Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Catch Up and I need your advice: Exams, Prom and College

So it has been quite a significant amount of time since I last posted something on here, but I had 16 exams to revise for, so you can probably tell that I would have been stretched for time! 12 exams in to the process and I feel unsure about my performance; I don't feel as though I have failed, but I want to get the best grade as possible at the end of the day, and I don't know if I have done that. I know that these are only GCSEs, they won't have a huge impact on the rest of my life and they're relatively straightforward however, it would make me feel proud of myself, give me more confidence in myself to know that I'd been able to get good grades in my exams. I've only got maths and history to go, and it's a real challenge to memorise everything. So, I'm spending my last days of revision memorising everything there is to now for history and maths, and working on my maths exam technique. I know I've been slacking a bit and I really am so determined to do well in there particular exams as it would mean a lot to me. Anyway, I guess I should stop saying I'm so worried and actually do something productive about it! Tell me in the comments below on how you're bearing in your exams!

On a brighter note, it's not too long before my prom! I've been waiting for this for five years now and I almost can't believe it's here. However, I'm very unprepared in that I've only bought my prom dress so far! I still need to buy some jewellery (I think I'm only going to wear earrings), shoes and all the makeup I'll need as I'm going to attempt to do my own makeup! I'll hopefully do a blog post about the makeup I'm wearing, I'll show you my dress, shoes and hopefully the finished product too! But, the main issue I have at the moment is that I really don't know what to do with my hair. I'm thinking at the moment that I either want my hair in an updo or like Lana Del Rey. I'll put a few pictures below, so tell me which you prefer! My hair is long, straight, quite fine and brunette and I'm going for an 'old-Hollywood-glamour sort of look.

Please comment below and tell me your opinions!

Finally, college. The end of year 11 marks also the beginning of year 12. I've got two problems:
1. What college to go to
2. What subjects I should study

First of all, I really am not sure which college I should go to. One option is to stay at the college at my school. The positives of this are that the classes are small so I guess you get all of the help you really need, I have a good relationship with the teachers and I get on so well with my classmates. However, the results don't look amazing, I live about 20 minutes away (it takes 20-25 minutes to get there on the school bus but on public buses it takes an hour which is what I have to take when I stay after school) and some people say that this college does not prepare you well for university which is where I hopefully can go. The other college I live extremely close to, it's one of the best in the country, the results are pretty good, amazing facilities, great opportunities except it's a huge college, I'll loose some good friends going there and I hear that they don't give you as much help with your work. I've already done AS Religious Studies and I know how hard A Levels can be, so can any of you give me some advice about your experiences at college, that would be so kind of you! :)

Secondly, I'm not really sure on what subjects to take as there's so much talk on what's good and what's not and then, I don't really know what I would like to do in the future. I'd like to do four subjects. I'm debating between history, English literature, drama, French or classical civilisations. Tell me about what you did for A-levels and how you found your subjects!

Thanks for reading and I really would appreciate every bit advice you could give me as I really need it. I don'treally get the chance to talk to people about their college experiences, so it would be very helpful!

More blog posts to come after the 15th!

Lots of love,

Isabella xxx


  1. beautiful photos! xx


  2. choose the subjects that you are interested in and you love! so many to choose from! i did english, law, psych, drama and spanish! apart from english - i loved the lot x

    1. Did you do literature or language? And what did you not like about it? :) Also, did you find studying a language difficult or did you find it quite manageable as I'm worried that my French isn't really good enough. And thank you for your advice! xx


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