So its been around 4 months since I wrote my last blog post and I know that its a really long time. I was fully concentrating on my A-level exams and making sure I did as much revision as possible before my exams. The period between Easter break and my exams was one of the most stressful periods of my life…but now its ooovvveeeerrrrr! If I’m being honest about how my exams went then I’d say they went OK. I had two exams on the first day of exam period which didn’t make me feel any better but I believed that I did the best I could do in all my exams. My media studies exam was good, the questions were very much like the ones we did in the past so it wasn’t too bad. Psychology as well wasn’t too mad but on my final psychology exam there were 3 16 marker questions when I thought there was only going to be two (thank you OCR!) but, luckily I still had enough time to answer all 16 markers. My biology exam was ummm….. interesting, I knew it was going to be hard due to the fact that there was soo much content to learn.
After my exams, I was soo happy that it was summer. This summer has been one of the best summers ever. Its funny because I felt guilty for not revising even though my exams are over hahaha. I spent most of my time listening to music, watching new films, seeing friends etc. I’m currently living with my mum and brother in Manchester which has been great. My mum went to Nigeria for 2 weeks and came back with awesome Nigerian snacks e.g. Gala (a sausage roll), suya (spiced meat) etc. All the fun I was having was building up to the dreaded results day. Usually on UCAS you can see if you’ve confirmed your place at a university by midnight however this year you could only see if you got a confirmed place at 8:00am (ish). I wanted to check UCAS before I looked at my result and when I did check I got an offer from my top choice of university! However, they wanted me to do a foundation year first before I did the course I wanted to. A foundation year is a year in university that prepares you for the course you want to study usually because your grades aren’t high enough. This was my first clue that my grades weren’t as good as I hoped for. I went into school and looked at my results and saw that I got a B – Media studies, B – Psychology and D – Biology. Turns out I was one mark from an A in media!! Oh well, whats done is done. I decided to reject the foundation course place at university and I got a place at the University of Aberdeen! I think that I’m going to take a deferral year (a gap year) so I can work and do other projects that I want to do in my life.
Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of old films like The Blue Lagoon (1980) and Endless Love (1981) and I’ve enjoyed both films even though they may not be a cinemtaic masterpiece. These films star Brooke Shields who was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful women in the world. It was interesting to read about all the controversy around her film roles like in Pretty Baby where she had to be nude at just the age on 10!
I hope you guys have had a wonderful weekend and I’ll try to post every week,
Sorry guys… I haven’t been posting lately and as you’ve probably guessed it’s because I have been really busy. I performed in my first theatre show 2 weeks ago and it went very well! I had a monologue to do and everything and we got great feedback from the audience. My close friend came on the second night when we were performing the show and he said that he was vey impressed. He said it was like seeing another side of me because I’m usually quite shy in real life. The show really pushed me to my limits and actually made me realise that there was more to me than meets the eye. Yesterday, I was also invited by one of the producers to join a drama workshop they are holding in 2 weeks. I’ve really enjoyed doing these projects and they take my mind away from all the schoolwork I have to do and they’re fun!
I hope you had a great Easter because I was having a great time!☺️I stayed with my mum and brother in Manchester during the Easter holiday, it was great seeing them again. We went all out for Easter, my mum made so much food and we had some of our family members over as well. Even though it was Easter holiday, I was doing a lot of revision because I have my first exam in 6 weeks. I have to start revising especially soon because for 2/3 of my subjects, I’m going to be tested on ALL of last years and this years topics😢I have 3 mock exams next week as well, so I have to be prepared for those. Hopefully after my exams, I will get the chance to post more regularly and start doing more music/TV/Film posts!
I hope you guys have a great weekend!☺️
Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great week. I’m not posting a personal blog post today because I’ve been so busy but here’s a link to a great playlist I’ve been listening to all week! I haven’t done one of these in a long time so have a listen:
I hope you enjoy it,
I’ve been genuinely so busy this week with homework, revision, blah blah blah… but I’ve got some pretty exciting news. On Tuesday I went to my first proper audition in London, I was audition for the main characters sister and I think it went really well! The audition was for a web series about how two people meet and how it’s more than just a coincidence. I haven’t heard anything back from them but I’m sure they’ll contacted me soon. Also, I might be narrating a short animated film which is soo exciting. I’ve still been going to the theatre every Tuesday after school and the acting coach/assistant is pushing us so hard during our sessions. I’ve had so many new opportunities open up for me this month and I’m so greatful.
