three weeks postponed exams

On Monday, the government announced that the A-level and GCSE examinations will be pushed back by three weeks – This is not a sufficient amount of time to catch up on 5 months of missed school. The government needs a Plan B!

In my three extra weeks instead of ‘revising’ I am going to:

  1. sing happy birthday repeatedly and consecutively 181,440 times
  2. watch the film Pandemic on loop 328.7 times
  3. catch up on some sleep
  4. procrastinate for 10 hours, finally revise for 2 hours, eat and sleep for 12 hours. repeat
  5. listen to ‘I’m still standing’ by Elton John 9,969 times
  6. if I were to go on a mission to Mars, I would only get 7.6% through my journey (or 3.8%) before I’d have to turn around to take my exams)
  7. read the Great expectations by Charles Darwin roughly 49.5 times – though I am sure I’ll get bored of reading it by the third time

But one thing I cannot do is catch up on 5 months of missed school work 🙁

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A round up of my Decade

I honestly do not know where this decade (and year has gone).

Within this decade I have started (and completed) Secondary and Junior school and completed many exams. I have been on residentials to an RAF camp for a week as well as a Cyber camp.

This decade has also seen 2 Summer Olympics (including one being held in the UK) as well as the Winter Olympics. The Rugby World Cup in 2015 was also held in the UK and I was lucky enough to see the match of USA v Japan. I then saw the similar match held this year from watching it on the ITV app during school.

I have been on many Scout camps this decade in different extreme weather. From Snow camp, to my first Evolution camp in the high temperatures. I have also camped across the country including camping at Gillwell, up and around Shropshire as well as around my own County. I have attended a mini Jamboree near Birmingham (called BrumJam) as well as attending the World Scout Jamboree – my greatest achievement this decade.

This year I completed my GCSEs, attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree, started Sixth form, kept writing blog posts and been up and discovered many new music, shows and information. I also continued taking my many different photographs as well as adopting Blue the bear.

I am very grateful for all the people I have met this year and within the decade and wish everyone the best for the new year!

Good Luck

With only 69 days to go until I leave to go the Jamboree, first I have to take my GCSE exams. Mine begin tomorrow – eek!

So I’ll keep this short and wish everyone all the best if you are taking exams.

‘She believed she could, so she did’

My top 10 revision tips …

  1. Stop making excuses to start.
  2. Create a revision timetable (but don’t use creating this as an excuse not to revise!).
  3. Sit comfortably with no distractions.
  4. Have a therapy cat (aka The Monster Rufus).
  5. Make sure that you have all of the equipment you need (again no looking for excuses not to revise).
  6. Keep hydrated.
  7. Take breaks, but remember to carry on afterwards.
  8. Use past papers to help you get an idea of what the examiners are looking for.
  9. Attend revision sessions run by your teachers, as they are knowledgeable in their subject.
  10. Don’t forget to also revise the subjects you dislike. (As these are probably not your strongest subjects)