, trying to help each other succeed in life! :grouphugs:
Now for a bit of backstory: As you have probably been able to gleam from the title, I am in Y11, and I have just started my GCSEs!!! :shock: Things have gone (surprisingly) extremely well as of yet, but I've only had 2 exams so far. I've started this GYG to get me to actually kick my *** into gear in regards to revision - since apparently the biggest and most important exams I've ever faced in my life aren't enough! I can't seem to motivate myself, so hopefully (don't hedge your bets!) creating some accountability with this GYG will be enough to get me to buck my ideas up!
I'm aiming for all 7s and above! (except in History, Edexcel can shove their History GCSE up to where the sun doesn't shine for all I care!)
Here are my subjects, my mock grades, and the grades I want (In that order!)
Maths: 6, 8
English Lit: 7, 9
English Lang: 8, 9, Distinction (Already got that distinction :cool:)
Biology: 9, 9
Chemistry: 7, 7
Physics: 9, 9
French: 9, 9!!!
History: 8, 6 (my mock was only on one topic, so I could actually remember all the dates and AO1, but I have no chance for the real GCSE)
Music: 6, 7
Computing: 9, 9
Religious Studies: 6, 8
So, yes, pretty ambitious! But I reckon if I pull my finger out (and my credit card to pay for the therapy I'll need after) they're perfectly achievable! :cool:
A few facts about me:
- I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE FRENCH!!!!! :france: No idea where it came from, but one day in early Year 10, I developed a random obsession with French, and it's been my favourite subject ever since! So excited to start my A level in it! :biggrin:
- I want to go to Oxford so badly to study PPL - Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics (although that's probably not possible with these grades), so I'm going to try really hard with my A levels and supercurriculars starting this summer! (will be making a GYG about that too, stay tuned :wink:)
- My favourite book is The Elven, a MASSIVE fantasy novel I read on my Kindle in Year 6. It took me the whole summer to read it, but I reread it every year because the story is so good! (poor Nuramon :frown: )
-I HATE modern pop music!!!! (Anything made in the last 20 years!). MOST of it (there are always exceptions!) is so soulless, commercialised, and sexualised, I prefer my Chopin ballades and Beethoven symphonies thank you very much!
So yeah! That's it from me! Stay tuned everyone and I'll make sure to update you all tomorrow! :biggrin:

Heyyy
I saw you on the exam chats and I jsut wanted to say good luck for the rest of your GCSEs xx
This is my GYG https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7398188&p=99443186&page=18#post99443186 which I try to post on regularly but I keep forgetting about it
Reply 9
Original post by mayarpapayar
Yo nice gyg! Wishing your sister all the best on DofE mine was actually atrocious but I had lots of fun 😭
Good luck on your revision!!

Thank you!!
Reply 10
Original post by erin11
welcome to gyg!!! i also love french, and am sitting a-level exams this summer <3

Awesome! How are you finding it? And what would you like to do at uni? Good luck on your exams this summer! :biggrin:
Reply 11
Original post by agent_duck343
Heyyy
I saw you on the exam chats and I jsut wanted to say good luck for the rest of your GCSEs xx
This is my GYG https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7398188&p=99443186&page=18#post99443186 which I try to post on regularly but I keep forgetting about it

Haha yessss I was probably on the biology exam chats for longer than I should've been 😂 I'll go and check out your GYG when I find the time (probably later tonight or during lunch) but I'm about 15 mins behind schedule so I'm going to crack on revising now! Good luck in your GCSEs too! :biggrin:
Reply 12
UPDATE:

Thank you all so much for your support! :biggrin: Feeling more motivated than ever!! In terms of my revision today, I finished my maths lesson, and am now halfway through the Mr Salles video. I'm feeling so so so much better about my GCSEs now, my goals that I set out really feel in reach now! The only thing stopping me from getting the grades I want now is my procrastination, so I'm just going to power right through until lunch! Wish me luck guys! :biggrin:
Original post by xAspect
Morning everyone! :hello:
How has everyone's morning been? I got woken up by a magpie outside my window at like 6:30 AM, could've been better but hey, at least I woke up early! I made my favourite breakfast (Honey and nut shredded wheats) and read 'Les vacances du petit Nicolas' in the sunshine :smile: I know it's a children's book, but it's one that I enjoy, and can read comfortably in French. Maybe this makes me childish, but I think it's a really good book regardless! :biggrin: My sister left for her DofE expedition just now; really hoping the weather stays nice for her!
So, straight down to business:
The plan for today!:

First and foremost: write this post!

Start watching and making notes on Mr Salles' video on Jekyll and Hyde (Now until 10)

Doing an hour of maths in my maths lesson this morning (10-11)

Finish watching Mr Salles' video on Jekyll and Hyde / Start Macbeth (11:25 - 12:30)

Lunch! Weather is lovely today so I'm going out for a walk! :smile: (12:30 - 1:45)

Watch and make notes on Mr Salles' video(s) about Macbeth (2 - 3:15)

Small break. Maybe do some Duolingo? (3:15 - 3:30)

History revision EWWWWWW!! (3:30 - 5)

Dinner probably (5 - 5:30)

English exam technique (5:30 - 6)

More History! (6 - 7)

French! :biggrin: (7 - 8 )

Wind down here on TSR, make an evening post where you'll see if I actually stuck to my schedule! (8 - 8:30)

Read, call girlfriend, bed :biggrin:


