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Things I wish I knew before I started year 11

Hello everyone,
Today I’m going to be sharing with you all the top 4 things I wish I knew before I started year 11. If you are going into year 11 next year, want to know what it’s like or can relate, then grab a snack and enjoy this post!

They say its gonna be a hardcore year, and they weren’t lying!

I knew that year 11 was going to be a stressful and jampacked year because off all the teachers mentioning it. But, I did not expect it to happen on the first day back or even the second week in. I already had mocks on the second and third week which was so stressful! So Savour the freedom you had in the summer because you really need to mentally prepare yourself for year 11.

Time flies by when you’re working hard

How is it already the half-term holidays already? Teachers have already counted 30 something weeks ’till our first exams. Not gonna lie, this is nerve-wracking so I better make the most of the last year of secondary.

Napping becomes normal

I am sooooo knackered by the time I get home (doesn’t help hat our school does an extra period for year 11’s). So I see myself napping and resting a lot. This makes it so hard to manage your time but I’m slowly getting there.

Social media is the last thing on your mind

I am so inactive on my social media that it’s not even funny. I’ve even realised that I don’t have to look at any of my platforms without feeling guilty or paranoid that I’m missing something. I’ve learnt to set my priorities and sadly social media isn’t one of them (however, I try to prioritise my blog a lot more than my other platforms).

So I hope you all have enjoyed this post. Comment below what you wish you knew before starting year 11. If your not at that stage than comment below what you look forward to on your last year of school. Have a lovely day everyone!
Najida x
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  • theoutsidersoutlook

    Top Tips for all going into exams period!

    January 9, 2018 at 10:20 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      I would love to do this post! Thanks for the suggestion x

      January 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm Reply
  • theIdealist

    OMG a lot of stuff here was super relatable for me. I used to take a lot of naps and forgot about social media too during the beginning days of high school, but I’m not so sure about junior year because I’ll be one next year. High school just passes by TOO quickly.

    December 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      So glad that I’m not the only one! And yes, school does go by ever so quickly!

      December 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm Reply
  • justthebeginningx

    I didn’t have the best time during year 11 so my tip to myself would be a little different. I didn’t feel comfortable at school so spent a lot of time at home. I’d tell myself not to worry and that it’s still possible to get the grades I needed working from home. | Latest Post: Decorating our flat for Halloween

    October 23, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Aw, I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope you got the grades you wanted and wish you the best for the future xx

      October 23, 2017 at 10:10 am Reply
  • The girl in the green scarf

    Done with my year 11 and starting year 13 actually very soon. And year 11 was a bit hard but year 12 was the best

    October 23, 2017 at 8:01 am Reply
  • Buttercup

    I’m in year 10 (9th in America). Not really looking forward to year 11…

    October 22, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Good luck with year 10!! I’m sure you will do great in year 11, it’s stressful but I hope it’s ok xx

      October 22, 2017 at 8:53 pm Reply
      • Buttercup

        Thank you! Me too… 😶😊

        October 22, 2017 at 9:04 pm Reply
        • Life As Najida

          I’m sure you’ll be fine xx

          October 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm Reply
          • Buttercup

            Thanks! 😁❤

            October 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm
  • SmilingDreamer

    Agree so muchhh! 😏 There’s no kidding in Year 11 – I barely get any free time! I used to reply to my blog comments, the second I get them! Now…I sometimes leave them for up to 4/5 days! 😕 It’s just soooo stressing and demanding! 😩 Great Post Tho! Thanks for sharing! 😊👍

    October 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Omg! I can so relate! My blog has been on the bottom of my priority list and it really upsets me😫 And thank you💗

      October 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm Reply
  • My Blurred World

    Great post as always! I’m sure a lot of people will be able to relate and find this helpful xx

    October 22, 2017 at 10:37 am Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Thank you sir reading as always xx

      October 22, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply
      • Life As Najida

        *so much for (idk how that auto corrected to sir😂) xx

        October 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm Reply
  • ItsSimplyMeJasmine

    I’m in Year 10 and I feel like it’s shaping up to be almost as hard as Year 11 will be! My year will be the second doing our GCSE’s with every subject marked with the new numbering system so everything is so much harder already!😭 I have an awful feeling I’m going to struggle in Year 11.

    October 22, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
    • Life As Najida

      I can so relate! I remember the first day of year 10 and I got home thinking WHHHAAT? It was hard core from day one and it doesn’t help with the new gcses xx

      October 22, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply
      • ItsSimplyMeJasmine

        I was the exact same! And it doesn’t help that one of my greatest talents is procrastination!😂

        October 23, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply
        • Life As Najida

          Omg, yes! My new years resolution was to not procrastinate and I think I’m doing ok😂 Procrastination is the worst thing ever! xx

          October 23, 2017 at 10:11 am Reply
  • hasrithasunnam

    I’m in year 11 right now and this is so accurate. Especially the napping part because I only intend to sleep for an hour which turns into a 4 hour nap and I wake up regretting decisions :/

    October 22, 2017 at 10:22 am Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Haha, glad you could relate! I was kind of worried about people thinking that I’m over exaggerating my tiredness xxx

      October 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • Love, Soph

    Agreed, Y11 is sooooo stressful!

    October 22, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply
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