AS Results

I realised I haven’t actually done a post on this yet so here I go. Just over a week ago, I received my AS results. Now, I did alright, really, considering, but I was so upset when I took the exams. Two out of three of them made me feel uncomfortable through reasons I couldn’t help. I think I’ve remarked before about how one invigilator made me feel uncomfortable and the other exam was really noisy and loads of people were outside it.

So, I got my results back, and I’d gotten a D in my creative writing exam (a C overall in both English exams — one was fine, the other was the loud and noisy exam). I was getting As throughout the year in creative writing so this made me really upset. I was happy with the C in English but I just couldn’t accept the D in that creative writing exam. Luckily, due to my grade A coursework in creative writing, overall I got a B. Although a B is really good, I am going to retake the exam because I know I can do better. The exam was awful because of how the invigilator made me feel and next time I’m getting my tutor to invigilate my exams, so that should be better. I just want my grades to add up. If I had been getting Bs throughout the year, maybe I would have accepted the D, but I was much more capable than a D.

I know I often talk down about myself and that, usually, I’d say “see, this D is my real ability” but I’m starting to see that I am alright. My grades show it; my coursework shows it, and I want to prove to myself that I can get another good grade in the exam. I can do it, which is why I’m going to retake. If I believe I can do it, then I’m already halfway there, aren’t I?

I’ve also been looking at a lot of results from fellow bloggers and gasping in awe at their GCSE results because mine were nowhere near as good! I’m so proud of you guys for your awesome results. 🙂

Lia

Exams and Stuff

I had my first AS exam today in English.

I think the actual content was alright but after I got a call saying that I’d not filled in the front form. I had used a computer so hadn’t used the answer booklet at all (so hadn’t filled out the form) and the invigilator didn’t tell me to fill out the form, so I didn’t.

I’m really worried about what this might mean, I guess. I hope everything gets sorted out.

My aunt and uncle are coming over in the weekend because they’re coming to a friend’s 60th birthday party over here. That should be really nice; I’ve seen them twice this month, which is how often I usually see them each year!

Also, it’s my birthday in a week. I’m getting a fold-up treadmill because I’m swag; I think my mum is also getting me some Patrick Swayze films. [I might have accidentally seen them on Amazon when I was buying her birthday present.] I’m also getting a custom birthday cake from a local vegan Cafe. That should be nice.

I have two exams next week; the second English paper, and the creative writing paper. I really hope I do okay in them.

How is everyone else doing? Anyone else got exams coming up? 

Thanks for reading this post,

Lia