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My first GYG: A-Level

Hello,
This is my first attempt at a GYG. I have decided to start this because my first exam is right around the corner (15th May) and although I have been revising, I can't help but feel like I should be doing more. Unlike with GCSE and AS levels the exam panic hasn't truly set in yet which has been worrying me quite a lot considering my exams are in literally less than 4 days :frown:. Anyway hopefully this stops my daydreaming and procrastination and I can put all of my focus into getting through the next few weeks and achieving the grades I need for my dream Uni.
So a little context, I am currently studying:
-AQA Economics
-AQA English Literature
-Edexcel History
-Edexcel Politics
As for University, I want to study Law and I have received an offer from the University of Cambridge (still doesn't quite feel real :eek2:)with required grades A*A*A. This has been my dream University and course for a long time now and I have come such a long way so I really don't want to fall at the last hurdle.
Whilst I am aiming for 4 A*, I have always struggled disproportionately with English Literature (fingers crossed I have been improving gradually throughout this past year).
Anyway that's enough ranting. I really hope this works. Ask me any questions you want etc.
(edited 1 month ago)
Reply 1
Original post by Obow123
Hello,
This is my first attempt at a GYG. I have decided to start this because my first exam is right around the corner (15th May) and although I have been revising, I can't help but feel like I should be doing more. Unlike with GCSE and AS levels the exam panic hasn't truly set in yet which has been worrying me quite a lot considering my exams are in literally less than 4 days :frown:. Anyway hopefully this stops my daydreaming and procrastination and I can put all of my focus into getting through the next few weeks and achieving the grades I need for my dream Uni.
So a little context, I am currently studying:
-AQA Economics
-AQA English Literature
-Edexcel History
-Edexcel Politics
As for University, I want to study Law and I have received an offer from the University of Cambridge (still doesn't quite feel real :eek2:)with required grades A*A*A. This has been my dream University and course for a long time now and I have come such a long way so I really don't want to fall at the last hurdle.
Whilst I am aiming for 4 A*, I have always struggled disproportionately with English Literature (fingers crossed I have been improving gradually throughout this past year).
Anyway that's enough ranting. I really hope this works. Ask me any questions you want etc.


Further details about my courses.

For English literature the texts I am studying are:

-Othello-
I love the play and feel confident in my understanding and analysis of the play as a whole but, because it’s an extract question I’m focusing on extract work now.

-The Great Gatsby-
The more I read it the more I like it, there is so much to analyse here. Overall though, I didn’t really engage with the story.

-Pre 1900 poetry-
Interesting and Weird 😭. Not much else to say on this

-Skirrid Hill Poetry Book-
I really like analysing poetry and this poetry has been growing on me quite a lot. I’m still definitely not 100% confident on this though.

-Streetcar Named Desire-
An ABSOLUTELY PERFECT PLAY. Best thing I have studied for A-levels. Highly recommend watching or reading the play.

-One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest-
We were kind of running out of time when learning this text so I feel like this is my weakest point at the moment which is a bit sad because I have to compare it with my beloved Streetcar 😔


As for History:

-Russia 1917-1991-
I feel confident with the content, except from maybe topic 4 (Social development etc.). A bit of a boring module to revise.

-China 1949-1976-
Less confident when it comes to the content of this one. I’ve been struggling with the structure of the source question. But learning and even revising this module has been fun, there are a lot of interesting things happening and many unbelievable stuff as well (E.G. Everything that happened in the Cultural Revolution)

-Protest and Reform in Britain 1780-1928-
In one word I would describe this as… boring. I kinda enjoyed the Breadth section but the Depth section of this course completely lost me.


Finally for Politics:

-UK Politics
-UK Government

-Global Politics-
Agh. Content isn’t too bad but examples are the real pain here 😭
Reply 2
Plan for today:

-Revise Labour Markets
-Blurt Microeconomic Graphs
-Russia Flashcards
-Political parties revision (+policy examples)
-Economics past paper
-Conservatism flashcards
-International economy revision
-Great Gatsby question planning
-Market structures revision
Original post by Obow123
Hello,
This is my first attempt at a GYG. I have decided to start this because my first exam is right around the corner (15th May) and although I have been revising, I can't help but feel like I should be doing more. Unlike with GCSE and AS levels the exam panic hasn't truly set in yet which has been worrying me quite a lot considering my exams are in literally less than 4 days :frown:. Anyway hopefully this stops my daydreaming and procrastination and I can put all of my focus into getting through the next few weeks and achieving the grades I need for my dream Uni.
So a little context, I am currently studying:
-AQA Economics
-AQA English Literature
-Edexcel History
-Edexcel Politics
As for University, I want to study Law and I have received an offer from the University of Cambridge (still doesn't quite feel real :eek2:)with required grades A*A*A. This has been my dream University and course for a long time now and I have come such a long way so I really don't want to fall at the last hurdle.
Whilst I am aiming for 4 A*, I have always struggled disproportionately with English Literature (fingers crossed I have been improving gradually throughout this past year).
Anyway that's enough ranting. I really hope this works. Ask me any questions you want etc.

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