I believe that your main priority should be getting your GCSE's and grades at this age. You will have plenty of time when you're older to develop your own relationships. Don't think that if your friends all have boy/girlfriends that you need to have one.
On the other hand if you do happen to gain feelings for another then do not feel pressured to do anything with them. Everyone becomes ready to do different things at different times and when you do come to do things I promise it will be better when you become ready. Your boy/girlfriend should also know that you may not be ready straight away. I probably sound like some 50 year old sex ed teacher but it's just my opinion. I want you all to be safe,comfortable and happy in a relationship. If you choose to have one.
Since last Christmas I've been talking to a boy. We got along so well and became close but I wasn't looking for a 'relationship'. My friends and a lot of people were telling me I was 'leading him on' so I dated him. I wasn't happy and he understood. It's hard to be friends after you've become that close.
Just because you date someone it doesn't mean you love them. I don't think 'love' is something you can't achieve at such a young age in your life. You need to experience different things before and meet new people. I don't see how it would work if you have to text your mum when you're together to check in every so often..
I think putting so many labels on the stages of a relationship is stupid. The 'talking' stage, the 'seeing eachother', the 'dating'. Why not just see how it goes? Why do you have to be put into a certain group as to where you are in your friendship with someone? As long as you're happy; it doesn't matter.
I'm not saying I'm right and everyone will have different opinions but that's mine.