What’s In My Pencil Case!

A few people have recently asked me what things I recommend they should get before starting A Level so I decided to make a post about my everyday pencil case essentials!

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I don’t really have a favourite ruler, although the one that I’m using at the minute is a grid one from MUJI which I was unable to find on their site, however this one from Amazon is similar.


I don’t typically use ballpoints or biros for my regular notes, however I find that they allow me to write faster during exams and tests so I always have one with me. The one in the picture was one that I got at a university open day, although I usually use a regular Bic biro!


Even if you’re not doing an artsy subject, you might have to sketch out graphs or diagrams so it’s always handy to have one of these with you. This one is a Faber-Castell Grip pencil but one of my other favourites is this Rhodia pencil.

Coloured Pens:

These are the things that take up the most room in my pencil case because I usually can’t just have one set with me! These ones are Two Way Pastel Pens from Sticker Stack but some of my other favourites are:

Black Pen:

Almost all of my notes are written with a black pen, which is usually a Stabilo Point 88 fineliner!

Brush Pen:

I also use a brush pen for titles when writing my notes so I usually have at least one of those with me at all times too. My favourite black brush pen is the Pentel Fude Touch Brush pen!

Pencil Case:

My actual pencil case comes from The Sewing Scientist Jen on Etsy! She has tonnes of adorable patterns and it’s big enough to hold everything I need for school.

Honourable Mentions:

These are things which I usually have with me but I forgot to include in the picture above!

    • A compass/maths set (mine is just the one that my school sold!)
  • Hopefully this post has given you some guidance of the type of things you might need for A Levels (alongside the regular things like paper, folders, exercise books, etc.)! If you have any more questions about the type of stationery I use, you can always message me on Instagram or email me!

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