Monday, 19 September 2016

So I Can Do Exams and Stuff!

I know its been ages since I've done a post, but I've just been mad busy over the last few months with exam season and holidays and school work. So sorry about that :/

Back in May/June time I sat my AS Level exams as well as school exams for the subjects that do the exam at the end of the A Level course. and to be honest it was a super stressful time for me because I had about 3 full lever arch folders worth of work to revise. For Philosophy and Ethics I had about 16 topics to learn, only 8 of which would come up and we didn't know which ones.

So I know people sit exams all the time but I hadn't sat proper exams that give you a qualification since I sat my GCSEs over 2 years ago. And for those of you who have anxiety, you know that sitting in a crowded exam hall for 2 hours is not fun at all. Luckily for the first time I've been given extra time for my exams (I'll explain why I get extra time in another post) so i didn't have quite the same amount of worry about running out of time as I usually would've had.

When I came out of my exams I thought they had gone fine, but I was pretty sure I had got a C or D (which is a pass at A-level) because I didn't know whether I'd written about the right things or named the right scholars in the essays. So anyway, 3 months later results day arrived and I was on holiday, so I had to wait for my results to get emailed through. I wasn't super hopeful of a fantastic grade and I'd been saying to my mum for the last week that I thought at best I would have a C. And well it turns out I got an A in Philosophy and Ethics! Which is the highest grade at AS- level! Now considering I spend my life not quite getting a good grade I was pretty shocked and super happy :) And to be honest, I think everyone was shocked too! the highest grade I'd got the entire year was a B so I wasn't expecting to top that ever again!

So i guess what I've learnt from last year is that if I just try really hard (which is my speciality) I can actually get good grades. And anyone reading who struggles with exams just know that if you're bad at exams you can actually do better than you think because I am notoriously bad at exams compared to class work and I managed a super good grade!

Thanks for Reading,

Bye x

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Stress Mountain!

Ok so its almost a term and a half into my first year of A-levels and I'm seriously starting to feel the burn of A-levels now! I mean it was my once in a fortnight day off yesterday and I was sitting around literally doing nothing and I was stressed out of my mind! I can't turn my brain off! I try to chill out and its just not happening.

It's like my brain is saying "no you may not stop thinking about random, totally unimportant stuff"
"No you can't stop, you must work. ALWAYS". I'm already stressed out by the time it gets to Monday afternoon and I'm so deep in stress mountain its unreal.

But it's not even as if I'm not enjoying my days. I have a laugh at school and we have great fun, but I'm just so stressed I think I get a little bit obsessive over stuff. The current thing is Star Wars. I can't stop. It won't leave my brain!

Someone stop this madness!!!!