I’ve decided that I’m going to start a new series on this blog, a very free series and not one which I’ll be forcing myself to post in ‘X amount of times a month’, but a new series nonetheless. If you hadn’t already gathered, this is sit down with soph, and it’s going to be focused on chatty, behind the blogger style posts which I probably wouldn’t usually post on here regularly. I’m hoping that this will make this blog somewhat relatable and I figured what better time to introduce the series than during my back to school posts, so I can talk about the biggest thing on my mind at the moment; sixth form.
SO, GCSE RESULTS DAY
Tomorrow is my GCSE results day (and although I’m writing this almost a month in advance, I can assure you that I am dreading it. Honestly, even present day me in July is worried – 9 times out of 10 my dreams on an evening are about results day, sometimes they’re bad, other times they’re really good but either way they’re very unsettling), which is scary. The exams for me were so unpredictable, I can tell you the ones I know I haven’t done well in at all (I’m looking at you, chemistry and physics – although considering I didn’t fill in most of the paper, that would be my fault), but the subjects I really care about, like English and history, well I quite honestly haven’t got a clue how I’ve done. At this point, I’m not sure I’ve even passed enough GCSEs to get into sixth form (I’m praying to everything that I have, but you really don’t ever know). This is probably one of the things that has ruined my summer the most – I hate not knowing, I’m very impatient and if it’s bad news, I’d rather know now than be waiting until the end of August.
WHAT A LEVELS ARE YOU TAKING?
If all goes well tomorrow, then I’m hoping to do English Literature, History and Psychology A Levels. I’m looking forward to all three of these; English Lit has and always will be my favourite subject. I like writing, I like reading and on the whole I find it really interesting, so I’m really hoping I’ve done well in my GCSEs (I felt like they went pretty decently, but then the more I think about it, the more I doubt myself. I’m pretty sure that’s just how it goes, and you shouldn’t think about it because then doubt starts to creep in, but I really can’t help myself).
History is something I also really enjoy, but I’m not exactly a fan of pre-1800 history, I find it all a bit boring. Luckily, my course covers more modern/post-1800 history so it should be really good. I did two modern segments and two ye olde worldy segments for GCSE, and while I enjoyed the more modern ones, the other two absolutely put me to sleep, and I wouldn’t say the exams for those two sections went as well either. We can only wait and see for results day though (not much more waiting left to do now, so I guess starting to beg to examiners to change their minds and make my grades somewhat passable is all I can do now).
Psychology is a subject I didn’t do for GCSE but has always interested me, and while I’m looking forward to it, I’m also slightly worried. The summer work we’ve been set for this subject is the one which has confused me the most; I’ll put it this way, maths and science, not my strong point. Psychology? Seems to me that it’s pretty much maths and science, but more interesting. I’m honestly not sure how I’m feeling about it at the moment, and maybe even debating changing it but I would really love to do it; the course interests me and I think I’d enjoy it, I’m just bad at what you have to do! If anyone else felt this way about psychology then do let me know, is it as bad as I’m thinking?
STARTING SIXTH FORM
I’m starting a brand new sixth form and I’m heading up with my friends, which will definitely make the process easier. In all honesty, I’m not too worried about actually starting a new school; I’ve done it like four times before, and especially going up with my friends already, it doesn’t really phase me. My number one irrational fear is getting the bus and if I have to get it alone – I don’t mind taking buses alone usually so I’m not sure why it’s what I’m most worried about! I’m sure I’ll be fine though.
I’m actually quite looking forward to starting a new school again. I find it quite interesting and I’m excited to use all my new stationery and stuff (yep, I am really that sad, and you’ll be seeing more of that in my coming back to school posts!). I suppose results day is my biggest worry – I’m not exactly sure what I’ll do if I don’t get into sixth form, and although I’m hoping I will, I absolutely hate the uncertainty.
Do you have results day tomorrow too? Share your nerves with me in the comments! Let me know what subjects you’ve done or are hoping to do next year, maybe you’re doing the same as me?
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