So yeah! pretty big day today! Determined to make the most of the weekend though :biggrin:
If anyone has any tips for revising History (Or just lots of extremely boring and pointless information, it's the same thing), please let me know! I tried blurting for the first time ever on Thursday morning for Biology, and it worked wonders! Going to see if it works for History, maybe I'll try making some acronyms up / some weird imagery because that's what really helps me remember things. Hopefully it works :biggrin:
See you later!
-Aspect :smile:

That seems like a busy busy day but quite balanced as well! Good luck lets see if you followed your timetable!
Original post by xAspect
Awesome! How are you finding it? And what would you like to do at uni? Good luck on your exams this summer! :biggrin:
absolutely love a-level french, 100% go for it!! i’m hoping to do politics and french next year :smile:)
Original post by xAspect
Haha yessss I was probably on the biology exam chats for longer than I should've been 😂 I'll go and check out your GYG when I find the time (probably later tonight or during lunch) but I'm about 15 mins behind schedule so I'm going to crack on revising now! Good luck in your GCSEs too! :biggrin:

Yep I spent wayyy too long reading all the posts on the biology and rs chats but now I need to do literature 😭
Reply 16
Original post by xAspect
Hi everyone! :hello:
I'm very excited to start my first GYG ever!!
I've only been here on TSR properly for just over a week, but I think I've found my people here. Everyone is so supportive and helpful, it's like we're all 1 big academic family, trying to help each other succeed in life! :grouphugs:
Now for a bit of backstory: As you have probably been able to gleam from the title, I am in Y11, and I have just started my GCSEs!!! :shock: Things have gone (surprisingly) extremely well as of yet, but I've only had 2 exams so far. I've started this GYG to get me to actually kick my *** into gear in regards to revision - since apparently the biggest and most important exams I've ever faced in my life aren't enough! I can't seem to motivate myself, so hopefully (don't hedge your bets!) creating some accountability with this GYG will be enough to get me to buck my ideas up!
I'm aiming for all 7s and above! (except in History, Edexcel can shove their History GCSE up to where the sun doesn't shine for all I care!)
Here are my subjects, my mock grades, and the grades I want (In that order!)
Maths: 6, 8
English Lit: 7, 9
English Lang: 8, 9, Distinction (Already got that distinction :cool:)
Biology: 9, 9
Chemistry: 7, 7
Physics: 9, 9
French: 9, 9!!!
History: 8, 6 (my mock was only on one topic, so I could actually remember all the dates and AO1, but I have no chance for the real GCSE)
Music: 6, 7
Computing: 9, 9
Religious Studies: 6, 8
So, yes, pretty ambitious! But I reckon if I pull my finger out (and my credit card to pay for the therapy I'll need after) they're perfectly achievable! :cool:
A few facts about me:
- I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE FRENCH!!!!! :france: No idea where it came from, but one day in early Year 10, I developed a random obsession with French, and it's been my favourite subject ever since! So excited to start my A level in it! :biggrin:
- I want to go to Oxford so badly to study PPL - Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics (although that's probably not possible with these grades), so I'm going to try really hard with my A levels and supercurriculars starting this summer! (will be making a GYG about that too, stay tuned :wink:)
- My favourite book is The Elven, a MASSIVE fantasy novel I read on my Kindle in Year 6. It took me the whole summer to read it, but I reread it every year because the story is so good! (poor Nuramon :frown: )
-I HATE modern pop music!!!! (Anything made in the last 20 years!). MOST of it (there are always exceptions!) is so soulless, commercialised, and sexualised, I prefer my Chopin ballades and Beethoven symphonies thank you very much!
So yeah! That's it from me! Stay tuned everyone and I'll make sure to update you all tomorrow! :biggrin:

Welcome Aboard !! :shakehand:
Nice seeing you do your own gyg and I'm sure u have secured those grades u wanna achieve :smile:
Me too I love linguistic but ngl I find french out of all languages rly hard so I stick to my Spanish and Arabic etc

Anyways keep it up and your grades will fly through the roof :wink:
Original post by xAspect
UPDATE:
Thank you all so much for your support! :biggrin: Feeling more motivated than ever!! In terms of my revision today, I finished my maths lesson, and am now halfway through the Mr Salles video. I'm feeling so so so much better about my GCSEs now, my goals that I set out really feel in reach now! The only thing stopping me from getting the grades I want now is my procrastination, so I'm just going to power right through until lunch! Wish me luck guys! :biggrin:
wow great job you got a lot done, what's your trick for getting through procrastination? i need to know bc i can never, i usually just sit around and daydream
Reply 18
Original post by agent_duck343
Yep I spent wayyy too long reading all the posts on the biology and rs chats but now I need to do literature 😭

SAME!! Would've been a lot better for me to revise english but oh well 😭
Reply 19
Original post by koolkhad
Welcome Aboard !! :shakehand:
Nice seeing you do your own gyg and I'm sure u have secured those grades u wanna achieve :smile:
Me too I love linguistic but ngl I find french out of all languages rly hard so I stick to my Spanish and Arabic etc
Anyways keep it up and your grades will fly through the roof :wink:

Thank you! :smile: I actually read your gyg after your contributions in the biology paper 1 chat and it inspired me to make my own :smile: Thank you for having belief in me! Tbh, a lot of people in my year say French is way too difficult, but for some reason I think it's literally the most easy subject ever. Most of it is just a few basic rales with some excpetions that you can learn, but after that, it's very straightforward! Good luck to you too this summer and may you get the grades you deserve :biggrin:

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