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2:1

26 June 2008

Euro 2008 may be in full swing (those lucky Austro-Swiss) but this is not a football report (which would be rather out of character), it is however my overall grade for my first year of university! I am most definitely here, and while there are most certainly things I need to work on for next year (as my highest paper is not part of next year’s examination), mainly involving essays and style (which any idiot can learn, says Jim), I think I have well and truly succeeded.

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50% exam free

7 June 2008

Three down and three to go, what excitement! I may possibly have just fallen off my chair at the excitement if it wasn’t that it doesn’t have wheels and is particularly unwieldy… I’m supposed to be celebrating and I have been told off for dusting my laptop because that is not fun enough. I also took down all the posters I had put up for grammar and Writers, Media & Society, aren’t they an exciting lot, I think if you click the picture to the left it should load a bigger picture, bearing in mind that there are more you can’t see! Right onto FrIm and German grammar – fun times!

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It’s official

18 August 2007

They published results Thursday. I did surprisingly well, I swore at the headteacher. No, you don’t get A-levels in swearing before you ask. I did French, German and Geography as well as General Studies (which only counts because I did so well!)…and walked out with straight As! I have no idea how I manage it, but I think I deserve to say bloody hell to CT, all things considered!That means my place at Warwick was confirmed, and I’ll be there in 6 weeks! Can you tell I’m excited? Dad’s started passing me articles about university…yawn.

So…freshers week countdown: 44 days to go

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Finally over

22 June 2007

That’s it, my A-levels are now completely finished, done, no more. The French exam went okay as far as I could tell. My story was a bit pants, but then my dad managed a full Scholarship on a story about a boat out in a storm, so the pantsness of it all shouldn’t be a deciding factor. If they read the plan I scrubbed out then there will be confusion. I had a spark of enlightenment and went with it. All I do now is wait, and earn some money in the meantime.

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A-levels

20 June 2007

My A-levels started exactly eight days ago. I’ve now taken all my Geography which wasn’t horrendous, the topics were all ones which I quite liked, which is nice. I’ve done all the German exams, the speaking was a little weird, probably because I did it with JPB and PD, rather than PH and an anglophone teacher, which was what I was expecting. Unit six was bearable at best. Listening and Writing (6a) wasn’t great, Reading and Writing (6b) felt good, and I’m more and more convinced my answer to Writing in Registers (6c) was pap at best. I didn’t show off at all. I wrote something thoroughly pedestrian. General Ignorance Studies could have gone in any way. I’m not totally sure whether my essays were good bad or ugly, I don’t think my textual analysis was that great, but I could do the maths! That is shocking, coming from the child who can do the same sum three times and get three different (and equally plausible) answers. I possibly over-used the word equally though. That would be one of my foibles! French speaking went well, all things told, even though GB managed to address DF (female) as Monsieur for about 50% of the test. Not clever. Not my mistake though. So yeah, tomorrow is my last A2 and I can’t honestly wait for them to be over. 3 hours of French fun and games…or not.