Friday, 20 October 2017

"I'm a pusher Cady"

I hate revision.
I thought I'd put that out there before anybody gets the wrong impression. I also don't do brilliantly at school. There are some subjects that come easier to me, but also some that I really can't get my head around. 

It was our last day of term today and we got our reports. Although I'm doing okay; I think I could do a lot better. My teachers seem to expect me to do 'okay' and aren't really pushing me to do any better. I've realised that I need to be my own pusher.

I feel as though I'm scrambling around in the deep end, trying to keep myself from drowning. I'm predicted Cs or 5s  in most subjects, which puts me at the bottom of the higher tier. Those grades are still good, but I know in myself that I can do better. It's so easy to get caught up in a bubble of your own thoughts and not pay enough attention to the things that are screaming for your attention.

I'm not spending enough time  revising the subjects I find difficult, which I think is the main problem. That's why I've started scheduling my revision and prioritising weaker subjects. It's so important to figure out what works for YOU and to look after yourself. I'm telling myself this as much as I'm telling you as it's so easy to let your health slip when you're focused on something else.

Here's my schedule for tomorrow, just for some insight. I've tried to include a mixture of different subjects and formats of questions, whilst keeping breaks at an optimum.

·     Chemistry revision sheet
·         Break 
·         Physics revision quiz
·         English revision quiz
·         Break 
·         Physics exam style question
·         Break
·         English Literature exam style question

 I hope that this post has been of some use to somebody and that you all have a lovely half term!

Health and happiness,
Marti xxx


  1. I need your brain. I need to organise my room AND my schedule AND my priorities AND my brain. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx You are doing great, kiddo. I'm impressed. Sorry I nag. xx

  2. Good on you. I agree-if there's any way you can push yourself to a sensible extent as you feel your school isn't doing that for you,I'd recommend you doing so.😊 Have a lovely half term too and I hope your schedule is a sucess!😊😊

    #sweetreats xx

  3. Definitely think I need to be my own pusher as well! If you need any help with some subjects just let me know and I'll give you a hand! Really think I should take a leaf out of your book and start scheduling my revision into more manageable chunks as well! Xxx

    1. Thanks Leah! And the same goes- maybe we could do a Maths for English exchange haha :) xxx