Return of… the Matt?

Hi all, apologies for yet another prolonged absence. Unfortunately, I’ve got exams this summer (and next summer, and with any luck for three summers after that). The exams (AS levels for those in the UK) this year are especially important as they give a strong indication of which university I can go to-so I want some strong results! At the moment I am considering trying for English at a Russell Group university, perhaps with an eye to one of the top two…

I’ll try and stick around through the exams but obviously they might take over my life a little so I can’t say anything for certain. I’m not sure if I’ll have the time to write the Friday reviews (combined the fact that I’m not really reading too much other than textbooks), but I will try and carry on with the Flash Fiction Forays (same schedule-summary Monday, new challenge Tuesday).

Thank you all!


GCSE results

Congratulations are in order to all students getting their results today! By Simon Law from Montréal, QC, Canada (Château de Bligny) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

After I took my GCSEs all those months ago (it feels like an age since I saw an exam paper-a good feeling!) all I’ve had was one result, an A* in history. But today I went into school knowing that at 9 in the morning (or just after) I would get the results which would (in one way or another) shape my immediate future.

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