Monday, 3 September 2012

☺ Back-to-School Essentials ☺

As I'm starting sixth form tomorrow so I thought I'd do a post on what stationary and equipment I have bought and what are my essentials for going back to school. I'm doing 5 A-levels which are biology, chemistry, maths, english literature and then something called a Welsh Baccalaureate which is compulsory and something I don't particularly want to do. I'm actually really looking forward to starting sixth form and my A-levels and I'm feeling really motivated to try my hardest this year at school. Most of the things I got were purchased at Tesco/Asda or Wilkinson's just because they were the only decent places in my town and everything was pretty cheap which I was glad because my mum kindly got me everything I needed. Aw.

 2x Oxford Refill Pads ~ £1.43 at Tesco
I was going to get individual notepads for school but after realising how heavy that would be to carry around and how pointless it would be as I'd only be ripping out the paper to put into files, I decided to get 2 refill pads. These ones by Oxford are really nice, they even have a table to put your lesson timetable on inside the pad and they were a bargain at £1.43 each as the paper quality is really good.

1. Geometric Pencil Case ~ £2.00 at Wilkinson's
2. Coloured Pens ~ 49p at Tesco
3. Rubbers ~ Tesco & Wilkinson's
4. Papermate Pens ~ £1 at Wilkinson's
5. Pencils ~ £2 at Asda
6. Bic Coloured Pens for her ~ £2 at Asda
7. Folding Ruler ~ 93p at Tesco
8. Sharpie Highlighters ~ £2 at Asda

I hardly ever write in standard black or blue ink at school as I find writing in different colours helps me feel motivated to revise and take notes. I don't know why but I find it helps me to take in information and makes writing notes more interesting. I love the geometric pencil case from Wilko's, such a bargain at £2. 

Stripped Folder ~ £1.50 at Wilkinson's
Sweet Shop Folder ~ £1.50 at Wilkinson's 
Polka Dot Folder ~ £1.59 at Tesco

As you can see I still need to get one more folder as I didn't see any other ones that I fancied but I thought the sweet shop one was so adorable. The whole range at Wilko's is so nice.

Texet Scientific Calculator ~ £2.25 at Tesco

I already have a calculator but I couldn't resist picking this one up as it was only £2.25 which is crazy cheap for a scientific calculator. I guess it could be a back up if my other one breaks. These bookmarks were too cute to not buy, I thought they'd come in handy for the 2 books I'm reading for English Lit and they were super duper cheap.

So that's it, I'm just waiting on two books (The Time Machine & High Rise) for English literature and then I have everything. I've been very organised going back to school this time and it feels good.

Are you organised when it comes to school? Where do you love to buy your stationary? 

'Til Next Time,


  1. I bought all my stationery from tescos yesterday!
    So cheap!

    And love that pencil case!


    1. I know, I never really pay a lot for stationary because I usually end up losing/breaking it! haha. Thanks for reading lovely :) x x

  2. so organised, making me seem like a slacker lol! Hey, if you want, check out my blog, If you like it follow on GFC and Bloglovin, and I ALWAYS follow back xx – Vanessa Mae

    1. Haha, this is the first time I've been organised for school, I usually leave it all to the last minute! :) x x

  3. One of my favourite things to do before going back to school was stationary shopping. So sad that I don't get to do that any more. You picked some lovely bits

    1. Me too. I'll definitely miss it when I'm not as school or in education anymore :( Thank you for reading :D x x