My A-Levels

Since around November, I’ve been really struggling to decide on what subjects I want to do at A-Level. I think I have finally made my decision, but it’s definitely not final.

First, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to do 3 or 4 subjects, because I couldn’t pick between two subjects that I wanted to do, and also, I was worried that some universities would see Maths and Further Maths as just one grade, which I now know is stupid. I decided that I was going to pick 4 subjects, and drop the one that I was enjoying the least out of them.

Then it was on to picking the subjects. I knew that I wanted to do Maths and Further Maths, because I’ve wanted to be a Maths teacher since I was like eight years old, and I just love the subject overall. I was quite certain that my third subject would be Economics because I thought that the course would be quite interesting at first glance. My fourth subject was a toss-up between Criminology and Sociology. At first, I was leaning more towards Criminology, because it’s 50% controlled assessment and 50% exam, meaning I’d have less exams, which I really liked. Then I realised that my Graphics coursework at GCSE has literally been the bane of my existence for the past year, and I didn’t want to do any more coursework or controlled assessment, like I would have to in the Criminology course. But the content covered in Criminology interested me more than that in Sociology, so I really didn’t know what to do. Over time, I grew uninterested with both subjects, and decided that I didn’t want to do either. For the past like 6 months, I’ve really been enjoying my Chemistry lessons, so was sort of drawn to it as my fourth subject.

Earlier this month, I decided that I didn’t want to do four A-Levels, even though it would’ve only been for a couple of months. I’d lost interest in Economics, and was also worried that I would find it extremely boring, so dropped it entirely.

That’s really where I am at the minute with my A-Levels. Nothing is final yet, but I’m really happy with my choices: Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.

Also, a quick tip: if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with the amount of revision for all of your subjects, prioritize the subjects that you need to get a specific grade in to get onto the college course. For example, to get into the college I want to go to, I need a 7 in Maths, a 6 in Chemistry, a 5 in English Language, and 2 more 9-4s, so I’m focusing on those subjects. I’m not saying don’t revise for the subjects you don’t need, obviously do, but you definitely don’t need to do as much. Personally, I’m not going to do as much revision for History and Graphics because I’ll probably never benefit from that grade, as long as I pass, I’ll be okay with it.

50 Random Facts About Me

With Christmas being the time for family and togetherness, I decided to tell you more about myself, as I am quite a reserved person, to be honest.

So, anyway, here it goes:

  1. In the future, I’d love to be a maths teacher.
  2. I’m in love with Marvel Comics, specifically Carnage.
  3. I’m left-handed.
  4. I have two cats, Lily and Kitsuke.
  5. Chocolate makes me feel sick.
  6. I have a weird obsession with peach ice tea.
  7. I’m a huge Miami Dolphins and Huddersfield Town fan.
  8. I’ve been afraid to ride a bike since I broke my arm when I was 7.
  9. I love board games with a passion, even though I’m not very good.
  10. It really upsets me how much I want to read and how little time I have to do so.
  11. Pretty Little Liars made me afraid of being alone in the dark.
  12. My favourite food is gammon, or anything to do with chicken.
  13. I’ve seen every episode of Big Mouth and Brooklyn Nine-Nine at least twice.
  14. I’ve always preferred the book over the film.
  15. I love making lists, there’s something so satisfying about crossing things off them when they’re done.
  16. My favourite colours are dark shades of yellow.
  17. My dad is my best friend and always has been.
  18. I constantly want to watch Die Hard.
  19. Muscular arms are so attractive.
  20. I love to sing, I’m no good, but it’s super fun.
  21. If I could have any super power, it would be reading mind, so cool.
  22. When I was little, I had a fringe and my dad tried to cut it, but it was way too short, it was awful!
  23. Halloween is by far my favourite “holiday”, I love how spooky it is, and when everyone gets dressed up.
  24. I love tattoos, pretty ones only of course, and I can’t wait to get my own.
  25. Without fail, the first thing I do every morning is sneeze.
  26. People don’t believe I’m from Yorkshire, because I don’t have the stereotypical accent.
  27. My middle name is Davina.
  28. I’m either too cold or too warm, never in between.
  29. I collect glasses and bottles in my room because I’m too lazy to take them downstairs to the kitchen.
  30. My favourite film of all time is The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  31. Winter is my least favourite season, I always get ill and just despise every minute.
  32. My birthday is the 13th of September… and I was born on a Friday.
  33. Following on from #32, my dad is called Jason. We’re strangely connected to the film Friday the 13th, but I’ll probably never watch it.
  34. My first crush was Beck from Victorious, no regrets.
  35. I love cake, but not chocolate cake.
  36. My most important goal in life is to be happy.
  37. Between 10 and 14, I lied on my eye tests because I wanted glasses so bad, but I never got them.
  38. I love talking to new people, but I’m so scared to make the initiation.
  39. My favourite Marvel character, hero or villain, is Carnage. I already raved a bit about him in my “What I Did In My October Half Term” post.
  40. My room was pink and purple until I was 15, and I’ve always hated the colour pink. It was torture.
  41. I’ve always had more male friends than female friends, I’m basically a man, and my boyfriend reminds me constantly.
  42. I love travelling and going to new places. I’d do anything to be able to travel the world.
  43. I love swimming, but washing chlorine out of my hair is too much of a pain.
  44. I want a tidy room, but I can never maintain one.
  45. I spend as much as my free time as I can playing Overwatch, the one and only first person shooter game I’ve ever played.
  46. I have a half-brother and a half-sister, but I’ve never been particularly close to them.
  47. After school everyday, I go to my grandparents’ house. I probably spend more time with them than my own parents, which does upset me.
  48. I currently take pills for my anxiety, but they’re supposed to be used for high blood pressure, so I don’t need to worry about having that.
  49. I’ve been playing football since I was 8 years old, and I’ve loved every minute of it.
  50. Coming up with 50 facts about myself was so difficult, I’ve realised how boring I am.