School has been taking up most of my time because I have my exams in 3 months. I’ve had a lot of revision to do and not much time to blog. I’ve had to make presentations lately for media studies on our case studies for our exams which is tireing and we have more research to conduct. I have another psychology mock in two weeks and I’m going for an A grade again like I got in my mock. I’ve already started revision and I think this paper will be easier than the mock paper. The weather has been great this week however the sunny weather has started to remind me of exams this summer😂 I’ve finally got an offer from Loughborough university meaning that I’ve got all 5 university offers!!🎉
Also, I’ve been watching Naruto and now I’m on episode 157. It’s soo good and I decided to start watching this anime because anyone who is a fan of anime has watched Naruto. It’s just as good as Hunter X Hunter if not better. I can’t wait to finish the whole anime even though I know this isn’t the best time to start an anime. What’s worse is that I haven’t finished watching Yu-Gi-Oh! GX but I’ll finish that after I’ve watched Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.
I hope you guys have been having a great week and I hope you guys have a great weekend!
I’ve been nominated for the Blogger’s Recognition award by an awesome blogger, Rambling Kori, please check out her great blog! This isn’t my first time being nominated for this award so here goes:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
Give a brief story on how your blog started:
I used to own an Instagram account dedicated to the TV show Charmed because I loved the show so much. I decided to create a blog about Charmed but then one day I decided I wanted to do more with my blog. I decided I was going to start writing about my personal life, music and films. I wrote my first post on school and came up with the idea of music Monday.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers:
1. Don’t pressure yourself to blog all the time and a lot in a short space of time. Blogging should be something you enjoy and it’s OK to take a break now and then
2. Be passionate about what you’re blogging about and do what makes you happy.
Here are the 15 Great bloggers I nominate:
1. Solsbury Hill
2. Journey To Clinical Psychology
4. My Life is an Ocean Fear
8. Chasing Visions
9. Culture Eighteen
12. We Black Poetz
13. My Irrelevant Thoughts
14. Thoughtful Frani
You don’t have to partake in this award but I just want to thank Rambling Kori again for nomination!
Finally, I have a bit of a break from school! Although, I have lots of homework to do, a presentation to complete and I need to start preparation for the real exam. I’ve completed my biology homework which took some time and I’ve still got to complete my presentation on Scottish identity for media studies. I don’t really know why I picked Scottish identity because for one of our case studies in media studies we have to explore the identity of a group of people or a place. I’m the only one in my class doing a place but I’ve always found Scotland quite interesting. I’ve got mocks coming up in Easter for all my subjects which is fun🙄 but these exams are really good practice for the real exams in June so their not pointless or unbeneficial.
I finished Harry and Potter and the Deathly Hallows on Saturday and it feels so strange not having anything to read. The books were soo good, if you haven’t read the book, I really advice that you do even if you’ve seen the films. I’m think of rereading all the books or maybe the 3rd, 4th and 6th book because those are my favourites. I probably wont reread then anytime soon because I’m concentrating on studying.
This week has gone pretty slowly in my opinion, but like I said, I’m glad it’s half term and I can have a bit of a rest. Even my head of sixth form said we should have a break because when we come back, there’s going to be a lot of work and revision to do. We have about 13 weeks (excluding holidays) of school before our exams!
I hope you guys have been having a good week and please tell me what you’ve been up to☺️
If you guys remember, I had my first theatre audition on the 21st January. It was in London, I live just outside London, which led to me getting three trains to the location. I was very nervous at first but when I met the producer, writer and other auditioners, I felt really relaxed! The audition was made up of a mix of activities and towards the end of the audition we discussed what ideas we had for the theme of the upcoming show about education. Overall, the audition was really relaxed and they were really looking for people who can contribute to the production and bring new ideas.
Last Tuesday I got an e-mail that I have a place to join the company!🎭 They sent me the session dates and I am sooo excited! I went to the first session on Tuesday and I had a great time. The majority of the session was about getting to know each other and doing some activities to get us more comfortable in the environment. What was really great was that we came up with a set of values that we should all follow such as respecting one another, being kind, respecting another’s opinions and ideas etc. It was crazy to realise that people in my audition didn’t make it and the producer said that we must have really impressed them in our auditions if we got a place in the company! This also means that I’m in the company for a year and I can get involved in the next three shows without auditioning😊
I received my mock results today and I am pretty pleased with my results. I got:
Media Studies: C
I’m not really bothered about my media studies results because the questions that came up where ones that we haven’t done in class. My Media teacher said that we should ignore the grade because we hadn’t studied the topics😂 I’m really happy with my Biology grade, I honestly thought I was going to get an E or D. I am ecstatic about getting a A in psychology because that was the grade I was most nervous about because I thought the mock was way too hard!
I’ve had quite a busy and good week overall, but I have a lot of homework to do this weekend.
I hope you guys have had a great week and please comment below what you’ve been up to!