It’s now the second half of this term, meaning that I’m ever so close to doing my mock exams in January. I’m particularly nervous because our mocks for biology which include two modules that we studied last year, this is due to the fact that biology is now a 2 year course. The grades I got for biology at the end of year 12 don’t count to my overall a-levels grade anymore. I only have mock exams for psychology and biology which is good, I am currently filming my documentary for media studies.
I’m quite excited because I started filming my documentary yesterday where I interviewed my Aunty about how she think ethnic minorities are represented in the media and how this could affect her children. I am also going to interview my friend at church as well as get some shots of the service to include. I’ve also been thinking about the music I’m going to add because it’s just as important as the footage, I might include Keeping You Head Up (instrumental) and Hold On by Timabaland & Magoo. Hold On has quite a sad vibe to it which reflects the issue that I’m going to address in my documentary.
I got the great opportunity to go to my old primary school to do voluntary work on Thursday Morning. It was great being back at my old school yesterday and seeing all the changes that have occured since Ieft. I met some of my old teachers, including my friends Dad who is a PE teacher at the primary school. I have so many memories from primary school for example going to see Lion King in theatre. My class was made up of around 15 pupils and my primary school was still very small when I was there. I was quite close to everyone in my class and we definitely made the most of the last few weeks we had left in primary school. My friend and I often wish that we could go back to primary school for one week because we miss it so much!
I hope you guys have been having a good week and please tell me what you’ve been up to this week!
If you haven’t already guessed from the title, next week is half term meaning no school for a week. Also, I don’t have that much homework to do except for some revision and I have to make a 3D model of the action of insulin in the body. I’m quite happy because I’m up to date with everything on my UCAS, all I have to do is put on my personal statement, pay and send. I think we’ve reached half term quite quickly, and if you think about it, there isn’t that much time until Christmas break.
I was going to visit my mum and brother in Manchester but I’ve decided not too because I’ve got filming to do for media studies and their other things I need to do. I’ll visit them during Christmas break but even then I’ll have a lot of revision to do for January. I am so excited to start filming my documentary on how the representation of ethnic minorities in the media are affecting young people. I’ve asked a few on my friends and they’ve all agreed to be interviewed and also I’m hopefully going to get some footage from my church on Sunday. Media studies is kind of the only subject that I’m doing at the moment that I am throughly enjoying. I love psyhcology but I feel like I’m under a lot of pressure and I enjoy biology but the amount of work we get from our teacher is ridiculous. Another thing is that I am the star student of the week in Psychology because I got great results on my essay. I’m quite proud of that because this is the first time I’ve really stood out in Psychology and my class is full of really smart people.
I hope you guys have been having a great week and please comment below what you’ve been up to this week/any plans for the weekend!
My first week of year 13 (more like 2 days) went OK. I actually missed the first day of year 13, which was Tuesday, because I was still in Manchester and I wouldn’t be back until Wednesday. We got the day off on Wednesday so we could complete our personal statements and our UCAS applications which I still haven’t finished. The first draft of my personal statement is now due in on Monday because my awesome form tutor gave us the weekend to complete it. I am currently applying to do psychology at university and I’ve been using The Next Chemist’s post about tips on writing your personal statement to help me with mine, so check it out if you’re currently doing your personal statement! Continue reading “My first week of year 13”