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Let’s talk school, GCSE and last year

Hello everyone,
I’ back again with another Q&A and it’s just so rare for me to post two Q&A’s so close together. None the less, I love answering your questions for a topic that I’ve chosen. So thank you so much to those who’ve asked a question because there was a lot so I’ll try to answer them all.

Everyone who’s asked a question, make sure to follow them by clicking their Instagram or Twitter username.
@daisyy_petals asked:

What are your post 16 plans?

Nothing too exciting because after my birthday, I’m going to be cooped up in my room revising for my GCSE’s that are nearly two months away (honestly, it hit me when I got the exam dates). After all of that kerfuffle, I will spend all my free time on myself, haha.
@haleemahhans asked:

How many hours a day do you revise?

Honestly, I don’t even revise every single day which is sooo bad. But when I do revise a few times a week, I spend minimum 1 hour per sitting. However, I plan to revise every day after my 16th birthday.
@sophie_maie asked:

How do you stay motivated to write your blog when you have so much school work?

I wish that I could say that I stay motivated to do school work and blogging but truth to be told, I don’t have the energy to blog because the free time that I do have, I spend it to myself or else it would be unhealthy to not do so. Luckily, when I do have time, I write 3 blog posts and schedule it so it kind of balances things out and makes it look like I’m slightly consistent when blogging.
@courtzbella asked:

What is the most challenging thing about GCSE’s?

100% learning the content. Whether it’s a hard subject or not, there is just sooo much to learn in every subject and everything combined just makes it so hard to remember what you are actually doing in every lesson.

@lovesophblog_ asked:

How are you finding year 11 so far?
Are you stressed beyond relief?
Does it feel weird to be leaving people you know to go to 6th form?
What GCSE’s are you doing?

I’m not really sure how to describe how year 11 is so far but it is quite hectic because every teacher is trying to finish content before time runs out because every year 11 in the UK are doing their course over 2 years instead of three which kind of sucks. The social aspect of year 11, I would say it’s pretty average because you are at that point in your school life when you know who your friends are and you don’t want to be involved in drama cause it’s just a waste of time.
I’m not stressed beyond relief yet, haha. But, I’m feeling somewhat stress due to feeling so unprepared at this moment of time. Unless I fix that, my stress levels will increase.
Personally, I don’t think so. I’m not gonna lie, I’m sick of seeing the same faces every single damn day (EXCEPT my close friends which I love to pieces). My friends are gonna be the people whom I’m gonna miss the most because we are all going our separate ways and it will be super duper strange to NOT see them every day.
I am doing Maths, English, Triple Science, Graphic Design, Art, Business and Geography. I’ve completed one GCSE which is ECDL.
@rosetpics asked:

How do you cope with revising each subject working towards preparing for your exams?

One thing that’s helped the most was having an extra period after school, 3 times a week (which is now changing to 4 times due to exams getting closer), because it motivates you to revise especially for someone like me who gets easily distracted and takes me ages to even get started. Staying in the school environment has definitely helped. Whereas at home, I make flashcards because they are quick to make and quick to use when wanting to remember content.

@everythingedenx asked:

How do you deal with the stress of school?
How are you balancing GCSE’s with your blog, social life and downtime?

Pamper evenings become your very best friend when you’re stressed as hell! That’s the only thing I do that works for me. If you’d like to know what I do to pamper myself, I would love to do a separate post because I do quite a lot, haha.
I think the only way to juggle these three is to prioritise with 1. School 2. Downtime 3.Social life 4. Blog This is because you need to be selfish with yourself because GCSE’s will follow you for the rest of your life and you need to be resting so then you are not overworking. Whereas your friends should also be studying and if they choose to go out rather than study for an upcoming exam, it’s their choice and you don’t always have to be there. Lastly, blogging is a  hobby and you can always come back to it.
@sophiethesmurfy asked:

What is your favourite subject and why?

Believe it or not, it’s maths. Guys, I’m not a nerd just to clarify. The class I’m in is so funny and the people I sit next to I have a good laugh with and I still learn. Maths is one of the few subjects I’m not struggling with because I had a good experience with it throughout my school career whereas there are some subjects that didn’t have consistent teachers which ruined it for me as I learnt barely anything.

So I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post just as much as I thoroughly enjoyed answering everyone’s questions. Thank you all for reading as always, have a great evening everyone!

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  • hopelesswonderer

    I’m sure you will smash your GCSE’s and then you have the entire of the summer to make up for not being able to celebrate your birthday too much!! best of luck, and take it one day at a time! 🙂

    March 11, 2018 at 10:58 am Reply
    • Life As Najida

      That’s so true and thank you!😄

      March 11, 2018 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Ellie Jones

    Awww, I loved this post Najida 😀 . I felt so nostalgic reading this post. I know it sounds mad but honestly don’t take anything to do with school for granted (if that’s the phrase) because I miss it so much!!! Enjoy every last moment there girly and I wish you the best of luck with your exams 😀 ! P.S you always wish you revised more but your plan sounds fab. Self care is no. 1 and you can’t do well without it! I just did a bit each day and took breaks when I was getting tired. You’ve got this girl!
    Ellie Xx

    March 10, 2018 at 8:11 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Aw! This comment made me smile so much! Thank you so much for the advice and wishes. Have a fab weekend lovely xxx

      March 10, 2018 at 9:52 pm Reply
      • Ellie Jones

        Awww, I’m made up I could bring a smile to your face lovely 😀 ! Thank you so kindly and you have a beautiful weekend too! 😀 Xx

        March 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm Reply
  • rosetintedpics

    Thank you so much for answering my question Najida! I wish my school did that! That sounds such a good idea xxx

    March 10, 2018 at 7:33 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Your welcome! It is but I’m so not looking forward to be doing it for more than 3 days😂💗💗

      March 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm Reply

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