Back To School Stationery Haul

Hey everyone!

As some of you may know, I am going into year 11 in September.  Yes, GCSE year. Only a ~bit~ nervous!  Before I go back to school every year, I like to pick up some bits of stationery to bring with me that year; sometimes its a lot, other times not so much.  This year, there isn't as much as I'd usually get, however I do have a few more bits to pick up. Since I had big end of year exams in year 10, I had bought all the folders and things that I need for my subjects in year 11, and also all my books and revision guides at the start of year 10.  So, this post basically just shows you some of the staples that I need for the year that I've bought now, and then I'll pick up a couple of extra bits I need next time I'm out shopping.  I also need to get a new school bag, and so I'll do a post all about that and what I'm keeping in it, along with everything else that will be in my pencil case!

Now thats explained, I'll move onto what I actually bought! Everything in this post is from Tesco, as their back to school stuff is amazing value and super great quality.

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The first thing I picked up was my new pencil case, and this was £3.00!  It's so cute, and it's a canvas material, super roomy and not really very structured, which I really like as I can fit more into it, and it goes into my bag easier too.  I love the pattern on it, and it's lined with a really nice hot pink fabric, which will be really easy to wipe down so that it wont get too dirty! Also, another thing I like about this is that the zip is really sturdy rubber, you can't see it in this picture, but it's strong and should last me the whole year!

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I also got some pens and pencils, pretty obvious necessities really.  My favourite pens are these ballpoint ones from Papermate in the InkJoy range; they write so smoothly and they're amazing to hold.  They were £1.50 for five. I also got these Zebra retractable ballpoint pens and they were £2.00 for ten.  These are hands down my favourite pens, they write really nicely, don't smudge (so they work great with highlighters), and have really comfortable grips on them.  I also got some Staedtler pencils, and this pack is great as you get a whole variety of widths of pencil lead (I think that's what the B's and H's and numbers mean!) – they were £1.50.

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You can't see too well in this picture, but I also got five document wallets for £1.00, which is amazing value.  They came in light blue, like a normal blue shade, navy blue, black and hot pink.  I like to keep a couple of these in my bag at a time, one for loose sheets and letters and the other to keep in any books I use for english or any revision guides, because I like to have those separate from my other bits for whatever reason!  Plus, when I have one folder for loose sheets/homework sheets it makes it really easy to keep them separate, take them home and put them in the right folders or just know where my homework is for when I finally decide to do it!

I also got some rubbers (or erasers, as I know that for some people 'rubbers' has an entirely different meaning!!) in various different sizes and colours.  I like this, because it should last me all throughout the year; I use pen most often and so I don't find myself needing a rubber that often apart from if I'm drawing diagrams in Geography or something.  This pack was only £1.00, and it's great value.

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The final thing I picked up was this pack of glue sticks for £2.50, and I really like this pack as it has smaller glue sticks which are perfect for my pencil case.  School never has enough glue in some lessons and so I figured it would be easier if I just had a mini one in my pencil case.  I don't know how good they'll be, but I guess we'll see.

Thats all the main things I've picked up for year 11, things like highlighters and a ruler I already have in my house and you'll see that in another post!

Soph xx




  1. August 17, 2017 / 8:31 am

    The Zebra pens are the best ones i have tried, theyre so nice to write with and don’t run out for ages!xo

    • August 17, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      I agree, they’re great! X

  2. August 20, 2017 / 4:50 pm

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  3. August 30, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    This is the first post I’ve seen on your blog and I already know I’m going to love it! I love stationery hauls so much omg โค Good luck with Year 11 by the way, I just completed it and it can be a fun year if you don’t stress too much about GCSEs ๐Ÿ˜…

    • August 31, 2017 / 12:01 am

      Thank you so much!! Stationary is totally my weakness, I basically have way too much but can’t stop buying it. Thank you, im quite nervous and want to do well in my GCSEs but dont want them to stress me out too much! x

  4. August 30, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I’m going into year 10 this year, I’m pretty excited about doing the subjects I love. What options are you doing for your GCSEs this year? xx

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:54 pm

      I’m going into year 11, I’m pretty nervous and wish I was starting year 10 instead haha!! I’ve taken all the core subjects (maths, statistics, bio, chem, physics, english lit and lang) and then food tech (I’ve already done my GCSE in this and got a distinction which was so great!), history, geography and french. What options have you taken? x

      • August 31, 2017 / 10:18 am

        I’m taking Childcare, History, Drama and Business studies. I was so tempted to take food tech, but chose drama in the end. x

        • August 31, 2017 / 1:54 pm

          Honestly, I wish I’d taken drama. A lot of my friends take it and it looks so much fun. I’m sure you’ll love it!

      • August 31, 2017 / 10:18 am

        I’m sure your exams will go really well x

  5. August 31, 2017 / 12:13 am

    Ahh I love stationary, so this post made me very excited!! I just finished year 11. Try not to worry, it’s not as scary as it seems. In fact, it was probably one of my favourite school years. Good luck <3 xx

    • August 31, 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Wow, thats reassuring! I hope it’ll be good for me, thank you x

  6. August 31, 2017 / 8:45 am

    I don’t know why I’m just seeing this now!! Love stationary hauls๐Ÿ˜„ Good luck for year 11, but I’m sure you won’t need it – you’re gonna do amazinglyโค

  7. August 31, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    the pencil case is so cute!!

    • September 1, 2017 / 12:05 am

      i agree! x

  8. September 1, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    Good luck for year 11! I love that pencilcase, it’s so versatile <3

    • September 1, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      Me too! Thank you x

      • September 1, 2017 / 11:06 pm

        My pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. September 3, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Love all the stationary, it’s super cute!! I especially love the pencil case, floral prints are definitely my favourite.

    • September 3, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you, me too, it’s a great pencil case! X

    • September 4, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      That’s ace! When do you go back? And of course lovely, I’ll give it a look now x

      • September 4, 2017 / 7:07 pm

        I go back on Wednesday ! Thank you!

        • September 4, 2017 / 7:08 pm

          You’re welcome, reading your blog now ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  10. September 9, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    I will make back to school haul too soon๐Ÿ˜Š

      • September 9, 2017 / 10:43 pm

        Could you see my page and tell me if it has nice background. If you are free of course๐Ÿ’•

  11. thecaseforpens
    September 10, 2017 / 12:45 am

    Love the pencil case! I absolutely love back to school shopping, which is ironic considering how much I dread actually returning to school. Hope you have a good school year! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • September 10, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Me too!! Thank you! X

    • October 12, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you! X

  12. January 11, 2018 / 6:38 am

    I just went back to school shopping too! Was cool to see what you got in this post ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • January 11, 2018 / 8:24 am

      Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed it! X

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